Wednesday, July 26, 2017

The Best Party of the Summer! It always sells out so get your tickets today! There’s no other food and drink fundraiser like Taste & Toast.

Patron $155 ($120 tax deductible)
General admission $90, ($55 tax deductible)

PATRON LEVEL: Tickets include a 6-7 p.m. reception with featured chef Surly Brewer's Table's Jorge Guzman, who is preparing a special taste accompanied by a Surly beverage, first access to the gardens for sampling and swag bag.

GENERAL ADMISSION: Access to the gardens for sampling from 7-9 p.m.

All proceeds benefit the Arboretum.

With the best in local garden to farm to table cuisine, top restaurants, nationally-awarded chefs, rising local wineries and popular breweries, it ranks at the top of this summer’s events.

Plus add in the spectacular, lush gardens of the nation’s Best Botanical Garden 2017 and there’s real magic. Taste & Toast is not to be missed!

This year’s featured chef is Jorge Guzman of Surly Brewer’s Table, finalist for 2017 James Beard Midwest Chef of the Year and 2016 semi-finalist. Brewer’s Table was also deemed one of America’s Top 10 Restaurants by Food & Wine last year. Chef Guzman follows last year’s chef, Alex Roberts of Alma (James Beard Best Chef Midwest) and 2015’s Gavin Kaysen of Spoon and Stable, James Beard Award for Rising Star Chef of the Year.

New this year: More live music, food trucks and a photo booth.

Join other foodies and friends for a beautiful, amazing evening of fauna, flora and fabulous food. Get tickets today!

Each ticket price is all inclusive, all tastes and toasts are included, no additional costs for food or drinks.

Guests should check in at the Visitor Center.


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Featured Chef

Jorge Guzman

It speaks volumes that Chef Guzman doesn’t get lost in the overwhelmingly impressive, $30 million Surly facility. Instead, he’s a shining star.

When he was hired, his mandate was crystal clear: “It’s all about food that tastes good with beer,” he has said. Done. Downstairs in the energetic Beer Hall, the emphasis is on boldly flavored barbecue.
Upstairs in the Brewer’s Table, Guzman turns on the nuance, tapping a tasting-menu format to demonstrate how the brewery’s singular beers can be as inspiring as any winery’s output. (Surly Brewing Co. Beer Hall and Brewer's Table: 520 Malcom Av. SE., Mpls., 763-999-6526. )