Aphrodisiacs and demystifying detoxification this Week in Food

Begin your week with beer drinking and aphrodisiacs, and end with edification in the form of detox and herb gardening classes. How's that for a well-rounded week in food?

Monday 3/28 It's Monday. There's still snow on the ground. Can anything go right? Perk up your week with a seven-course tasting menu paired with a variety of Crispin premium ciders at Kieran's tonight. Reservations are required, and space is limited. But is there a better way to spend $50? Book your spot at 612.339.4499.

Tuesday 3/29 There's a reason we picked Summit's Unchained Series as the best local beer in last year's Best Of issue: These limited-edition brews wake up our senses with exotic ingredients and a solid dose of variety. Pop over to Four Firkins today and wrap your lips around the newest beer in the lineup: Summit Unchained #6 Gold Sovereign Ale! The release party gives you the chance to sample the brew with fellow beer lovers before taking a case home to enjoy in solitude.

Wednesday 3/30 Looking to put a spring in your step after a lackluster Valentine's Day? Check out Chino Latino's Aphrodisiac Dinner to get pulses racing. New chef Tuan Nguyen will kick things off with a spicy sangrita oyster shooter ("to enhance male turgidity!"), then move to rocket salad ("to ignite female arousal"), before diving into Chilean sea bass with curried asparagus ("to short-circuit contraceptives"). Get your love (or food) baby cooking! The meal costs $60 a person and includes paired cocktails. Call 612.824.PUPU to reserve your spot.

You'll be naming your love child after Chino's new chef Tuan Nguyen after his Aphrodisiac Dinner!
You'll be naming your love child after Chino's new chef Tuan Nguyen after his Aphrodisiac Dinner!
Lisa Gulya

Thursday 3/31 Why settle for simply spring cleaning your house when you can clear out your entire body? The Linden Hills Co-op is offering a "Demystifying Detoxification" class that introduces students to the importance and benefits of cleansing the body and how to choose a detoxification program that's right for you. Claudine Arndt, Holistic Health Coach, walks you through the cleansing process. $15/$13 members of any Twin Cities natural food co-op. Call 612.922.1159 to sign up.

Saturday 4/2 Learn how to create your ideal herb garden for a summer of fresh cooking at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Instructor Bonnie Ellis will teach students about which annual and perennial herbs work best in Minnesota and how to grow those plants in your own garden. 10 a.m.-12 p.m., $30 member/$40 non-member. Call 952.443.1422 to register.

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