Arboretum's Toast & Taste in the Gardens: Save the date

The Arboretum's Toast & Taste in the Gardens celebrates summer cuisine.

The Arboretum's Toast & Taste in the Gardens celebrates summer cuisine.

Who's got the best digs for a garden party? The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, of course, and it will be hosting its annual Toast & Taste on Thursday, July 28, from 6 to 9 p.m.

The arboretum recruits several of the top local restaurants, wineries/breweries, and food producers to provide samples of many local and seasonal foods while guests enjoy the gardens after hours and listen to live music by George Faber and the Icons.

Here are specifics on the culinary lineup:


Participating restaurants include: Vincent, the Strip Club, Trotter's Cafe, Terra Waconia, Spoonriver, Sopranos, Signature Cafe, Sen Yai Sen Lek, Prairie Ale House, Prairie Bay Grill and Catering, Oceanaire Seafood Room, Foursquare Kitchen, Gardens of Salonica, Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant, Crema Cafe, Crave, Campus Club, Common Roots Cafe, Cafe Maude, Birchwood Cafe, Bryant-Lake Bowl, Arboretum Catering, and others.

Featured vineyards include Carlos Creek Winery, Northern Vineyards, St. Croix Vineyards, and Parley Lake Winery among others.

Tickets cost $125 for the pre-party patron reception at 6 p.m. or $75 for general admission from 7 p.m., and all proceeds benefit the arboretum. For more information or to reserve tickets, call 612.625.9875, check the website, or email [email protected]