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Lunching at the Arboretum

What dining partner could be better than Mother Nature? Every third Thursday of the month, the Arboretum, in cooperation with the Heartland Food Network, offers a gourmet lunch ($5.99) to its visitors. The menu is served from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and is designed to promote locally grown and organic foods. Today's menu: Gilled Pork Tenderloin with Maple Cream Sauce served with Minnesota Wild Rice Pancakes. Lunch is served in the Arboretum Restaurant within the Oswald Visitor Center on the Arboretum grounds.

Courtesy of Arboretum The feasts will give you a chance to stop and smell the roses (or these scarlet tulips!). The Arboretum is located at 3675 Arboretum Dr., Chaska, MN 55318.

If you miss lunch, the Arboretum also offers a few special holiday gourmet dinners. The dates of the dinners are: Dec. 5, 12, 19 at 6:30 pm

Holiday Menu (subject to change) Wine Pairing with each course Spicy Roasted Pumpkin Soup with pumpkin crisps Organic greens, duck confit, grilled figs and pomegranate balsamic drizzle Butternut Squash Ravioli, brown butter, toasted pine nuts Duet of molasses braised Beef Short Ribs and curried Squab, Minnesota wild rice pancakes and root vegetable puree Wisconsin Chocolate Cheese Fondue Platter

Member price $80. Non-member price $85. For reservations please contact 612-624-7173 Appetizers will take place in Reedy Gallery and Dinner in the Great Hall


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