Russell Klein gets French on Rosh Hashanah and the Walker grills The Week in Food
Hustle chubs--summer is fast coming to a close. Get the last taste of summer's splendor and spend one last night at the Walker's Open Field. Sip on martinis, enjoy free cake, and learn about the land speed velocity of your average kite flyer this Week in Food.
- Get it before it's gone--Whole Foods Minneapolis hosts a "Summer Splendor" class that will cover sustainable eating, late-summer produce, and how to make fast, healthy, seasonal dishes. $30. 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Holla for some Challah
- Is that a pie in your pocket or are you just happy to see us? Learn how to make pocket pies and turnovers at the Chef's Gallery's "A Pie in Your Pocket" class. $45. 12 to 3 p.m.
- You may get 20 samples; you may get 21. You may get four. You may get drunk. We don't know. Anything can happen at Sample Circuit when you get to sample gourmet dishes and drinks from the area's swankiest restaurants. Tonight enjoy a sample menu from Chef Asher Miller at Wolfgang Puck's revered 20.21 restaurant in the Walker Art Center. $38. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
- Get a French take on Rosh Hashanah. Meritage Chef Russell Klein partners with the St. Paul JCC to present a Rosh Hashanah-themed cooking class. The class is open to all--Jewish and non-Jewish--and, with Klein's French flair, promises a unique take on the holiday's traditional dishes. $25/$18 for JCC members. 7 p.m. at the JCC.
- Grill baby grill. The Walker's Open Field hosts its final event--a picnic in the park. Hit the grill (the newest addition to the sculpture garden) that will serve Polish sausage from Kramarczuk's, veggie and beef burgers, steak sandwiches, fingerling potato salad, kimchee, baked beans, wine, beer, and martinis (martinis!). The Walker will also serve free cake (free cake!) from Salty Tart bakery. The discussion is rumored to center around yoga, art, and the land speed velocity of your average kite flyer. Oh for fun. 6 to 8 p.m.
- Pick your poison: Minnesota State Fair (Guinness from O'Gara's and a big, fat bacon) or the Minnesota Renaissance Festival (mead and a giant turkey leg--not to mention bar maids and centaurs).
- Sushi may not be the best thing to soak up your hangover, but if Saturday was an early night, consider heading to Zahtar by Fhima (downtown in the Grand Hotel) for its All-You-Can-Eat Sushi Sundays. Take down as many crunchy spicy tuna and mojo rolls as you dare. Dinner comes with miso soup and edamame. 4 to 10 p.m.
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