We had so much fun with our first local purveyor sip-and-sample event that we decided to try it again. Last Friday night, The Heavy Table and the Peace Coffee Cafe Wonderland Park Coffee Shop hosted nearly 20 different purveyors at a friendly, low-key gathering. Guests grazed through samples of cheese, charcuterie, baked goods, cider, honey, wine, beer, cocktails, street food, artisanal soda, and more. Ticket sales benefited the food justice program the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy and The Heavy Table.
(Note: If you couldn’t make it to this event, stay tuned for an announcement of an upcoming Nosh scheduled for January 2012.)
Minnesota-made food was the heart of the evening. Below, from top down: The Green Ox Meat Company, Faribault Dairy, Bogart Loves Bakery, Sweets Bakeshop, the IATP (left) and volunteer Benjamin Pernitz, Bees Kneez Honey and Bare Honey, and our complimentary logo-printed sampling glasses.
Street food was a new component to the North Coast Nosh, and one that we hope to continue at future events. We rolled the dice for good weather, and got a “7” — it was mild in the high ’60s with a light breeze and sunny skies. Below, from top down: The street food food court, World Street Kitchen, Saucy Burt’s, Natedogs, Vellee Deli, Hola Arepa, and Joia Soda.
Peace Coffee served up coffee to order at the end of the night. We tried the smoked salt caramel latte (below) and thought it was stellar.