Cold winter air wasn’t enough to dissuade nearly 300 guests from joining The Heavy Table and 20 local purveyors of food and drink at Open Arms of Minnesota for the third edition of the North Coast Nosh sip-and-sample. Tours of the Open Arms facility and samples made by the organization’s chefs were among the highlights of the evening.
Guests enjoyed local cheese, beer, gourmet hot dogs, Nutella-filled doughnuts, Ethiopian Sidamo coffee, plated-on-the-fly Thai food, and charcuterie, among other things, but words don’t do the event justice — photographs will have to come to the rescue.
Below, from top down and left to right: charcuterie from Green Ox Meat Co., the baked goods and chocolate of Patisserie 46, Poplar Lake cheese from Shepherd’s Ridge Creamery, Harriet Brewing, St. Mary’s Grass Fed Gouda from the Caves of Faribault, and a portion of the assembled throng.
Below, from top down: Peace Coffee pouring Ethiopian Sidamo coffee, Natedogs, a variety of beers from Summit Brewing, Joia Soda samples, Chowgirls Killer Catering, Crispin Cider, the Caves of Faribault, and The Beez Kneez Honey.
Below, from top down and left to right: the Nutella-filled brioche doughnuts from Bogart Loves Bakery, the wines of Saint Croix Vineyards, our glassware (sponsored by the Caves of Faribault), and beers from Lift Bridge Brewing.
Below, from top down and left to right: Camo and Air beers by Lucid Brewing, a beef on rice plate by Gai Gai Thai, jerk chicken by the chefs of Open Arms of Minnesota, and the Wisconsin master cheesemaker-made products of Burnett Dairy Cooperative.
We hope to see you at the next Nosh; we’re tentatively shooting for April. More details will appear on this website in our Events / Calendar section, and via Twitter.