We are excited to announce our next Moms Night Out event, Cooking and Conversation with CommonGround!
Let’s talk food together! You are invited to join us for delicious food and genuine conversation at Cooks of Crocus Hill, St Paul. Enjoy drinks and appetizers on the patio during social time, then dive into the cooking, and wrap up with the dining and a Q&A about food and farming with the women farmers of CommonGround Minnesota.
A professional chef and culinary team will lead guests through an interactive culinary experience where you’ll have the opportunity to team up with local women farmers to create (and later, eat!) a delicious 5-course meal. Bring your questions as we wrap up the evening with a farmer-led Q&A about food, farming, and family over dessert. All guests will receive a custom CommonGround goodie bag as well as recipes from the evenings’ cooking festivities.
Thank you to our title sponsor, CommonGround Minnesota, for helping make this event a reality! CommonGround is a group of farm women who wish to share information about farming and food. Volunteers share their personal experiences in agriculture and as farmers, as well as relevant science and research. Thirty-four women volunteer with CommonGround in Minnesota. These ladies come from all types of farming backgrounds: conventional and organic, crops and livestock, produce and more.
The overall goal of CommonGround is to connect farmers and consumers, and answer FAQ’s about how food is grown and raised, and we are excited to be partnering with them to bring this exclusive Moms Night Out to you, our readers.
This event will be taking place at Cooks of Crocus Hill, St. Paul. Life happens in the kitchen. That’s their belief, and they’re sticking to it. For the past 38 years, Cooks has been the Twin Cities’ industry leader in all things culinary. They were the first cooking school to bring nationally recognized chefs and cookbook writers to the Twin Cities, the first retail store to incorporate cooking classes and the first specialty gourmet store to directly import culinary products. And those won’t be their last firsts. They’re constantly growing, changing and challenging themselves to bring the best products and experiences the food world has to offer to their customers.
5:00-5:30 pm- Social Time. This will include appetizers and drinks on the patio.
5:30-5:35 pm- Welcome from CommonGround, TCMB, and Cooks of Crocus Hill Chef.
5:35-7:00 pm- Interactive culinary experience where you’ll create and eat a delicious 5-course meal.
7:20 pm- Farmer Q&A over dessert. This is your chance to ask these women farmers any questions you may have as you enjoy a delicious dessert.
8:00 pm- Event ends.
Appetizers: Social Hour
- Melon and Prosciutto Bruschetta
- Mini Corn Bites with Smoked Salmon and Creme Fraiche
- Seasonal Vegetable Tray with Creamy Dill Dip
Dinner: Cooking Experience and Take Home Recipes
- Caprese Salad
- Fresh Pasta with Sundried Tomatoes and Walnut Pesto
- Italian Marinated Sirloin Steaks with Salsa Verde and Creamy Polenta
- Ricotta Stuffed Zucchini
- Caramel Budino with Sea Salt Cream
Thank you to Karen Feder Photography for helping us capture the magic of the evening! Karen is a wedding and family photographer based out of Minneapolis. She loves what she does and feels completely blessed to be living out the passion that she has had since she was a child. Photographing people in love and those they love is what brings her life and joy!
Space is VERY limited for this event, so we encourage you to buy your tickets quickly if you would like to attend!
Each ticket includes the following:
- Wine, beer, 2 signature cocktails & non-alcoholic beverage options
- Create and eat a 5-course meal
- A custom CommonGround goodie bag as well as recipes from the evenings’ cooking festivities