Thanks to Board members and other generous friends, we have assembled a basket of fine wine exceeding $500 in value. Highlight: 1978 Chateau Leoville Las Cases, Bordeaux Saint-Julien. Purchased at release, stored in a climate controlled commercial wine warehouse. Plus 11 more exceptional bottles. Raffle tickets are $10 each, 3 for $20. Purchase with cash, checks, debit card only. The lucky winner will be drawn at about 7:30 pm.
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“PRIX FIXE” SPECIAL EVENTS
1.HAT TRICK AT THE KRAMERS – 30 spots
Wednesday, Dec. 11, 5:00-7:30 pm
MinnPost’s Eric Black interviews liberal-leaning Jim Graves and conservative-leaning Peter Bell on hot topics. Includes drinks, supper and dessert. Hosted by Joel & Laurie Kramer and chef Carla Blumberg.
2.KICK UP YOUR HEELS – 16 spots
Saturdays, Feb. 15 and 22, 5:30-7:00 pm
MinnRoast stars DeAnne Sherman and Ashleigh Swenson will teach you to samba, fox trot, waltz and even polka in just two 90-minute classes at the Ritz Theater dance studio! Piano accompaniment by Todd Price.
3.SOME ENCHANTED EVENING – 40 spots
Sunday, June 1, 5:00-7:00 pm
Join “Savvy Traveler” Rudy Maxa and Star Tribune founding travel editor Catherine Watson for travel talk & international appetizers, wines and desserts. Hosts: Valerie & Klaus Kohlmayr, Barbara & Jon Scoll, Reflections of Asia.
4.CHEF’S TABLE – Texas to Tuscany, California to Cotes du Rhone – 16 spots
Enjoy indigenous cuisine from two American and two European regions. Highlight: chef-prepared wild venison shipped overnight from Texas alongside a Hill Country red. At St. Paul home of Carla Blumberg. Winter weekend, date TBD.
5.MONDALE AND MINGLING – 15 spots
Former VP Walter Mondale will discuss secrecy and the White House. Includes wine, hors d’oeuvres, great mingling. Winter week night, date TBD, 5:30 – 7:00 pm. Hosted by Barbara & Paul Klaas, Golden Valley.
1.NORTH SHORE SPECTACULAR!
Unique opportunity to spend a day cruising Lake Superior as volunteer scientists on the Research Vessel Blue Heron next summer. Great extras include hotel and food.
2.LIZZ WINSTEAD IS ON THE PHONE!
Minnesota-born comedian Lizz Winstead, co-creator and former head writer of “The Daily Show,” will record a message for your answering machine. Bonus: a signed copy of Lizz Free or Die.
3.THE SHELBY KNOT
Three ties from the new Don Shelby collection and a knot lesson from the man himself.
4.FOOD & WINE, ART & MUSIC, LEE & TERRY
Lee Lynch & Terry Saario will prepare a gourmet dinner in their home for eight. After-dinner extra: retire to the piano room, sing the best of Broadway while nursing a Bailey’s Irish Cream! Date TBD.
Baker extraordinaire Zoë Francois will come to your home and teach up to six people how to bake lots of breads from her new book, The New Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day. Includes 6 books!
6.BRIDGE TO SOMEWHERE
Editor/CEO Joel Kramer will give four private bridge lessons to 1-2 people. 90 minutes each.
Journalist Iric Nathanson, author of Minneapolis in the 20th Century, will take up to eight people on a walking tour of both sides of the downtown riverfront.
8.STROLLING WITH ANDY
Accompany arts journalist/Renaissance man Andy Sturdevant on one of his weekly strolls around the Twin Cities.
9. BEAUTIFUL BEADING
Journalist Karen Boros will give you a private lesson in jewelry-making. Includes exquisite beads.
10.A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT
Steve Yanisch will treat you to a half-day of guided fly fishing next summer on the Rush River near River Falls, Wisc. Lunch included.
11. LAST CHANCE JAZZ This may be your last chance to visit the Artists’ Quarter in downtown St. Paul, which will close at the end of the year. Accompanied by MinnPost journalist and jazz aficionado Pamela Espeland, you’ll enjoy great jazz and a round of drinks. For two people. Must be used by December 21, 2013.
12. FOODIES DINNER AT UNCLE AL’S
Two spots at a special MinnPost-themed dinner for 8 at the home of Al Sicherman, long-time Star Tribune food writer, MinnPost humorist-in-residence and serious cook.
HOLIDAY GIFT BAZAAR
1.WARM HANDS, WARM HEART Felted wool mittens made by Pam Neary. Warm and washable. 2.MINNPOST SHOPS & COOKS Handcrafted apron and tote combo. 3.MINNESOTA WRITES Books by Minnesota writers in a MinnPost tote. 4. PEACE & LOVE Peace Coffee and MinnPost bistro mugs in a MinnPost tote.
5. BEAUTIFUL BEADS
Dramatic necklace and earrings created by MinnPost writer Karen Boros.
6.HATS FOR CATS
Pamela Espeland has created hand-knit hats for world-famous jazz musicians including Wynton Marsalis. Perfect for you or your favorite [hep] cat.
Great goodies from Mall of America.
8.COOL STUFF FROM MOTOPRIMO
Surprise someone special with a jacket, boots, gloves or other merchandise.
Minnesota-shaped cutting board and a gift card too.
10. KEY NORTH GIFT CARD
Unique specialty shop – the closest thing to Key West in Northeast Minneapolis.