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Treat your taste buds, your senses, and your curiosity….

Treat your taste buds, your senses, and your curiosity to the food, drink, and music at the Lake Pepin Food, Wine, and Cider Festival, September 21, at Maiden Rock Winery & Cidery, host of the event.  Randall Toenges, Chef Instructor C.E.C at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, is overseeing the pairings of extraordinary ciders and wines with mouth-watering dishes.  Look at this menu.
  • Charcuterie Plate
           o    Faux Gras Mousse on Toast with Caramelized Apples
           o    5-Spice Cured Duck Breast with Cider-Soy Glaze and Chinese Mustard
           o    Beet Cure Salmon on Potato Pancake with Watercress and Horseradish-Apple Slaw
  • Field Greens with Smoked Blue Cheese, Crispy Onions, and Spicy Hard Cider Vinaigrette
  • Cider Braised Pork Brisket with Root Vegetable Puree and Baby Kale
  • Apple Turnover with Ice Cream
While you sip the cider and wine and savor the foods, relax to the music of Xibaba, a Brazilian jazz group featuring Mira and Tom Kehoe and Hans Friese.  You may even want to dance to some of the selections.  From intimate clubs to concert stages, Xibaba has performed through out North and South America.  Their performances include music, original compositions, theatre, and movement.

Appease your curiosity and learn tips and techniques for making hard cider and considerations for cooking with cider directly from the experts.  Reservations are required; make yours immediately.  Before September 1, tickets for adults are $35 plus tax and children under 12 are $15 plus tax.  After September 1, adult tickets are $50 plus tax and children’s tickets are $25 plus tax.  Click here to register online or call (715) 448-3502.  Find more information on the event here.

We’d love to have you join us!
Herdie, Carol, and Staff
Maiden Rock Winery & Cidery