Experience “the best ephemeral restaurant in Minnesota”; ephemeral because it only lasts one day each year, and that’s August 12th in 2017. Cafe mastermind Jennifer Lindblom will assemble an impressive roster of local chefs to design the menu and actually do the cooking throughout the day.
THE PIG ROAST RETURNS!
The Day Before: The crew will start roasting the hog and will continue through the night, filling the fairgrounds with the fragrance of fabulous frizzling fat.
10 a.m.: Festival opens, but you can’t have any pig yet.
Noon: Demo by Chef Jorge at the pig roast site.
3 p.m.: The savory sizzling smell may make you swoon, but you still can’t have any.
4:30 p.m.: The Minneapolis Police Pipe Band and Chef Jorge will “Pipe in the Pig” to the Great Scape Cafe. OK, NOW you can have some!
A full dinner menu will be served from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at The Great Scape, to be followed by The Pig Roast. And you’ll be able to have your favorite Minnesota Wine or Craft Beer with your meal!
The Great Scape is alfresco dining in The Lakewinds Local Foods Tent, where you can take in a food show and a cooking demo while you eat.
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Check out the cooking demonstrations here.
The 2017 Great Scape Chefs & Menu will be announced soon.