The Great Scape Cafe

Experience “the best ephemeral restaurant in Minnesota”; ephemeral because it only lasts one day each year, and that’s August 15th in 2015. Cafe mastermind Greg Reynolds, preeminent organic vegetable farmer, will once again assemble an impressive roster of local chefs to design the menu and actually do the cooking throughout the day.

New for 2015:  The Thomas Boemer PIG ROAST

We’ll be roasting a whole pig throughout the day under the careful supervision of Thomas Boemer, winner of Cochon 555, a national competition for preparing heritage breed pigs.  Thomas is also co-owner of The Corner Table and Revival in Minneapolis.
Delicacies from the roasted pig will be served at The Great Scape at 5:00 p.m., so plan to stick around for an incredible porcine repast at the end of the festival day!

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A full dinner menu will be served from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., 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.


Local celebrity chefs are consulting on the Great Scape menu and will actually be preparing the food, along with staff from their operations.

Proceeds from The Great Scape go directly to Sustainable Farming Assoication programs – all the chefs and cafe staff are volunteers!


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