Thursday, September 27, 2012

Woolley's at Taste! Mpls. St. Paul's Ultimate Wine & Dine - September 28, 2012

We're so excited to be a part of Mpls. St. Paul Magazine's annual food and wine extravaganza that's come to be known as Taste! Lauded as Mpls. St. Paul's Ultimate Wine & Dine, the Taste! event features 40 great chefs, 300 amazing wines, and 100 specialty beers over two days.

Beginning tomorrow, September 28, the Friday session runs from 7-10pm with the following highlights: 
  • VIP Ticket Holders - Receive access to the VIP Tent, filled with exclusive fine wines from around the world
  • First 500 VIP ticket purchasers receive a gift compliments of Realm Promotions
  • Sample 300 wines and 100 specialty beers
  • Sample signature dishes from top local chefs
  • Try Andrew Zimmern’s new food truck AZ Canteen
  • Chef demonstration and book signing by Andrew Zimmern, Mpls.St.Paul MagazineFood Writer and host of Bizarre Foods on the Travel Channel
  • Self guided tours of the Gopher Athletics Hall of Fame
  • Self guided tours of the football locker room
  • Appearance by Goldy Gopher
  • Live Entertainment
Then, if you can't make it Friday, or if you simply want to relive the experience all over again, Taste! runs on Saturday, September 29, as well, from 12-3pm.  Highlights from that session include: 
  • Sample 300 wines and 100 specialty beers
  • Sample signature dishes from top local chefs
  • 12:30 pm – Tasting presentation of President Obama’s home-brew, White House Honey Ale
  • Tile Shop Culinary Stage Chef Demonstrations
    • 12:15-1:00 – Chef Van with Le Cordon Bleu "Pumpkin Ravioli with Sage Butter"
    • 1:15-2:00 – Russell Klein with Meritage "Oysters 101"
    • 2:15-3:00 - Landon Schoenefeld with Haute Dish
  • Live Broadcast of myTalk107’s “Weekly Dish” featuring Stephanie March and Stephanie Hansen
  • Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl book signing and wine tasting 
  • Self guided tours of the Gopher Athletics Hall of Fame
  • Self guided tours of the football locker room
  • Watch the Gopher vs. Iowa Hawkeye game on the jumbotron
Our contribution to the event again rests in Chef Peter's capable hands. If you want to catch the Woolley's crew and our offering of Zinfandel Braised Short Ribs with Carrot Ginger Puree, make sure you plan on heading to the Friday night session, as that's the only one we'll be attending. 

You certainly don't want to miss this great event! To purchase your tickets,visit the Taste! site

We hope to see you there!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Off-Site Catering at Our Client Appreciation Event

Guess what? I know we've mentioned it before, but we felt it was worth saying again: Here at Woolley's, we are both happy and able to do off-site catering! For weddings, graduations, corporate events, reunions, and any other reason you could dream of needing a caterer, Woolley's is your go-to source. We have a truck, a catering truck, mind you, and we're not afraid to use it.

Earlier this month, we participated in a fantastic Client Appreciation Event with our sister restaurant Chez Daniel as well as the lovely Embassy Suites Bloomington and Embassy Suites Minneapolis Airport. Not only did we get a chance to thank all of our current clients for their patronage, but we also got to showcase new trends and all of our capabilities in the meeting, events, and catering arena. While the event was held at Chez Daniel, we got to get out the truck (can you tell how much we love that thing?!), and send Chef Peter on over to do an off-site, outdoor catering demonstration.

Here in the biz, we like to call 'em "cater-outs". Below are some pictures we got of our catering demonstration as part of the event. Pig Roast, Corn on the Cob Display, Specialty Linens, Chairs, and Tents from Midway Party Rental, Cocktails in Mason Jars, and yes, of course, our truck.





Even if it's not on-site, we'd love to be a part of your next event! And don't worry, weather is not a deterrent, just check out our photos from our rainy cater-out earlier this summer

For more information or to book a cater-out, please contact Woolley's today at 952.854.1010. We can't wait to hear from you!

And, to see the full album from our Client Appreciation Event, please CLICK HERE

Friday, September 14, 2012

Woolley's at Bloomington Heritage Days - September 15, 2012

Bloomington Heritage Days

We're so excited to be a part of the Bloomington Heritage Days festival once again. If you're in the neighborhood, swing on by tomorrow and join us as we celebrate the 3rd Annual Bloomington Heritage Days.

Not only will Woolley's be representing with $6 Diablo Bites and $5 Prime Rib Sandwiches in the food area, but there's a parade, live music, contests, additional food options, games, and much, much more!

In its third year, the festival is all about celebrating the community. From showcasing local businesses to just encouraging the community to come out in support of one another, Heritage Days is a wonderful, family-friendly event, packed with things to do, eat, and see!

The best part of all? The festival is free to enter and attend. Through wonderful sponsorships, all you have to worry about is showing up and bringing a little spending money for food and other fun. Located on the corner block of 98th and Lyndale in Bloomington, there is even a free Park N' Ride to get to and from the festival.

One day only, make sure you join us; otherwise, you'll have to wait a whole year for the opportunity to reappear!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Share Our Strength - No Kid Hungry Partnership

No Kid Hungry

Please join us from Sunday, September 16 to Saturday, September 22, as we partner with Share Our Strength in their No Kid Hungry Campaign. According to their website, Share Our Strength works to combat the following startling statistics:

  • 1 out of 5 (16 million) kids in America struggle with hunger. 
  • 62% of America's teachers regularly see kids who come to school hungry because they aren't getting enough to eat. 
  • 15.7 million children in America live in poverty. 
Share Our Strength works to end this vicious cycle, because the child who is too hungry to succeed in school is ill-equipped to be able to feed her own family in the future. With all the food available and programs to help in this country, it's hard to believe that kids can still go hungry. However, for many families, access to available programs and acquiring knowledge of healthy and affordable options can be difficult. Without this access and knowledge, many parents struggle to feed their children. The No Kid Hungry Campaign serves to, "provide access and education to families nationwide, so that every child, regardless of circumstances, can get the healthy food [he/]she needs to thrive." 

Starting on September 16, over 8,000 restaurants across the nation are partnering with Share Our Strength to Dine Out for No Kid Hungry with special fundraising promotions. Here at Woolley's, we're offering guests the opportunity to donate $5, $10, or $25 to the No Kid Hungry Campaign, and in return, we'll give you a gift certificate to Woolley's for the matching amount that you donate. Doing good's never been so simple (or so tasty)! 

For more information or for more fun activities that go along with the Dine Out for No Kid Hungry event, please visit their website by CLICKING HERE

We hope you'll join us next week and consider partnering with us and Share Our Strength, because no kid should have to go hungry.