Treat your taste buds to a locally sourced artisan breakfast of buckwheat shortcake fruit tarts with Paskha goat cheese, pinwheel quiche with fresh shiitake mushrooms, spinach and gruyère cheese; wild boar bacon, strawberry shrub, and locally roasted fair trade organic coffee. The event will feature a chance to meet the center’s live owl ambassadors, the story of the Owl Center, and a live auction. You’ll also go home with your choice of exceptional owl art created by talented children from all over the world. All proceeds from the event will go toward acquiring the building site for the Owl Center’s future home.
The intriguing array of auction items includes a Japanese dinner for eight in New Brighton, Minn., a one-of-a-kind locally made English Grolleg porcelain owl vase, a one-night stay and breakfast for two at the Hilton-Mall of America, wine baskets, chocolate bourbon pecan pie, Kahlua brownies, winning artwork from our international children’s owl art contest from prior years, and much more.
Local producers donating their goods to put on the breakfast include Schech’s Mill, Buffalo Gal, Carlson Roasting Company, Ethan’s Eggs, Valley of the Goats, Wold Strawberry Farm, and Brian Lee.
Cost to participate in the Breakfast with the Owls is $75/person or $600 for a table of eight. For those who cannot attend, proxy bidding on auction items is possible. For more information or to register go to www.InternationalOwlCenter.org. Please register by June 21.