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ExpoCulinaria again entices food and entertainment appetites


Fri, Jul 12th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Arts & Culture

By Team ExpoCulinaria

On the heels of two year’s celebrated successes, rave reviews of participants and patrons and back by popular demand, ExpoCulinaria—An experience of taste, will fill the streets of downtown Rushford, Minn. on Saturday evening, September 7.

This delectable culinary event sponsored by the Rushford Area Chamber of Commerce, showcases food talents and highlights the experience the taste of Rushford’s local restaurants and food and beverage businesses. The event also coincides with the Taste of the Trail events in communities along the state Root River Biking Trail during the month of September.

ExpoCulinaria guests will once again dine and delight, sample and sip from mouthwatering fresh and distinctive cheeses, hors d’oeuvres, desserts, wines, beers, sodas and more.

The big show of the evening, as entertaining as it is appetizing, is the Chef Challenge, Bring It to the Table. This entertaining, outdoor culinary competition between two professional chefs who will be intent on creating and preparing scrumptious appetizer, entrée and dessert plates, utilizing surprise ingredients, for a panel of judges. New this year is two competing women chefs, Lisa Yunker from Tilly’s in Oronoco, Minn. and Madeline Dubois from Signatures Restaurant in Winona, Minn. In addition to vendor presentations, evening attendees will feast their ears on the live music of CBB Jaxx Combo. In addition, prizes will be awarded to attendees.

Under the big top on Jessie Street will be Master of Ceremonies is the Program Director and on-air radio personality Deb Brague of WLXR Radio Magic 105 of LaCrosse, Wis.

Judges for the Chef Challenge this year are Steven Burdey, head chef and co-owner of Burdey’s Café in Peterson, Minn. and 2012 Chef Competitor. Marilyn Block, Winona Daily News Food Editor and Mike Machutt, nonprofessional culinary creator and co-owner of Tower Ridge Vineyard in the Root River Valley, near Rushford, Minn.

Tickets go on sale for the event at local Rushford restaurants on August 1 at Rushford Foods and by Paypal. Visit www.rushfordchamber.com and the ExpoCulinaria Facebook page for more details and highlights as they become available.

“SWITCH” to be shown in Third Friday Film Series

Fri, Jul 12th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, Minn. – Next up in the Third Friday Film Series is ‘SWITCH’, a documentary film about energy resources, in keeping with the series’ theme of “Energy” in 2013. The July Third Friday Film will be held at Eagle Bluff Environment ..... 
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‘Under My Skin’ features ceramics

Fri, Jul 12th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

‘Under My Skin’ features ceramics by Duluth, Minn. artist Lenore Lampi in the Cornucopia Artist Spotlight at Lanesboro Arts Center. The Spotlight opens with an artist reception on Saturday, July 27 from 6-8 pm and runs through August 25, 201 ..... 
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Commonweal Theatre Receives Grant Support

Fri, Jul 12th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, Minn. — The Commonweal Theatre Company, located in historic downtown Lanesboro, has been the recipient of grant monies totaling more than $60,000 during the first half of 2013. Now in its 25th season, the Commonweal continues to serve a ..... 
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Winona Brass Band to Perform in Chatfield

Fri, Jul 12th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Arts & Culture

The Winona Brass Band will perform on Thursday, July 18 in the Chatfield “Music in the Park” concert series at the Chatfield City Park Band Shell. The concert begins at 7:30. Food will be served from 6:00-7:30 by R4 Meats and the Root River Rabb ..... 
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Cedar Valley Bluegrass will perform in Houston

Fri, Jul 12th, 2013
Posted in All Arts & Culture

Cedar Valley Bluegrass formed in the fall of 2001. They promote bluegrass music and have a love of it. All of the members come with experience in the bluegrass field. Dale Boggess, lead singer, is from Waverly, Iowa. He retired from Maytag i ..... 
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Live Jam with J.J. Mensink Concert Friday Night

Fri, Jul 12th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Arts & Culture

The Harmony Arts Board is pleased to announce that Friday evening July 19 local artist, J.J. Mensink and others will take the stage at the Old Legion Hall in Harmony, Minn. Scheduled at 7:30 to 9:30, “Live Jam with J.J. Mensink” is a concert t ..... 
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Commonweal Celebrates Season 25 All Year Long

Fri, Jul 5th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, Minn. — The Commonweal Theatre Company continues to celebrate 25 Seasons of producing live, professional theatre in Lanesboro with several special events throughout the year. Join Commonweal Company Members two times during the summe ..... 
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Around the World

Fri, Jul 5th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro, Minn. – ‘Around the World’ is the theme for the upcoming “Over the Back Fence” Community Variety Show, held on Friday, July 12 at 7:30pm at the St. Mane Theatre in Lanesboro, Minn. Accordionation (duo of Barb Keith and Bill Swa ..... 
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