Checking Out the Local Food and Drink Scene
Apr 15, 2014
12:22 PM
The Chow Down

Outdoor Farmers' Market, Rare Cider and Mead Tasting and Other Food Events This Week

Outdoor Farmers' Market, Rare Cider and Mead Tasting and Other Food Events This Week

PHOTO BY BILL LUBING

Ah, how we've missed that view.

Tuesday, April 15

It's not just Tax Day. It’s the official start of food cart season! Not all carts may be out right away, but it’s beyond encouraging that we’ll start to see more of them soon. news.wisc.edu

Wednesday, April 16

Taste some rare ciders and meads at Brasserie V’s tasting event tonight. Many of the beverages on hand come from Europe and South Africa and are not easily found in the U.S. $25, 6 p.m., brasseriev.com

FairShare CSA Coalition’s annual supporter dinner is at the Coopers Tavern. The three-course dinner will feature many local ingredients, and the Taalbi Brothers will be providing the tunes. $80/each or $150/pair, 6–8 p.m., csacoalition.org

It’s number three in Dexter’s Pub Heritage Series, a monthly event that features breweries that have been around for more than twenty-five years. This time Summit Brewing Company is featured. Taps throughout the day with a special tapping at 8 p.m. and brewmaster storytelling at 8:30 p.m. dexterspubmadison.com

Thursday, April 17

Gather ’round the diner counter at Bassett Street Brunch Club for a four-course, coffee-inspired dinner with Colectivo Coffee. $40, two seatings: 6 p.m., 7:45 p.m., brunchclubmadison.com

Learn the secrets to cooking smoked and seared duck breast with Vom Fass chef Kevin Appleton. $40, 6:30–9 p.m., madison.vomfassusa.com

Saturday, April 19

THE OUTDOOR DANE COUNTY FARMERS’ MARKET RETURNS TO THE CAPITOL SQUARE. Not all produce is in season yet, but still. dcfm.org

Head to the Goodman Center for Madison Food Camp, organized by Slow Food Madison. Learn about dozens of sustainable food topics from local experts, from canning to homebrewing to gardening. $15, 9 a.m–5 p.m., madisonfoodcamp.org


Know of a food or drink event going on in the Madison area? Send a note to gedquist@madisonmagazine.com.

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