Mall of America® Culinary Fest to celebrate more than 50 dining options under one roof
Bloomington, Minn. (Oct. 19, 2016) – Mall of America® is celebrating all things tasty this fall with a first-ever Culinary Fest. Beginning Oct. 23, Mall of America guests will have the opportunity to enjoy a variety of events that highlight the more than 50 dining options the mall has to offer.
MOA® Culinary Fest will conclude with a Chef Challenge, which will pair chefs from Mall of America restaurants with military veterans in a MRE (military ready-to-eat) cooking competition on Friday, Nov. 11 in the Rotunda.
Culinary Fest events include:
Mall of America, Star Tribune and Junior League of Minneapolis is proud to present four nights of progressive dining experiences. Guests can purchase tickets that include a four-course meal (appetizer, salad, entrée and dessert) including tax and gratuity. All proceeds benefit the Backpack Buddies program of Minneapolis, which provides over 350 students with take-home backpacks filled with nutritious food on weekends. For more information, click here.
Oct. 24 – 27
A select number of restaurants will host Plant Nite. Participants will creatively pot plants while enjoying adult beverages in a fun night of gardening. Guests will have the opportunity to purchase tickets for $45 that will include the planting supplies needed for the planting project. For more information, click here.
Oct. 23 – Nordstrom Café (Level 3, Nordstrom)
Oct. 26 – Hard Rock Café (Level 1, NU South entrance)
Oct. 27 – Cadillac Ranch (Level 3, South)
Salty & Sweet
Guests are invited to sample the tastiest salty and sweet snacks that can be found throughout Mall of America. Attendees will also get the chance to spin the wheel to win prizes from MOA restaurants. For more information, click here
Saturday, Oct. 29
Wine + Canvas
A select number of restaurants will host Wine & Canvas events. Guests will have the opportunity to purchase tickets for $35. Tickets will include canvas, paint and supplies. For more information, click here.
Nov. 1 – FireLake Grill House + Cocktail Bar (Radisson Blu)
Nov. 2 – Cadillac Ranch (Level 3, South)
Nov. 3 – Tucci Bennuch (Level 1, West)
Nov. 4 – Hard Rock Café (Level 1, NU South entrance)
Mall of America and Star Tribune have partnered to bring guests the best dining experience under one roof. Throughout Restaurant Week at Mall of America, a select number of restaurants will offer exclusive deals for guests. For more information, click here.
Oct. 31 – Nov. 5
Presented by Star Tribune
vomFass Taste Academy
Taste and learn how easy it is to make delicious, healthy meals using oils, vinegars and spices in a vomFASS Taste Academy class. Additionally, guests can experience the fine art of liqueurs, wines and spirits appreciation in a palate- pleasing whiskey, wine or cocktail tasting class. Mention “Culinary Fest” for a 20% discount on classes. For more information, click here.
Oct. 26, 27, and 28
Nov. 2, 3, 4, and 10
vomFass (Level 3, North)
In celebration of Veteran’s Day, Mall of America, Star Tribune and Beyond the Yellow Ribbon have teamed up for the ultimate chef challenge. Military personnel will be paired with a chef from a Mall of America restaurant in a cooking competition featuring unique ingredients, including MRE’s (Meal Ready-to-Eat) to crown one cooking duo the winner. For more information, click here.
Friday, Nov. 11
To learn more about each of these events, guests can visit www.mallofamerica.com/culinary-fest.
ABOUT MALL OF AMERICA®
Mall of America (MOA) is the largest shopping and entertainment complex in North America. At 5.6 million square feet, MOA boasts more than 520 world-class retail stores and restaurants; Nickelodeon Universe, the nation’s largest indoor family theme park featuring 27 rides; SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium, home to sharks, sting rays and an amazing underwater tunnel; FlyOver America a 4D immersive flight adventure; Crayola Experience; Rainforest Café; Hard Rock Café; the nation’s longest indoor zip line and an 18-hole mini golf course.
The Mall, a top American tourist and vacation destination, opened in August of 1992 and is located in Bloomington, Minn., just minutes from downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul and adjacent to the MSP International Airport. Mall of America hosts more than 400 events annually, including concerts, book signings, celebrity meet-and-greets and community-focused cultural events. The Mall is also home to a 500-room Radisson Blu hotel, a 342-room JW Marriott hotel; office tower; grand entrance and more. Follow Mall of America on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and visit our blog. Download the Mall of America app from the App Store for iOS or Google Play for Android.