In a week filled with super things coming to town, we were excited to get in on the Big-Game-themed fun with some of our Sun Country Airlines® Visa Signature® Card cardholders who scored seats at this year’s invite-only Culinary Kickoff. Held at Minneapolis’ very own Spoon and Stable, this event was more than just a dinner – it was an experience.
What better way to kick off the party than by raising a glass? Between the cocktail reception, dinner, and dessert, attendees had the opportunity to sample more than a dozen vintages. Big name vintners and winemakers were front and center with Charles Woodson, The Withers, Silver Oak, and Twomey all making appearances on the menu.
What happens when you put four of the most talented chefs around in one room to create an unforgettable meal? Culinary Kickoff. Between them, Chefs Michael Mina, Charlie Palmer, Gavin Kaysen, and Adam Sobel boast an impressive collection of James Beard Awards, Michelin stars, and other culinary accolades, and the evening’s menu was the perfect showcase. Consisting of four courses – one from each chef – diners were treated to Bluefin tuna, Liberty Duck breast, Beef Wellington, and banana Tarte Tatin, all with the appropriate wine pairings, of course. Our mouths are still watering just thinking about it.
To close out the evening (or just get things started, depending on who you asked), the small and intimate setting of Spoon and Stable’s bar transformed into a mini-First Avenue for an exclusive Prince Tribute by none other than his former band New Power Generation. Now, if you’ve been to Spoon and Stable, you might be wondering how it’s even possible to fit all 8 members of The NPG plus their instruments into that tiny little space. Not only did they manage that impressive feat, they delivered a set list for the books: “Raspberry Beret”, “Let’s Go Crazy”, “Kiss”, “Take Me with U”, and crowd-favorite “Purple Rain” to fittingly close out the night. For a “kickoff” party, it truly set the bar high for the rest of the weekend’s festivities for our cardholders who attended.
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Taylor is part of the Communications Team at Sun Country Airlines. What she loves most? Sun Country’s love of all things Minnesota and the airline’s focus on making everyone – from crew to passengers – feel right at home. If she were hopping on a flight tomorrow, she’d be headed west to Portland or south to Puerto Vallarta.