Take a Bite: A Three Day Food Festival April 12-14, 2019

April 12, 2019

622 46th Ave, Amana, IA 52203

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Upcoming Events Description

If love to eat and drink the Amana Colonies have the perfect event for you. The Amana Colonies present their Foodies Dream Festival — Take a Bite: A Three Day Food Festival from April 12th through April 14th.

The Amana Colonies, well known for their great food, wine and beer, will be celebrating both traditional Amana items and more international foods.  Take a Bite is designed to reach all types of “foodies” with educational seminars, hands on cooking classes and demonstrations, food sampling, and special dinners to enjoy.

Dinners

Friday

Village Walking Tour and Communal Dinner

Communal Kitchen Museum (1003 26th Ave, Middle Amana): Dinner 5:30pm, Tour 6:30pm

Participate in Amana’s original dining experience at the Communal Kitchen Museum.   Enjoy traditional Amana recipes and a short program. Dinner is served at 5:30pm and tour at 6:30pm.  Cost is $25 per person and reservations and prepayment are required*. Call 319-622-3567 or email amanaheritage@southslope.net.  Purchase tickets on our online store at www.amanaheritage.org.

 

Meet the Masters

Ronneburg Restaurant: 6:00pm.

Featuring  executive chef Shawn Kiene and his view on what is trending in the culinary world, and how to make that special meal using our local wine and beer!  Ronneburg chefs will treat you with tasty entree of Lemon-Thyme roasted chicken, famous Rouladen and Bavarian Rubbed Pork loin. All meat entrée served with special prepared salads, vegetables and of course homemade apple strudel. Fireside and Ackerman wines will accompany our specialties. Invite your friends to a great evening of fun! Please make your reservations soon: 319-622-3641 Tickets are $30.00

 

Saturday

Progressive Lunch: 11:30am.

This Progressive Lunch takes you to 4 iconic food stops in Amana while you enjoy a four course lunch. A guide provides the Amana history as you make your way to each stop.  Beginning at the Amana Visitor Center the tour proceeds to the Amana Meat Shop for cheese and sausage samples, then on to the Ox Yoke for family style salads.  Next, it’s a short walk to the Ronneburg for the main course and then finally down the street to PHAT Daddy’s for Cheese Cake. $29/person.  Limited to 20 people. Call 319-622-7622 to purchase your ticket.*

 

Pizzapalooza

PHAT Daddy’s: 5pm- 8pm.

A fantastic all you care to eat pizza buffet and salad bar. Cost is $16 per person; Kids 12 & under are $8.

 

Vintners Dinner: Celebrity Chefs

White Cross Cellars and Ox Yoke Inn®: 6pm.

Enjoy a 5 course themed meal complete with wine pairing. A Certified Specialist of Wine will guide you through this fun and tasty evening where the recipes are all from famous celebrity chefs.  The dinner includes locally crafted wines paired with each course.  $55/person (includes tax but not gratuity) Reservations are required, call 319-622-3441* for tickets. Menu maybe viewed at www.oxyokeinn.com.

 

Sunday

Sunday Brunch “Special Edition”

Ox Yoke Inn ®: 9am-1pm.

The Ox Yoke’s famous Sunday Brunch featuring “The Best of Germany”  including Sauerbraten, Bavarian Pretzel Pork Schnitzel, Chicken Schnitzel, Red Cabbage, and Potato Dumplings with Onion Sauce. Price per/person $21.00 plus tax and tip. A “Take a Bite” special edition of our Sunday Brunch.

 Tea and Tales

Zuber’s Homestead Hotel (Homestead): 1pm-2:30pm.

Enjoy a 3 course afternoon tea that begins with Scones, Savories and Teas.  That’s followed be Sweets and more Tea. You will be entertained by a local storyteller sharing stories about early Amana life. Dress for tea or come as you are. Seating begins at 12:30pm. $19/person plus tax. Limited seating.   Reservations are required call 319-622-3911*

 

Beer Dinner

Millstream Brau Haus: 5:30pm

As you tour through this specially planned 4 course meal you will learn from Chef Jim and Brewmaster Chris about each course and complementing beer that has been expertly paired together.  You will enjoy different courses made with or paired with different Millstream beers.  Sure to please all palates this dinner is for everyone!  $50/person includes tax and gratuity. Reservations are required.  Call 319-622-7332.  View menu at www.millstreambrewing.com on their events page.

 

Seminars and Hands on Demonstrations

Friday

Beer Pretzel Making

Millstream Brau Haus: 5pm.

Step into the baker’s kitchen and learn how to make beer pretzels!  Mix, roll, bake, and eat the delicious pretzel you just made.  Only $7/person.  Reservations are required: Call 319-622-7332

 

Lunch & Learn Bockwurst, Sauerkraut and Easter Bread

Amana Meat Shop: 11pm.

We will show you how to make these three Amana Specialties.  Then you’ll get to eat them for lunch. You’ll also take a jar of sauerkraut home with you.  Only $15/person, Seating is limited call 319-622-7586 to reserve your place.

 

Lunch & Learn Bockwurst, Sauerkraut and Easter Bread

Amana Meat Shop: 12:30pm.

We will show you how to make these three Amana Specialties.  Then you’ll get to eat them for lunch. You’ll also take a jar of sauerkraut home with you.  Only $15/person, Seating is limited call 319-622-7586 to reserve your place.

 

Saturday

Noodle Making Demonstration

Amana Woolen Mill: 10am, 1pm and 3pm

Watch us make Nudeln (noodles) with a Wooden Pasta Noodle Cutter.  Three Demonstrations during the day.

 

Chocolate Dipping

Chocolate Haus: Noon-12:30pm

Watch and learn about chocolate tempering and chocolate dipping techniques.

Super Simple Last Minute Appetizers

Amana General Store: 1pm and 4pm

Learn to make great last minute appetizers like “Candied Bacon appetizers, green olive spread, and power seed honey ham bites”.  Free

 

Beer 101

Millstream Brewing: 2pm-3pm.

This informative and interactive beer tasting class is led by Brewmaster Chris.  You’ll be guided through a tasting of a variety of beers with instructions on the difference in styles, AVBs, IBUs, flavor profiles and all the fun stuff you need to know when tasting beer. $7/person includes souvenir tasting glass.

 

Charcuterie Cheese Board Class

Fireside Winery in the Village: 3-4:30pm

Come to our Build Your Own Charcuterie Cheese Board Class. Cost of the class is $30 and includes a slate cheese board and paring knife. Attendees of the class will also receive coupons for in store purchases the day of the event. Enrollment is limited; Pre-register today under the events tab at: www.ackermanwinery.com

 

Sunday

Cheese and Wine Discovery

White Cross Cellars: Noon-3pm.

Learn how different cheese pair with each wine.  This self discovery tasting will have you looking at wine and cheese in a completely different light.  FREE

 

Chocolate Dipping

Chocolate Haus: Noon-12:30pm

Watch and learn about chocolate tempering and chocolate dipping techniques.

 

Sampling

Sampling Stroll

Friday-Sunday Sampling Stroll: 11am-4pm.  Purchases a Passport for $2 go to 3 shops in each group.  Return the completed passport to the Visitor Center and the first 250 receive a logo beer glass or Coffee mug.

Group1

  • Ackerman Winery
  • Amana Coffee and Tea
  • Amana General Store
  • Chocolate Haus
  • Fern Hill (South Amana)
  • Ronneburg Restaurant

Group 2

  • Amana Meat Shop
  • Broom and Basket Shop (West Amana)
  • Millstream Brewery
  • Schanz Furniture (South Amana)
  • White Cross Cellars
  • Fireside Winery in the Village

 

2018 Special Samplings

Beer and Wine Sampling-all day at our Brewery and 4 Wineries

Millstream Brewing

Ackerman Winery

Fireside Winery in the Village

Village Winery

White Cross Cellars

 

Chocolate Haus

All Weekend

Sample our new Almond Butter Toffee fudge.

 

Chocolate Haus

Friday 11-2

Sample our New “Hint of Spring” Latte with White chocolate and Lavender.

 

Fireside Winery in the Village 

Friday 3-5pm

Hosting a Pickle Flight. 1 Flight for $3, 2 Flights for $5.

 

Schanz Furniture & Refinish Shop, South Amana

Friday and Saturday:

Sampling Cherry cheese cakes

 

Broom & Basket/Giant Rocker, West Amana

Friday and Saturday

Sampling “Chocolate Cherry Balls”

 

Some events require advanced reservations.