Restaurant Week Events
We invite you to attend a handful of unique food-themed events that raise money for community causes.
Alert - the events listed below are from 2019.
First Taste Culinary Crawl
Thursday, Sep. 19, 2019 • 6:30-9:00pm
River Prairie Center, Altoona
Taste a full meal's worth of both savory and sweet samples from a select list of a dozen plus local restaurants, enjoy a cash bar of featured beers and wines. Experience the valley's culinary scene in a way you never have before.
- Taste a full meal's worth (and then some) of both savory and sweet samples from select local restaurants
- Visit the cool indoor/outdoor cash bar for featured beers and wines
- Dine on the gorgeous outdoor plaza beside River Prairie's babbling brooks
- Get cozy by the huge outdoor fireplace
- DJ Billy Siegel of Revival Records will be playing records
- Walk the red carpet and snap a commemorative photo at the photo booth
- Feel great because every ticket raises money for our partner The Community Table
Enjoy samples from each participating restaurant:
- 620 West from the CVTC Culinary Program
- Johnny's Italian Steakhouse
- The Raw Deal
- 29 Pines Family Restaurant
- JimBob's Pizza
- Olson's Ice Cream
- Growler Guys
- Shanghai Bistro
- Butcher's Block BBQ
- Sammy's Pizza
- Roger's Supper Club
Local Restaurant Trivia Night
Wednesday, Sep. 25, 2019 • 8:00pm
Skill Shot Coffee, at Artisan Forge
Put your townie knowledge to the test and win $200 in gift cards!
Volume One and Skill Shot presents a special local restaurant themed trivia night at Skill Shot, a coffee and pinball spot inside Artisan Forge Studios, starting at 8pm. The event is free, so gather your team of foodies and arrive on time to sign up. Two-hundred bucks worth of gift certificates to local restaurants are on the line, and only the smartest team - with the most knowledge of Chippewa Valley food from the present and past - have shot at them. Think you have what it takes?
FREE No tickets required.
"Mangiare e Bere Italiano" Eat and Drink Italy a Chippewa Valley Restaurant Week Student Benefit Event
Thursday, Sep. 26, 2019 • 5:00-7:00pm
620 West at CVTC
Come explore 620West and learn more about the Culinary Management program at CVTC. Sample Italian fare and drinks while supporting Culinary Management Students. Proceeds will benefit students and offset their culinary education and travel expenses for their trip to Italy in May.
Your ticket includes:
Italian Fare Samples
- Mixed Crostini
- Lemon Chicken Picatta
- Grilled Lamb Chops
- Mushroom and Asparagus Risotto
- Baked Penne with Roasted Vegetables
- Cannoli and Zeppole
- Cappuccino and Espresso
- Acqua Panna and Pellegino Waters
- Additional beverages that can be purchased from the bar include:
- Italian Grape Sour $8
- Mojito Italiano $8
- Prosecco, Primitivio and Other Italian Wines $8
- Also featuring Italian Wine Education from Saratoga Wine Specialist William Bernier.
All ages welcome. Wrist bands available at the door for those wishing to patronize the bar.
Fabulous Fall-Colors Farm Tour
Saturday, Sep. 28, 2019 • 9am-3:30pm
Leaves from The Local Store at 9am
$40, includes delicious food and pastoral views, limited to 48 attendees
Explore area farms first hand, and enjoy a countryside lunch.
This four-stop, easygoing tour of the Chippewa Falls area will take participants on a relaxing bus ride through the countryside amid a rainbow of autumn foliage.
Enjoy samples, sightseeing, or shopping at every location, starting at Farm Sweet Farm. Here, guests will be able to meet cows, calves, chickens, horses, dogs, or even a cute little bunny and hear the history of the Flashinski farm.
The next stop is Autumn Harvest Winery & Orchard, where you’ll hop aboard a wagon ride to the orchard. Pick a half peck of your own apples to take home, and then peruse the winery selection and even sample a few sweet local flavors.
Enjoy a specially packed box lunch by Chef Amy Huo of Locavore Mobile Kitchen – a seasonal snack made with locally sourced ingredients.
When everyone’s had a chance to rest and refuel, we’ll move on to Harvest Moon Organics, a certified organic farm and home of the Old Laughing Lady General Store, which stocks local meat, cheese, canned and pickled goods, coffee, and more. They’ll have meat samples for snacking, and host a fun wagon ride, weather permitting.
The final stop is Blaeser Farms, a Chippewa Falls beef farm that raises high-quality meats. A walking tour will take visitors through pristine pasture where they can view (and maybe even pet!) gorgeous mixed-breed cows and lambs, and hear Josh and Ashley Blaeser’s hilarious and educational stories.
Tour participants will be able to purchase Blaeser meats with a 10% discount during their visit.
The tour leaves from The Local Store, 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire, at 9am. When purchasing your ticket, you’ll have the option to select a pack lunch preference (vegan, gluten free, meat, vegetarian, or standard), and indicate any additional dietary considerations. Please bring appropriate shoes; farms may be muddy!
Leinenkugel's Beer Dinner
Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019 • 6:00-8:00pm
Leinie Lodge, Chippewa Falls
$49.95 Registration is required.
Back by popular demand Leinenkugel's private beer dinner with Dick, John and Katie Leinenkugel will be happening on October 2nd.
Spend your Wednesday evening enjoying a delicious five-course meal paired to perfection with a variety of classic Leinenkugel's beers. The Leinenkugel Family will spend the evening education and delighting you with in depth knowledge of the 150-year history of the Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company and beer pairing.
Registration is required for this event and is limited to 55 people. Dinner is for 21+ and tickets need to be purchased in advance.