Sample appetizers, wine, and fresh culinary creations at After 5 @ Minnetrista

Sample appetizers, wine, and fresh culinary creations at After 5 @ Minnetrista

Posted by: Steven Beverly    |    Monday, August 13, 2012


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August 8, 2012

Sample appetizers, wine, and fresh culinary creations at After 5 @ Minnetrista

Muncie, IN— Enjoy some grown-up fun in the sun at After 5 @ Minnetrista: Sampling in the Sun. Bring old friends and meet new people at this outdoor event for the 21 and older crowd.  Join Minnetrista for Sampling in the Sun on Wednesday, August 15 from 5:30–7:30 p.m.

Sample wines from Madison County Winery and appetizers from the Orchard Shop at Minnetrista while relaxing on the patio. Watch Chef Lucas Miller as he prepares a tapas-style entrée and Chef Jason Reynolds prepares a delicious desert. Featured food will come from Farmers Market at Minnetrista.

Stephanie Dilk, Education Manager at Minnetrista, describes this unique event: “Sampling in the Sun has taken place for the last three years. It’s a great deal for a great experience. Participants will experience two tapas-style foods created in front of them by chefs from the Muncie chapter of the American Culinary Federation. They will also receive three wine samples. This year we’re featuring Madison County Winery, located in Pendleton. They’re most excited to share their Chocolate Meade with us as the final dessert!

This event will take place outside, weather permitting. But, in the event of rain [Sampling in the Sun] will be moved inside, where we’ll still have a splendid time making new friends, sampling food and wine and learning about fresh ingredients and local vendors. This event has sold out every year, so reservations are strongly encouraged. People who register ahead of time will be entered in a drawing to win an Orchard Shop Gift Card.”

The cost to attend Sampling in the Sun is $15 and includes samples throughout the evening.

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Located along historic White River, Minnetrista includes 40 acres of beautiful gardens and grounds, a modern museum facility, an historic home, Nature Area, numerous sculptures, and a portion of the White River Greenway. Minnetrista serves East Central Indiana with dynamic community activities and exhibits that honor and reflect its natural and cultural heritage. For more information about Minnetrista, visit


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