Viroqua Food Co+op Blog

100-Mile Meal: Pop-up Restaurant Class and Dinner

Posted by Charlene Elderkin on Mon, Jul 15, 2013 @ 09:40 AM

100 Mile Meal Salad 1On Saturday, August 10th, the Viroqua Food Co-op is teaming up with the Driftless Folk SchoolRooted Spoon Culinary, and local farmers to put on a collaborative cooking class and dinner featuring food grown within 100 miles of Viroqua. If you’ve ever been interested in learning what it takes to open a from-scratch local foods restaurant, check out the 100 Mile Meal: “Pop-up” Restaurant Class. If you are interested in attending a gourmet local foods dinner with family or friends, check out the 100 Mile Meal: The Dinner. All proceeds from the dinner benefit the Driftless Folk School. Learn more about the class and dinner below.


100 Mile Meal: “Pop-up” Restaurant Class

Date: Saturday, August 10th, 10am-7pm
Instructors: Luke Zahm, Dani Lind and Macon Luhning
Location: Rooted Spoon Kitchen Table, 219 S. Main St., Viroqua, WI
Course Fee: $125/$100 for VFC owners
(VFC owners receive a $25 VFC gift card upon attending the course)

Description: Have you ever wondered what it would be like to open a farm-to-table restaurant? Have you ever dreamed of transforming a space into a dining destination for one night? This Class will take you behind the scenes to meet the farmers who grow the menu and work with chefs to transform seasonal ingredients into a dining experience that will not be forgotten for 60 paying guests. All featured ingredients will be sourced from a 100 mile radius from some of the finest farms in the Driftless Region. This is a hands on professional kitchen course.

Registration: Register online at


100 Mile Meal:  The Dinner

Date: Saturday, August 10th 
 -Appetizers and cash bar: 6:30-7pm
Location: Rooted Spoon Kitchen Table, 219 S. Main St., Viroqua, WI
Dinner Cost: $25

Come enjoy an excellent one-of-a-kind local food dinner experience in a ‘pop-up’ restaurant led by local chefs Luke Zahm, Dani Lind, Macon Luhning, and sixteen Driftless Folk School students.
All featured ingredients are produced within 100 miles of Viroqua. This local and seasonal dinner is collaboration of the Viroqua Food Co-op, Driftless Folk School, Rooted Spoon Kitchen Table, and local farmers. 60 guest capacity so purchase your tickets today!

Advanced Tickets a Must: Purchase online, or at the Viroqua Food Co-op. All proceeds benefit the Driftless Folk School.

Tags: Local, Events, Food, DIY, Locavores!, eating out of the garden, Rooted Spoon, farm to table, Driftless Folk School