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Rendezvous at a chamber of luxury tastes with today’s side deal. For $25, you’ll get tickets to the Vault and the Expo on Sunday, November 8, at the Affair, the Twin Cities premier entertaining event, a $50 value. The Expo, the premier entertainment convention, takes place at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The Vault plays host to a world of distinguished wines in a downtown luxury hotel, Hotel Ivy.
Inside the elite culinary catacombs of the Vault, you’ll sip and swill with expert oenophiles. Learn how to pair wine for entertaining menus, get schooled in the art of tasting, and treat your taste buds to the rich flavors of premium, international pours, imported and domestic cheeses, breads, and chocolates. You’ll also take home a Reidel tasting glass (a $10.95 value).
This side deal also gets you in to the Expo, which promises to be a one-stop holiday party inspiration shop with stages dedicated to lifestyle (a culinary and couture collaboration with chocolate-inspired designs, table-top trends, and little-black-dress accessorization), kitchen (chefs advise on holiday how-to’s from cheese plates to truffle selection), and entertainment (learn to create hostess gifts, make a floral arrangement, and set a table).
Instead of tracking down your own experts or forking out hundreds for a pricey party planner, the Affair’s wrangled up industry insiders of all varieties in one convenient location. Consult with caterers, dish with decorators, and get filled in by florists. You’ll also be able to sample the latest sweets (truffles, confections, pastries, cakes, and more), luxury goods (cheeses, meats, seafood, vegetables, fruits), and festive sips (coffees, teas, wines, liquors), and purchase foodie-pleasing presents (jams, cooking accessories, and other kitchen-related items).
Secrets of the City blog and Metromix rave about the luxury tastes at the expo: > * The Affair Minneapolis is an expo like no other expos that have come before – at least around these parts. – Secrets of the City > * Sample, shop and explore everything entertaining. – Metromix