All event proceeds will support United Way of Northeastern Minnesota’s “Buddy Backpack Program”, which provides supplemental backpacks full of nutritious, child-friendly food to at-risk youth each Friday or weekend break they head home from school. Currently, 854 children throughout Minnesota’s Iron Range schools are benefiting from this program, receiving meals each Friday.
Participating area restaurants will prepare their best menu item and demonstrate their finest in food, atmosphere and customer service to event guests. Throughout the evening, attendees will vote for their favorite food in *FOUR* categories: “Best Appetizer”, “Best Entrée”, “Best Dessert” and “Best Beverage” – by secret ballot. The event will conclude with the announcement of the “Best of the Best” award, determined by the most ballots received by a participating restaurant.
Tickets to Flavor of the North will be on sale to the public for $50 per person with a limit of 450 attendees. In addition to savoring the finest cuisine across the Iron Range, those attending will enjoy a variety of wine and beer tastings along with a silent and live auction.