MINNEAPOLIS - Chipotle Mexican Grill will host its Cultivate Festival in Minneapolis for the first time on Saturday in Loring Park.
The one-day festival will run from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and will include cooking demonstrations by celebrity chefs, live music, food artisans and other activities emphasizing fresh and affordable food made with sustainable ingredients. Admission is free.
Chefs scheduled to speak and cook at Cultivate include: Andrew Zimmern ("Bizarre Foods America"); Amanda Freitag (Empire Diner, "Chopped" and "The Next Iron Chef"); Jamie Malone (Sea Change, 2014 James Beard Best Chef Nominee); Jack Riebel (formerly Butcher and the Boar, 2013 James Beard Best Chef Nominee); Erik Anderson (formerly Catbird Seat); and Paul Berglund (Bachelor Farmer, 2014 James Beard Best Chef Nominee).
The musical lineup includes Portugal. The Man, Grouplove, The Mowgli's, Vintage Trouble, Hunter Hunted, and DJ Christopher Golub.
Cultivate Minneapolis' Tasting Hall will feature 12 different local brewers and vintners and Chipotle will debut a Cultivate Farmhouse Ale, created in partnership with Surly Brewing Co. For Surly Brewing's take on the Cultivate Farmhouse Ale, head brewer Todd Haug created a pale, hazy yellow Belgian-style Saison brewed with Pils and Rye malt. Haug added bitterness to the brew with local Minnesota dandelion greens. This beer is crisp with a soft malt sweetness, balanced by the dandelion and rye dryness and all held together by a blend of fruity Belgian yeast strains. This one comes in at 33 IBUs and 5% ABV.