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Take a Bite out of the Amana Colonies
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Take a Bite out of the Amana Colonies

The Amana Colonies are kicking off their main tourist season in a big way with “Take a Bite: A Three Day Food Festival” on April 21-23, 2017.  Introduced last year, Take a Bite was a success and this year’s edition is bigger and better.  Billed as 3 days of learning, demonstrations, sampling, and dining the schedule of events looks very flavorful. 

Last year’s special diners were all sell outs so a few more have been added to the list that includes, a special Communal Era meal served at the only surviving communal kitchen, a Nouveau Amana Vintner’s Dinner featuring 5 courses inspired by old Colony favorites but updated and each course served with a local wine beautifully paired.  European Specialties are being served at another meal where a chef from the Czech Republic will be on hand to discuss his creations.  The 3 day event features 8 unique meals so everyone will find something of interest.

If you’re not looking for a sit down meal how about a Sampling Stroll? All three day’s you’ll be able to purchase a stroll card that gets you samples at 7 food and 8 beverage shops.  Get you card punched at 4 of each and you’ll receive an Amana Colonies logo Pilsner Glass. 

Maybe you’ve got a sweet tooth or just love coffee.  The Saturday “Chocolate and Coffee in the Colonies” event maybe your favorite.  Visit and have a sample at 5 shops that feature chocolate and/or coffee and you will be entered to win a gift basket full of each.

Did you ever wonder how to make your own sauerkraut or want to make your own beer pretzels?  You can take a short class and learn the secrets of each or several other foods.  The best part is you’ll sample what you make. 

At the Amana Colonies newest festival you’ll learn, savor, and indulge as you “Take a Bite”.

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