Friday, March 13, 2009

Taste of the Timberwolves

I was invited to the 14th Annual Taste of the Timberwolves held Thursday night. It is a fundraiser benefiting the FastBreak Foundation, a Timberwolves community outreach and charity organization supporting local youth programs.

Among other guests, my mom, Aunt Sue, Uncle Russ, Aunt Colleen, Cousins Anna, Brian (x2) and Danielle were in attendance. The evening started with a silent auction and a variety of food stands representing local restaurants. At each stand a member of the Timberwolves team dished out delectable, gourmet food.

Here are some pictures from our night.

My mom, Sue, Russ and Colleen arrived before I did and staked out a cocktail table where we parked it for the night. Here they are holding down the fort. (The soup in the foreground is a wild rice soup w/ duck confit -- YUM!)


We all took turns filling our plates and holding the table (and purses). In this photo it must be my and Danielle's turn on guard...


After our bellies were full we headed into the other room, where my cousin Brian and Mike Miller hosted a very fun, super hilarious version of Family Feud where the players split into two teams and played each other, the Love Bunch vs. the Brooklyn (I can't remember the second word of their team; it started with the letter B).


At one point The Love Bunch had a chance to steal the above survey question and responded with "Elephant." It got a lot of laughs and while elephants are supposed to have a good memory, 5 of the people surveyed responded with Fox.


I really wanted to meet Mark "Mad Dog" Madsen. So, Danielle coordinated this picture with Mad Dog, Danielle, me and Brian.


I took this picture in front of the official "2009 Taste of the Timberwolves" backdrop; they posed like a bunch of celebrities.


As a group we discovered a love for Moscato wine (a SUPER sweet, sparkling wine). The photo above is the type they served samples of at the event: Primadonna Virgin Moscato d'Asti, distributed by Domace Vino. I found this bottle at France 44.

Last thing - there was one Family Feud question that stumped me. So I've decided to post it here - if you are interested, feel free to play along. Leave your guesses as a comment. I'll let you know correct responses Tuesday Thursday. (This will hopefully allow a few more people to play...)

We surveyed 100 people and asked them to name a food that you boil in a big pot.
????..................28
????..................20
????..................13
????....................7
????....................7
????....................6
????....................5


Survey says...

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I, of course, know the #1 answer is Pasta, but I would add lobster and soup! I wouldn't have said eggs because of the word "big" pot!
Mom

Jen, a priorfatgirl said...

I second your mom's answer but in fear of being buzzed, I will come up with #2 - potato's.

Rich said...

I was going to say pasta, then potatoes... so, how about rice?

Nicole said...

Based on the responses so far, here is what is on the board -

Name a food that you boil in a big pot.
Pasta .................28
Soup ..................20
Potatoes ..............13
????....................7
????....................7
Lobster ................6
????....................5

Strikes
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Nicole said...

Here are the answers -
Name a food that you boil in a big pot.
Pasta .................28
Soup ..................20
Potatoes ..............13
Chicken.................7
Corn....................7
Lobster ................6
Stew....................5

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