Food & Drink

Jingle Cross and wine, culinary walks, farm to table: Food events to try this week in Eastern Iowa

Lucie Chainel of France, left,  runs up a ramp in the women’s Telenet UCI Cyclo-Cross World Cup during Jingle Cross at the Johnson County Fair Grounds in Iowa City on Sunday, September 17, 2017. (Cliff Jette/The Gazette)
Lucie Chainel of France, left, runs up a ramp in the women’s Telenet UCI Cyclo-Cross World Cup during Jingle Cross at the Johnson County Fair Grounds in Iowa City on Sunday, September 17, 2017. (Cliff Jette/The Gazette)

It’s getting to be harvest season, and that theme is reflected in the food events in Cedar Rapids — Iowa City area.

Jingle Cross World Cup Wine Walk

Tour France, Italy, Spain, New Zealand, Argentina, and the United States all while enjoying cyclocross bike races during the weekend-long Cyclo-Cross World Cup event. Tickets include a commemorative wine walk glass, tour punch card, six sample pours and collectible wrist bands from each country.

• When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday

• Where: Johnson County Fairgrounds, 4261 Oak Crest Hill Rd. SE, Iowa City

• Cost: $15

• Details: jinglecross.com/wine-walk

Happy Harvest Party

Learn about the Johnson County Food Policy Council and how policies shape a community through the food we eat and how it gets to our plates, with free samples from Big Grove Brewery, light snacks.

Where: Vue Rooftop, Hilton Garden Inn, 328 S. Clinton St., Iowa City

When: 3 to 6 p.m. Monday

• Cost: Free

Details: fieldtofamily.org/programs/field-to-family-festival

Lunch and Learn: We Love (Local) Eggs So Many Ways!

Chef Jay Schworn of Salt Fork Kitchen prepares local eggs a variety of ways. Lunch from the menu available for purchase.

Where: Salt Fork Kitchen, 112 E. Main St., Solon

When: Noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday

• Cost: Free

Details: fieldtofamily.org/programs/field-to-family-festival

Culinary Walk

Stroll through downtown Iowa City and sample dishes made from local ingredients at New Pioneer Food Co-op, Basta, Saint Burch Tavern, Local Burrito, Get Fresh, Pullman Diner and Trumpet Blossom.

Where: Check in at New Pioneer Food Co-op, 22 S. Van Buren St., Iowa City

When: 5:30 to 8 p.m. Sept. 19

• Cost: $15 to $30

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Details: fieldtofamily.org/programs/field-to-family-festival

Farm to Table Dinner

This vegetarian meal by Chef Andy Schumacher of Cobble Hill will be served at sunset on the Nature Center’s string-lit patio. Of the $130 ticket price, $65 is a tax-deductible donation in support of the nature center.

• When: 5:30 to 9 p.m. Sept. 19

• Where: Indian Creek Nature Center, 5300 Otis Rd. SE, Cedar Rapids

• Cost: $130

• Details: indiancreeknaturecenter.org/gallery/farm-to-table-dinner

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