New Tasting Dinner Series Lures Adventurous Eaters
As a way to encourage and assist Montanans in embracing all things food, Moonlight Kitchens is offering a series of scrumptious themed dinners served in their intimate dining area complete with fireplace and comfy dining chairs. The ambiance is business-casual-meets-grandma’s-house and diners can watch their food being prepared through sliding glass doors in the adjacent kitchen.
Guest chefs and food professionals will highlight seasonal, local ingredients where possible. Insight into the history, geography, and culture of the featured courses in the meal will be presented and a percentage of revenue will support the work of the Community Food & Agriculture Coalition.
Seating is limited to 14 and reservations are required. Cost varies depending on the extent of the meal: $20 & up per person. This is the perfect treat or adventure for the holidays, a special occasion, or just to expand your food horizons.
Offerings are planned to be eclectic, approachable, and fun. The current schedule is as follows:
December 14, 2017 The Chocolate-Lovers’ Dinner (everything chocolate)
January 14, 2018 The Elegant Vegetarian
February 14, 2018 Valentine’s Day Paleo Pig-Out
March 15, 2018 “God this is good!” (Ceremonial foods of major religions)
April 14th, 2018 “The Perfect Dinner” – cheese, charcuterie, fruit & bread
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While Moonlight Kitchens is set up to accommodate commercial users, it’s also easy to use for non-professionals. The cooking equipment is “hurkier” than residential stuff which means food gets hotter or colder faster.
We are seeking food entrepreneurs and artisans who love the art of food. If you are looking for an inspiring home base to cook, bake, and create in a supportive environment Moonlight Kitchens is for you. We are particularly looking for people who want to source local and organic ingredients as a large part of their production philosophy. Missoula’s food scene is booming and we make every effort to help our new cooks thrive.
Moonlight Kitchens is designed for commercial cooking but individuals can use the kitchens for group cooking and canning, girls-night-out or a unique birthday party, and personal projects. Chefs can use the space to test recipes or create an intimate dinner.
We offer a variety of cooking classes to the public and collaborate with local businesses on regular “openings” that promote our cooks’ products. We also work with our local farmers to offer bulk purchasing and seasonal specials to reduce ingredient costs and improve flavor.