A nonprofessional may be drafted as a full-fledged event planner at any time: a bachelorette party, best friend’s birthday get-together or co-worker’s promotion soiree. These affairs require event planning rookies to brainstorm themed events with fresh ideas. For that dutiful friend-, spouse- or co-worker-turned-event-planner, Salut Bar Américain created Ensemble Events.

“A lot of times Salut will have guests who have an interest in doing some kind of experimental or educational event,” says Kip Clayton, marketing partner for Parasole Restaurant Holdings, the umbrella company that operates Salut, among other Twin Cities restaurants.

The program customizes original events for those who may not know where to start, while utilizing Salut staff’s savvy. “The ensemble idea came about because we have a talented culinary team and a talented front-of-house team who have different expertise,” says Clayton. “Some know Champagnes really well and some know oysters really well.”

The Salut team is available to turn requests on a dime, or provide inspiration from its own event-planning know-how. The program accommodates groups of up to 25 people. “[Ensemble Events] is meant to be interactive,” says Clayton. “It’s meant to be a way to showcase our kitchen talent and chefs.”

Whether you’re looking for a sophisticated oyster and sparkling wine pairing, an elegant wine and cheese tasting or cock-tail-themed dinners, the Edina restaurant can accommodate—even on short notice. Says Clayton: “We have dinners that are customized and designed for groups that can be organized in a day or two’s notice.” 

Whether you’re looking to host the ultimate custom event or impress someone special on a romantic date night, Holman’s Table knows how to deliver. Located at the Downtown St. Paul Airport, Holman’s Table is where gastronomy and aviation sit down for a one-of-a-kind meal.


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Hitch & Sip
Hitch & Sip first opened its restored 1970s trailer in May 2018 and has been serving corporate happy hours, trade shows, client appreciation events and more ever since. The cash bar can be set up indoors or outdoors and is entirely customizable.


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