MACYS FLOWER SHOW WITH GARDENS BY BACHMANS CALENDAR OF EVENTS AT MACYS DOWNTOWN MINNEAPOLIS
POINTS OF INTEREST Bouquets of the Day First Floor, Cosmetics Department
Macys Flower Show with Gardens by Bachmans will flourish with fresh, one-of-kind floral-themed masterpieces created by four designers from Bachmans and featured as the shows Bouquet of the Day from March 25 through April 7 on the first floor of Macys Downtown Minneapolis. These extravagant, larger-than-life bouquets will reflect the personal style of each master floral designer and take inspiration from this years theme, Brasil. Each display will rotate every three to four days throughout the duration of the Flower Show. March 25 through 27 Scott Ellingboe March 28 through 31 Jamie McLaughlin April 1 through 4 Diane Enge April 5 through 7 Karen Ortiz Macys Flower Show Market & Cafe Eighth Floor Join us for an array of fresh sandwiches, salads, hand-decorated cookies, cupcakes and more. Plus you can pick up a fresh bouquet of flowers from Bachman's, gourmet foods or candy treats to brighten your day. Gucci Flora Specialty Garden and Special Offer First Floor, Cosmetics Department Discover the Gucci Garden inspired by the new Flora by Gucci Garden collection. This spring Gucci unveils its new, refined floral fragrance collection in tribute to one of its most iconic motifs. Flora by Gucci: The Flora Garden Collection is a bouquet of scents inspired by the Houses renowned Flora pattern. SPECIAL EVENTS Cupcake Decorating Demonstration with Chef Ly Lo of Sweets Bakeshop March 26 Noon Lower Level, Culinary Kitchen Join us as Macys welcomes Chef Ly Lo from Sweets Bakeshop as she shows you how to add a flair to cupcakes by decorating with fondant. Sweets Bakeshop is a boutique bakery with a commitment to artisan quality and artistic presentation. Specializing in cupcakes, French macaroons and catering, the cake artists at Sweets take pride in their handcrafted and beautifully decorated products.
Macys Flower Show Events contd (p.2) Cooking Demonstration with Macys Culinary Council Chef Tim Scott March 27 Noon Lower Level, Culinary Kitchen Join Macys Culinary Council Chef Tim Scott as he shares some delicious Brazilian recipes. Be sure to check out some of Chef Scotts featured recipes at Macys Marketplace and the Oak Grill. Chef Scott started cooking professionally at the age of 14 and is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America. Scott is the corporate executive chef for Macy's North and is responsible for creating recipes and menus for 20 full-service restaurants and 45 other fresh food operations throughout the country. Baking Demonstration with Cupcake Bakery March 28 Noon Lower Level, Culinary Kitchen Join us as Macys welcomes Cupcake Bakery as they feature their popular items and demonstrate how to decorate your own treats at home. Cooking Demonstration with Chef Anelisa Ponpes of The Public House March 29 Noon Lower Level, Culinary Kitchen Join us as Chef Anelisa Ponpes of The Public House demonstrates and samples traditional Brazilian candies and desserts. Specializing in Brazilian and American cuisines, Brazilian native Ponpes is the head pastry chef at the North Loops newest establishment, The Public House, and a baker at Sweet Retreat Cupcake Boutique in Edina. Macys Flower Show Artist Marketplace March 30 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Second Floor BATUCADA DO NORTE PERFORMANCE Catch the traditional Brazilian percussion ensemble, Batucada do Norte, founded by brothers Tim and Pat OKeefe in 2006. Batucada do Norte is a community group dedicated to studying and performing the many street drumming styles found in Brasil during Carnival. While here, visit with the folks from Honest Tea as they sample springtimes newest flavors. Floral Arranging Demonstration with Bouquet of the Day Designer, Jamie Mclaughlin from Bachmans March 30 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lower Level, Culinary Kitchen Join us in welcoming Bouquet of the Day designer, Jamie Mclaughlin from Bachmans as she creates wonderful springtime bouquets with a Brazilian flair. Learn Mclaughlins expert tips as she focuses on plants native to the tropics and teaches you how to incorporate them into floral displays ranging from everyday use to special occasions. Register to win one of her arrangements that you can take home with you from the event. Hop in for Brunch with the Easter Bunny! April 1 11 a.m. 12th Floor, Minneapolis Oak Grill Restaurant Bring the family for brunch with the Easter Bunny! Enjoy a scrumptious buffet with our special cotton-tailed guest star. Be sure to pack your camera! The fun continues with face painting and balloon twisting! Reserve your spot today! Seating is limited. Call 1.877.55.MACYS for more information and to reserve your spot today! Cooking Demonstration with Samba Taste of Brazil April 2 Noon Lower Level, Culinary Kitchen Join us as Macys welcomes Samba Taste of Brazil as they demonstrate how to make the traditional Brazilian dish, Feijoada. Samba Taste of Brazil offers authentic Brazilian cuisine with European, Mediterranean and African influences. Located in downtown Hopkins, Samba has an elegant and casual ambiance. All meat, seafood or vegetables lovers can find authentic and delicious dishes mixing ingredients in a colorful and tasteful way that satisfy everybody with the size, quality and taste of its appetizers, salads, main courses and desserts.
Macys Flower Show Events contd (p.3) Cooking Demonstration with Macys Oak Grill Executive Chef, Clark Knutson April 3 Noon Lower Level, Culinary Kitchen Join us as Clark Knutson, Executive Chef at Macys Oak Grill samples items that have made this flagship restaurant a tradition for many. Baking Demonstration with Chefs Botzet and Grossmann of Yum! Kitchen and Bakery April 4 Noon Lower Level, Culinary Kitchen Join us as Macys welcomes Chefs Botzet and Grossman of Yum! Kitchen and Bakery as they demonstrate how to make taste sweet treats. Yum! Kitchen and Bakery is the ultimate neighborhood restaurant serving fresh and friendly food that makes you smile. The bakery offers award-winning cakes, cupcakes, oversized cookies, ever-changing morning pastries and fair trade coffee. The kitchen prepares seasonal soups and salads, sandwiches and entrees, with favorites including chicken soup, gumbo, apple harvest salad, fancy-schmancy tuna melt, Hugos Mahi tacos and their signature chocolate cake with buttercream frosting, Patticake, Cooking Demonstration with Fogo de Cho April 5 Noon Lower Level, Culinary Kitchen Join us as Macys welcomes Fogo de Cho as they demonstrate delicious Brazilian plates. Recognized by Zagat as one of America's Top Restaurants, this Brazilian steakhouse has been setting the standard in Brazil and the United States for Brazilian-style dining over the past 30 years. Macys Flower Show Artist Marketplace April 6 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Second Floor CHORO BOREALIS Join us in welcoming Choro Borealis, a traditional Brazilian trio band blending European and African influences, comprised of Robert Everest and brothers Tim and Pat OKeefe. OMULU CAPOEIRA GUANABARA OF MINNESOTA Dont miss the Omulu Capoeira Guanabara of Minnesota, an Afro-Brazilian Martial Arts group that combines elements of self-defense, music, dance and acrobatics into a thrilling performance. For more information, please visit www.roberteverest.com. BODY PAINTING WITH CINDYS CREATIVE CELEBRATIONS Be sure to catch body painting artist Cindy Trusty from Cindys Creative Celebrations as she creates wondrous images on a live model right before your eyes. For more information, please visit www.CindysCC.com. Indoor Landscaping Demonstration with Kristen Peterson of Bachmans April 6 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lower Level, Culinary Kitchen Come learn how to build an indoor landscape that can withstand the Minnesota weather all year long. Meet expert Kristen Peterson, manager of Bachmans Planter Production Department, as she shows you how to create fresh terrariums requiring little time and care. Learn planning techniques and tips on types of plants to use to keep the greenery going through the toughest winter months. Hop in for Brunch with the Easter Bunny! April 1 9 a.m. 12th Floor, Minneapolis Oak Grill Restaurant Bring the family for brunch with the Easter Bunny! Enjoy a scrumptious buffet with our special cotton-tailed guest star. Be sure to pack your camera! The fun continues with face painting and balloon twisting! Reserve your spot today! Seating is limited. Call 1.877.55.MACYS for more information and to reserve your spot today! Book Reading and Craft Project Event with Jennifer A. Bell April 7 1 p.m. Fourth Floor, Kids Department Join Macys as we welcome Jennifer A. Bell, local artist and illustrator of the childrens book Stella Bates Needs a New Name. Bell will be on hand to read a selection from the book. Kids will enjoy a special do-it-yourself craft station. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event. For more information or a full listing of all of the events scheduled during the run of the show, please visit www.macys.com/flowershow or www.macys.com/events.