Canpasapa Wi Dinner featuring The Sioux Chef (8/6)

The Sioux Chef Dinner PosterOn Thursday, August 6th we are excited to feature a unique menu of indigenous, Native American foods prepared by Chef Sean Sherman, also known as The Sioux Chef. Canpasapa Wi means ‘Dinner of the Chokecherry Moon’ and in the height of the summer growing season we will be celebrating the cuisine of the forebears of the northern plains and their immense pantry of readily available foods. Expect to see a beautiful and modern interpretation of traditional Native American foods as well as fascinating presentations about the indigenous foods of this place we call home.

Sean gave a great interview on Prairie Public Radio on July 20th about the work he is doing with indigenous foods. If you would like to hear more about Sean’s fascinating work, click here.

To highlight local products we are featuring produce from Riverbound Farm, a CSA near Mandan. A selection of their fresh, seasonal vegetables will be incorporated into the menu. The owners of Riverbound Farm will be in attendance and will be happy to discuss CSA farming and the joys of eating local.


VISION – maštíŋčala

cedar stewed rabbit – honey + timpsula Cake – maple pinenut – chokecherry jus

RIVER – omníča

maple + hominy cake – cedar-corn broth – smoked trout – sorrel

PRAIRIE – ptéȟčaka

braised bison – sweet potato fritter – elderberry – smoked wild mushroom

FOREST – maǧáksiča

smoked duck wasna: dried duck + dried cherry + puffed wild rice – amaranth cracker – amaranth leaf

HARVEST – wagmú

roasted corn + honey sorbet – mixed seed cake – raspberry rosehip sauce – wild mint – blackberry

150117_SeanSiouxChef_HeidiEhaltCredit_webAbout the Chef

Chef Sean Sherman, Oglala Lakota, born in Pine Ridge, SD, has been cooking in MN, SD & MT for the last 27 years. In the last few years, his main culinary focus has been on the “pre-reservation” indigenous knowledge of wild and traditionally cultivated food history, flavor, and culinary technique. His studies have taken him to the Crow tribes of the Bighorn and Beartooth Mountain Ranges in Wyoming and Montana, to his native Lakota plains in the Dakotas, to the Ojibwe & Dakota forests & lake region throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Through documentation and experimentation with wild and indigenous flavor profiles and recreating and utilizing “ancient pantry” items, Chef Sherman has been readying his own concept of Modern & Traditional Native American Foods of the Dakota, Lakota & Ojibwe to bring to the public. This year, he opened his business titled, “The Sioux Chef” as a caterer and food educator to the Minneapolis/Saint Paul area. His focus now is providing catering, cooking classes, speeches and food demonstrations. He’s been able to source locally, organically and using many regional Native run businesses to bring the flavors of these traditional foods to the Minnesota region and beyond.

Event Details

The event is on Thursday, August 6th at Coteau des Prairies Lodge. Everyone is welcome, but space is limited and meals are available by reservation only. The price is $75 per person which includes a multiple course gourmet meal and informational presentations about indigenous Native American foods by Chef Sean Sherman. Suggested pairings of wine and beer will be available at the bar. Water and coffee will be provided. Doors open at 4pm, guests are welcome to come early, tour the lodge and enjoy refreshments served at the bar. When you arrive at the lodge, sign your party in with our hostess. Guests will be seated for the meal promptly at 6pm.

11802633_881031451946568_3556591302427626597_oFor reservations, fill out the online form below or call 701-680-1175

Because we have limited space available, we kindly request advanced notice if you must cancel your reservation or reduce your party size so we can make room for other guests. Thank you.

You will receive confirmation of your reservation within 24 hours.