Join us for Rendez-Zoo! Henry Vilas Zoo’s new annual event (21+) to enhance the community-supported zoo and its future exhibits. Over 20 local chefs will join us to show off their culinary skills inspired by Africa, North America, South America, Europe and Asia. In addition to delectable bites, there will be craft cocktails developed by the gentlemen of Three Count Beverage Company as well as the tasty local brews from New Glarus. Dine, drink & dance around to the sounds of the world- from Dixieland jazz to Afropop- there will be something for everyone! Guests will also have the chance to enjoy a spectacular silent auction with one-of-a-kind zoo experiences and travel themed items!
Tickets are now available for purchase! Tickets are $100 and VIP Tickets are $250.
VIP Tickets ($250)
VIP guests will enjoy early entrance at 5 pm, an animal encounter (see below), and exclusive access to the VIP lounge for craft cocktails from the Barmadillo, hors d’oeuvres prepared by Le Personal Chef, and sweets provided by FEED Kitchen. Enjoy this tropical, swanky experience while listening to the Caravan Gypsy Swing Duo with friends!
Upon arrival, VIP guests will draw an airline ticket to their animal encounter destination, per person or per couple. Experience either polar bear training, seal training, a tortoise meet & greet, a penguin meet & greet or feeding our beloved giraffes!
General Admission Tickets ($100)
General admission guests will enjoy delectable bites from over 20 local Madison chefs while roaming the “continents” of the Zoo! Enjoy our animals from Africa, North America, South America, Asia and Europe while sipping on craft cocktails developed by the gentlemen of Three Count Beverage Company and the tasty brews of New Glarus. Music will span the globe- from Immigre (Afropop) to the Dixie Sizzlers (Dixieland jazz) to the brassy latin sounds from Forward! Marching Band. This is an evening you won’t want to miss!
Our 2016 Restaurant Partners include: Barriques, Bonefish Grill, Brasserie V, Brocach, The Edgewater, Freiburg Gastropub, Gail Ambrosius Chocolate, Gates & Brovi, Glacier Grille, Graft, HyVee Catering, Inka Heritage, Layla’s Persian Food, Lilianna’s, Michael’s Frozen Custard, Mustard Girl Mustards, PF Changs, Pizza Brutta, Stella’s Bakery, Underground Butcher, Zuzu & more!