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Pop-up dinner in Minneapolis will feature Prince-themed food

It's in honor of what would have been the Purple One's 61st birthday.

Little Red Croquette, The Most Beautiful Grill in the World, Raspberry Beignet.

These are some of the Prince food puns that should have been used for the upcoming pop-up dinner in honor of the late, great Minnesota music hero.

Alas, the team behind Chelles' Kitchen have decided to play it a little straighter, as they prepare for the four-course, Prince-themed event at The Bird in Loring Park on June 7.

The #PrinceBornDayPopUp is being held on what would have been the Purple One's 61st birthday, and the menu has been designed with Prince in mind.

It's the brainchild of Lachelle Cunningham, formerly of Breaking Bread who has attracted acclaim for her work in the African-American food scene.

Now running her own catering business, she's created a four-course menu that's vegan (obviously – though a meat option is available), and contains several homages to Prince Rogers Nelson.

Here's a look at it:

1 App: Lentil Taquitos w/ Roasted Tomatillo/Poblano Salsa Verde & Purple Yam Crema

2 Salad: Seasonal Summer Salad w/ Roasted Edamame & Almonds w/ Blueberry Vinaigrette

3 Entrée: Pulled Grilled Purple Cauliflower OR Smoked Tandoori Chicken w/ Curry Perloo Rice & Vegetables & Vegan Cilantro Cream Sauce

4 Dessert: Purple Yam Cobbler, Harissa Roasted Pecans w/ Vegan Whipped Cream.

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Looking for an accompaniment? Cunningham is promising a "Purple Collins," which we assume is a Prince-version of the Tom Collins.

Dinner will be followed by live music from Mina Moore, before a free dance party erupts between 9:30 p.m. and 1 a.m.

Early bird tickets cost $49, regular $59, and on the door is $65. You can book here.

A percentage of the proceeds will go towards supporting the development of an "aspiring black culinary professional," the event page says.

By the way, you can read about the experiences of Prince's personal chef here, courtesy of Food & Wine, who revealed that of all the dishes he made for him at Paisley Park, Prince only returned a soup – because he used chicken stock in it.

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