2 Paired December Dinners

Sileni Wine Dinner
with Nigel Avery

December 10 • 7pm • $75

Join us for this once in a lifetime chance to enjoy a 5-course meal featuring paired wines from New Zealand’s Sileni Estates presented by Nigel Avery, CEO, Sileni Estates USA

  • Amuse: Melon
  • Appetizer: Lobster with “The Straights” Sauvignon Blanc
  • Salad: Frisee with Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay
  • Entrée: Duck with “The Plateau” Pinot Noir
  • Dessert: Pineapple with Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris


Craft Beer Dinner

December 17 • 7pm • $75

Great food. Great beer. Join us for this heaven-made match.

  • Amuse: Potato with Castle Danger’s Mosaic Fresh Hop IPA
  • Salad: Beet with Brynhilder’s Gift Farm House Ale
  • Entrée: Castle Danger’s Cream Ale
  • Dessert: Olvalde Farms


Reservations required. Call (218) 595-7510.

Fall Harvest Spirits Dinner

October 29 – Single seating at 6:30pm – $100/person

Join us for our Fall Harvest Spirits Dinner. Each of Chef Uriah’s 4 delicious courses come with sublimely paired cocktails by Kyle Bergman, the Craft Spirits Specialist for Johnson Brother’s Liquor Company.

This unique culinary experience is one night only. Call (866) 687-5634 for reservations.


Amuse – Pork Belly
Slow Braised Pork Belly – Ginger and Apple Cider Aspic – Micro Corn Shoot
Cocktail Pairing: Apple Brandy Spritz

Soup – Butternut Squash
Fall Squash – Cinnamon and Cayenne Dust – Crème Fraiche
Cocktail Pairing: Honey Sage Gin Fizz

Entrée – Rabbit
Herb Crusted Rabbit Saddle – Rabbit “Chop” – Demi Glace
Horseradish Sweet Potato – Roasted Root Vegetables
Cocktail Pairing: Bourbon Berry Fashioned

Dessert – Caramel Apple Pie
Granny Smith Apples – Home Made Caramel – Cinnamon Ice Cream
Cocktail Pairing: Alander Maple Sour

Cocktail Wizard: Kyle Bergman

Kyle Bergman graduated from the Culinary Institute of America with a Bachelor’s Degree in Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management. Kyle honed his skills while working for the prestigious Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts in Palm Beach. A Member of the Minnesota Chapter of the United States Bartender’s Guild, Kyle has brought his passion for the gastronomic experience to his home state of Minnesota.

Watch the blog for details on our Wine and Beer dinners
this December 10th & 17th!

Silver Oak Wine Dinner

Join us September 3, 2015
$125/person • Seating 8:00pm
Reservations Required • Call 218-595-7510


Amuse: Oyster
Wine: Twomey Sauvignon Blanc
Blue Point Oyster
Honey and Ginger Foam
Lemon Sparkle

Soup: Snap Pea
Wine: Twomey Pinot Noir
Sugar Snap Pea
White Truffle Ricotta
Crisp Leeks

Entrée: Lamb & Lobster
Wine: Silver Oak Napa Cab
New Zealand Lamb Rack
Mushroom Demi-Glace
Butter Poached Lobster
Vin au Juane
Horseradish Sweet Potato
Grilled Asparagus
Fried Maitake

Dessert: Espresso
Espresso Semifreddo


Wine Seminar

A seminar on wine, with your hosts Michael Solway and World Class Wines, will precede the seating at 7:30pm.

Michae Solway

Michael Solway, who covers the Midwest and Great Lakes states for Silver Oak and Twomey, was passionate about wine and food from an early age. But after holding several positions in the restaurant industry early in his career he decided to focus on wine, and for the past 21 years he has worked to promote wine from the great winegrowing regions of the world. Having traveled extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe bringing to market wines that reflect those regions’ traditions and terroir, Michael has collaborated with talented chefs and sommeliers throughout the world. His philosophy regarding wine is to drink what you love in the company of good food and friends – one of the reasons he loves meeting fellow wine lovers while hosting wine dinners for Silver Oak and Twomey.

Michael practices what he preaches. He lives in Berwyn, IL, one of the oldest suburbs of Chicago, where he grows his own vegetables, fruits and herbs to feed his lifelong interest in cooking “farm-fresh” foods that are best enjoyed with a great bottle of wine.


Wine Dinner Inclusive Lodging Package

Turn our Silver Oak Wine Dinner into a full vacation. Our Silver Oak Wine Package includes:

  • 10% Off Lodging
  • A “We Do Wine Right” Gift Basket
  • $25 dining certificate, valid for the Silver Oak Wine Dinner.

Call (866) 687-5634 to make your reservation.

Make your reservation now 218-595-7510

Culinary Club Event – Lake Superior Fish Dinner

May 20 • 5-8pm • $20/person

Start your evening in our gathering room while enjoying the company of your fellow Culinary Club Members and some mouth watering appetizers: Smelt Bagna Cauda with House Made Garlic Bread & Smoked Lake Trout Crostini.

From there, grab a table and revel in a delightful dinner featuring fish caught right here in Lake Superior:

  • Rainbow and Salmon “Chops”
    Hot Smoked Whitefish with Yucca Coals and Sweet Potato Mash
    White Chocolate Mousse with Salmon “Roe”

Reservations are recommended. We’ll see you there!

Chocolate for Dinner!

Calling all Culinary Club Members:

Join us for a decadent Chocolate Dinner on April 22. It’s going to be a real treat!

Gathering Area Apps:

Cocoa and Chili Rubbed Scallops with Belgium Endive and Citrus Vinaigrette
Dark Chocolate, Bacon and Blue Cheese Crostini


Grilled Romaine Wedge with a White Chocolate Vinaigrette
Bacon Wrapped Chocolate Dates
Braised Buffalo Short Ribs with Butternut Squash and a Chocolate Chili Sauce
Chocolate Butterscotch Bar

April 22, 2015 • 5-8pm • $20/person

Out Like a Lamb

Welcome to an optimistically early spring! With what appears to be leaving the bulk of winter behind us, our culinary focus turns to spring. And that means lamb! Beautiful free range New Zealand lamb, prepared two ways:

Lamb and Ravioli
Lamb Merguez (sausage), infused with fennel, cinnamon, cayenne and aromatic spices, served with a pumpkin and mascarpone stuffed ravioli and finished with a candied pecan and sage cream sauce. $20

Lamb Chops
Tender rack of lamb, infused with rosemary and finished with a savory strawberry demi-glace. Accompanied by our horseradish and burrata sweet potatoes and market vegetables. $30

Two great specials that help usher in an amazing north shore spring. And April is DOUBLE POINTS for all culinary club members. So bring the family and friends and cash in on a fantastic meal AND a great deal.

See you soon!

One Night Only – March 31, 2015

Join us on Tuesday, March 31, for a very special Guest Chef Event with Russell Klein and Nico Giraud of Meritage and Brasserie Zentral. It is a tremendous honor to host such a talented chef and sommelier at Ledge Rock Grille, and we look forward to seeing you here!

Wine sampling with Nico Giraud

In the gathering room beginning at 4:30pm

Dinner with Russell Klein

Choose from three exquisite dishes of Chef Klein’s

 Smoked Fish Tort
Salmon & Trout, mustard-dill cream, roquette salad & radishes

 Quark Spaetzle
Aged gruyere, braised rabbit & peas
$13 (serves one) / $19 (serves two)

 Maibock Braised Pork Cheeks
Potato goulash, escarole, lovage

We’ll see you here!

Chef Uriah
and the Ledge Rock Grille Team

More about Russell Klein

A native New Yorker, Chef Klein attended the French Culinary Institute. There he had the distinct honor of studying directly under Jacques Pepin. Upon graduation from the FCI, Chef Klein spent a year working and traveling in France and Italy. Upon his return from Europe he worked in some of Manhattan’s most distinguished kitchens.

Chef Klein moved to Minnesota in 2002, and quickly began earning awards from Minnesota Monthly, Where Magazine, Food & Wine, and The Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Russell & Desta opened Meritage, a classic and beautiful French Brasserie, in the fall of 2007. They have been named Best French Restaurant by City Pages, MSP Magazine and Minnesota Monthly nearly every year since.

Chef Klein’s newest project; Brasserie Zentral, a Central European Brasserie which opened in downtown Minneapolis in April 2014, and has since received 4 stars, from both Rick Nelson of the Star Tribune, as well as James Norton of Heavy Table.

More about Nicolas Giraud

Born in Burgundy, raised in Champagne & Provence, Nicolas Giraud was predisposed to be part of the wine world.

Nicolas joined Russell & Desta Klein shortly after Meritage opened in St. Paul. There, he developed a an award-winning wine program. In 2013, Nicolas was awarded the title of Best Sommelier in MN from the Star Tribune, only the second time in the newspapers history that such an award has been granted..

Today, Nicolas’ time is divided between Meritage and Brasserie Zentral but he also greatly enjoys traveling through wine regions around the world and spending time with his wife and son.

Everything is on a stick!

We can’t stop daydreaming of summertime here in the Ledge Rock Grille kitchen. Winter’s chill is growing tiresome, but we’ve found the cure! Nothing says summertime in Minnesota like the State Fair, right? And what is the best thing about the fair?

Food on a stick!

Join us from 5 to 7pm on March 18th for an upscale take on State Fair inspired food on a stick! Our Everything on a Stick Dinner is $20/person and available exclusively to our Culinary Club members and their guests. (If you’re not a member you can sign up at the event – membership is free!)

  • A Variety of Rumaki on a stick
    Caprese on a stick
    Smoked Salmon on a stick
    Mongolian BBQ Beef on a stick
    Pork Belly and Brussels on a stick
    Vegetable Tempura on a stick
    Grilled Potatoes on a stick
    S’mores on a stick

Reservations are recommended. Give me a call at 218-595-7510!

See you soon,
Chef Uriah, and the Ledge Rock Grille team

A Taste of the Orient Reception – Jan. 14, 2015

I’ve been craving uniquely delicious Asian food lately, and in talking to the rest of my culinary team I realized that I’m not the only one. Conveniently: I’ve got a restaurant, and can do something about it. So I’d like to officially introduce our:


January 14, 2015 • 5-7:30pm • $20/person

Enjoy the exotic flavors of the orient right here on Lake Superior’s North Shore. For one night only (January 14, 2015) we’re hosting an Asian-inspired reception at Ledge Rock Grille. We’ve put a lot of thought into the menu, and done a lot of taste tests (yum!) – We can’t wait for you to taste it too.

Rather than sticking to one region’s cuisine we’ve fused and blended some of our favorites.

  • Chicken Satay – Served on fresh rosemary skewers and prepared with a garlic and lemon marinade.
  • Langostine and Mushroom Dumplings (Yep, both!) – An amazing pair of surf and turf dumplings.
  • Pork and Kimchee Tacos – Tasty brined pork sautéed with ginger, garlic and a mix of veggies.
  • Mongolian Buffalo – Perfectly seasoned and seared buffalo bits tossed with sesame seeds.
  • Pheasant Pad Thai – A midwestern take on this traditional Thai treat.
  • Steamed Baby Bok Choy – Subtly seasoned, tender baby bok choy with toasted sesame seeds.
  • Home-Made Fortune Cookies – A perfectly sweet and crunchy finish for this Asian-inspired reception.

The reception is for Ledge Rock Grille Culinary Club members only, but the club is free to join, and we can sign you up at the door – so don’t let membership hold you back! Of course members are welcome to bring as many guests as they like.

Consider making this event a Date Night, and stay the night from just $129, and get a $50 dining card to cover the reception and drinks!

Reservations are strongly encouraged – Call us today at (218) 595-7510.

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