Scotch Dinner • March 21, 2016

March 21, 2016 • 6:30pm Reception • 7:00pm Dinner • $75
Hosted by Chef Uriah and scotch experts
Jeff Peterson (Chicago) and Emory H. Blackstone (Minneapolis)

Reception

Join us in the Gathering Area for a Rusty Nail, featuring Benromach 10 year and Dunkeld Atholl Brose Scotch Liqueur

Amuse

Roasted Carrot, Three Ways, featuring Benromach Sassicaia Wood Finish

 Salad Course

Grilled Fruit and Arugula, Haloumi and Sweet Vinegar, with Gordon and MacPhail Mortlach 15 year Single Malt

Entrée

Salmon Mélange, Warm Maple Potatoes, Fennel Salad featuring Old Pulteney 21 year.

Dessert

Apricot Crème Brulee featuring Brenne French Single Malt Whiskey


Reservations Required (218) 595-7500


About your hosts

Jeff Peterson Classic Imports

Jeff is Classic Imports’ Brand Ambassador for the Midwest, coming from the Goose Island Beer Company. He’s also spent time as an apprentice at Few Spirits in Evanston, Illinois. Jeff’s thirst for knowledge has taken him to numerous distilleries, wineries and breweries throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, South America and Africa.


Emory H. Blackstone Phillips Wines and Spirits

Emory H Blackstone, a consummate Midwest Native, was born and raised in St. Paul, MN. After spending time serving our country in the USMC, began his education and received an Associate’s Degree in Culinary Services (Inver Hills Community College, MN) and then a Bachelor’s Degree in Hotel, Hospitality, and Restaurant Management ( UW Stout, WI). He has focused on spirits, wine, cocktails, and beer since starting his education in Hospitality in 1996. He joined Phillips Wines and Spirits in 2004 as a sales representative, moved into management in 2005, and managed a team of sales representatives focused solely on working with restaurants in the Twin Cities. In 2013 Emory was promoted to manage the Spirits Program for Phillips Wines and Spirits, where he has expanded the portfolio to successfully gain craft spirits distilleries.

 

Craft Beer Dinner • March 3, 2016

March 3, 2016 • 6:30pm • $50/person
Featuring Beaver Island Brewing from St. Cloud
and Castle Danger Brewing from Two Harbors

First Course

Roasted Carrot Soup, Crème Fraiche, Micro Carrot
Served with Beaver Island’s “Ripple”

Second Course

Beer Braised Pork Belly, Compressed Apple, Corn Shoot
Served with Castle Danger’s Happenstance Ale

Third Course

Free Range Chicken Fricassee, Irish Colcannon, Stewed Vegetables
Served with Beaver Island’s ’39 Red IPA

Fourth Course

White Chocolate Semifreddo, Green Apple Sorel
Served with Castle Danger’s Chocolate Raspberry George Hunter Stout, to be fresh tapped from the “pin”

Valentine’s Day 2016

 

Available 5pm-close Friday–Sunday Night of Valentine’s Weekend. $50/person

Amuse

Compressed Strawberry with Chocolate Dust

One selection per course.

Salad/Soup

Edible Earth with Arcadian Greens, Tomato and Peach Vinaigrette
Chilled Sour Cherry Soup
Roasted Carrot Salad with Peppered Micro Greens, Feta and Truffle Balsamic

Entrée

Grilled Rainbow Trout, Herbed Sachet, House Wild Rice, Asparagus
Duck Confit, Wild Mushroom Risotto, Market Vegetable
Caribbean Seared Ahi Tuna, Pineapple Jasmine Rice, Quinoa Vegetable Salad

Dessert

Chocolate Torte
Peach Semifreddo
Crème Brulee Cheesecake

 

Craft Beer Dinner

With Guest Presenters Rich Powell and Gabe Dreher
December 17 • 7pm • $75

Great food. Great beer. Join us for this heaven-made match. Beer will be presented by Rich Powell of Castle Danger Brewery and Gabe Dreher of Bernick’s.

  • Amuse: Potato with Castle Danger’s Mosaic Fresh Hop IPA
    Heirloom Potato Chip – Potato Foam – Mint
  • Salad: Beet with Brynhilder’s Gift Farm House Ale
    Roasted Red and Gold Beet – Feta Cheese – Candied Pecan – Peppery Micro Greens – Mustard Vinaigrette
  • Entrée: Pork with Castle Danger’s Cream Ale
    Braised Pork Cheeks – Soft Polenta – Farmer’s Cheese – Roasted Root Vegetables – Pork Demi-Glace
  • Dessert: Caramel Apple Créme Brulee with Olvalde Farms
    Slow Braised Granny Smith Apples – Cinnamon – Crème – Caramelized Raw Sugar

Reservations required. Call (218) 595-7510.


Guest Presenter: Rich Powell

Rich isrich-powell-castle-danger a Sales Representative for Castle Danger Brewery.  He is a lifelong Minnesota resident and has spent most of that time on the North Shore.
Rich is a fan of all types of beer and can’t wait to try the next one in the cooler.  He is particularly proud of the beer his friends make up in Two Harbors and feels blessed to be able to represent them out in the marketplace.  His favorite Castle Danger Beer is Mosaic Fresh Hop, a very limited-run fall seasonal IPA using fresh Yakima Valley Mosaic hops.
When not pouring samples or talking about hop varieties, you will find Rich enjoying his family, fishing and hunting but most likely watching his kids participate in sports, music, acting or dancing.

 

Guest Presenter: Gabe Dreher

craft-beer-gabeMy name is Gabe Dreher and I’m a beer enthusiast! My first “real” beer was a brown ale called “Moose Drool” from Big Sky Brewing, and from there grew my passion for finding and drinking the more exciting, bolder beers that the world had to offer. About 6 years ago my wife, Leanna, bought me a home-brewing kit from Midwest Supplies for my birthday and I was able to explore the art and science behind brewing that had been a curiosity of mine for years! After a few batches of reasonably good beer my friends and family urged me to make this hobby a profession! I started reading and searching for any and all information I could find. There was and is a lot!
A couple of years ago I got a call from a friend that a brewery in Cold Spring, MN needed a Duluth beer nerd to help promote the Third Street Brewhouse brand! Soon, I found that I was pretty good at talking about the beer and had a blast with fellow beer geeks and the rest of this great industry. A few years later, just a few months ago, I got an opportunity to work for a local distributor called Bernick’s! Now, I’m learning about and enjoying even more craft beer and the local establishments that appreciate them as well! I cant wait to see you for some amazing food and great beer!


Reservations required. Call (218) 595-7510.

 


Make it even more memorable with our
Date Night Lodging Package!

Take the time to treat yourself and your significant other to a North Shore date night. Located just twenty minutes north of Duluth, Larsmont Cottages is the perfect getaway spot to help ease away the hustle and bustle of life. Schedule a couples massage, enjoy the Craft Beer Dinner, and simply relax along the shoreline of Lake Superior.

  • Lakeside Lodging
  • $75 dining card to Ledge Rock Grille
  • Champagne and Local Gourmet Chocolates
  • Cheese and Wine Daily from 3-5pm
  • Nightly bonfires and complementary s’mores

Valid midweek (Sun.–Thurs.) only.

Call (218) 595-7510 to book!

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.


Make it even more memorable with our
Date Night Lodging Package!

Take the time to treat yourself and your significant other to a North Shore date night. Located just twenty minutes north of Duluth, Larsmont Cottages is the perfect getaway spot to help ease away the hustle and bustle of life. Schedule a couples massage, enjoy the Wine or Craft Beer Dinner, and simply relax along the shoreline of Lake Superior.

  • Lakeside Lodging
  • $75 dining card to Ledge Rock Grille
  • Champagne and Local Gourmet Chocolates
  • Cheese and Wine Daily from 3-5pm
  • Nightly bonfires and complementary s’mores

Valid midweek (Sun.–Thurs.) only.

Call (218) 595-7510 to book lodging with your dinner reservation!

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.


Menu

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

Menu

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
Shallot
Cream
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
Caramel
Meringue

 

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

Entrée:

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

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