Package Dates: Fall
Fall: Oct 28-30, 2016
Good food, good wine, good friends – that is what it is all about.
Join us for a weekend celebrating good food, great wine, and wonderful friends in the beauty of the autumn Northwoods. Friday gets things rolling with an evening social hour sponsored by Johnson Brothers. We will be debuting a line of Gunflint Lodge signature cocktails highlighting locally distilled spirits and Northwoods flavors, along with a spread of hot and cold gourmet appetizers.
On Saturday, you should dine light at lunch, so you can enjoy our feast of the weekend. We will present a six course gourmet dinner by chef Adam Treeful, each showcasing a wine pairing featuring wines selected from vineyards of the Pacific Northwest.
Our Featured Menu is as follows, but keep in mind that this menu is not entirely locked in, as Adam may be fine tuning it, or even changing some of the specific items, as we get closer to the date and have a better idea what is fresh and seasonal here in the Northwoods.
Rosemary Skewed Smoked Walleye Cold-water Canadian Walleye smoked and served with a spicy Dijon sauce
Pairing: *Evolution “E” Sparkling Wine You will “experience” a delightful amount of bubbles, and a hint of citrus. This wine is off-dry with a touch of sweetness and a smooth crisp finish
Chickpea and Roasted Cauliflower Soup This warm and satisfying soup is garnished with roasted cauliflower flowerets, lemon Greek yogurt and a trio of infused oils of paprika and sumac
Pairing: Mary Hill Viognier Expressions of oak and vanilla bean, accompanied by hints of dried pineapple, apricot and pear. The full-bodied mouth-feel lingers on the palate finishing crisp and clean
Charred Radicchio, Apple and Prosciutto and Gorgonzola Salad Topped with candied walnut and balsamic cranberry vinaigrette
Pairing: Lange Willamette Valley Chardonnay This wine exhibits notes of clover flower, Asian pear and white peach, with undertones of flinty minerality. Rich flavors of pear tart, almond and vanilla round out the palate
Baked Shells Stuffed With Salmon, Spinach, Artichoke and Ricotta All baked in a classic béchamel sauce
Pairing: Stoller Pinot Noir The nose opens with notes of preserved dark cherry, smoky flint and sandalwood. The palate is succulent, with flavors of Bing cherry, rose water, and vanilla with a sea salt finish
Bourbon Braised Mini-Pork Shank Served with cannellini beans and maple glazed carrots
Pairing: Locations Washington Aromas of wild blueberries, cassis, and pleasing notes of forest floor. The palate exhibits dense flavors of plum, chocolate, black tea and framboise. Silky tannins are followed by a pure and true finish
Pumpkin Churros with Mocha Sauce An unexpected twist on comfort food, this spicy seasonal favorite is served with a rich chocolate coffee sauce and spiced whipped cream
Pairing: Ramos Pinto Tawny Porto 10 Year Lively aromas of apricot, almond, hazelnut and cocoa bean with a velvety texture. The elegance of the first contact with the palate is maintained through a sequence of dried fruits and nuts and a smooth caramel finish
This package includes:
- 2 nights accommodations, best cabin available
- Friday evening Cocktail Reception at 6:00 p.m.
- Saturday Wine & Gourmet Dinner
- All Saturday meals and Sunday breakfast
- Complimentary use of canoes, kayaks, and all our hiking trails
- All Naturalist activities
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