Gourmet Food & Wine 

Lake Superior Themed Gourmet Food & Wine Dinner

April 29 – May 1, 2022

Gunflint Lodge’s Gourmet Food and Wine Weekend is back! Join us for a delicious gourmet food and wine weekend, prepared by Gunflint’s very own Chef Rick Grabko. Chef Grabko will take you through a Lake Superior inspired dinner prepared right here in the heart of the Northwoods of Minnesota. Alongside of this tasty tour, hand picked wines will be paired to compliment certain elements within each dish. 2019’s weekend sold out, so don’t wait to book your spot at our table!

Meet Executive Chef Rick Grabko!

Gunflint Lodge’s Executive Chef, Rick Grabko, has been here now for 2 years and customer service and spectacular food are his and his teams’ main objectives. Starting in Las Vegas at the Las Vegas Culinary Institute, Rick began his schooling and spent his beginning years as a cook learning at some of the best restaurants on the Vegas Strip. After returning to the state of Minnesota, he began training under some of the very best midwestern chefs. Rick has also cooked at some of the most well known resorts in Minnesota and has been a great addition to the Gunflint team. With inspiration coming from his mother Nancy, and Grandmother Del, he prides himself on classic midwestern cuisine with a main focus on locally sourced ingredients. In his pastime he enjoys fishing, hunting, and spending time at his family cabin.

Meet Sous Chef Gunnar Christanson!

Gunnar joined the Gunflint Lodge & Outfitters team 2 years ago and has been a vital part of Chef Rick’s daily operations. Coming from Faribault, Minnesota, he has continually impressed his coworkers with his work ethic and his ability to learn. As chef Rick has said “Gunnar is the true meaning of passion in this industry he has always executed and there is no one I trust more.” Gunnar plans on attending a culinary college and pursue a pastry chef degree. In his pastime he enjoys axe throwing, playing guitar, and being a big brother to his siblings.

Join Us For Just the Night

  • $80 per person
  • Add $30 for the wine pairing

Gourmet Food & Wine Weekend Package Includes:

  • Two nights accommodations in a lakeside fireplace cabin
  • All meals from dinner check-in evening through breakfast check-out morning
  • Gourmet Dinner and Wine Tasting Saturday night
  • All guided Naturalist activities

Package pricing:

  • $359 per person in a One Bedroom Classic Cabin
  • $349 per person in a Two Bedroom Classic Cabin
  • $369 per person in a Romantic Cabin
  • $359 per person in a Gunflint Lake Home
  • Prices based on double occupancy; minimum cabin occupancies apply

Gourmet Food & Wine Menu

Hors d’oeuvres   

Lake Superior Medley


salt sugar cured salmon | coriander | caraway | dill mustard | arugula

Smoked Whitefish Mousse

Whitefish | white wine |cream cheese |english cucumber | pumpernickel rye

Charred Lake Trout

Lemon | caper dill | Bechamel sauce


Seared Scallop and maple glazed pork belly with melon


Northwood Harvest Salad

Kale | quinoa | avocado | candied walnut | maple vinaigrette dressing


From The Wild Wellington

Elk loin | morel mushroom pâté| prosciutto ham | puff pastry

Served with horseradish mash | balsamic Brussel sprouts | red wine reduction


Blueberry Panna Cotta with Maple Vanilla Bean Gelato

Does not include appetizers, desserts, or alcoholic beverages