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Gourmet Italian Dinner and Wine Weekend
with visiting chef- Carol Valentini

As of Oct 5th we have only 3 vacancies left

Good food and good wine – that is what it is all about. Friday gets things rolling with an evening social hour sponsored by our featured vineyard. Several wines will be spotlighted to go with a spread of hot and cold gourmet appetizers, followed by a special Friday evening dinner menu created just for this event by our chef, Adam Treeful.

On Saturday, you should dine light at lunch, so you can enjoy our feast of the weekend. We will present a 7 course dinner with 6 wines, showcasing hot and cold appetizers, a gourmet soup, a hand crafted salad, a seafood course, and then an intermission.

After regrouping you will start again with a palate cleanser, followed by your Secondi Piatti and vegetables, and then on to a handmade dessert.

This year we are honored to have visiting chef, Carol Valentini, with us, as she prepares an Italian feast for you. She and her family have been restauranters in northern Minnesota since 1934, with featured properties in Chisolm on the Iron Range and now with their newest property in Duluth. It is called 'Valentini's' and that says it all. Their restaurant has become a 'must stop' when we are passing thru Duluth at meal time.

Antipasti
Crostinis & Shrimp Diablo
A combination of classic Italian flavors—artichoke, avocado, tomato & Boursin—served on crisp garlic toast
Skewered grilled shrimp basted with Diablo sauce of sweet pineapple, cilantro, chili sauce & jalapenos

Zuppa
Carrot Basil Soup
A refreshing soup of fresh garden carrots, vegetable stock, cream, sweet basil & herbs
Served with sun-dried tomato puree, Parmesan & parsley

Insalata
Harvest Cranberry Fontina Salad
Mixed greens layered with apple slices, cucumbers, cranberries & sun sugar tomatoes
Topped with Fontina cheese, almonds & apple tarragon vinaigrette

Primi piatti
Porcini Pasta
Delicate wild mushroom pasta sautéed with pancetta, green onions, porcinis & shittake mushrooms
Tossed with olive oil, garlic, Romano cheese & a hit of red pepper flakes

Pulisce la Bocca
(Palate Cleanser)
Blood Oranges & Mint Leaves

Secondi piatti
Pork Osso Bucco
Braised pork shanks slow-cooked in a rich beef stock with onion, tomato, wine, & garlic
Served over vegetable risotto & garnished with a parsley lemon zest gremolada
or
Mediterranean Stuffed Chicken Breast
Pan seared chicken breast stuffed with artichokes, sun-dried tomatoes, peppers, onions, spinach & feta
Served over vegetable risotto & topped with garlic cream sauce & Parmesan

Dolci
Cannolis, Tiramisu, Chocolate Eclairs, Torte de Limone
A variety of Valentini’s favorite Italian desserts served with coffee or tea



Dates Oct 25 - 27, 2013
Package Includes

2 nights accommodations, all meals, wines at the Friday reception and Saturday gourmet Italian dinner, canoes, and all our hiking trails.

Rates Best cabin available
$298.00 per person, plus taxes
Minimum of 8 people for the Pow Wow Lodge

Sales Tax and Service Charge are additional

 

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