Gourmet Food & Wine Experience

April 6-8, 2018

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 Northwoods. Our partner in the weekend is North Shore Winery & Sawtooth Cider House. Start your weekend early with a Thursday night tasting at North Shore Winery in Lutsen as you drive up the North Shore. Then continue on to Gunflint Lodge for dinner at Justine’s. Friday gets things rolling with an evening social hour, giving you an opportunity to taste Sawtooth’s line of ciders, featuring Minnesota-grown apples, 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 from North Shore Winery. These wines use grapes grown in California and made right here on the North Shore, creating the perfect blend of coastal grapes and local flavor!


Puff pastry topped with Riesling poached asparagus spears, soft boiled egg encased in a mousse and crusty panko crust, then drizzled with hollandaise

SOUP Course

Celebrate the arrival of spring produce with this green spring onion soup that highlights young onions and punchy greens

SALAD Course

Dandelion greens, slice pear, shaved fennel, salted and spiced cashews, shaved pecorrino cheese and a maple dijon vinaigrette


PASTA Course

A play on a classic Greek Moussaka that layers eggplant and spiced ground rabbit, and topped with a sheep’s cheese bechamel then baked to a golden perfection

MAIN Course

Petite lamb chops served with a wild mushroom and wild rice risotto, minted peas and demi-glace


Fresh strawberries, lemon champagne Sabayon sauce and an almond praline

This Gourmet Wine & Food Experience weekend packages includes

  • 2 nights accommodations in a lakeside fireplace cabin, some with in-suite sauna and spa tub
  • Friday evening Cider Reception and dinner
  • Saturday Wine & Gourmet Dinner
  • All Saturday meals and Sunday breakfast
  • Complimentary use of all guided Naturalist activities and hiking trails

Package pricing

Call for rates and availability

Taxes, service charge and gratuity are additional