Nov 18 & 19, 2022

Pairings

Reserve Your Seat at One of Our Intimate Pairing Dinners!

Plan to be wined and dined

One of the most unique experiences offered at the Festival each year, are one hour seated multi-course meals that are paired with wine, beer, and even cocktails. Chefs and sommeliers, brewers, and mixologists work together as they prepare, present and serve guests a unique and special opportunity to communicate and discuss with the chefs their choices and decisions for the pairings.
Tickets for pairings may be purchased in advance online or onsite at the Festival, on a first-come, first-served basis. Each pairing is limited to 20 seats.

Participating Restaurants & Menus:

SEATING TIMES

Friday:  6:30pm, 8:30pm
Saturday:  3pm*, 5pm, 7pm, 9pm


Reserve Friday Reserve Saturday


PRICE:

$70 per person (*$55 per person Saturday at 3pm)

PAIRING MENU

 

Welcome Cocktail

Blueberry Moonshine and Lemonade

 

Amuse-Bouche

Classic Barbecue Nacho

Paired with Moonshine Tasting

 

Smoked Chicken Taco

Seasoned Smoked Chicken Thigh, Guacamole, Fresh Pico de Gallo, House Chipotle, on a Flour Tortilla

Paired with Moonshine Margarita

 

Maple Sticky Spare Ribs

Smoked Pork Spare Rib, House Rub and Maple Q Sauce, Kale Apple Slaw

Paired with Moonshine Mule

 

Brisket with Bobby Q Sauce Trio

Smoked Brisket with Chef 12 Spice Rub Blend with a Trio of Custom Bobby Q Sauces, Smoked Cornbread, Honey Butter

Paired with Smoked Moonshine Old Fashioned

 

Rustic Apple Tart

Michigan Granny Smith and Honeycrisp Apples, Flaky Crust, Whipped Cream and Cinnamon Moonshine Caramel Sauce

Paired with Apple Pie Moonshine


SEATING TIMES

Friday:  6:30pm, 8:30pm
Saturday:  3pm*, 5pm, 7pm, 9pm


Reserve Friday Reserve Saturday


PRICE:

$75 per person (*$65 per person Saturday at 3pm)

PAIRING MENU

Guests have the option to choose either Regular or Vegan Course

 

Salad

Farmers Salad

Frisee Salad with Carrot, Radish, Farmers Cheese, Poached Egg, Toasted Bread and Truffle Vinaigrette

Paired with Veuve du Vernay Brut Rose NV

 

Appetizer

Beef Tartare

Minced Beef, Capers, Pickled Onion, Quail Egg, Lemon and Smoked Sea Salt

Mushroom Tartare (V)

Minced Mushroom, Capers, Pickled Onion, Lemon, Vegan Dijonaise, Smoked Sea Salt

Paired with Stephane Aviron Chenas

 

Intermezzo

Lemon Lavender Sorbet

Paired with Raspberry Lemoncello Cocktail

 

Entrée

Blackened Scallops

With Sweet Corn Risotto, Bacon Lardons, Crispy Vermicelli

Vegan Risotto (V)

Sweet Corn Risotto, Roasted Fall Vegetables, Crispy Vermicelli

Paired with Christian Moreau Chablis 2018

 

Dessert

Pear Terrine

Bleu Cheese Ice Cream, Red Wine Reduction, Walnut Crisp

Pear Terrine (V)

Vegan Salted Caramel Ice Cream, Red Wine Reduction, Walnut Crisp

Paired with Dows Boardroom Tawny Port

 

(V) Vegan Option


SEATING TIMES

Friday:  6:30pm, 8:30pm
Saturday:  3pm*, 5pm, 7pm, 9pm


Reserve Friday Reserve Saturday


PRICE:

$70 per person (*$55 per person Saturday at 3pm)

 

PAIRING MENU

 

Appetizer – Reds at Thousand Oaks

Roasted Tenderloin Meatballs

Roasted Tomato Sauce, Polenta & Parmesan

Paired with Noster Priorat

 

Salad – FireRock Grille

Beet & Goat Cheese Salad

Hearty Mixed Greens, Roasted Red & Golden Beets, Sliced Radish, Blueberry Whipped Goat Cheese,
Charred Citrus-Honey Vinaigrette & Crushed Pistachio

Paired with Babich Sauvignon Blanc

 

Entrée – Cork Wine & Grille + Vintage Prime & Seafood

Beef Tenderloin

Coffee & Cocoa Smoked Beef Tenderloin with Parsnip Puree, Roasted Pebble Creek Mushrooms,
Caramelized Pearl Onions, Wilted Hearty Greens & Red Wine Demi-Glace

Paired with Brady Cabernet Sauvignon

 

Dessert – Gravity Taphouse Grille

Pumpkin Spiced Latte Cheesecake

Decadent New York Style Pumpkin Cheesecake with a Hint of Pumpkin Spice & Espresso,
Topped with Whipped Cream, Caramel & Candied Pecans

Paired with Rodney Strong Gentleman’s Port