November 21-23, 2019
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Pairings

Reserve Your Seat at One of Our Intimate Pairing Dinners!

Plan to be wined and dined

One of the unique experiences offered at the Festival each year are one hour seated multi-course meals that are paired with wine, beer and spirits. The Chef and Sommeliers, Ciccorone, or Mixologist, work together as they prepare, present and serve guests offering a special opportunity to communicate about what flavor profiles are enhanced by various pairings, and more.
Reservations for Pairings are made in advance online or at the Festival on a first-come, first served basis. Each Pairing has limited seating of 20, so reserve your space early.

Pairings Sponsored by

Harvey Cadillac & Harvey Lexus

Participating Restaurants & Menus:

PAIRING MENU

 

Salad
Heritage Mix with Southern Pecans, Sweet Potato Cornbread Croutons, Dried Michigan Grand Traverse Cherries & Sweet Vidalia Onions.

Paw Paw Brewing Beer Pairing

 

Perfectly Fried Duo

Crispy Green Beans, Okra Dusted in Cornmeal, Buttermilk Ranch

Paw Paw Brewing Beer Pairing

 

Our Famous Well Seasoned Southern Crispy Fried Chicken

Creamy Baked Mac & Cheese, Tender Collard Greens & Smokey Black Eyed Peas, Served with our popular Signature Sweet Potato Muffins

Paw Paw Brewing Beer Pairing

 

Dessert

Choice of: Pecan Chocolate Tartlet or Sweet Potato Tartlet

Paw Paw Brewing Beer Pairing


SEATING TIMES

Thursday:  7pm
Friday:  5pm, 7pm, 9pm
Saturday:  4pm, 6pm, 8pm

PAIRING MENU

East vs West Coast Oyster Course

Beausoleil with Rose Mignonette, Kumamoto with Horseradish Granita

2018 Riesling Dry

 

Artisan Cheeses & Cured Meats

Sneek 1000 Day Cave Aged Gouda, Laura Chenel Chef’s Chevre, Smoking Goose, Stagberry Salame, Olympia Provisions Nduja, Golden Raisin, Mostarda, Pickled Mushrooms, Grand River Brewery Crostini

2017 Two Long Cool Rose

 

Oyster Chowder

Bevan Oysters, Bacon, Parsnip, Carrot, Fennel, Sweet Onion, Potato, Cream, Fines Herbs

2018 Sauvignon Blanc

 

Forest Mushroom Bruschetta

Laura Chenel Chevre, Chives, EVOO, GRB Crostini

2017 Left Bank

 

Ancient Grain Salad

Farro, Barley, Fennel, Shallot, Toasted Almond, Butter Lettuce, Pecorino Vinaigrette

2017 Concrete Chardonnay

 

Lamb Tartare

Harissa, Spiced Yogurt, Citrus Zest, Sesame Seeds, GRB Crostini

2018 Pinot Noir

 

Buttermilk Panna Cotta

Vanilla Bean, Poached Pears, Vermouth Syrup, Mint

2016 Gewurztraminer SGN


SEATING TIMES

Thursday:  6pm, 8pm

Friday:  6pm, 8pm

Saturday:  4pm, 6pm, 8pm

 

PAIRING MENU

 

The Pond

Edible Clay, House Cured Trout, Smoked Salmon, Micro Herbs

Paul Thomas, ‘Les Comtesses’, Sancerre, Loire Valley, France

 

The Earth

Smoked Parsnip, Pork Belly, Chanterelle

Lou Dumont, Meursault. Bourgogne, France

 

The Pasture*

Oxtail Risotto, Rosemary Demi, Quail Egg

Laurent Dufouleur, Mercurey, Bourgogne, France

 

The Pen

Lamb Lolli, Foie Emulsion

Laurent Dufouleur, Gevrey-Chambertin, Bourgogne, France

 

Field & Stream

Russet Potato Ice Cream, Trout Caviar, Crème Fraiche, Purple Potato Chip

Montaudon, NV, ‘Brut’, Champagne, France

*Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk
of foodborne illness. Ask your server about menu items that are cooked to order or served raw.


PAIRING MENU

 

Brussels Salad

Crispy Brussel Sprouts, Red Cabbage, Poblano, Scallion, Cilantro, Carrot, Grapefruit, Wonton Strips, Sesame Seeds, Miso Lime Vinaigrette

Polish Falcon – Vodka, Long Road Distillers House-Made Ginger Beer, Fresh Lime & Mint

 

Crab Cakes

Pepper-Tomato Slaw, Sweet Corn Remoulade, Scallion

Aquavit Bloody Mary – Long Road Distillery Aquavit, Long Road Distillery House Bloody Mary Mix or Brewt’s Michigan Bloody Mary Mix

 

Meatloaf

Colcannon Potatoes, Grilled Zucchini, Brussels Sprout Crisps, Marinated Tomato, Sweet Red Eye Gravy

Baudine – Long Road Distillery Straight Bourbon, Lemon, Honey & Tabasco

 

Buttermilk Pie

Pumpkin Spice Chantilly, Cranberry Compote, Candied Pecans

Long Day Is Over – Barrel Aged Aquavit, Nocino, Plum, Bitters


SEATING TIMES

Thursday:  7pm

Friday: 5pm, 7pm, 9pm

Saturday:  3pm, 5pm, 7pm, 9pm

PAIRING MENU

Ginger Pumpkin Bisque

Spiced Pepitas, Crème Fraiche

Calista – Coast Range Pinot Noir 2016

 

Vanilla Poached Pear

Candied Walnut Granola, Goat Cheese, Spring Mix, Dijon Vin

Moniker Chardonnay 2016

 

Coffee Rubbed Beef Tenderloin

Chive Potato Puree, Glazed Carrots, Seared Scallops, Maple Demi-Glace

Slices Cabernet

 

Apple Cobbler Cheesecake

Sea Salt, Caramel Popcorn

Taylor Fladgate Special Tawny Port


SEATING TIMES

Thursday:  6pm, 8pm

Friday:  5pm, 7pm, 9pm

Saturday:  3pm, 5pm, 7pm, 9pm

PAIRING MENU

Lobster Bisque

Traditionally Prepared with Lobster Stock, Cream, Poached Lobster, Chive Crème Fraiche

Josh Rose

 

Harvest Salad

Roasted Acorn Squash, Arugula, Faro, Feta, Dried Tart Cherry, Marcona Almond, Pomegranate Seed, Maple-Sherry Vinaigrette

Joseph Carr Chardonnay

 

Roasted Strip Loin

Peppercorn Crusted USDA Prime Strip Loin, Garlic Whipped Potato, Asparagus, Demiglace, Truffle Butter

The Calling Pinot Noir

 

Southern Strawberry Cake

Almond Pound Cake, Strawberry-Lemon Glaze, Strawberry Sauce

Josh Reserve Cabernet


SEATING TIMES

Thursday:  7pm

Friday:  5pm, 7pm, 9pm

Saturday:  3pm, 5pm, 7pm, 9pm