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Growlers Vs Grapes Aug 21

A 5 course Pairing Dinner Cruise on Friday, Aug 21 Course 1: Wild Mushroom Dashi (very earthy clear broth soup) Paired with Wine: Maggio Ranch Pinot Noir Beer: Adirondack Octoberfest Course 2: Duck with blackberry sauce and wilted greens Wine: Into Merlot Beer: Rodenbach Course 3: Summer salad with Arugula, goat cheese, peaches, almonds, dried cranberries dressed with apricot vinaigrette Wine: Leonard Kreusch Piesporter Michelsberg Beer: Saranac Clouded Dream Course 4: Pork spare ribs with root beer based BBQ sauce and gruyere mac and cheese Wine: Old Soul Old Vine Zinfandel Beer: Good Nature Brown Ale Course 5: Bacon crust cheesecake with reduced maple syrup drizzle Wine: Heron Hill Late Harvest Vidal Blanc Beer: Founders Porter Reservations required. $80 pp inclusive. Board 5:00-6:00. Sail 6:00-9:00 pm

Mystery Wine Pairing Dinner – August 30, 2013

On Friday, August 30, 2013, our Mystery Wine Pairing Dinner Cruise will feature Wine Expert Greg Taylor of Frederick Wildman Wine Distributors collaborating with Chef Jim and Beverage Manager Rachel Pohl on the wine & food pairing. You’ll just have to trust Chef Jim, Rachel and Greg on this one. Five courses, five different wines. $75.00 per person. Reservations required. Limited to 66 people. Some of you may remember Greg and his wife Sharon ran Friends Lake Inn for years and now own and operate The Fern Lodge in Chestertown, NY. So you know the bar is set high if it meets Greg’s standards. Greg “found” wine during his work with the U.S. Ski Team as a Service Rep with a large 80’s entertainment budget, enjoying pricey Bordeaux and Burgundies. After funding with the Ski Team dried up, Greg became…