The menu is here for the Somm vs. Somm Wine Dinner, featuring cuisine by Chef Chris Franz of The Rattlesnake Club! Wine to be determined — you'll be voting on which sommelier, Cort or Shannon, picked the better pairing! Spaces are still available; call (586) 843-3690 to register for payment! (And for more info, click here.)
First: Fresh Melon, Buffalo Mozzarella and Prosciutto Skewer Mint Chiffonade, White Balsamic Drizzle
Second: Shaved Carrot and Fava Bean Salad Radishes, Cherry Tomatoes, Roasted Red Pepper Vinaigrette
The menu is here for the Vegan Food & Wine Pairing with Cacao Tree Cafe/The Clean Plate on Monday, March 23! The entire event is 100% vegan and almost completely gluten-free. Wine to be determined. As of March 18, this event only had a few spots remaining; call (248) 850-7175 to register!
Course 1: Basil pesto-stuffed crimini mushrooms with balsamic reduction and wilted arugula
Course 2: Thai coconut ceviche garnished with raw corn tortilla chip
Course 3: Black bean and sweet potato slider, served on an Avalon organic wheat bun with chipotle aioli, guacamole, red onion and lettuce
Course 4: Breaded cauliflower with general Tso sauce and kale salad
Course 5: Vegetable skewers of marinated bell peppers, mushrooms, broccoli, carrots, onion, served with almond satay sauce Course 6: Coconut cream pie
The menu is here for the Sunday Lunch with the Winemaker featuring Holly Balansag of Sandhill Crane Vineyards! Wine to be determined, but Holly does plan to bring several items not currently on our tasting menu. This event is currently sold out, but you can get on the wait list by calling (248) 850-7175 or emailing us.
Course 1: Mixed Greens salad with goat cheese, Roma tomatoes, almonds and strawberries
Course 2: Beef Tips drizzled with zip sauce Green Beans and Asparagus tossed in olive oil and seasoning Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes
Course 3: Chocolate Cake with fresh raspberry toppings
The menu is here for the Verterra Winery Proprietor's Dinner on March 9 at our Royal Oak location! The event features cuisine by Chef Chris Franz of The Rattlesnake Club, and Paul Hamelin, Verterra's co-wner, will be here to lead us through the wines and tell us all about the winery.
As of March 5, spaces are still available! The cost is $50, and includes the full meal with paired wine samples and a $5 credit toward take-home purchases of Verterra wine. Call (248) 850-7175 to register with payment.
The menu is here for the Gill's Pier Proprietor's Dinner on Feb. 16 at our Shelby location! The event features cuisine by Chef Chris Franz of The Rattlesnake Club, and Ryan Sterkenburg, Gill's Pier's owner, will be here to lead us through the wines and tell us all about the winery.
As of Feb. 10, spaces are still available! The cost is $45, and includes the full meal with paired wine samples and a $5 credit toward take-home purchases of Gill's Pier wine. (Word in the street is that Ryan is bringing us some new large-format bottles, too!) Call (586) 843-3690 to register with payment.
Icebox Apple Buttery Blue Cheese & Thyme Biscuits with Spiced Walnuts
The menu is here for Wok & Wine 8 on Monday, Feb. 8, at our Shelby Township location, featuring a multi-course Thai tasting meal by Khom Fai: Thai Dining Experience paired with wine samples! This is one of our most popular events — that's why we've partnered up with Isaiah and his team eight times! Spaces still available; call (586) 843-3690 to register with payment.
The menu for our 2 Lads Winemaker's Dinner featuring cuisine Chef Chris Franz of The Rattlesnake Club — scheduled for Monday, Jan.26, at our Royal Oak location — is here!
This event is sold out, but you can still wait list for this event by calling (248) 850-7175. If you're interested in other food and wine events featuring winemakers and winery owners, you may also be interested in our Feb. 16 Gill's Pier Proprietor's Dinner at our Shelby Township store and our March 9 Verterra Winery Proprietor's Dinner at our Royal Oak store.
It's Partner Winery Wednesday! Each week, we'll be highlighting a different Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room partner winery. Today's is Chateau de Leelanau, located on Leelanau Peninsula, just outside of Traverse City.
There are now more than 25 (!!!) wineries on Leelanau Peninsula, so it's a fantastic place to visit when you have a weekend (or more) to really make the most of your trip.
Here's a bit about Chateau de Leelanau, direct from them:
Positioned at the entrance to Leelanau County’s wine country, we invite you to begin your tour at the Chateau de Leelanau tasting room. With generations of farming history, we bring our love for Northern Michigan into every aspect of Chateau de Leelanau. New wines and ciders are made from fruit grown in our family’s vineyards and orchards to ensure a true taste of Leelanau County in every sip.
From the tilling of the fields to the pouring of the wine we focus every effort on creating exceptional wines and ciders for all to enjoy. With a selection of both reds and whites made from our many varieties of grapes and apples there is sure to be something for everyone.
As next generation fruit growers in Leelanau County we have deep roots in this beautiful area. From the rolling farmlands to the shores of Lake Michigan, our family has spent the years working the land. This new venture in the growing Northern Michigan wine industry is an exciting adventure and we look forward to serving you a variety of exceptional wines and ciders.
At MBTB Tasting Room, we typically carry five to eight wines from our partner wineries at any given time. Chateau de Leelanau wines currently on our tasting menu (as of Nov. 26, 2014) are: