Guests who join us for our Spring Food and Wine Lovers Weekend are in for a real treat – and a meet and greet! We’re excited to announce that Bluefin Bay’s new culinary duo will be hosting this year’s Spring Food & Wine Lovers event. And neither in this dynamic duo are strangers to the hospitality business.
We are delighted to welcome new Executive Chef, Dan Dommer – most recently Chef at the H Hotel in Midland, Michigan – and new Food & Beverage Director, James Taylor, formerly of Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge in Brainerd. Both culinary experts relocated to Tofte, MN, and joined our team in early March.
Executive Chef, Dan Dommer
Chef Dan Dommer brings a range of culinary experience and expertise to Bluefin Bay’s three resort restaurants – the Bluefin Grille, Coho Café & Bakery, and Waves Cafe. In addition to serving as chef at the prestigious H Hotels in Michigan, Chef Dan has been a personal chef, pastry chef, banquet chef, and a sommelier in yacht clubs, country clubs, and AAA four diamond hotels. He has worked at prestigious properties such as the Greenbrier and cooked for the Dow Chemical Family of Trustees. Chef Dan received his culinary education at the Scottsdale Culinary Institute in Scottsdale, AZ, and we’re thrilled to welcome him to our North Shore home.
Food & Beverage Director, James Taylor
New Food and Beverage Director James Taylor (no, not the famous musician) hails from Southampton, England, coming to Minnesota through an internship program after receiving his hospitality management degree. Eighteen years, a wife and two children later, James is still in Minnesota expanding his record of success at premier Minnesota resorts and restaurants. He previously held Food & Beverage Management and Director positions at Grand View Lodge, Chase on the Lake, and Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge. James is thrilled to continue his career at the Bluefin Bay Family of Resorts, and his family is looking forward to making the North Shore it’s new home.
Spring Food & Wine Lovers May 5-6, 2017
Guests will have an opportunity to meet our new culinary team and experience their creative talents at Bluefin’s Spring Food & Wine Lovers Weekend, May 5-6, 2017. Chef Dan will create a special spring event menu, and this year our friends at Johnson Brothers have invited the award-wining Trinchero Family Vineyards of Napa Valley to pair wines with the four- and five-course menus on Friday and Saturday nights. Johnson Brothers will again host a wine tasting on Saturday at 1 p.m. with Trinchero Family Estates, named Wine Enthusiast’s American Winery of the Year in 2009, and in 2014 earned the Winery Portfolio of the Year in the San Francisco International Wine Competition.
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Bluefin Bay has been hosting Food & Wine Lovers Events for more than 20 years, twice per year – in the Spring and the Fall. Mpls-St. Paul Magazine is our media partner and co-sponsor of the event.
Reservations for Spring Food & Wine Lovers Weekend may be made by calling the Bluefin Grille at 218-663-6200.