Food & Wine Lovers Weekend

Meet Our New Culinary Team
at Spring Food & Wine Lovers May 5-6, 2017

Friday, May 5th – Four courses with wine pairings – 7PM Seating; $79 
Saturday, May 6th – Wine tasting with Trinchero Family Wines – 1PM; $45 
Saturday, May 6th – Five courses with wine pairings – 6PM Seating; $89 

Guests who join us for our Spring Food and Wine Lovers Weekend are in for a real treat – and a meet and greet! We are excited to announce that Bluefin Bay’s new culinary duo will be hosting the 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 Executive 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.

Chef Dommer

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, a cook book recipe tester, 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.

James Taylor food and wine

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.

Food and Wine

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 James has 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, as well as host a wine tasting on Saturday. Trinchero Family Estates was 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.

Stay 3 nights & receive one free!

Guests who join us for Spring Food & Wine Lovers weekend are invited to stay with us three nights, and receive one of those nights free. To make lodging reservations, click here.

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.