This year’s weekend theme was inspired by the cuisine of South America. Our guest chef was Jeffrey Zervas from Lake Avenue Restaurant and Bar in Duluth and he carefully crafted a unique, well-rounded menu for each evening. Chef Zervas utilized many ingredients unique to South America like those used in the Antichucos beef dish which combined beef heart with sirloin and an Aji Amarillo sauce. Amazing! Another common South American ingredient was locally sourced here in Minnesota. A regional certified goat farmer worked with Chef Zervas to provide goat for the tasty Carbonada dish which contained the braised goat, pumpkin, butternut squash, corn and dried fruit. Diners were also treated to main course selections like a delightful Pollo a la Brasa on Friday and Saturday’s exquisite Chili Oil Poached Sea Bass.
Our friends at Johnson Brothers expertly paired each course with South American wines to compliment the flavors of Chef Zervas’ creations. Guests had the rare opportunity to taste a Brazilian wine which is uncommon to find in the United States. The Saltan Classic Tannat from Serra Gaucha Brazil is a dark inky red wine and its long lingering finish was a hit with this weekend’s diners.
The Bluefin Bay wine lovers weekends always include a tasting on Saturday afternoon where guests had, even more, opportunities to sample some of the best wines from South America.
The weather may have been a little chilly but there’s nothing like a food and wine weekend at Bluefin Bay Family of Resorts to warm you up!
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Join us May 4 & 5, 2018 for the Spring Food & Wine Lovers Weekend! Guest chef and cuisine TBD.