Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Salt of the Earth in Fennville Launches Michigan Wine & Beer Dinner Series

West Michigan’s hottest new restaurant, Salt of the Earth, announces a four-month Michigan Wine & Beer Dinner Series at its downtown Fennville rustic American eatery.

On eight different nights from January through April, Executive Chef Matthew Pietsch will create fabulous multi-course dinners. Prepared using local ingredients and paired with the wines and craft beers from the respective wineries and breweries, each evening will be a true celebration of the region. Each dinner will be a truly unique experience, with themes to bring out the best in each respective winery and brewery style, designed to bring guests together around great food and award-winning Michigan wines and beers.

The wine dinners will be held on the second Wednesday of each month, while the beer dinners are scheduled for the fourth Thursday of each month. The schedule for 2010 includes:


• 13th Fenn Valley Vineyards (www.FennValley.com)
• 28th New Holland Brewing Company (www.NewHollandBrew.com)


• 10th Shady Lane Cellars (www.ShadyLaneCellars.com)
• 25th Saugatuck Brewing (www.SaugatuckBrewing.com)


• 10th Wyncroft Wines (www.WyncroftWine.com)
• 25th Arcadia Ales (www.ArcadiaAles.com)


• 14th Brys Estate (www.BrysEstate.com)
• 22nd Bell’s Brewery (www.BellsBeer.com)

Space for each dinner is limited to 40 people, and reservations are required by calling 269-561-SALT (7258). The cost for each dining experience is only $55 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Each dinner starts at 7pm and is expected to last approximately two hours.


Salt of the Earth is a rustic American eatery and bakery, tucked away in quaint downtown Fennville – in the heart of the Southwest Michigan’s thriving agricultural region. Under the direction of Chef Matthew Pietsch (protégé of ‘Iron Chef’ Michael Symon), this full service restaurant offers a seasonal menu of house-made entrees, shared plates, wood-fired oven pizzas, pastas, sandwiches and creative desserts – using fresh ingredients, sourced locally whenever possible. The bakery café features pastries, artisan breads, coffee and espresso drinks, lunch offerings and free wi-fi for their guests. You’ll also find a bar stocked with spirits, and an impressive selection of Michigan wines and craft beers. Seasonal wine and beer dinners are also held throughout the year. Featuring an attractive warm and homey décor, paired with a chic and modern menu, Salt of the Earth is also a popular venue for local and regional musical artists, with live music every Friday evening. House concerts are held on selected Sunday evenings as well.

Salt of the Earth
114 East Main Street
Fennville MI 49408
269.561.SALT (7258)

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