Friday, March 12, 2010

Salt of the Earth Presents a “Pub Night” Beer Dinner with Arcadia Ales

A six-course “Pub Night” showcasing the hand-crafted beers from Arcadia Ales in Battle Creek will grace the table at Salt of the Earth – the new rustic American eatery in downtown Fennville on Thursday, March 25 (7-9pm). Executive Chef Matthew Pietsch has teamed up with Tim Suprise from Arcadia Ales for this true culinary celebration. This is the sixth dinner in Salt of the Earth’s four-month Michigan Wine & Beer Series.

First Course
A tasting of Stilton
Stilton- Watercress- Citrus
Cereal Killer Barleywine Ale

Second Course
Scotch Egg
Sweet Mustard- Arugula
Scotch Ale

Third Course
Lamb Shepherds Pie
Root Vegetable – English Pea
London Porter

Fourth Course
Fish and Chips
Mackerel- Curry- Parsnip
Double IPA

Fifth Course
Bangers and Mash
Boar Banger- Mashed Stuff
Imperial Stout

Sixth Coursoe
Beer and Pretzels
Cocoa Loco Ice Cream and Pretzels
Cocoa Loco

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

Those looking to make a romantic overnight part of their culinary experience should contact Kingsley House B&B, just a few blocks down M-89 in Fennville. A rate of $99 per room (double occupancy), including a full hot breakfast, is being offered. For reservations, call 866-561-6425.

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.

Arcadia Brewing Company is a charter and proud member of the Michigan Brewers Guild and was established in Battle Creek, Michigan in 1996 as a microbrewery and restaurant (TC’s Woodfire @ Arcadia) specializing in hand-crafted, British-inspired ales and wood-fired fare. Produced in small batches on our authentic British 25-barrel Peter Austin Brewhouse and open-fermentation cellar, our process at Arcadia Ales represents over 250 years of world-class brewing heritage. The foundation of Arcadia has been our commitment to sourcing and using the finest raw materials available on the planet, including premium English two-row malted barley and Pacific Northwest hops. Arcadia’s passion is the crafting of unfiltered ales that are bright, bold and balanced. Arcadia produced and sold over 7,091 barrels of beer in 2009 throughout 10 states of distribution in the Midwest, East Coast and Mid-Atlantic region.

Kingsley House B&B, located in the heart of Southwest Michigan, is just minutes away from the resort towns of Saugatuck, Douglas, Holland and South Haven. Experience all that Southern and West Michigan waterfront resort towns have to offer, like sunsets over the beaches of Lake Michigan, a thriving Wine Country, arts & antiques, downhill and cross country skiing and much more. This B&B serves up romantic resort lodging in luxury Jacuzzi, fireplace suites, gracious hospitality, a peaceful country setting and friendly atmosphere. The Inn offers many spa and concierge services. From last minute lodging to romantic weekend getaway packages, Kingsley House is the Michigan Inn of choice. Experience why guests return time and time again to this award-winning B&B. Wireless internet is also available throughout the Inn.

Salt of the Earth’s 2010 Michigan Wine & Beer Dinner Series includes:


• (Th) – 25 Arcadia Ales (


• (W) – 14 Brys Estate (
• (Th) – 22 Bell’s Brewery (

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

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