Monday, June 11, 2012

Salt of the Earth Concludes Michigan Series with Wyncroft Wines Summer Solstice Dinner

Salt of the Earth – Fennville’s rustic American eatery – will conclude its 2012 Michigan Beer & Wine Series on the longest day of the year Wednesday, June 20 with a “Summer Solstice Wine Dinner” featuring James Lester’s Wyncroft Wines. Guest Chef Jeffrey Johnston of Copper Rock Steakhouse inside New Buffalo’s Four Winds Casino will join Chef Matthew Pietsch for this exclusive culinary affair.

“Chef Matt’s motto of ‘cooking in the moment’ will be in full force as we welcome Chef Jeffrey to our first ever summer wine event,” says SotE proprietor Mark Schrock. “Fresh seasonal ingredients in dishes with French influences, paired with Jim’s amazing Bordeaux style wines will make for a summer evening to remember.”

The five-course dinner starts at 7:09pm. Space is limited to 36 guests, at a cost of $85 per person (plus tax/gratuity). For reservations: 269-561-SALT (7258).

The Summer Solstice Wyncroft Wine Dinner menu includes:

First Course – 2011 Avonlea Dry Riesling
radish – garlic cream – prosciutto - watercress

Second Course – 2007 Chardonnay
crispy chicken liver – trumpet royal mushroom

Third Course – 2010 Pinot Noir
Gunthorp farms duck breast – Parisian gnocchi

Fourth Course – 2010 Shou
lamb – flageolet beans – lamb demi glace – mint

Fifth Course- December Late Harvest
fresh berries – rhubarb – pate brisee


Wyncroft Wine makes artisanal, super-premium quality wines from estate-grown grapes in the Lake Michigan Shore appellation. These single-vineyard bottlings contain the finest grape varieties that thrive in our Michigan soil and microclimate, emphasizing those that consistently allow us to craft wines that meet our standard of quality.

Salt of the Earth is tucked away in a historic building 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 made-from-scratch entrees, shared plates, wood-fired oven pizzas, pastas, sandwiches and creative desserts – using fresh ingredients, sourced locally whenever possible. You’ll also find a bar stocked with an impressive selection of Michigan wines, craft beers, and spirit, alongside other domestic and international selections. Artisan bread is baked in house and served with dinner, and is available for purchase at the restaurant and several local retail outlets. Salt of the Earth is also a popular venue for local and regional musical artists, with live house concerts held weekly. Summer Hours: open for dinner every evening at 5pm.

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

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