Small Plates – August 2017

Dine with Leelanau winemakers!

The next wildly popular Small Plates, an intimate progressive dinner, is Thursday, August 17, 2017 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Enjoy a glass of wine paired with a gourmet tapas dish in the tasting rooms during this progressive dinner. Many wineries partner with local chefs to prepare and serve each delicious pairing. Culinary aficionados will enjoy this upscale, gourmet food event!

Tickets are $15 per seating, and you may get tickets for one, two or three seatings, each at the winery of your choice. Seating times are roughly 6:00 pm, 7:00 pm and 8:00 pm. Tickets must be ordered in advance for this event and always sell out quickly, so be sure to get yours today.



Aurora Cellars, Lake Leelanau

Hand-Formed Crab Cakes with Sweet Crab Meat Drizzled with Remoulade Sauce Atop Fresh Arugula, paired with a New Sparkling Wine, Serata.


Bel Lago Vineyards, Lake Leelanau

Pork Potstickers with a side of Hot Tamari Sauce and a Side of Sweet Chili Sauce paired with a 2016 Semi-Dry Riesling or a 2016 Gewürztraminer.


Black Star Farms, Suttons Bay

Shrimp and Grits—Royal Red Shrimp Cooked in a Smoked Tomato Butter Sauce with Creamy Parmesan Grits and Chimichurri Sauce—paired with Arcturos Pinot Noir Rosé and Arcturos Grüner Veltliner.


Ciccone Vineyard & Winery, Suttons Bay

Rocco’s Old World Pizzeria’s Roasted Spaghetti Squash with Light Cream Sauce, Fresh Marjoram and Sauteed Zucchini and Summer Squash (Gluten Free and Vegetarian) paired with a 2016 Ciccone Vineyard Estate Malbec, along with a Sugar Cookie Drizzled in Lavender Icing and Sprinkled Lavender, paired with a 2016 Ciccone Vineyard Estate Vino di Oro, (a Cayuga White, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Blanc and Muscato Blend).


Chateau Fontaine, Lake Leelanau

Mama Lu’s (Voted “Northern Michigan’s Best New Restaurant for 2017) Pork Confit and Achiote Chicken Tacos accompanied by Borracho Pinto Beans, Pickled Red Onion and Jalapeño Lime, paired with a 2016 Gewürztraminer or Laughing Waters Dry Rosé.


Laurentide Vineyards, Lake Leelanau

Smoked Salmon & Avocado Stack paired with a New Release Fumé Blanc 2016.


Shady Lane Cellars, Suttons Bay

Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Bacon Braised Brussells and Parsnip Puree paired with a 2013 Franc ‘n Franc and 2014 Blaufränkisch.


Verterra Winery, Leland

Roasted Short Ribs with Herb & Lemon Smashed Local Redskin Potatoes paired with a 2015 Reserve Chardonnay or 2015 Reserve Red.