Small Plates

Dine with Leelanau winemakers!

The next wildly popular Small Plates, an intimate progressive dinner, is Saturday, April 8, 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.

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Small Plates Pairings

Aurora Cellars, Lake Leelanau

Braised Pork Shank with Parsnip and Ginger Reduction Over Whipped Sweet Potatoes, paired with Medium-Sweet Gewürztraminer


Bel Lago Vineyard, Lake Leelanau

Smoked Beef Brisket Tostadas and Napa Cabbage Slaw topped with Pickled Shallots, Queso Fresco and an Avocado Cream, paired with 2013 Tempesta and 2013 Pinot Noir


Black Star Farms, Suttons Bay

Seafood Paella with Mussels, Shrimp and Saffron, paired with Arcturos Pinot Gris.


Blustone Vineyards, Lake Leelanau

A Slow-Roasted Pork Shoulder with Sweet Pea Puree, Dried Figs, Arugula and Prosciutto, paired award-winning Pinot Noir


Ciccone Vineyard & Winery, Suttons Bay

Honeycrisp Apple Salad served with a Three Cheese Ravioli with Pesto Sauce and Bruschetta (prepared by Rocco’s Old World Pizzeria) paired with a Crisp White or Dry Red.


45 North Vineyard & Winery, Lake Leelanau

Greek Lamb Sliders with Pickled Red Onion, Spinach and Feta served with Crispy Baked Garlic Matchstick Fries, paired with  Lemberger


French Valley Vineyards & Bistro, Suttons Bay

Honey Lavender Grilled Chicken finished with a Poire Goat Cheese,
paired with 2014 Rosé

8:00 pm only – Strolling Dessert
Shortbread with Caramel Sea Salt Drizzle
paired with 2011 Riesling


Laurentide Winery, Lake Leelanau

Spring Onion Pesto Bruschetta, Asparagus Sauté with Speck and Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms Mini Trio, paired with Pinot Noir Rosé 2016


Rove Estate, Traverse City

Lobster Ravioli with Buerre Blanc and a Citrus Salad served with Candied Pistachios and Mâche, paired with their 2016 Estate Chardonnay – Unoaked and 2016 Estate Pinot Gris/Gewürztraminer Blend


Shady Lane Cellars, Suttons Bay

Sweet Chili Glazed Shrimp with Coconut Lime Grits and Fresh Mint,
paired with Riesling or Pinot Noir Rosé


Verterra Winery, Leland

5-Spice Short Ribs on a Bed of Mashed Cauliflower,
paired with Late Harvest Riesling or 2015 Merlot

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