kathryn aryes

With their continued dedication in offering consistently exceptional experiences, our events team is excited to bring you a fresh and educational take on the wine paired dinner.  Due to the overwhelming success of the first dinner, we invite you to join us for an encore presentation of this special culinary and nutritional event on February 12th at 6:30 PM at the Inn at Black Star Farms. Kathryn Ayres, a local dietitian and licensed nutritionist, uncovers the science behind the French’s ability to have a diet high in saturated fat yet maintain one of the lowest rates of heart disease in the world.  The evening will include a presentation that explains how to benefit from including wine and foods such as brie cheese in the diet. This will be followed by a three course wine paired dinner that parallels the presentation. Gain insight into living a healthier life while enjoying the wonderful wines and farmstead cuisine of Black Star Farms!  For more information on Kathryn Ayres MA, RD, LD/N visit her website Meals for Medicine.

Seats are limited so order your tickets today at My North Tickets.

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Hearth & Vine

Take a break from your busy preparations this season and join us for a holiday celebration on the farm on Friday, December 18th from 5 pm-8 pm.  The Hearth & Vine Restaurant at Black Star Farms invites you to gather around the outside fire pit for complimentary eggnog and mulled wine, while you take in the last Great Lakes Fish Boil of the year.  This traditional culinary event includes a presentation and boil-off, a selection of fresh local Lake Michigan fish, potatoes, vegetable, coleslaw, house made bread, dessert, and a glass of house wine or non-alcohol beverage.  More of a poultry fan?  A wood-fired, oven roasted half chicken may be substituted in place of the fish.  The cost is $30 for adults, $15 for kids 12 and under (3 and under are free) and includes tax and gratuity.  Space is limited, so make your reservation today at: (231)944-1297.  Or order your tickets online at My North Tickets.

The Suttons Bay Tasting Room

The tasting room will stay open until 8 pm (wine tasting ends at 5 pm) offering 20% off all bottle sales.  This will be the perfect time to stock up for all those holiday parties, or finish up your Christmas shopping!

The Inn

December 18th and 19th only the Inn will be offering a fantastic weekend holiday special.  Stay Friday and Saturday night in your choice of available rooms for $438.45 (inclusive of tax and fees).  In addition to all the fabulous amenities like the gourmet breakfast, daily hospitality hour and VIP wine tasting,  guests will be able to buy one Friday Night Holiday Dinner (described above) and receive the second one for free!  This incredible deal will not last long so call the innkeeper now at: (231)944-1251.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

FIRST
Sweet potato and beet parisienne, chevre, mustard greens, chestnut vinaigrette
Wine pairing: 2007 Arcturos Semi Dry Riesling (BSF library wine)

SECOND
Fried sweet potato, leeks and pork with mustard and chestnuts
Wine pairing: 2013 Arcturos Pinot Blanc

THIRD
Raclette cheese and sweet potato cappelletti, chestnut cream, crisp prosciutto
Wine pairing: 2013 Arcturos Barrel Aged Chardonnay

FOURTH
Duck and waffle: chestnut sweet potato waffle, duck confit, duck egg
Wine pairing: 2006 Arcturos Pinot Noir (BSF library Wine)

FIFTH
Venison tenderloin with sweet potato puree, chestnut sweet potato crumble
Wine pairing: 2011 Arcturos Merlot

SIXTH
Sweet potato blondie and chestnut ice cream
Wine pairing: Sirius Maple Dessert Wine