Gourmet dinners with Michigan’s summer sustenance are easy to come by thanks to Chef Jacobs of Boyne Highlands Resort. For the summer season, he’s pairing dinners with Michigan beers and wines from around the state. Meals consisting of fresh ingredients and artful presentation give guests the opportunity to sample and learn about Michigan flavors from their regional brew and wine masters.

"The nuances and flavor profiles in the beers and wines create more complexities and touches with the food we’re preparing," said Jacobs. "We’re lucky to have such world class wines and beers available to us right here in Michigan."  Chef Jacobs’s Michigan focus for summer is well received with guests and, as he claims, allows for people to get to know good food and a good area.

Boyne’s summer beer and wine dinners run through the summer and into September.  Here’s a peek at tonight’s menu featuring wine from Chateau Fontaine (June 22) and Boyne’s next beer dinner featuring New Holland Brewing Company (July 7). 

June 22: Chateau Fontaine

Crispy Avocado Roll with Tamarind Honey Dipping Sauce Chardonnay

Warm Shrimp with Yuzu & Avocado Vinaigrette Summer Tomato & Basil Salad Pinot Noir

Warm Cherry Berry Pudding Vanilla Pound Cake
Cherry Syrup Semi-Sweet Riesling

July 7: New Holland Brewing Co.

BBQ Chicken Egg Roll Caramelized Sweet Onion & Smoked Gouda Sundog Amber Ale

Grilled Whitefish Cakes Smoked Tomato Beurre Blanc, Dilled Red Bliss Potatoes, Grilled Sweet Corn Cobette Full Circle Kolsch Style Ale

Scottish Summer Pudding Chocolate Ganache, Summer Berries The Poet Oatmeal Stout

What to expect for the rest of summer:

July 14: 45 North August 3: Arcadia Brewing Co.
August 10: Blackstar Farms
September 8: Mountain Town Brewing Co. September 15: TBD

The events begin at 6 p.m. and are $30 per person for Beer Dinners, and $40 per person for Wine Dinners. This includes hors d’ oeuvres, dinner and pre-selected alcoholic plus non-alcoholic beverages, and a presentation from the featured brew/wine master. Reservations are required and seating is limited to 25 people.  Must be at least 21 years of age.  Please call Boyne’s Main Dining Room at 231-526-3059 for reservations.