Peterson, of the celebrated Tapawingo Restaurant, will collaborate with Northwestern Michigan College chef instructors to prepare “A (Happy) Clash of Cultures, Tastes and Beers,” reflecting a menu of personality-loaded ethnic foods from all over the world and pair them with the eclectic profile of beers from Right Brain Brewery. The event, created to raise money for scholarships, takes place on Thursday, May 20, 6 p.m. at Lobdell’s Teaching Restaurant, overlooking West Grand Traverse Bay on NMC’s Great Lakes Campus. The evening will feature six beer pairings, including a special beer crafted just for this event by brewmaster John Neidermaier.

Seating is limited; reservations are required.


Individuals: $100 (reservations of 1 or 2 will be seated with others)Donors table for 4: $600
Chef’s table for 6 in the kitchen (watch and learn as the dinner is prepared!): $1,000
Special table for 6 with brewmaster John Neidermaier: $1,000


All paired with hand-crafted beer from Right Brain Brewery.

Beginners and Brew (Speared, Scooped and Skewered!)

Meatballs with Spicy Peanut SaucePickled Vegetable Skewers
Marinated Feta and Olives
Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus
Rare Tuna with Avocado, Daikon and Ginger
Black Bread, Black Radishes
Roquefort-Walnut Gougere
Mango-Lamb Ribs

Principal Dishes (Four Savory Courses!)

Cajun Crawfish, Oyster & Scallop Bisque, Dirty RiceTrio of Tacos: Beer & Cinnamon-Braised Pulled Turkey, Smoky Salmon, Citrus-Adobo-Roasted Pork. All with (not your ordinary!) salsas.
Thai Fresh Spring Rolls and Lime Dipping SauceSmoked Beef Short Ribs, Braised Brisket, Sauerkraut Mashed Potatoes


Rhubarb Pop Tarts with Coriander-Orange Ice CreamBittersweet Chocolate-Dipped Crisp Bacon Strips

For online reservations: 231-995-1000.
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