Northern Michigan winery Black Star Farms will be hosting a traditional Great Lakes Fish Boil on Wednesday September 17, 2014 at their Suttons Bay location. The Fish Boil is in celebration of the 2014 Michigan Schooner Festival that takes place September 19-21 in Traverse City.

“Fish boils are a Great Lakes tradition brought over by Scandinavian settlers,” explains Black Star Farms Chef Jonathan Dayton. “Just as they did over 100 years ago, we’ll be using fresh, Lake Michigan whitefish and lake trout and local corn and potatoes.”

Dayton and his crew will add harvest-themed sides, sauces and salads including plenty of coleslaw and a tasty dessert. There’s also an option of grilled chicken, and the event supports the Maritime Heritage Alliance (MHA).

In addition to all the food, attendees will receive a complimentary glass of the limited edition Black Star Farms Arcturos H-28 Medium Dry Riesling. Black Star Farms Managing Partner Don Coe says, “Four years ago James Wall and I donated one of three remaining Nat Herreshoff designed H-28s on the Great Lakes to the MHA. It was renamed ‘Arcturos’ by the MHA and is used for maritime education. We thought a wine made from Michigan’s most popular grape would be the perfect tribute.”

The wine will be for sale at the event, and a portion of proceeds will support the MHA.

There will be two seatings for the Great Lakes Fish Boil at 5:30 pm and 7 pm and the all-inclusive price is $28.95 for adults, $12.95 for kids 12 and under and under 3 is free. Get tickets and more information at their website.

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