Saturday, August 1, 2020

6:00 pm (doors open at 5:30 pm)

Music from 7:00 to 10:00 pm

$80 per person – 4 courses + wine pairings

Featuring Aaron Holt, Guest Chef

Iowa Restaurant Association 2018 Chef of the Year

Chef Aaron Holt was born and raised in Iowa.  Growing up cooking with his mother (the best cook he knows), he was taught to use local and seasonal ingredients.  His love and passion for food has led him to his culinary career, including as executive chef of RoCA where he earned the Iowa Restaurant Association’s 2018 Executive Chef of the Year award.  Currently, he is a culinary consultant for Sysco Iowa and the owner of Doolittle Farm LLC, a 53-acre property that includes organic fruits, vegetables, edible flowers, and micro-greens.

Wine Pairings by Kevin Fifo

Iowa Winegrowers Association 2020 Winemaker of the Year

Kevin will provide wine pairings from Covered Bridges Winery for Chef Aaron’s 4-course menu (below).

Music by Gina Gedler & Ben Hagen

Gina Gedler is a singer as well as entertainer. She has been heavily involved in music and stage. Currently she is lead vocalist with Ballyhoo Foxtrot Combo and the Soya Vista Jazz Orchestra as well as a guest lead vocal for several other local bands. Gina sings a wide variety of music including jazz, show tunes, cabaret and everything in between. It will definitely be an evening filled with entertainment!

4-Course Menu + Wine Pairings:

First Course

Local greenhouse greens / Blood orange shallot vinaigrette /
Maytag blue cheese / Candied nuts / La Quercia acorn prosciutto / Dried figs.
Paired with 2018 Seyval Blanc or Cedar Bridge

Second Course

Bacon wrapped Iowa pork medallion / Poblano corn /
Apple cider reduction / Micro beet greens.
Paired with Roseman Bridge

Third Course

Sous vide Iowa short rib / Herbed potatoes / Baby caramelized carrots /
Beef jus / Rainbow micro greens.  Paired with 2018 Marquette or Rattlesnake Red

Fourth Course

Layered mixed berry trifle cake / Granola / Bell farm honey / Yogurt
Paired with a dessert wine

Proudly Sourcing from the Following Local Iowa Farms:

La Quercia, Norwalk

Maytag Dairy, Newton

Covered Bridges Winery, Winterset

Doolittle Farm, Story City

Bell Farms, Runnells

Black Creek Vineyard, Pella

Wabi Sabi Farm, Des Moines

Dog Patch Urban Gardens, Des Moines

Paula Davis Vineyards (PMD Ag), Grimes