Ferment & Pickle - Playing with fermentation and preservation techniques. From kimchee and hot sauce to pickled watermelon rind. We will explore great ways to enjoy your garden year around.

If classes are full, please call 1-800-969-4009 to be added to the wait list.

We offer two day cooking class packages:

Cooking Classes do not require a stay in our B&B. If you do wish to stay the weekend, however, the cost begins at $275 per person based on double occupancy, accommodation and double enrollment for the weekend stay including breakfast both Saturday and Sunday morning, cooking class on Saturday, and the opportunity to enjoy the food you prepare after class as well as wine tasting and a lodger cellar tour.

All classes are approximately four hours and hands-on. Class begins at 12:30pm-4:30pm and includes the enjoyment of your preparations paired with our wines during class.

The price is $95 per person with 12 maximum per class. Bring an apron and a favorite knife!

18 Apr 2015
Chef Bryon Figeuroa
12:30-4:30pm

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By attending one of our wine seminars, you will get extensive experience pairing wine and food. You will also learn about wine, wine making, grape growing, and the art of wine tasting. Mark is a great storyteller, a non-intimidating wine instructor, and is adept at getting everyone involved. Sometimes his stories are even true! These are some of the things participants said about past seminars:

“You’ve got a great program keep up the good work, Mark makes everyone feel like a participant - great humor and wit! Can’t wait to be back, Terrific all the way around, Wonderful food, wines were complimentary, presentation of food was awesome - fantastic service!”

Both classroom style and hands on experience are part of your wine immersion experience. Your day includes a tour of the cellar with an explanation of the wine making process, vineyard walk, short explanation of the art of tasting wine, and multi-course leisurely dinner with accompanying wines - all prepared in house! Each course, from the appetizer to the dessert is specially paired with Chateau Chantal wines.

The meal is a work of art, worth the price of the seminar on its own, but is included in the overall price of $95 per person.

Reservations made by calling 1-800-969-4009

Saturday, April 25, 2015
3pm-Dinner

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Spring Sip & Savor

Join us the weekend of May 2-3, 2015 for the annual Spring Sip & Savor wine trail weekend.

Saturday 11:00 to 6:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 to 5:00 pm
$35 per person

As our vineyards wake to the sun and warmth of May, enjoy delicious wine and food pairings at 23 wineries along the wine trail. Celebrate spring, indulge in your senses and learn more about Leelanau Peninsula wines. Most importantly, it’s a really fun! Take the self-guided tour by visiting the tasting rooms in any order on Saturday from 11:00 to 6:00 pm and Sunday from noon to 5:00 pm. Tickets are limited and typically sell out, so get yours TODAY!

Tickets are $35 and include wine and food pairings at each winery and a souvenir wine glass. In addition, a $5 donation for every ticket sold goes to to the Bruce Simpson Winemakers Scholarship to help students in their quest for a career in viticulture or enology in Northern Michigan.

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Our Farm-to-Table dining series brings the fresh flavors of northern Michigan to the Thistle Pub & Grille the third weekend of each month, May through October.

Our chefs work with local farms, making personal visits to many of them, to build a custom three-course menu.

Our Farm-to-Table series is a clear example of Crystal Mountain’s commitment to the sustainability of the local food movement and the role that our restaurants play in it.

When: May 15-17, 2015, 5pm-close
Where: Thistle Pub & Grille
Cost: Starting at $29 per person
Menu: May Farm-to-Table Menu, featuring Rice Centennial Farm Llc in Benzonia, Michigan

Each month we take a handful of restaurant staff to local farms. We feel honored at the opportunity for our staff to not only know how to prepare these meals, but to also see where the food actually comes from, to talk directly with the farmers and their families, making that personal connection - a driver behind local sustainability. Join us in June when we will be visiting and featuring Rice Centennial Farm Llc in Benzonia, Michigan.

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A Celebration of Blossoms, Beauty and Bounty on Old Mission Peninsula

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Bring on spring! On Old Mission Peninsula, that means new wine releases. Relish samples of WOMP’s newest vintages, as well as spring’s arrival to Old Mission Peninsula. The wineries invite you to a day of tasting their new releases while enjoying fresh, spring-inspired food pairings. Several stops will even offer a chance to chat with WOMP winemakers about the grape-to-glass winemaking process, as well as offering limited barrel and tank tastings. (Try them before they’re ready to bottle!) It’s been a cold, cold winter. Thaw out with WOMP!

There are transportation companies which you may hire separately from the event, but most guests simply drive themselves.  The entire peninsula is only 19 miles long and five miles at its widest, so all wineries are within a just a few miles of each other. Click here for a list of transport companies if you’d like to hire a shuttle tour.

Tickets are available online here for $25 per person, plus processing.

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Kick off the summer with this Memorial Day weekend tradition at Crystal Mountain. Enjoy live entertainment from Sweetwater Blues Band and The RockShow Band while sampling over 75 of Michigan’s finest microbrews, local hard cider and mead, and gourmet brats from northwest Michigan markets. Held outdoors, slopeside.

Breweries and Brat Vendors Listed Below!

Time

VIP Access: 3-4pm
Beer and Brat Festival: 4-8pm

Admission

VIP Admission

• $40, includes 10 tokens
• Early entrance to festival - 3pm
• Admission includes commemorative drinking glass and t-shirt
• Only available until Friday, May 22, 2015

Day of Admission

• $30, includes 5 tokens
• Additional tokens: $2 each
• Children 2 years old and under are free
• Admission includes commemorative glass, while they last.

Buy Online and Save

Buy Admission Online and in Advance to Save
• $25, includes 5 tokens and a commemorative drinking glass

Must purchase online admission by Friday, May 22, 2015

Buy Admission Online »

Tokens

Additional tokens cost $2 each and are available for purchase during the festival.
Two Tokens: One whole brat or full glass of beer
One Token: One half brat or half glass of beer

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The Cove’s annual Here Comes The Sun Party. Where the sun is shining and the beer is flowing.

So come out and enjoy a day of celebration for the kick off to the summer.

Get ready for “Here Comes the Sun” on Memorial Day 2015.

Must be 21+ with valid government issued photo ID.

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Get Pampered During Girls’ Night Out

Friday, June 12, 2015
5:30-9:30pm

This Girls’ Night Out – which sells out within just a few days – is an evening devoted entirely to women, wine, food, and fun. Enjoy a wine selection served in a souvenir glass with food pairing at each of the eight member wineries, as well as giveaways and pampering. Unwind and recharge as only girls know how!

There are transportation companies which you may hire separately from the event, but most guests simply drive themselves.  The entire peninsula is only 19 miles long and five miles at its widest, so all wineries are within a just a few miles of each other. Click here for a list of transport companies if you’d like to hire a shuttle tour.

TICKETS
Tickets are $35 per person, $25 for our Designated Divas (designated drivers). Tickets will be on sale Monday, April 13, at 10:00 am at this link!

Save the date!
Friday, June 12, 2015
5:30-9:30pm

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