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Lakely Loves...Wild Rice, "Manoomin"

Tuesday, November 14 - Bar opens at 5pm, Dinner at 6pm
$50 per person. 6-course Dinner/Presentation
Call The Oxbow Hotel (715) 839-0601 for reservations.
Seating is first-call, first-serve.

In his mission to spread the idea of a distinct Upper Midwest style of cuisine, @cheftronberg contends that there is no single more important food/ingredient than "manoomin", or native-harvested wild rice. Deeply intertwined with the very cultural fabric and history of many of the Anishinaabe peoples, manoomin is an ancient food that is native to these lands - northern Wisconsin, northern Minnesota and southern Ontario. As such, it is a constant on the menus here at The Lakely and we are proud to feature it for this special dinner, which we are offering as a one-of-a-kind opportunity to learn more in-depth about this fascinating and regionally-important food.

Chef Berg will be preparing a six-course dinner, each course of which will feature the remarkable versatility of wild rice. He will speak briefly about his own personal experiences with wild rice and it's prominence as a cornerstone in Upper Midwestern cuisine. We will also be welcoming Todd & Deb Haley, the suppliers of The Lakely's wild rice, who will be sharing tales of the harvest -- which they still do by hand from a canoe. Additionally, we are excited to host Peter and Lisa David, biologists from the Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission, who will give a in-depth presentation during dinner about many facets of "manoomin".

This is a truly one-of-a-kind dinner and educational experience with no small cultural significance. Seating is limited and this dinner WILL sell out quickly (it's already half-way there and we're just now announcing it publicly) so if you want to make sure that you get a spot, you better call the hotel and make your reservations ASAP.