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Event Calendar

February 13, 2016 6:00pm

Valentine's Wine Dinner -Sold Out

Saturday, February 13, 2016
6:00 winery tour, 6:30 dinner seating

A winery tour kicks off the evening at 6pm, with dinner seating at 6:30. Reservations are required at least a day in advance and can be made by calling 1-800-969-4009 or booking online.

Valentine's Dinner 2016-each course paired with a different wine

Sorry, this year's dinner is sold out.  Please call to be added to a waiting list at 231-223-4110.

 


February 19, 2016 6:30pm

A Taste of Success - Scholarship Benefit, Hagerty Center Traverse City

A Taste of Success: Sip. Savor. Support.

Formerly the Grand Traverse Tasters' Guild Event & Auction
Friday, February 19, 2016 6:30 PM

 

Meet the great chefs of tomorrow! Join us for a fabulous strolling dinner of international cuisine with local wine, craft beers, and more. At this unique event at NMC's Great Lakes Campus all of the food is prepared by Great Lakes Culinary Institute students and served at numerous tasting tables. Purchase your tickets today!

Be part of making culinary education possible for students—all proceeds from the event benefit student scholarships. Last year thanks to the support of people like you, this event raised funds to support 29 scholarships totaling $81,500!

Throughout the evening, you will have the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win amazing gift packages, to support GLCI scholarships, and to participate in other efforts to help the students.


February 20, 2016 12:30pm

Cooking Class - Grilling is Good!

20 Feb 2016
Chef Reuben Rosales
12:30-4:30pm

Grilling is Good!

Who says we have to wait for the snow to melt to grill? Look forward to summer with our very own Chef Reuben and learn how to properly trim your proteins and veggies in order for the best grilling results. We will be working with beef, chicken, fish… and a few vegetables to accentuate the dish. Classes are intimate at 12 spots and will be interactive hands-on demonstrations where each student will create part of the menu and enjoy eating what they make.  $95 per person. (Bring an apron and your favorite sharp kitchen knife).

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.

Book online or call 231-223-4110 to make a reservation.


February 27, 2016 12:30pm

Cooking Class - Classic Brunch Ideas

February 27 2016
Classic Brunch Ideas
12:30-4:30

Learn with our very own Chef Reuben on tried and true classics that work best for brunch.

 

If classes are full, please call 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.

Book online or call 231-223-4110 for reservations.


March 5, 2016 12:30pm

Cooking Class - Authentic Mexican

March 5 2016
Mexican Class
12:30-4:30
Chef Geoff Jones

Learn how to transform your kitchen into Mexico for a day as you learn dishes with Northwest Michigan College's very own Geoff Jones as he takes you on a journey south of the border learning dishes like camarones con sundried tomato mole, napoles en chipoltle adobo, and authentic gorditas.

If classes are full, please call to be added to the wait list.

Book your spot online or call 231-223-4110 for reservations.

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.


March 12, 2016 12:30pm

Cooking Class - Easter in Italy

12 Mar 2016
Chef Anthony Sgrecci
12:30-4:30pm

Book online or call 231-223-4110 for reservations.

Chef Tony Sgrecci
Tony Sgrecci, Executive Chef at The Village at Bay Ridge, was raised in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, where he grew up in a traditional Italian family living in an amazing cultural melting pot of immigrant families. His Great Grandmother made the trip as a young woman, and the area in which she settled was rich in European Immigrants.
From early on, using a small stool to reach stove height in his Grandma Ada's kitchen, he learned to cook what he liked and watched her do the same. It seemed a natural fit to cook for life. Though he resisted at first, with time in prestigious schools pursuing law and engineering, the compass finally pointed to the obvious. Culinary school at Kendall in Evanston, IL was the right path. Work in kitchens had paid for everything thus far. Lightning bolt….a professional career is born.
After several years of working in Chicago area fine dining restaurants, he relocated to the East Coast where he worked for several prominent Chefs, adding Chef and Pastry Chef to his resume, while living in the Hamptons. In his time there, he worked many years for the Maidstone Arms, J. Harper Pour Cottage, The Mill House inn, and other Hamptons hot spots… During this time highlights of his experience were cooking dinner at the James Beard House in Manhattan, and catering for the private well to do.
A decade ocean side passed and it was time for a change. He relocated back to his hometown in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, where he developed a successful and complimentary catering business inside Crispigna's Market, a cornerstone of the Italian community, where his Grandfather had worked almost 85 years before him.
After several years of family time, it was time for a change again. Traverse City Michigan was an amazing blend of the Hamptons and Michigan, so he bought a home there and sought new direction. After over 25 years in the restaurant business, the most amazing turn of events, including working for Traverse City restaurant legend Charlie Chamberlain, led him to an unexpected yet personally rewarding career choice. The Village at Bay Ridge is one of Traverse City's most prestigious Senior Communities, and currently Chef Tony is the Executive Chef of the entire property including two private restaurants in their Independent Living Apartment buildings and their full service Assisted Living.

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!


March 19, 2016 12:30pm

Cooking Class - Pan Sauces with Geoff Jones

March 19 2016
Pan Sauces
12:30-4:30
Chef Geoff Jones

This class will discuss the 5 Mother Sauces and techniques for their production and then use a selection of them for you to re-create some of your favorite menu items by replicating Small Sauces that are typically cooked to order in small quantities for restaurant service. Because of the quick and easy preparation of these dishes they are perfect for the home cook or a good starting point for beginners. 
Some of the dishes featured will (may) be:
Classic Veal Marsala
Chicken Piccata
Classic Fettuccine Alfredo and other Pastas
Steak Au Poivre
Saltimbocca
Kung Pao Chicken and other Stir-fry techniques.
In addition to the dishes prepared many variations and alternatives for special diets will be demonstrated and discussed.

If classes are full, please call to be added to the wait list.

Book online or call 231-223-4110 for reservations.

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.


March 26, 2016 3:00pm

Wine Boot Camp

Saturday, March 26, 2016
3pm-Dinner

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 or online at www.chateauchantal.com


April 2, 2016 12:30pm

Cooking Class - Spring in France

2 April 2016
Chef Anthony Sgrecci
12:30-4:30pm

Reserve your spot online or call 231-223-4110!

Chef Tony Sgrecci
Tony Sgrecci, Executive Chef at The Village at Bay Ridge, was raised in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, where he grew up in a traditional Italian family living in an amazing cultural melting pot of immigrant families. His Great Grandmother made the trip as a young woman, and the area in which she settled was rich in European Immigrants.
From early on, using a small stool to reach stove height in his Grandma Ada's kitchen, he learned to cook what he liked and watched her do the same. It seemed a natural fit to cook for life. Though he resisted at first, with time in prestigious schools pursuing law and engineering, the compass finally pointed to the obvious. Culinary school at Kendall in Evanston, IL was the right path. Work in kitchens had paid for everything thus far. Lightning bolt….a professional career is born.
After several years of working in Chicago area fine dining restaurants, he relocated to the East Coast where he worked for several prominent Chefs, adding Chef and Pastry Chef to his resume, while living in the Hamptons. In his time there, he worked many years for the Maidstone Arms, J. Harper Pour Cottage, The Mill House inn, and other Hamptons hot spots… During this time highlights of his experience were cooking dinner at the James Beard House in Manhattan, and catering for the private well to do.
A decade ocean side passed and it was time for a change. He relocated back to his hometown in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, where he developed a successful and complimentary catering business inside Crispigna's Market, a cornerstone of the Italian community, where his Grandfather had worked almost 85 years before him.
After several years of family time, it was time for a change again. Traverse City Michigan was an amazing blend of the Hamptons and Michigan, so he bought a home there and sought new direction. After over 25 years in the restaurant business, the most amazing turn of events, including working for Traverse City restaurant legend Charlie Chamberlain, led him to an unexpected yet personally rewarding career choice. The Village at Bay Ridge is one of Traverse City's most prestigious Senior Communities, and currently Chef Tony is the Executive Chef of the entire property including two private restaurants in their Independent Living Apartment buildings and their full service Assisted Living.

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!


April 9, 2016 12:30pm

Cooking Class - The World of Eggs

April 9 2016
The Versatility of the Egg
12:30-4:30

When people think eggs they think breakfast. In reality, eggs are a main component of several global cuisines.  Join our very own Chef Reuben Rosales in learning dishes like Croque Madame, Eggs Benedict, and Frittatas.”

If classes are full, please call to be added to the wait list.

Reserve your place online or call 231-223-4110.

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.


April 9, 2016 7:00pm

WOMP Wine Dinner at the Grand Traverse Resort

Grand Traverse Resort WOMP Wine Dinner
Saturday, April 9, 2016
7pm-10pm

Get a head start on Michigan Wine Month activities planning! WOMP's newest event is hosted by Grand Traverse Resort, and in just a couple of years, the event continues to grow significantly in popularity. This special, one-night, food-and-wine pairing event features wines from WOMP wineries that will be paired with delicious small plates.

This evening event includes live entertainment and special lodging packages. Click here to purchase tickets. See you in the spring!


April 16, 2016 12:30pm

Cooking Class - Small Plates/Tapas

April 16 2016
Small Plates/Tapas
Reuben Rosales
12:30-4:30

Throwing a dinner party? Impress your guest with providing more than chips and salsa by joining our very own Chef Reuben Rosales and learning dishes that include canapes, flatbreads, and oysters.

If classes are full, please call to be added to the wait list.

Book online or call 231-223-4110 to reseve your place.

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.


April 23, 2016 12:30pm

Cooking Class - Latin Cuisines



April 23 2016
Latin Cuisines
Reuben Rosales
12:30-4:30

Learn the Latin love for food with our very own Chef Reuben Rosales as he takes your taste buds through cuisine like Ceviche, mouthwatering enchilada sauce, and REAL Spanish rice!

If classes are full, please call to be added to the wait list.

Book online or call 231-223-4110 to reserve your place.

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.


April 30, 2016 3:00pm

Wine Boot Camp

Wine Boot Camp

Saturday, April 30, 2016
3pm-Dinner

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 - 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 or online here.


May 7, 2016 6:00pm

Mother's Day Wine Dinner

Saturday, May 7th, 2016
6:00 Winery Tour
6:30 Dinner Seating
$69 per person, includes tax, tip and wine

Special bottle prices this night only!

Set in the winery’s hardwood floored Hospitality Room with stunning East & West Grand Traverse Bay views, guests will enjoy a friendly atmosphere while learning about the art of food and wine pairing.

Reserve your place here! Phone reservations taken at 1-800-969-4009.  Payment in full is required at time of reservation. 


June 15, 2016 6:00pm - October 31, 2016 9:30pm

Wine Dinners at Chateau Chantal

Our Wine Dinners are the perfect way to experience the best of Northern Michigan. Our delicious local wines are paired with a 7-course meal prepared fresh by our talented in-house Chef, Reuben Rosales.

Learn from our knowledgeable staff about food and wine pairings while enjoying this beautiful meal and making new friends. Please bring an eager palate, an inquisitive mind, and an empty stomach!

Where:
Chateau Chantal

 

When:

June, Starting June 15: Wednesday & Saturday Evenings

July & August: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday Evenings

Sept & October:  Wednesday, Thursday and Friday Evenings

Time:
Winery Tour at 6:00pm
Dinner Seating at 6:30pm

Cost:
$79 per person, includes tax, tip, and wines

Reservations are required at least one day in advance, and may be made by calling us at
(800) 969-4009.

Please note, you will not receive any tickets in the mail.  Your name will be on our reservation list when you check it at 6pm.

If you have any food allergies or wish to have the gluten free or vegetarian options, please notate during your online booking order.


June 16, 2016 7:00pm - September 1, 2016 9:30pm

Jazz at Sunset - 23nd Season!

Every Thursday evening - June 16 - Sept 1, 2016
7:00-9:30pm

Free of charge, no reservations required.

Join The Jeff Haas Trio & special guests for a wonderful evening of music, wine, and stunning sunsets! 

Special Guests Every Thursday!

 

Continuing this year!
Chateau Chantal is proud to announce that Lisa Flahive has been selected as the Artist in Residence for their 21st anniversary season. Lisa has a B.F.A in Studio Art from Michigan State University. She is most widely known for her expressive drawings and watercolor paintings of jazz musicians, captured during their performances.

Flahive said she doesn’t sit in the studio painting from photographs that have no life. Instead, she creates the work live in order to capture the energy and emotion that exists on the bandstand. “These paintings have an intensity that I could never achieve in the studio,” said Flahive.

You can watch Flahive create this impressive artwork live every Thursday evening this summer at Chateau Chantal during Jazz at Sunset with the Jeff Haas Trio. Flahive's artwork can be purchased at the winery. Proceeds benefit Building Bridges with Music.

Bring the family and friends and enjoy the best in live jazz, taste select Chateau Chantal wines and lemonade for the kids (yes, this is a very family-friendly environment), and feast your eyes on spectacular panoramic views of West and East Grand Traverse Bays. And there is no admission charge. It all happens at Chateau Chantal on Old Mission Peninsula, 1.7 miles north of the village of Mapleton on Center Road. For more information, call (231) 223-4110 or email: wine@chateauchantal.com.

 


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Who is the Winemaker?
Mark Johnson has been the winemaker at Chateau Chantal since we opened.  Trained at the Geisenheim Research Institue in Germany, Mark has a dedicated passion for making classic cool climate wines from Northern Michigan.  He also spends his time in Argentina, making our Malbec red wine from our vineyard in Mendoza. 

How long has Chateau Chantal been open?
Chateau Chantal, a Michigan winery, planted their first vines in 1986 and opened the original building in 1993. In July of 2003, an expansion was completed bringing the total B&B units from three to eleven with the addition of a 2,000 square foot Hospitality Room.

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