Maddens on Gull Lake

Food & Wine Weekend Schedule of Events

Food & Wine Weekend, August 28-30
All events listed are included in the Food & Wine Weekend Package.  
Tentative, subject to change


5:00- 6:00 pm Wine Tasting 
Location:  Pavilion Lawn
6:30- 8:00 pm Whole Beast Feast
Guest and local chefs prepare whole animals!
Location:  Pavilion
8:30- 10:30 pm DJ on the Deck
Enjoy the beat by the Inn Pool with cocktails, cigars and light nosh to finish up the night before heading to the O'Madden Pub!


8:30-10:00 am Roastery 7 Coffee Specialties
Stop by to sample coffee creations
Location:  Madden Bros. Market
8:00- 9:30 am Mushroom Foraging 
10:00- 11:00 am Pastries by Madden's Pastry Chef, Amy DeSanto
Chef:  Amy DeSanto
Location:  Town Hall
11:15am- 12:15pm Bread Making Demonstration
Chef:  John Kraus
Location:  Town Hall
12:15- 1:45 pm Bad to the Bone:  Hot Wing Cook-off, sponsored by Pabst Blue Ribbon
Sample different styles of wings by local and guest chefs.  Vote for your favorite!  Guest judging and fan favorite results!
Location:  Pavilion
2:00-5:30 pm Open Spirits Sampling, Town Hall
2:00- 3:00 pm Oyster and Wine Pairing
Presenters:  Chef Robert Wohlfeil, Oceanaire Seafood Room & Joe Toohey, St. Michelle Wine Estates
Location:  Town Hall
3:15- 4:15 pm The New Midwestern Table
Amy Thielen, Food Network host, prepares dishes from her James Beard Award winning cookbook, The New Midwestern Table. Book signing to follow.  
Chef:  Amy Thielen, Food Network
Location:  Town Hall
4:30- 5:30 pm Backyard Smoking Demonstration
Chef:  Mike Scofield
Location:  Town Hall
6:30- 8:30 pm Grand Tasting
Chefs prepare a variety of dishes; liquor, beer and wine vendors. 
Location:  Town Hall, roaming event
6:30- 8:30 pm Silent Auction for Charity
Proceeds will benefit Brainerd YMCA


11 am- 1 pm Retro Classics, Italian Brunch
Location:  The Dining Room at Madden Lodge