Maddens on Gull Lake

Food & Wine Weekend Schedule of Events

Tentative, subject to change

All events listed are included in the Food & Wine Weekend Package.  General public and resort guests not on Food & Wine Package may purchase tickets for select events.  Learn more.  
 6:30-8:00 pmJamaican Barbecue & Island Time Steel Drum Band
Chefs:  Madden's chefs from Jamaica
Location:  Madden Lodge Beach
 8:30-10:00 pmClassic Cocktails Re-made
Presenters:  Nick Kosevich, Bittercube Bitters, and Niki Francioli
Location:  Wilson Bay  Deck
8:30-10:00 amRoastery 7 Coffee Specialties
Stop by anytime between 9 and 10 to sample coffee creations. 
Location:  Madden Bros. Market
 11:00-11:45 amSmoke it!  With Madden's Chef, Mike Scofield
Learn his tricks to smoking the best meat. 
Location:  Wilson Bay Deck/Beach
 1:00-2:30 pmTour Madden's Herb Gardens
Madden's Horticulturist, Julie Helsene, will lead a tour of the herb gardens and green house planted at Madden's.  She will provide tips to taking care of herbs, when to plant and when to harvest.  
Location:  Herb Gardens and Greenhouse
 3:00- 4:30 pmWine Tasting featuring Torres Wines & Tapas
Presenter:  Joe Toohey
Chef:  Robert Wohlfeil
Location:  Wilson Bay Deck
 6:00- 8:00 pmWhole Animal Bash 
Guest and local chefs prepare whole animals!
Chefs Teams: Erik Anderson, Jamie Malone, Landon Schoenfeld, Paul Fitzpatrick, Robert Wohlfeil, Adam Bartos, Doug Flicker, Jim Christiansen, Amy Thielen, John Majchrowicz, Bob Schuld, Mike Scofield
Location:  Pavilion
 8:30- 10:30 pmDJ on the Deck, sponsored by Red Bull
Enjoy the beat by the Inn Pool with Red Bull cocktails, cigars and light nosh to finish up the night before heading to the O'Madden Pub to enjoy listening to The Whiskeys!
8:30-10:00 amRoastery 7 Coffee Specialties
Stop by anytime between 9 and 10 to sample coffee creations
Location:  Madden Bros. Market
 10:00- 10:45 amPastries by Madden's Pastry Chef, Amy DeSanto
Chef:  Amy DeSanto
Location:  Town Hall
 11:00- 11:45 amAfternoon Libation
Featuring Bloody Marys and champagne
Presenter:  Nick Kosevich, Bittercube
Location:  Town Hall
 12:15- 1:30 pmRock the Taco, sponsored by Red Bull and Pabst Blue Ribbon
Sample different styles of tacos by local and guest chefs.  Vote for your favorite!  Guest judging and fan favorite results!
Chefs:  Darrell Lorenz, Doug Flicker, Jim Christiansen, Landon Schoenfeld, Robert Wohlfeil
Location:  Pavilion
2:00-5:00 pmOpen Spirits Sampling, Town Hall
 2:00- 2:45 pmTerroir & Merroir Tasting
Presenter:  Dana Hale, Island Creek Oysters
Sommelier:  Bill Sommerville
Location:  Town Hall
 3:00- 3:45 pmLinz Meat "Beef 101:  Dry vs. Wet Aged Beef"
Presenter:  John Majchrowicz, Linz Meats
Location:  Town Hall
 4:00- 5:00 pmThe New Midwestern Table
Amy Thielen, Food Network host, prepares dishes from her James Beard Award winning cookbook, The New Midwestern Table:  iced cucumber soup with grilled honey eggplant, sweet and sour potluck meatballs and wild rice with maple and toasted pecans.  Book signing to follow.  
Chef:  Amy Thielen, Food Network
Location:  Town Hall
 6:30- 8:00 pmGrand Tasting
Chefs prepare a variety of dishes; liquor, beer and wine vendors. 
Location:  Town Hall, roaming event
 6:30- 9:00 pmSilent Auction for Charity
Proceeds will benefit Brainerd YMCA
 7:00- 9:00 amBreakfast
11 am- 1 pmFried Chicken & Champagne Lunch- served family style
Chefs:  Erik Anderson and Gavin Kaysen
Champagne vendor:  Nick Kosevich
Location:  Madden Lodge Dining Room & Deck