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Savor The Lodge's Premiere Scotch Tasting Event and Live at The Lodge featuring Jason Weismann & Gary Gratz on Saturday, March 21st
Detroit Lakes, MN, 3/16/09 - Need a Spring Fever Reliever? The Lodge on Lake Detroit in Detroit Lakes, MN invites you to melt away your winter blues & reconnect with friends this Saturday, March 21st, at our premiere Scotch Tasting Event followed by a jazz duo at Live at The Lodge. Both events are open to the public and to hotel guests. You may attend one or both events.
Saturday's events begin with The Lodge on Lake Detroit's premiere Scotch Tasting at 5:30 p.m. Join us for a guided tasting of seven single malt scotch whiskies, hosted by Don Carlson. Experience the diverse range of flavors this spirit has to offer and learn what makes each label unique in its appearance, aroma and finish. The seven Scotch varieties that will be presented include: Craggamore, Dalwhinnie, Glenkinche, Oban, Lagavulan, Talisker, and Glenmorangie-10 year. Admission is $25 per person plus tax which includes Scotch and cheese & crackers to cleanse the palate. An advance reservation is required by calling The Lodge at 218-847-8439 or 800-761-VIEW (8439).
For just $12 more per person, Scotch Tasting attendees may pre-order a perfectly paired meal to enjoy immediately following the Scotch tasting. Savor a hearty LowLand Stew (elk, mushrooms, carrots, onions and red wine, served in a sourdough bread bowl, a mini side salad, followed by natural vanilla bean ice cream with fresh cracked black pepper. Please place your meal order when calling in your Scotch Tasting Event reservation (a 48 hour in advance reservation is required for meals). For reservations call The Lodge on Lake Detroit: 218-847-8439 or 800-761-VIEW(8439).
Immediately following the scotch tasting event, "Live at The Lodge" will feature Minneapolis based jazz duo, Jason Weismann- vocalist & sax and Gary Gratz, pianist, from 7:00 to 10 p.m. in The Lodge's cozy, 2-story lakefront, fireside lobby. With a hat tip to the crooners now and yesteryear and an emerging voice as a sax soloist, Jason Weismann is a new voice to the Twin Cities Jazz scene. His vocal stylings are similar to Harry Connick & Michael BubleŽ. View and listen to a video clip of Jason's first appearance at "Live at The Lodge".
Gary Gratz, the pianist, has been working throughout the industry as a performer, composer, arranger and programmer for over 30 years. He composed music and designed sounds for numerous national TV ads including spots for Coca Cola, Discover Card, Target, and Porsche. He also performed on the soundtrack for the movie "Beautiful Girls" and coached the lead actor, Timothy Hutton, in piano technique.
For admission to Live at The Lodge, a $5 plus tax cover charge will be collected at the door. The cover charge will be waived for Scotch tasting & hotel guests. The event is open to hotel guests and to the public. Attendees may purchase drinks & appetizers at LoLa D's lobby bar during the event.
Future Lodge events not to miss include a Women's Wellness Weekend April 2 - 5, 2009. Choose from two or three night lodging packages that include a variety of rejuvenating activities. Take a break from your hectic schedule with spa time at The Spa Within, a show at Historic Homes Theatre, intro to yoga class, luncheon and anti-aging seminar, wine glass painting class, a wine tasting event, live music by The Deb Jenkins Band, and much more. For reservations & more information, call The Lodge on Lake Detroit directly at 800-761-VIEW or 218-847-8439. A complete listing of the Women's Wellness Weekend agenda and package bookings are available at www.TheLodgeOnLakeDetroit.com.
The Lodge on Lake Detroit, is smoke-free, lakefront, lifestyle hotel and spa located at 1200 East Shore Drive in Detroit Lakes, MN. For reservations, and more information, go to, www.TheLodgeOnLakeDetroit.com
About Holland Lodging
The Lodge on Lake Detroit is independently owned & operated by Holland Motel, Inc., now in its third generation of providing excellence in hospitality. Husband and wife owners Scott Mehlhaff & Chris Holland-Mehlhaff also own & operate Best Western Plus Holland House in Detroit Lakes, MN and Best Western Superior Inn & Suites in Grand Marais, MN.