Italian Wine Dinner – Saturday, November 17th

Join us Saturday, November 17th for our Italian Wine Dinner, a wine pairing dinner featuring the culinary talent of Joan & David Donatelle with wines from Italy.

Joan and David will be sharing from their wealth of knowledge about Italian cuisine as guests enjoy the food and wine pairings throughout the evening. With Italian heritage and experience as frequent travelers leading ‘foodie pilgrimages’ to Italy, the Donatelles have a deep knowledge about the food and the culture of Italy. Our Italian Wine Dinner will be the closest thing to being there!

Enjoy the storied wines from the old world along with authentic Italian foods prepared in the lodge kitchen just for the dinner including freshly made pasta and dessert and enjoy our 28 Day Dry Aged Breker Beef Brisket prepared in the time-honored Italian style.

The Donatelles are also leading a 3-day Italian Culinary Retreat at the lodge on November 15-18th and helping with this wine dinner is a part of that experience. If you have ever wanted to know more about Italian cooking or if you have dreamed about working alongside a professional chef…there is still space available! For more information about the Italian Culinary Retreat, click HERE.


Salami, Olives and Crostini
Zardetto Prosecco

Passato di Ceci alla Chianti
(Chickpea Soup Chianti Style)
Kris Pinot Grigio

Primo Piatto
Tagliatelle con Funghi
(Fresh Tagliatelle Pasta with Mushrooms and Breadcrumbs)
Di Majo Norante Sangiovese

Secondi Entre`
Manzo Brasato con Patate al Rosmarino
(Braised Italian Breker Beef with Rosemary Fingerling Potatoes)
Vitiano Rosso

Insalata Misto
(Mixed Green Salad)

Mela Crostata
(Rustic Apple Tart)
Limoncello, Amaretto

Joan and David Donatelle

About Joan and David Donatelle

Joan and David are known for their love of authentic Mediterranean cuisine and have shared that passion with the public for more than 30 years. With three award-winning restaurants, three gourmet delis, and a catering company, they have provided many satisfying and healthful culinary experiences for loyal guests, friends, and fans.

David augmented his health care education with studies in France and Italy, and he continues to refine his knowledge of nutrition for health, super immunity, and longevity.

As a FoodE Expert, Joan managed the cooking school at Byerly’s and has taught hundreds of cooking classes there and in other venues. Her book, Astonishing Apples was published in 2015, by The Minnesota Historical Society Press.

David is the Director of Dining Services at Sunrise Assisted Living in Edina. In addition, he has been a beekeeper hobbyist for the past 15 years.

In their spare time, Joan and David love to create customized guided culinary tours in Italy for travelers seeking gastronomic adventures.

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Event Info

The event is on Saturday, November 17th at Coteau des Prairies Lodge. Everyone is welcome, but space is limited and meals are available by reservation only. Alcohol will be served only to those over 21 years of age. The price is $75 per person. The meal includes a gourmet multiple course meal and 2-3oz. of wine served with 4 courses and liqueur served with dessert. Water and coffee will be provided. Sodas and additional alcoholic beverages will be sold at the bar. Doors open at 5pm, guests are welcome to come early, tour the lodge and enjoy refreshments served at the bar. When you arrive at the lodge, sign your party in with our hostess. Guests will be seated for the meal promptly at 6pm.

For reservations, fill out the online form below or call 701-680-1175.

Because we have limited space available, we kindly request advanced notice if you must cancel your reservation or reduce your party size so we can make room for other guests. Thank you.

You will receive confirmation of your reservation within 24 hours.