We have planned a special beer dinner for the evening of Thursday, January 22nd. We are featuring five amazing craft beers from Drekker Brewing Company (Fargo, ND) paired with a five course dinner designed and prepared by Judd Eskildsen from The Toasted Frog (Fargo, ND). Mark Bjornstad, Co-founder and President of Drekker Brewing will also be joining us for the evening.
At our Winter Beer Dinner, you will be among the first to experience Drekker’s craft beers expertly paired with gourmet food. This will be Drekker’s very first beer dinner! Mark Bjornstad will introduce each of his beers and share stories from his experience of starting a brewery in Fargo, North Dakota and Chef Judd Eskildsen will describe the pairings as each course is served.
In addition, we will be featuring our 28 Day Dry-Aged Breker Beef. Our unique 28 day dry-aging process was developed by Coteau des Prairies Lodge in collaboration with a local butcher who processes the beef. But we begin by selecting our beef from the very best animals raised and finished on the Joe Breker and Jeff Breker farms.
Course One – Glacier Leavins Nodak Pale Ale
Breker Beef Slider
Course Two – Burn the Boats IPA
German Sausage Bisque
Course Three – Broken Rudder Irish Red Ale
Course Four – Igor’s Horn Black IPA
Breker Beef Tenderloin
Course Five – Pillager Porter
Pillager Porter Semifreddo
About the Brewery:
Drekker Brewing Company is a brand new brewery located in downtown Fargo. Their taproom opened last fall and Mark and his partners have been doing all they can just to keep up with the demand for their terrific beers. When you raise a glass of fresh Drekker beer in their taproom, you are literally a few feet away from that beer’s birthplace in the fermenters of the brewery.
In their own words: “We started as many breweries do; just a couple of friends brewing in a garage who loved great beer, had a crazy dream, and worked their asses off to make it come true. If you want to know the whole story, we’ll bore you with it in the taproom or just wait for the Lifetime movie to come out. Really, we’re just four regular guys who are serious about beer and not much else.”
About the Chef:
Judd (Justin) Eskildsen was born and raised in Moorhead, MN, and has been in love with cooking since he was old enough to help roll wontons with his Mom. After 8 years of being an industrial welder, Judd realized that his heart never truly left the kitchen, and he decided to follow his dream of becoming a chef. Since then, he has worked in some of the best restaurants in Fargo and Moorhead.
From his Mom’s meatballs and gravy, to his Uncle Doug’s BBQ, the hearty, comfort food that Judd grew up on has always been very prevalent in his dishes. Although he has never had any formal training, the chefs and cooks he has worked with over the years have all played a part in him becoming a top tier cook in the area.
The Drekker dinner is Judd’s first opportunity to independently create a multi course meal showcasing his own skill and interpretation of flavors. Currently, Judd is one of the few up and coming cooks working under Chef Steve Schulz at The Toasted Frog in downtown Fargo, ND.
Fun Fact: Drekker’s Mark Bjornstad and Judd Eskildsen played football together at Moorhead HS and have been friends ever since.
The event is on Thursday, January 22nd 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 $60 per person. The meal includes a gourmet five course meal and 6 oz. of beer served with each course. Water and coffee will be provided. Sodas and additional alcoholic beverages will be sold at the bar. Doors open at 4pm, 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.