De Gustibus

Updated June 27, 2016

July 1 & 29 - Closing at 1:30 pm

Sign up now for June 29 Wine Tasting: Wine & Sunshine with Jason Kallsen

Sign up now for Wine and Sunshine on June 29: spots are filling fast for this popular event! Wine guru Jason Kallsen will be selecting cool, refreshing wines that are perfect for a warm summer afternoon. This is more of a wine tasting than a class but Jason will be on hand to tell you all about them, including where you can buy them locally.

Enjoy your wine with fresh and delicious food pairings by Executive Chef Beth Jones. We'll be serving
Tarte Soleil with oil cured tomatoes, basil and chevre; Korean Meatballs with spicy gochujang barbeque sauce; Kyoto Style Shrimp Pancakes; Mezze platter; Mango, jicama, and watermelon with chili, lime and cilantro salt. Also enjoy live music by Mill City Jazz. These recent University of Minnesota Music School graduates Mill City Jazz are wonderful. Check out some clips on our Instagram (@campusclubumn) page! And HINT: this would be a great night to snap photos for our Instagram contest... just saying.

We're holding a special raffle during this event. The School of Music has generously donated 3 pairs of tickets to this year's Showboat Performance of Under the Gaslight. You could be a winner but only if you sign up soon before this event fills up.

Cost is $30. Sign up online or by calling 612-626-7788.
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More details here 
Sign up for July 28 Beer Dinner - Breakfast for Dinner! (New Date!)

Who doesn't love breakfast any time of day? Come and experience Chef Nettie Colon's creative take on breakfast favorites, redesigned to complement some great seasonal beers. We'll be dining on the Terrace weather permitting, and in the Bar if the weather is bad.

We're still working on the beer pairings, but here's the menu:

First Course: Savory Granola, greens, yogurt dressing.
Second Course: Coffee Rubbed Pork Belly, Gnocchi Hash, "Onsen" egg.
Third Course: Fresh Thyme Waffle, Beer Candied Nuts, Ice Cream.

Seatings between 5 and 7 pm. Cost for members is $35. Nonmember cost is $45. RSVP online or call Ann at 612-624-6626 or Sasha at 612-624-9136.

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Details coming soon 
Nonmember Summer Happy Hour - All Welcome Weekdays 4-7 pm

It's official! We had a fabulous Kickoff party on May 24 to start a summer of Happy Hour! Check out our great photos on Instagram (@campusclubumn).

We are open to nonmembers for happy hour all summer. As many of you know, happy hour on the Terrace is a wonderful way to end the work day and relax with your colleagues and friends over a drink, appetizers, or even an early dinner. We have a fabulous Bar Menu and a great Happy Hour menu as well.

Stop by between 4:00-7:00 pm, weekdays through August! Here's how it works: order at the bar and we'll deliver food and drinks to you on the Terrace.

And in case you missed it, check out the great blurb about this in the June 9 Taste section of the Star Tribune here.

More details here
We're Having an Instagram Photo Contest - Win a Year of Campus Club Membership!
If you like Happy Hour and you take pictures, here's your chance to win a year of Campus Club membership. We're having an Instagram contest.

All you have to do is:
1) Follow us on Instagram (@campusclubumn).
2) Upload a photo from the Terrace.
3) tag it #campusclubterrace.

The contest runs until July 15. We'll announce a winner on July 20th at our Jazz Music Happy Hour. We'll also have special prizes for the most "liked" contest entries.

We're looking for great photos of the Terrace. Hint: if you happen to have smiling people, delicious food, and/or enticing beverages in the photo... well, that would help. Start snapping and uploading! 
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More details here 
Yoga Started 6/22 at and Continues until August 24: Join us!

nd your work-life balance by attending our new morning Yoga classes at the Campus Club in our beautiful West Wing dining room. The view of downtown in the early morning sun is a perfect backdrop. Classes are led by Instructor Margie O'Loughlin. Margie brings a life-time of movement experience to her yoga teaching and does a great job of leading beginners and more advanced students alike. The summer session at the Campus Club will include basic yoga poses taught in a simple flow style, incorporating elements of Qigong, meditation and breath work.

Classes run weekly 7:45-8:45 through August 24. Bring a yoga mat and wear loose comfortable clothes. Breakfast items will be for sale after class.

Classes are free for Campus Club members. Guests are just $5 and can pay at the door. Members, please RSVP online or call 612-626-7788. Nonmembers, call 612-626-7788 so we know you are coming. We had a great turnout at the first class and will clear more space next time!

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Campus Club Chefs at Mill City Farmers Market, Next up is Nettie on 7/16 - Recipes here too!

Campus Club Executive Chef Beth Jones and Demi Chef Nettie Colon will be two of the Mill City Cooks at the Mill City Farmers Market this summer. They'll be doing cooking demonstrations in the train shed patio using local and fresh ingredients for sale at the market. Stop by and say hello on these dates:

7/16 - Nettie
8/6 - Nettie
10/1 - Nettie
10/15 - Beth

Here's what Beth and Nettie have made so far, including links to the recipes (and some great photos):

5/14 - Beth - Mushroom, Greens, and Asparagus Pasta

5/28 - Beth - Braised Beef with Rhubarb Kimchi
6/11 - Nettie - Heirloom Bean & Wild Rice Salad
6/18 - Beth
Argentinian Sausage Sandwiches with Chimichurri and Beth's Baked Money Beans.
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Drink & Knit with Ann Holt on June 30

Join Campus Club Executive Director Ann Holt for the next session of "Drink and Knit." We'll go outside weather permitting and knit in natural light! If it's raining, we'll gather in the comfy chairs and couches in the Campus Club bar. Grab a drink and relax with some nice late afternoon knitting and conversation. It's an informal and fun chance to enjoy time with like-minded souls while you work on your latest project.

No need to RSVP. Just show up and bring your friends and colleagues.
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Slight Increase to Campus Club Membership Dues

Regular membership dues for Faculty and Staff dues will go up 2% in July. If you are on a 12-month appointment, the new rate will be $8.35 per pay period.

You'll see this reflected in your first July paycheck.

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Partnering with The Good Acre: Buying Produce & Beth Teaching September 17

The Campus Club is going to be buying from The Good Acre this growing season. The Good Acre partners with local farms to bring sustainably raised produce to the Twin Cities. We are proud to support the mission of The Good Acre, which is "to enhance how food is grown and shared in the Twin Cities region, to improve marketpl
ace opportunities for diverse independent farmers, and to increase access for all consumers to healthy, locally-grown fresh produce." More information about The Good Acre is on their web site here and in this great article in the Pioneer Press.

Mark your calendars! Beth is teaching a cooking class there from 8:00-1:00 on Saturday morning, September 17. Watch this page for updates on the topic, cost, etc.

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Please Use Guest Cards in the Servery

We wanted to remind those of you who host (and plan) lunches here at the Campus Club that each guest who goes through the Servery at lunch time needs to have their own Guest Card. Each guest should present their Guest Card to the cashier as they exit the Servery. That way our cashier knows how to charge each meal.

We prefer you not tell people to "stick together" and share one card. This can get confusing for our cashiers. It can also be awkward for your guests, especially if it's a busy day.

There are two kinds of Guest Cards: one for Department memberships and one for personal memberships. They have slightly different information but work the same way! Let us know if you have questions about that.

When you book a room through the Events Department or a table through our front desk, we will ask if you need Guest Cards. The answer is "Yes" unless you have a set of your own to use.
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Meet Our New Members
A warm welcome to Campus Club members who have joined in the last few weeks. We look forward to seeing you around the Club.

Maureen Burke
Evido Domingo-Musibay
Theresa Luna
Kelleen Hanna, Doubletree Hotel
Dan Halvorsen
Don & Susan Houge
Thomas Hutton
Karen Nemchik & Tariq Samad
Raj & Jasjeet Singh
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What is Today's Daily Special? How to Find Out

Every day our Chefs create a great Daily Special in addition to our fabulous selection of fresh housemade salads, soups, and sandwiches. There are several easy ways to see what the Daily Special entree and featured sandwich are:

  • We tweet the special most days at 10:40 am. Follow us at @CampusClubUMN
  • Check the Daily Special page of our web site around 10:45 am, or wait until 11:40 when (most days) we post a picture of it.
  • Check the Facebook page around 11:40 am for a description and picture.
  • Come in after 11:00 am and read the chalkboards by the front desk. March right into the Servery, go to the Daily Special station, and look for yourself!
6-21-16 Lake Superior Blue Fin Herring with Classic Tartar Sauce and Roasted Potatoesl
6-21-16 Daily Special
Lake Superior Blue Fin
Herring with
Classic Tartar Sauce
and Roasted Potatoes
Reminder: No Outside Food at the Campus Club

Remember, we do not allow food and beverage purchased elsewhere at the Campus Club. If you are going through the Servery or ordering in the Café Bar, you will find a great selection of entrees and drinks. If you are here for an event, the event contact will have preordered food and beverage for your group.

Thank you for your cooperation!
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Making Travel Plans? Check out Clubs in other Cities

The Campus Club is a member of the Association of College and University Clubs (ACUC). We participate in an agreement of reciprocity with fellow member clubs. Campus Club members in good standing may visit other clubs within the ACUC.

Learn more about that on our web site here.

If you visit another Club, let us know. We'd love to hear about it.

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See other Clubs.

Member Log On

Campus Club members are now able to log on to a secure part of the website. You can view and print your statement, check your account balance, and pay online. You can view the Club calendar and sign up for Member Events like Wine Classes or Mother's Day Brunch. If you need help recovering your username and password, call Ann Holt at 612-624-6626.

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Member quote: "It was easy to sign up for the Summer Wine Tasting"

Quote of the Week

What we like to hear from a recent survey:
...Jenn was fabulous at helping us to plan for the event and was welcoming in allowing us to walk through the space to imagine the event... The space was perfect for our needs and is an perfect venue... The food was amazing. All of the food was done exactly as we had hoped.

Events at the Club Today: the EMS calendar

You can see what events are scheduled at the Campus Club by using our web-based event management system (EMS). You can not only check for events, but you can also request a room online. You can also start the reservation process by emailing our Events office at

The Numbers to Call

Front Desk: 612-626-7788 ♦ Café Bar: 612-624-9136 ♦ Reservations for Dining: 612-626-7788

Room Reservations: 612-625-1967 ♦ Business Office: 612-625-9696 or 612-626-1510

Interested in a Campus Club membership? Contact Ann Holt at or 612-624-6626.