De Gustibus

Updated February 24, 2015

Invitation from Executive Director Ann Holt:
Give us Your Feedback on February 27
th (and earn a free lunch)

You are invited to a “World Café” style conversation about Campus Club membership. Executive Director Ann Holt, the Campus Club Board of Directors, and Club management want your feedback. We are seeking member input to better clarify the Club’s image, enhance your experience as a member, and broaden Club membership. We'd like to hear your thoughts.

Join us Friday, February 27th from 3:30 to 6:00 pm in the West Wing dining room to share your story and your thoughts. We’ll start with some snacks and a glass of wine or beer at 3:30, begin talking at 4:00 pm, and wrap up by 6:00 pm. You’ll receive a free lunch certificate for your time!

This conversation is for Club members only. We will have another event on March 6 to talk with non-members about their ideas.

Sign up online (instructions below) or contact Ann Holt at 612-624-6626 or

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More info here 
Next Scotch Tasting is March 27 - Sign up Soon!

John Saucke will lead us on a tour of two regions of Scotland: the Highlands and the Islay, one of the
southernmost of the inner Hebridean Islands. What gives these whisky's their unique taste? We will begin with appetizers, followed by a the first round of drams. Then we will enjoy traditional poached salmon, followed by three more drams. Our Scotch Tastings fill quickly, so if you are interested, sign up soon.

Sign up online (instructions below) or contact Ann Holt at 612-624-6626 or
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Taking Reservations for Easter Brunch on April 5

Many members enjoy bringing their families to Easter Brunch at the Campus Club. We take reservations in advance for specific times, and typically fill quickly. We are still finalizing the menu but you can rest assured that the buffet table will be beautiful, bountiful, and delicious!

Sign up online (instructions below) or contact Ann Holt at 612-624-6626 or
"A Matter of Taste: an Evening of Music, Food, and Conversation featuring Muse Salon" was Great Fun

We had a wonderful evening on February 20, enjoying interesting conversation and outstanding performances in an informal setting in the Campus Club West Wing. After an amazing meal prepared by our Chefs, the group enjoyed music ranging from the blues, to classical, to flamenco and tango played brilliantly by Rena Kraut, clarinet, and Ora Itkin, piano, of Muse Salon, and guest guitarist Christopher Kachian. With fun conversation about
musical genres led by Associate Professor of Musicology Peter Mercer-Taylor and a gorgeous view of the Minneapolis skyline at night, it was a night to remember.

Consider joining us next time!
More info here
Oops - Here's that Recipe for Beth's Beet the Devil Cake

There was a problem with the link for the Beet the Devil Cake recipe when we emailed you the previous de Gustibus. It is fixed now. Valentines' Day has passed, but do you really need an excuse when it is this cold outside to bake a fantastic chocolate cake?

This is just one of the recipes in the Campus Club Centennial Cookbook.
This cookbook is on sale at the club during business hours at $14.95 (plus tax = $16.11). You can also call 612-624-6626 to place a mail order. Shipping and handling is an additional $4. Campus Club members can charge the cookbook to their accounts.

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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.

Julianna Abel
Sue Greimel
Hilal Ibrahim
Emi Ito
Michael & Jennifer McDaniel
Ryan Norine
John Wheelihan

If you know anyone interested in a Campus Club membership, have them contact Ann Holt at or 612-624-6626. 

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 10:30 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 and read the chalk boards by the front desk.
  • March right into the Servery, go to the Daily Special station, and look for yourself!
2-18-2015 Falafel and Hummus Plate with Pita Bread and Yogurt Sauce
2-18-2015 Daily Special:
Falafel & Hummus Plate with Pita Bread & Yogurt Sauce

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. Primary members received an email from ClubSoft (our vendor) with your user name and password. That gives you access to the secure site. Check it out here! Call Ann if you have questions.

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

Quote of the Week

From the contact for a recent event with a VIP guest, "The evening was a great success. The manager of our event was exceptional. I rushed find a person hanging up her coat who had never rsvped and your person assured me it would be fine... The timing was perfect. I was seated near one guest who ran several restaurants and she expressed amazement at how good the food was. The service was excellent. This was a very special event for all of those who attended because of the opportunity to talk with [our guest], but a gracious meal and service enhanced that perfectly. Thank you."

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