De Gustibus

Updated March 24, 2017

   
Sign up Today for Greek Independence Day Wine Pairing Bar Dinner on March 30 - Some Timeslots Full

Our pairing dinner in the bar on March 30 is filling fast. We're celebrating Greek Independence Day with a fantastic hosting a three-course meal, each paired with a perfect wine selection. Course One: Feta Psiti--baked feta with chili, lemon and olive oil, served with pita, cucumbers, roasted cherry tomatoes, and olives. Paired with Greek Wine Cellars Assyrtiko (Santorini). Course Two: Lamb Kleftiko--roast lamb in parchment with potatoes, tomatoes, onion, lemon and herbs. Vegetarian Option- Stuffed eggplant with tomato and haloumi over gigantes plaki (stewed gigante beans). Paired with Chrisohoou Xinomavro (Naoussa). Course Three: Semeli--orange, almond and yogurt semolina cake. Paired with Samos Muscat Kourtaki (Samos) and Greek Coffee.

Seatings are between 5:00 and 7:00 pm. Cost is $35 for members and $40 for nonmembers. Members, sign up online or call 612-624-9136. Nonmembers, call us! Let us know what time you would like to come.



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New Wines from the Southern Hemisphere - Wine Class with Jason Kallsen on April 12

Jason will share information on some of the great new wines and producers from South Africa, New Zealand, and Australia. These are not the same old Sauv Blanc and Shiraz wines that flooded the market a few years back. Come taste something new!

Delicious appetizers from the Campus Club kitchen are included. Mark your calendar and sign up.

The class starts at 5:45 pm. Cost is $40. Members, sign up online or call 612-626-7788.


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Join Us for Easter Brunch on April 16: Spots Filling Fast

Easter Brunch at the Campus Club is always delicious! Those of you who have been here for Easter Brunch before know what a wonderful event this is for members and their family and friends. Again this year you will enjoy a wonderful selection of dishes created by our fabulous Executive Chef Beth Jones.

Here is this year's menu:
  • Roasted Spring Leg of Lamb with Mint Relish
  • Poached Egg, Spinach, Asparagus and Carrot Coulis
  • Mississippi Mushroom's Pink Oyster Mushrooms Roasted with Potatoes, Red Onion, Thyme and Sherry
  • Fischer Farms Bacon and Maple Coil Sausage
  • Broccoli, Green Beans, Cauliflower and Roasted Red Cabbage with Olive Oil and Scallions
  • Quinoa Salad with Dried Cherries, Greens, Baby Carrots, Hazelnuts and Maple Mustard Vinaigrette
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Breakfast Pastries
  • More desserts than you imagine!
  • Vegan option: Wild Rice Dolmades with Carrot Coulis (Vegan)
Cost is $27.95 for adults and $13.50 for children. We do seatings every 15 minutes. Make your reservation now to get the time you want. Some timeslots are already full. Call 612-626-7788 or register online.


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Last Trivia Night this Semester is Wednesday, April 5

Have a lot of answers but no one is asking you questions?
We can help you with that. Come to Trivia Night! We are thrilled to resume monthly trivia events hosted by our friends from Trivia Mafia for a second season. Trivia Mafia is the largest and most popular bar trivia company in the midwest. We're seeing a good crowd for these trivia evenings. Come see why!

Come with a team or come solo and we'll form teams. We'll have some fun Happy Hour drink specials as well as some great appetizer specials. You can win prizes too. You don't need to sign up. Just show up at the bar. If you have questions, contact Bar Manager Sasha Hulsey at 612-624-9136.

This is our last Trivia Night for the spring semester. We take a break for summer but plan to resume this popular event again in the fall. We'll keep you posted.
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Free Yoga Resumes on Wednesdays at 7:45 am through April 26

Fine tune your work-life balance by attending our morning Yoga classes at the Campus Club in our beautiful West Wing dining room. The view of downtown in the early morning 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. She leads us in basic yoga poses taught in a simple flow style, incorporating elements of Qigong, meditation and breath work.

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. Bring a yoga mat and wear loose comfortable clothes.

The spring session started March 22 and ends on April 26. Come to one or more sessions as your schedule permits!


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Join us for a Free Concert with Ora Itkin on Monday, March 27 at 3:15

Don’t miss the opportunity to preview accomplished pianist Ora Itkin’s program for her European summer concert tour! She is a graduate of the Russian Academy of Music in Moscow and the Hebrew University Academy of Music in Jerusalem. She has performed across the Twin Cities and internationally. Her experience of living amongst different cultures and her passion for music, visual art, literature, and philosophy, encouraged her to bring the idea of ‘salons’ in Enlightenment Europe to fruition in the modern day. Ora serves as a faculty member at the Univ. of St. Thomas and MacPhail Center for Music and also teaches in her own private studio.

This is a free event. No need to RSVP, just show up at 3:15 in the West Wing on March 27.
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New Computer Systems Coming Soon

We are excited to let you know that we are getting a suite of new back office computer systems at the Campus Club. We'll be rolling out several new modules that we think will improve our ability to serve our customers well. The new systems will roll out over the next few weeks.

We're getting a new web site too, including a new members-only portion where members can check their account status, sign up for upcoming events, and more.

We'll keep you posted as we move forward!
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Book Your End-of-Year Events Now

The Campus Club Events office has already booked many end-of-year events. If you need space for a graduation, retirement, or any other event in April or especially May, we urge you to contact us now to reserve your room. Dates are filling up fast. If you are thinking of booking, now is the time!

Contact the Events office at ccevents@umn.edu or 612-625-1967 to start the planning process.

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New Campus Club Membership Category:
Student Discount Member Rate


We are pleased to offer a new discount membership category for students. This new Student Discount Membership rate allows members to dine at the Servery and in the Bar and to attend club events like Scotch Tastings, Wine Classes, Pairing Dinners, etc. Students will also be asked to pay for food and beverage at the time of service and may not charge to their accounts. The membership cost is $50.

The Student Discount membership category does not include the privilege of reserving rooms or carrying a balance on the account. Students who wish to do that are now eligible for the regular $217 half price membership option for one year, so the cost would be $108.50 rather than $217 for their first year. This is the same deal offered to faculty and staff who sign up using payroll deduction.

For more information, contact Ann Holt at acholt@umn.edu or 612-624-6626.
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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.

Know anyone interested in membership? Have them contact Ann Holt at acholt@umn.edu or 612-624-6626. Remember, if you refer a new member to the Campus Club, you get a free lunch.

Andrea DuCane
Al Mangnuson
Justin Martin & Brian Wollum

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Departments: Reserve a Table for Lunch

If you are planning to send a large group through the Servery, let us know so we can reserve a table for you and have Guest Cards all ready for you. This will speed up the time it takes your group to go through the lunch line. 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.

For reservations in the West Wing dining room for lunch and to request Guest Cards, call our front desk at 612-626-7788.
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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!
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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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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"

   

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 ccevents@umn.edu.
Quote of the Week

From a New Year card from one of our 2016 weddings that brought tears to our eyes:

We hope your year is off to a great start! We wanted to extend our gratitude for your help in planning and executing our special day - it was better than we could have imagined! The food was amazing (guests rave still raving!), the service was excellent and the ambiance was just what we had hoped for. Thank you so much. We hope to swing in for wine tasting... after the baby is born (due in August!)


The Numbers to Call

Front Desk: 612-626-7788 ♦ 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 acholt@umn.edu or 612-624-6626.