De Gustibus

Updated January 30, 2015

Sign up today for "Wines of Portugal" on February 11

European wine has placed great emphasis on France, Spain and Italy for producing the best wine. However, wines from Portugal are a hidden gem and are growing in popularity. Modern marketing, company consolidation, and high tech processes have never taken hold therefore maintaining a lost tradition. Join us as we taste our way through Portugal's reds, whites, and dessert wines while also understanding the geography, history, and topography of this stunning region. Appetizers will be provided.

Dinner and program: $35
Register online (instructions below) or call us at 612-626-7788.

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A Matter of Taste: an Evening of Music, Food, and Conversation featuring Muse Salon on February 20

Is it our age, experience, or upbringing that determines our style? How do our preferences change over time? Travel through musical genres with discussion led by Associate Professor of Musicology Peter Mercer-Taylor. Listen to wide ranging performances from Bach to flamenco, from tango to the blues played by Rena Kraut, clarinet, and Ora Itkin, piano, of Muse Salon, and guest guitarist Christopher Kachian.

The menu races back and forth across oceans and continents. Enjoy
Brazilian Gurkensalat salad (Hearts of Palm, avocado, cucumber and cabbage salad with sour cream dressing); a Russian-style version of Matambre (beef flank steak with beets, dill, carrot and cabbage with beet-dyed pickled eggs; Cornmeal Blintzes stuffed with pimento cheese, peppers, sweet corn and greens, Creole-Style Cholent (Sabbath Stew with plantain, potatoes and heirloom beans) and of course Beth’s Famous Elvis Cake.

Dinner and program: $55 adults, $25 students. Nonmembers welcome.

Register online (instructions below) or call us at 612-626-7788.

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Invitation from Executive Director Ann Holt:
Seeking Your Feedback on February 27

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.

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 in March where we will 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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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.

Subir Banerjee & Manju Parikh
Matthew Belinski
Buell Consulting
Mary & Anthony Dierich
Joshua Fehrmann
Cheri Friedrich
Clarence Lehman
Paul & Lora Serafini

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

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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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!

1-14-15 Sesame Crusted Soy Ginger Salmon over Scented Ricel
The 1-14-15 Daily Special:
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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 an event survey response: "Everyone on staff was helpful and responsive to my needs/requests on the day of the event."

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