De Gustibus

Updated October 20, 2014

Four Reasons to Plan Holiday Gatherings
at the Campus Club NOW!

The holidays may seem far away, but as we all know they will be here soon. When should you start planning a holiday gathering at the Campus Club? NOW! Here's four reasons why you should.

1) We have a variety of rooms ranging from the cozy Couch Area of the Caf
é Bar, to the elegant and private Dale Shephard room, to the larger West Wing dining room. Check out all here. Start planning early to get the room you want.

2) Back by popular demand, Beth's holiday cookies will once more be available for holiday gatherings. This is all in addition, of course, to our fabulous Banquet Menu.

3) Our Events staff can help you think outside the box. Howsabout a department brunch in the cozy Caf
é Bar some Saturday morning in January?

4) Next week you can sample some Banquet Menu entr
ées! See below.

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View from the Campus Club
Photo by Lauren Baker

This Week: Vegetarian Banquet Menu Items
for Daily Special

Our Daily Special varies... well... daily! We're doing something different next week though. We will serve two plated vegetarian entr
ées from the Banquet Menu as Daily Specials. If you have always wanted to try some vegetarian items from our Banquet Menu, here's your chance. And if you are planning a holiday (or other) gathering, here's a chance to sample some of the plated entrées you may want to serve.

Here's the Daily Special banquet menu lineup:
- Tuesday, October 21: Spinach and Wild Mushroom Ravioli
- Thursday, October 23: Seared Polenta with Seasonal Vegetable Ragout

A Banquet Menu
appetizer favorite:
Patacones Supremos
Sign up for The New Bordeaux with Jason Kallsen on Thursday, November 6 at 5:30 pm

In this class and tasting, we will start with an understanding of the Bordeaux region and its sub-regions (finally demystifying it for many), including why the term "Grand Cru" needs to be taken with a grain of salt. We will cover the history and geography of the area in fine detail. The second half of the class will focus on what is new in this old region, including the rise of appreciation of Bordeaux amongst the young Sommeliers of the world. This fascinating evening will of course be accompanied by fine bites from the kitchen of the Campus Club.

RSVP at 612-626-7788 or online via ClubSoft (see below for more info).

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Scotch Tasting: "Phil's Faves" Friday, November 14

Join us for the Fall Scotch Tasting. Led by our intrepid guide John Saucke, we will sample some of Phil Platt's favorites. Along with some appetizers and traditional poached salmon,
we will sample these lovely single malts from around Scotland:

Dalmore 12 (Highland)
Auchentoshan 3 Wood (Lowland)
Glenfarclas 15 (Speyside)
Springbank 12 (Campbeltown)
Laphroigh 10 (Islay)
Highland Park 12 (Island)

As of Friday, October 17 we have just one spot left. Please register though to get on the wait-list if you are interested. If we have sufficient numbers, we will try to schedule a second class.

RSVP at 612-626-7788 or online via ClubSoft (see below for more info).

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Join us at a Networking Happy Hour
Tuesday, December 16, 4-6 pm

Celebrate the end of the semester at a happy hour in the Campus Club Caf
é Bar. Enjoy a specialty cocktail or relax with a glass of beer or wine while you meet and talk with Club members from around the University. Executive Chef Beth Jones will make special appetizers for the occasion. Two drink tickets, appetizers, a raffle, and the opportunity to meet some great people outside your department... all for only $12.

RSVP at 612-626-7788 or online via ClubSoft (see below for more info).

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Meet Our New Members!
We're going to start listing new Campus Club members in the de Gustibus newsletter. Listed below are new members who have joined in the last week. We welcome them and look forward to seeing them around the Club.

Michelle Doyle
Paulie Garcia

Austin and Susan Mason
Jason Mayotte-Blum
Andrew and Laura Nelson
Eric and Julie Showers

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

What is for Lunch TODAY?
Every day our Chefs create a great lunch special in addition to our fabulous selection of fresh housemade salads, soups, and sandwiches. Here are several easy ways to see what the Daily Special entree and featured sandwich is:

  • We tweet the special most days at 10:15 am. Follow us at @CampusClubUMN.
  • Check the Daily Special  page around 10:30 am, then again at 11:40 for picture.
  • Check the Facebook  page around 11:40 am
  • Come in and at 11:00 and read the chalk boards!

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10-14-14 Daily Special:
Coho Salmon Salad with
Local Apple Creme Fraiche
What are Lunch and Café Bar Hours?

You can always find our regular Servery and Café Bar hours on our web site here.

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

Thanks for the great job you do. Members of this group from all around the country look forward to meeting in the Campus Club each year. The four bald eagles flying overhead after lunch last Wednesday were much appreciated.

ps. From the Events office, "We don't charge extra for the eagles but cannot guarantee their appearance..."

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 Reservation Information: 612-625-1967 ♦ Business Office: 612-625-9696 or 612-626-1510