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Updated December 2, 2016


Sign up by Monday for the December 9 class: "Scotland's Oldest Distilleries"

Join us for a class that will delve into the whisky motherland, Scotland and its greatest export - the 'water of life'. We'll look at the history of some of the venerable distilleries and examine why the region and some specific producers have stood through such a long test of time. How do they change, or how do they stay the same in a competitive spirits modernity? A comparative tasting will spur our discussions and virtual walk through the various Scotch territories.
We’ll explore the following distilleries: Auchentoshan, American Oak (Lowlands); Bowmore 15, “Darkest” (Islay); Balvenie, Caribbean (Speyside); Glenmorangie, Lasanta (Highland); Talisker, Storm (Islands); Glen Scotia, Victoriana (Campeltown).

Cost is $58 and includes samples of the Scotch and a generous buffet of hearty appetizers worthy of being called dinner from the Campus Club kitchen. Sign up online or call us at 612-624-6626. Signup closes at the end of the day on Monday, December 5.
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Prohibition Repealed Pairing Dinner in the Bar on December 6 - What an Awesome Menu! Spots Remain

Come to the Bar for another delicious pairing dinner, this time to celebrate the 83rd anniversary of the repeal of the Volstead Act. The Volstead Act of 1919 (named for Minnesota Representative Andrew J. Volstead) was written to provide for the enforcement of the 18th Amendment, which began the era of Prohibition in the United States. In December 1933, the 21st Amendment to the Constitution was passed and ratified, repealing prohibition. Come taste the legacy of some of Minnesota's own 20th century whiskey rebels.

The first course is Lobster Bisque with Oysters Rockefeller Crouton. It's paired with Minnesota 75: Vikre Juniper Gin, Cava, Simple Syrup and Lemon Foam. The second course is Spice Glazed Ham Steak with Pineapple, Maraschino Cherries, and Dauphinoise Potatoes. It's paired with Barrel Aged Rye Whiskey Sidecar: Barrel Aged J Carver Rye Whiskey, Cointreau, and House-Made Orange Shrub. The third course is Gilded Red Velvet Cake paired with paired with Clover Club: Tattersall Gin, Egg White, Fresh Lemon Juice and House-Made Pomegranate Syrup.

Cost is $35. Seatings from 5:00 to 8:00. RSVP online or by calling 612-624-9136.
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Holiday Wine Class with Jason Kallsen on December 15, 5:45 pm is Filling Fast

Join Jason Kallsen for an exploration of how to set your holiday table with some great wines from start to finish. We'll begin with some unusual Champagnes and sparkling wine from different regions of the world, move to some surprising and delicious choices to accompany your holiday meal, and end with a Hungarian dessert wine, a Tokai. Chef Beth Jones will perfectly pair all the wine courses with tempting appetizers and small plates. You'll leave the class with a Recipe Card with some great holiday recipes complete with wine pairings.

Cost is $40 and includes samples of the wine and a generous buffet of appetizers from the Campus Club kitchen. Sign up online or call us at 612-624-6626.
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Mark Your Calendar: Solstice Happy Hour - Monday, December 19 at 4:30

Celebrate the end of the semester and the winter solstice at the Campus Club. The specialty happy hour drink of the evening is Feuerzangenbowle, a traditional German alcoholic drink for which a rum-soaked Sugarloaf is set on fire and drips into mulled wine. It's delicious! The first round will be set afire at 4:30!

This is a free event but we'd like you to RSVP. Small plates and some special appetizers in addition to the ones mentioned above will be for sale.

This event is free and open to nonmembers, but please RSVP. Members can RSVP online or call 612-626-7788.
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Next Trivia Night is Wednesday, December 7

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.

Trivia will continue on the second Wednesday of the month. Mark your calendars now for December 7, January 11, February 1, March 1, April 5.
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Few Spots Remain for End of Year Events - December 16 anyone?

We have had several cancellations on December 16. If you still need a spot on that popular day, contact us immediately!The

The Campus Club Events office has booked many retirement, end of semester, and employee appreciate events in December and January, but we have some space still available. If you need to plan any of these or other similar types of events in one of the beautiful Campus Club rooms, we'd be delighted to work with you.

Contact Jane, Jenn, and Mollie in the Campus Club Events Offic
e at or 612-615-1967.
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New Hot Entrée in the Servery: Quinoa Bowl

In case you haven't heard yet, we have a new entrée in the Servery. It's hot Red Quinoa with your choice of Chicken or Grilled Vegetables, served over Mixed Greens, Broccoli, Radish, Cabbage, Carrot, with Champagne Vinaigrette. It is gluten free, dairy free, and can be made vegan.

Order the Quinoa Bowl at the sandwich station in the Servery or from the Bar Menu.

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Quinoa Bowl
New Bar Menu Includes Banh Mi

We have some new items on the Bar Menu, including the Banh Mi sandwich that drew rave reviews from the Heavy Table online magazine. Our Banh Mi features delicious pork tenderloin, chicken liver mousse, pickled vegetables, cilantro and Sriacha aioli. Per Heavy Table, it's "an ideal textural blend of slightly crispy baguette, pickled veg, and some of the richest, creamiest pate we've had on a sandwich -- ever."

Also new on the menu: Salmon and Citrus Winter Salad, a Steak and Warm Root Vegetable Salad, the ever popular Spinach and Wild Mushroom Ravioli, this time with an option to add Seafood, and more! Also some great additions to the wine and beer menu, with suggested entree/drink pairings. And did you know that you can get food to go?

The Campus Club bar is the perfect place to unwind after a busy day and to catch up with colleagues and friends over a drink, appetizers, or dinner.

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Winter Break Hours

We will adjust our hours in the Servery and in the Bar starting on December 22. Regular hours resume again on January 17.

Monday, December 19th-22nd
Servery Hours: 11-1:30 pm
Bar: 1:30-7:00 pm

Friday, December 23rd-Monday, December 26th - Closed for holiday

Tuesday, December 27th-Friday, December 30th
Closed after lunch at 1:30 pm.

Monday, January 2nd - Closed for holiday

Tuesday, January 3rd-Friday, January 13th
Servery Hours: 11-1:30 pm
Bar: 1:30-7:00 pm

Monday, January 16th - Closed for holiday
New Campus Club Membership Category: Student Discount Member Rate - Join Us!

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 or 612-624-6626.

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Campus Club Gift Certificates: What a Great Gift Idea!

Need an idea for a gift for a friend or colleague? We can help! Campus Club Gift Certificates are available in any amount and don’t expire! Call Ann (612-624-6626) or stop by the business office to purchase one.  
Shooting Photos for our New Web Site - Thanks for your Cooperation

We will be getting a new web site next spring and we're also in the process of updating our marketing materials. What does this mean for you? Well, it means we hope you will look upon us kindly if one of our staff is shooting photos! We are hoping to get more photos that reflect the Campus Club tagline "Where the University Community Meets." That means we want to take photos of our members enjoying our wonderful food, meeting, working talking, laughing, etc.

If you aren't comfortable being in a photo, just let the photographer know, but if you are, thanks for your cooperation.

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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 or 612-624-6626. Remember, if you refer a new member to the Campus Club, you get a free lunch.

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Departments: Reserve a Table for Lunch

We are busy in the Servery at lunchtime now through the end of the semester. If you are planning to send a large group over, 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!
11-21-16 Coconut Curry Seafood Stew over Jasmine Rice
11-21-16 Daily Special
Coconut Curry
Seafood Stew
over Jasmine Rice
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"


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 
Quote of the Week

In response to our tweet about the November 30 Daily Special (Beef Ragu Stuffed Polenta topped with Cornercopia Heirloom Tomato Sauce and Freshly Shaved Parmesan), one of our members tweeted his appreciation.

His tweet:
This is awesome. Hope it's a regular special item. Yummy.

Our original tweet:
Need #warm #comfort food? Lunch today: #Polenta w/ #Beef Ragu & @CornercopiaFarm #HeirloomTomato Sauce. Lots else #delicious #housemade too

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.