De Gustibus

Updated December 19, 2014

Best wishes for all holidays this season

from the Campus Club Staff!

Nonmembers Welcome in Café Bar during Winter Break
It's one of the most wonderful times of the year again! The Campus Club Caf
é Bar is open to members and nonmembers alike during winter break. If you aren't a Campus Club member (maybe you plan events for your Department?), here's your chance to bring your colleagues and friends and enjoy a drink, appetizers or a late lunch or early dinner.

Besides our great Caf
é Bar menu, we have some specials: $1 off Rail Cocktails, Stouts, Winter Ale, Porter, Bistro Fries, Nachos, and Chicken Satays. Also, a gorgeous specialty cocktail: the Cuban Mistletoe Crisis. Ingredients are top secret, but negotiations are in progress to release details in the next few days!

We'd love to see you here between Dec. 19 and Jan. 20 from 1:30-6:00 pm.

Come try the
Cuban Mistletoe Crisis
Winter Break Hours

December 19, our hours will be:
Servery, 11:00-1:30 pm
é Bar, 1:30-6:00 pm

In January, until January 20, our hours will be:
Servery, 11:00-1:30 pm
é Bar 1:30-7:00 pm

Closing Christmas Eve at 1:30 pm. Closed December 25 and 26, and January 1, 2, and 19.
Find all Servery and Café Bar hours on our web site here.


Great Gift Idea: Campus Club Gift Certificates

Looking for a great gift idea for a colleague or a friend? People love Campus Club Gift Certificates! You can buy certificates in any amount you would like. They are redeemable for food and beverage in the Servery or the Campus Club Café Bar.

Purchase Gift Certificates in the Campus Club office (Room 403) Monday-Friday or by emailing Ann Holt.
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Sign Up Now for "A Feast of Words with Brenda Child" on Thursday, Jan. 29.

Join us for this wonderful program presented by Friends of the University of Minnesota Libraries and the Campus Club. Renowned author and scholar Brenda Child will talk about the development of the Anishinabe online dictionary and the movement to recover Native American languages.

Dinner will be Pan-Fried Walleye with Roasted Local Mushrooms and Leeks; Stuffed Squash with Sweet Corn, Caramelized Onions, and Greens; Minnesota Wild Rice with Wild Blueberries and Hazelnuts; and Maple Cornmeal Pudding with Cranberries and Apples.

This typically fills quickly so sign up today to join us this amazing feast and fascinating program. Register online (instructions below) or call us at 612-626-7788.

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More info here 
Pop Quiz: Which Wine is Best with Café Bar Menu Items?

What would the end of semester be like without an exam? For you Caf
é Bar regulars and newcomers too, here's a chance to see how well you can guess which new wines Bar Manager Joe and Executive Chef Beth pair best with some of our menu items.

While there are no wrong answers (we would let you order anything you want), some dishes bring out the best flavors in the entrees and vice versa. Which go best together?
Answers are below the Quote of the Week.
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See the Café Bar menu for complete menu item descriptions
Beth's Cookies are Fantastic!

Back by popular demand, Beth's holiday cookies are being served this week and next at Campus Club holiday gatherings. This collection includes: Meringue
Mushrooms, Ginger Snaps, Ribbon Cookies, Decorated Sugar Cookies, Hazelnut Chocolate Acorns, and Chocolate Peppermint Candy Canes.

If you are planning events in early January, ask the Events Office staff about these amazing crowd-pleasers. They are holiday cookies but we think early January still counts as the holidays.

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.

Barbara Borchert
Barbara Kroning
Suzanne Jimenez
Barbara Millar & Vic Dannon
CREST program
Departure of Architecture

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

Member Happy Hour on 12/16 Smash Success
Join us Next Time!

We had a great time at the Campus Club Networking member happy hour. Members gathered in the Caf
é Bar to enjoy drinks, fabulous appetizers, and the chance to meet other members from around the University and the surrounding community. Several Campus Club staffmembers were on hand too, including Executive Chef Beth Jones. We raffled off some Holiday Cookies, a Gallette, some gift certificates for lunch, and several bottles of wine. There were many happy winners!

We plan to hold more of these Happy Hours so watch for details in the next few months.
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 around 10:30 am, then again at 11:40 when 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!

The Dec. 18 Special:
Wild Sockeye Salmon with a Cara Cara Orange and Pomegranate Relish over Sweet Potatoes
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, "Excellent! [The staff] did a great job replenishing food, being quiet during clearing and being respectful of working the room during the presentation."

Pop Quiz Answers: A.2, B.1, C.3, D.4. Or in more mouthwatering terms: Enjoy the Latin Cowboy Grilled flat-iron steak with Chankaska Wines Marquette Vintage. Pair Wild Rice Spaetzle with Chankaska Wines Kasota Rose. Order the Grass-fed Beef Tips appetizer with the hearty 10Span Pinot Noir. If you are in the mood for the Lobster, Artichoke, and Kale Dip, the La Petite Perrière is a great choice. Bon appetit!

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