Supper Club Dinner #2 Recap

Our little eatery sure has been producing some big meals lately!  Not only has the menu been well-received, but last week we hosted our second Farm to Table dinner in our supper club series. 

Table scape with silverware, napkin and menu

The supper club is a once-a-month special evening meal where we let Chef August Rolufs go to town creating a four-course extravaganza of his choosing. In July we featured Farwig Farm from Union, MO and Chef Rolufs highlighted the farm’s chicken and bacon offerings.

Many of you have asked about our supper club, so today I thought I’d give you a look at the food, camaraderie, and behind-the-scenes action that goes into these meals. 

As folks arrived, they sampled and purchased wine/beer of their choice.  Plus lots of folks went out to the back deck to enjoy the view before they found a seat.

Once everyone found a comfortable spot, Korey Hart, owner of Farwig Farm talked a bit about the farm, why he and his wife started it, and what they have available.

Meanwhile back in the kitchen the cooks were busy plating the first course: Crispy Chicken Skin, Potato Fondant, Missouri sweet corn and fresno chili sauce.  Wow!  Not only was this an artistic first course, it was delicious too, leaving everyone with high expectations for next course.


And the second course lived up to those expections!  We ate a Roasted Eggplant and Chickpea Salad with fresh tomatoes dressed with a Tahini Vinaigrette.  The textures of the crunchy chickpeas and kale chips played off the softer eggplant, greens, and tomatoes perfectly. Plus the dressing brought just the right touch of acidity to one of the best salads I’ve ever eaten.

Clyde and I were able sit and enjoy the meal thanks to these two lovely ladies – Shannon & Kaitlyn. They made everyone at ease with their welcoming smiles and attentiveness throughout the meal.


But Clyde and I did get up for a a bit of work after the second course.  Chef Rolufs had created the next course with our Dry Creek Lot #9 in mind.  I helped pour and serve a glass to each guest while Clyde spoke a bit about the inspiration and making of this wine.

The entreé course was Chicken and Bacon Agnolotti with Basil Pesto Cream Sauce that melted in your mouth.  Getting the ggnolotti out to the dining room turned out to be a challenge as they needed to be cooked in small batches.  Chef Rolufs and our extra cook for the evening, Derek Shultz, were hopping busy to serve these up!

The final course was created by Endi Rolufs, August’s pastry chef (oh, and his wife!).  She created a Spicy Watermelon Sorbet with Honey Infused Fresh Watermelon and Pistachio Brittle for our fourth and final course.  Wow – what a medley of flavors!!  Light, refreshing and the perfect topping to a delicious night.

As you can imagine, at the end of the evening, the kitchen and wait staff were pretty tired, but enthused by the wonderful compliments.  We made them all come out for a bow and a round of applause for a job well done.  It was good to see them smiling after all that hard work!

Kate Sachs of LionDove Images, LLC took all of the photos you see in this post, and she did a great job grabbing portraits of several attendees.  Here’s a peek at a few more folks who came to enjoy the meal with us:


Our thanks to Korey and Anna Hart, owners of Farwig Farm for providing such delicious ingredients for this dinner as well as for encouraging us all in our endeavors here at Peaceful Bend!

The next supper club will be Saturday August 25, 2018 at 7pm – more information here.  We only have 34 tickets available for each of these dinners, and each dinner has been a sell-out so far.  If your interested, be sure to keep your eye out on facebook for the announcement of when ticket sales are live!

Deliciousness and Restaurant Grand Opening

Grilled Avocado taco served street-style covered with black bean salsa, chipotle aioli and microgreens

Chef August has been hard at work creating many delicious meals for us over the last couple of months.  We finally have a fully functional kitchen for him so we are excited to host our Restaurant Grand Opening on July 14 from 11-6!  Join us for the full menu of seasonal treats, lawn games, music, wine, and give-aways at anytime during the day.  No reservations needed!

Here’s a peek at some of the yumminess that we’ve been enjoying over the last couple of weeks:

August’s cheese boards feature a selection of local cheeses, sausages, house-made spreads, and other tasty nibbles.  This platter will pair well with any of our wines!

Cheese burger and garden side salad on a plate

The burgers are cooked perfectly with a choice of cheeses, sides and house-made condiments to boot!

Avocados are in season right now, so August is taking advantage of them with avocado tacos and this black bean + avocado salad featuring a house-made cilantro lime vinaigarette.

a meat loaf sandwich on a plate with a cold beer

Meatloaf sandwich, homemade mashed potatoes, house-made sauce and greens along with a cold Bronze Ale?  Yes please.  This was a popular item that I’m sure we’ll see on the specials menu in the future!

And there’s another special item that was a big hit – chicken wings covered in honey habenero glaze served with house-made blue cheese sauce.  Oh my yum!!

Have I tempted you to come stop by for a glass of wine and a meal here yet?  I hope so, because we’d love to see you!

P.S. – You can learn more about the eatery by clicking here.

Grand Opening Recap – picture intensive post

Customers and scenery during Peaceful Bend Vineyard's Grand Reopening Weekend

I can’t believe it’s almost been a month since our Grand Reopening – so much has happened so fast.  We’ve found our days are filled to the brim, and falling asleep quickly hasn’t been a problem these last few weeks!

I’m finally getting a bit of a breather early this week before Memorial Day Weekend gets rolling to share photos from all the fun during our reopening weekend.  This peek at the action brought to you by LionDove Images– Kate Sachs was so kind to come over both days and make sure to document all the fun for us!

Customers and scenery during Peaceful Bend Vineyard's Grand Reopening Weekend

Customers and scenery during Peaceful Bend Vineyard's Grand Reopening Weekend

Customers and scenery during Peaceful Bend Vineyard's Grand Reopening Weekend

Customers and scenery during Peaceful Bend Vineyard's Grand Reopening Weekend

Customers and scenery during Peaceful Bend Vineyard's Grand Reopening Weekend

Customers and scenery during Peaceful Bend Vineyard's Grand Reopening Weekend

Customers and scenery during Peaceful Bend Vineyard's Grand Reopening Weekend

Customers and scenery during Peaceful Bend Vineyard's Grand Reopening Weekend

Customers and scenery during Peaceful Bend Vineyard's Grand Reopening Weekend

Customers and scenery during Peaceful Bend Vineyard's Grand Reopening Weekend

Customers and scenery during Peaceful Bend Vineyard's Grand Reopening Weekend

Customers and scenery during Peaceful Bend Vineyard's Grand Reopening Weekend

Customers and scenery during Peaceful Bend Vineyard's Grand Reopening WeekendI may have lost my voice, but you all kept me smiling all weekend long!  Thank you so much to everyone who has visited us so far and been so encouraging.  We are looking forward to many more years of serving you delicious, Missouri-made wine, food, and beer in our new digs!