Calendar of Events

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Mother’s Day Dinner Cruise

Does the same old Mother’s Day Brunch feel tired and worn out?  Would you like to treat your mother or mother-in-law to something special?  Make reservations to join us for a Sunset Dinner Cruise on Sunday, May 13, 2018.  As a token of affection and appreciation, Mother’s joining us on this cruise will receive a red rose and two chocolates from Chocolaterie Stam!   Your mother would approve!

 

 

Iowa Wine Dinner Cruise

I have planned many wine dinners over the years with many different concepts, including wines from Napa Valley, Sonoma County, France, Italy, Spain, Australia, Africa, and more places.  The food has been gone from hors d’oeuvres and light appetizers to six course dinners, but I feel this one may be the best and most intriguing of all.  An Iowa Wine Dinner!  Save the date!

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Begin boarding at 7:15 pm

We leave the dock at 7:30 pm for a two-hour cruise

Ten years ago I would not have considered the idea, but times have changed.  Well, not so much the times, more like the wine.  Have you tried them lately?  I have taken it upon myself to visit a number of nearby wineries (one of my favorite activities in the whole world) to sample their juice, and I have been more than impressed!  When I entered the tasting room I always asked to taste wines made from grapes grown in their vineyard.  I am sure the wines from purchased juice are good, but I had no trouble finding many delicious varietals grown at the local wineries.  I really really want to emphasize that this is an Iowa wine dinner.

The food will be presented in four courses, each paired to a different Iowa winery.  Let’s start the night with hors d’oeurves paired with a bright sparkling wine from Tabor Home Winery, and then we move to the salad course and a crisp white wine from Promise Land Winery.  Then we will serve the entree with a beautiful selection from TYCOGA Winery and then wrap the night with the dessert course paired with Port wine from Park Farm.

The price for the cruise, wine, and dinner is $60.00 + tax.  I am limiting this event to the first 60 guests that make reservations!

Show your Iowa pride (or Midwest pride to our friends in neighboring states!) and take part in this evening’s fun.   Call me at 563-557-9700 to make your reservations.

Best regards,

Brian Neis

 

 

Iowa Whiskey/Steak/Cigar Dinner Cruise

Are you aware of Iowa’s rich distilling heritage?  It has been an industry in our state for decades, but until recent changes in state laws, there were no micro distilleries like Cedar Ridge.  Thank goodness for change because the crew at Cedar Ridge are hitting home runs with their spirits.  In June we celebrate the riches of Iowa with a one-of-a-kind dinner cruise featuring four Iowa whiskeys from Cedar Ridge paired with a four course dinner centered around a beautiful Iowa beef steak.  And to round-out the night, we will give everyone a premium cigar to take out on the deck or bow to enjoy after dinner.  Our friends at Tobacco Outlet will make sure we have just the right stick to pair with the chosen whiskey.  Can you say “Happy Father’s Day, Dad”?

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Begin boarding at 7:15 pm

We leave the dock at 7:30 pm for a two-hour cruise

 

The price for the cruise, wine, and dinner is $60.00 + tax.  I am limiting this event to the first 60 guests that make reservations!

Show your Iowa pride (or Midwest pride to our friends in neighboring states!) and take part in this evening’s fun.   Call me at 563-557-9700 to make your reservations.

Best regards,

Brian Neis

 

 

Fireworks Cruise

Thousands of people flock to the riverfront every July 3rd to soak-in the grandeur of Dubuque’s fireworks show.  In place of our Sunset Dinner Cruise, we will have a special Fireworks Cruise.  Boarding starts at 6:30 pm, leave the dock at 7:00 pm, and return around 11:00 pm.  We will have the usual cash bar, and a special dinner.  This cruise always sells out so if you are interested, do not delay in making reservations.

The price for the four-hour cruise and dinner is $94.95 + tax.  This cruise is limited to the first 70 guests to make reservations.

Thank you patriots!

Brian Neis