Fustini’s Wine Dinner at Hanna Featuring Black Star Farms 11/17

November 16, 2009

Enjoy the flavors of fall with a wine dinner at Hanna Bistro Bar

Fustini’s Oils & Vinegars is pairing up with Black Star Farms to host a wine dinner this Tuesday, November 17th at 6:30 at Hanna in Downtown Traverse City. Chef Carrie has created a 5 course meal featuring some of the new flavors at Fustini’s. Lee Lutes, winemaker at Black Star Farms, will be on hand to discuss the evenings pairings.

Reservations are required. Call 231.946.8207 to reserve your spot today. The five course gourmet meal is $55/person. To view the menu on-line, click here.

ABC News Features 2 Lads Winery

October 8, 2009

2 Lads Winery card graphicThe Michigan wine industry making headlines with World News


Check out the video on ABC World News featuring Cornell Oliver, winemaker from 2 Lads Winery. Finally the headlines coming from our state have something positive to say. Next time you’re on the Old Mission peninsula, stop by 2 Lads Winery and see what the fuss is all about.

Harvest Festivus at Left Foot Charley 10-4

September 30, 2009

harvest festivus Left Foot CharleyCelebrate the grape harvest at Left Foot Charley


Put on your lederhosen and head to Left Foot Charley in The Village this Sunday October 4th from 12:00 – 6:00pm for the annual Harvest Festivus celebration.



  • Free brats with any wine purchase (come early they go fast)
  • Carriage rides through through the Commons, noon – 2:00pm
  • Live music, 3:00 – 5:00pm
  • Don’t miss the new Hard Cider, it’s back and better than ever.


TripAdvisor Ranks Traverse City in Top 10 Wine Destinations

September 25, 2009

chateau chantal grapes in autumnMichigan wineries make the grade with TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor announced it’s list of the Top 10 North American Wine Destinations, and Traverse City was among them. Taking the top two positions were Napa Valley and Sonoma, California, no surprise there. But coming in a respectable 8th was Traverse City, Michigan.

According to a survey of 1000 online respondants, interest in wineries is up 10 percent from last year with 48% planning a trip to a U.S. winery this year.

Fustini’s Hosts Wine Dinner at Hanna 9/22

September 22, 2009

Fustinis card graphicFantastic Evening of Food, Olive Oils & Balsamics, & Wine

Join Fustini’s owners Jim and Lane for a special meal prepared by Chef Carrie at Hanna Bistro Bar in downtown Traverse City, on Tuesday, September 22nd at 6:30pm. Each course accompanied by Spencer Stegenga’s Bowers Harbor Winery wine.

Reservations are requested. Here’s a look at the amazing menu

1st course:
Butternut Squash Soup
Butternut Squash, Very Mild Ancho Chile soup drizzled with
Fustini’s Blood Orange Fused Oil.

2nd course:
Salad of Arugula with Pine Nuts, Prosciutto and Goat Cheese
with Fustini’s Fig Balsamic & Manzanillo Single Varietal Oil Vinaigrette.

3rd Course:
Pan Seared Opah w/ warm peach chutney, bacon, watercress
marinated in Fustini’s Peach Balsamic and Garlic Oil.

4th Course:
Chipotle & Persian Lime Chicken with Spanish Rice
made with Fustini’s Chipotle and Persian Lime Extra Virgin Olive Oils.

5th Course:
Cheese Stuffed Poached Pear
Wrapped in puff pastry with Fustini’s Blueberry Balsamic reduction


CALL HANNA BISTRO – (231) 946-8207
Downtown Traverse City, Michigan

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