A Dozen Ways to Dine at Aerie
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A Dozen Ways to Dine at Aerie

We’re rolling out the foodie red carpet this winter at Aerie Restaurant & Lounge. From themed dinners to brewery battles, check out all the special events happening on the 16th floor. (Start making your reservations now!)

1. November 1: Share the Sweet with Make-A-Wish Michigan

The Share the Sweet program is our way to give back to the local community by donating $1 from each dessert sold to a local nonprofit. The Share the Sweet program will feature a local nonprofit each month, and November is Make-A-Wish Michigan.

Since 1984, Make-A-Wish Michigan has granted wishes to children with critical illnesses to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. In 2019, they celebrated their 35th anniversary, as well as their 10,000th wish. For more information, visit www.michigan.wish.org.

2. November 2: Jamaican Dinner

For one night only, Aerie Restaurant will feature all the flavors of Jamaica in a custom menu created and prepared by Jamaican members of our staff. Come enjoy authentic Jamaican dishes that are, as the chefs put it, “seasoned to the bone,” a reflection of how Jamaican fare is robustly seasoned with fresh herbs and spices. Specialty Jamaican cocktails and beverages will be available for sale. Click to get the full details here.

3. November 10: Beer Brunch

To celebrate Traverse City Beer Week, Aerie’s Sunday brunch on November 10 will have a delicious craft brew theme. Enjoy beer infused and inspired delicacies—like Chocolate Cherry Porter French toast bites and smoked beef brisket with an IPA Carolina BBQ sauce—alongside traditional and contemporary brunch fare.

Aerie Sunday Brunch includes a glass of champagne per adult. Sunday brunch is open to Resort guests and the public, and walk-ins are welcome (though reservations are encouraged!).

4. November 15: North vs. South Brewery Battle

Join us for an epic North vs South Brewery Battle featuring Short’s Brewing Company and Greenbush Brewing Company! Enjoy six battle stations with brews from each brewery and food to pair. Brewery representatives will be present to talk about each hoppy contender. Guests will chose the winner by voting once at each station and we will announce the winner at the conclusion of the event.

Tickets are $25 per person and available through MyNorth Tickets. Must be 21 to attend.

5. November 16: Bowers Harbor Vineyards Wine Dinner

Aerie has a special relationship with wine…we love it! That’s why we paired up with local winery, Bowers Harbor Vineyards, to bring guests a 5-course strolling wine dinner featuring delicious fall dishes alongside Bowers Harbor wines.

Check out the menu and make your reservation through MyNorth Tickets.

6. Mid November: Aerie’s Fall/Winter Menu Launch

Be the first to taste the latest and greatest meals coming from Chef Bryan Petrick in Aerie’s kitchen. Between our wine dinner and Thanksgiving, we will be rolling out our new fall/winter menu, complete with cozy weather comfort food and contemporary dishes sure to make your mouth water.

7. November 28: Thanksgiving Day Buffet

If you're looking for someone else to prepare Thanksgiving dinner and entertain the family this year, join us in Aerie Restaurant & Lounge from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for our popular Thanksgiving buffet. View the menu here, and dig out your Thanksgiving pants!

8. November 30: Mac & Cheese Bakeoff

This year, Aerie Restaurant and our sister restaurant, Bourbons 72, are teaming up for the Mac & Cheese Bakeoff, hosted by the Old Mission Peninsula Wine Trail. This sold-out event features upscale mac & cheese and seasonal wines at 10 stunning wineries along Old Mission Peninsula. Event-goers vote on their favorites for best pairing, cheesiest dish, and best overall. Let the competition begin!

9. December 1: Share the Sweet with the Father Fred Foundation

We’re back with another round of Share in the Sweet in December. Since 1989, The Father Fred Foundation has been helping local families in need. They provide food, clothing, household goods, and financial assistance to families in need in our five-county area. In the words of Father Fred himself, the Foundation is here to listen, care, share, and above all, provide hope for those who find themselves in difficult times. The Foundation is locally founded, locally funded, and locally focused.

10. December 25: Christmas Day Buffet

Spend Christmas relaxing and enjoying time with family and friends while Aerie Restaurant & Lounge takes care of the cooking. Join us Wednesday, December 25, for a Christmas Day Dinner complete with all of your holiday favorites like mashed potatoes, ham, prime rib, pie, and more. View the menu.

11. December 31: New Year’s Eve Dinner

There’s no better place to spend a romantic New Year’s Eve than high atop the 16th floor of Grand Traverse Resort and Spa. From sunset views to live music, you and your special someone will start 2020 right with a one-night-only menu and selections from our Wine Spectator Award winning wine list.

Seating for this special night is limited, so we recommend booking early!

12. January 1: Winter Specials Begin

January is the time to dine to Aerie with daily specials and discounts.

Tuesday: Locals Discount Night | 20% off for locals and 25% off for members

Wednesday: All Day Happy Hour | Enjoy food and $5 drinks all night long

Thursday: Industry Night | 20% off for hospitality industry staff and a chef's feature for $15

Friday: Mickey Cannon's Raw Bar | A delicious selection of seafood from Chef Mickey

Saturday: Perfect Pairing Date Night | 3-course prix fixe menu plus a bottle of wine for $75

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