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Intentionally Small...Decidedly Quiet...Definitely Delicious!
 
The Dinning Room at Blue Heron
Lakeside on the BWCAW
Ely, MN 

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 

5:30 - 8:00 pm

Private parties on other days by arrangement.


A thoughtful approach to fine food, service and wine

Listed by MidWest Living 2011 as one of their 'Best Places' to Visit.

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"...Blue Heron's dining room is a must if you visit Ely"
Minnesota Monthly 

"...it's (the dining room) worth the visit"
Jerremy Iggers, Minneapolis Star Tribune

Advance Reservations & Entrée choice necessary
218-365-4720
or
E-mail us at:
chefted@blueheronbnb.com

Children under 7 - $15@  8 thru 12 - $25@

Our chef will gladly accommodate special diets.
Low Fat, Vegetarian, Gluten & Lactose Free meals available.

Intimate dining with a beautiful view of the lake.

Some dates the dining room will be closed.:

Friday Sept 2 - a wedding here

Thursday Sept 15 & Thursday Sept.  22; Saturday Sept. 24 - 

Ted is off to prenatal classes!!  He'll be a papa in November

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Tuesday - Senior Day - Dinners start at 5 :00.  
A lighter offering includes salad & popover, main with sides and praline cup for dessert, priced at 15 % off our regular prices
limited to the following choices:

Tournedos’ Steak - Incredibly tender and tasty beef tenderloin cooked to order. Served with cheesy twice baked potatoes.  You'll regret the last bite! 
$39

Wild Caught Canadian Fillet of Walleye - Perfectly baked in butter and garlic then seasoned with a dusting of Parmigiano Reggiano.  So heavenly! Served with fruited wild rice.   $39.

Wild Mushroom Risotto - The rich flavors of 3 kinds of mushrooms and creamy Arborio rice in a vegetarian broth. 
$39  

Main course Entrées offered

Wednesday , Thursday, Friday & Saturday.

See below for additional daily featured entre´s and vegetarian options

Your 5-course prix fixe dinner includes
appetizer, fresh-baked bread or popovers, green salad with homemade dressing or soup (chef's choice), entree, starch and vegetable, coffee or tea 
and one of our outstanding dessert options (your choice see below)

Tournedos’ Steak - Incredibly tender and tasty beef tenderloin cooked to order. Served with cheesy twice baked potatoes.  You'll regret the last bite!   Your 5 course meal this entrée - $46

Lamb Kabobs- tenderchunks of grass-fed lamb on a skewer with onion, red & green peppers.  Simply unmatched.  Served with basmatti rice.
Your 5 course meal this 
entrée - $50

Wild Caught Canadian Fillet of Walleye - Perfectly baked in butter and garlic then seasoned with a dusting of Parmigiano Reggiano.  So heavenly! Served with fruited wild rice.                  Your 5 course meal with this entrée - $46

Vegetarian Entrées offered Wednesday , Thursday, Friday & Saturday.

 Faux Walleye- Crispy and golden tofu, baked in butter and garlic then seasoned with a dusting of Parmigiano Reggiano.  Served with fruited wild rice. Your 5 course meal this entrée - $46

Wild Mushroom Risotto - The earthy flavors of 3 kinds of mushrooms and creamy Arborio rice in a vegetarian broth.                                                          
Your 5 course meal with this 
entrée - $46      


  DAILY FEATURED Entrées            

Wednesday:  Breast of Pheasant   - The rich flavor of free range Pheasant lightly glazed with apricott.  Served with fruited wild rice.  
5 course  meal with this entrée $56

Thursday and Friday: Elk Roast - Savory slices of this deeply flavored, unique treat. Accompanied by unbeatable roasted garlic-mashed potatoes.    Your 5 course meal with this entrée - $50

Saturday: Boneless Duck Breast- Dark and tender served with a sweet/tart reduction of currants.  Accompanied by fruited wild rice.   Your 5 course meal with this entrée - $50

Sweet Endings – included with your meal

Choose from

Lemon cheese cake- Rich and creamy, memorably lemon, topped with raspberry puree

 Chocolate Lava Cake - A tiny jewel of chocolate that opens to reveal:  molten chocolate.

Praline Cup of Icecream - Rich vanilla ice cream fills a made-on-site praline cup, topped with homemade chocolate sauce.
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Your coffee or tea is included in the price of your 5 course meal
Prices are subject to market variations

Blue Heron stocks a fine selection of wines, including organic and sulfite - free options

* gratuity of 18% added for parties of 8 and more
 

Wine List

 The Dining Room at Blue Heron

Wine List

 The Dining Room at Blue Heron

 

Red

 
Malbec – 2009 Diseno, Argentina – $24 
by the glass $7.50

            Classic; big upfront fruit, very smooth, light tannins, bright acidity.  Nice spicy finish; pairs with rich and hearty foods.

Pinot Noir – 2007- Mark West, California - $28  by the glass $8.50

Red & Black cherry with note of spice.  Easy drinking, fruity.  Pairs with game or beef. 

Organic, Natural Red, - 2006- Frey, California. - $20

          Contains no sulfites, a smooth bodied red table wine.  Pairs almost universally.

Organic Cabernet Sauvignon – 2007  – Bonterra,  CA. - $33

Elegant, well balanced.  Distinctive berry plum flavor, hints of pepper, cedar and Vanilla.  A lush fruit centered wine with a rich, full mouth.  Award winning.  

Organic, Mendocino Red Vine Series 2005 – Bonterra, California - $44

Award winning blend of Cabernet (75%), Petite Sauvignon (12%) & Syrah (13%).  Limited release.  All the best of the three grapes.

 

White

 

Savuignon Blanc, Kenwood, California – $16 by the glass $5.50

Bold, assertive and smooth. Pairs well with any of our poultry or pasta dishes. 

Riesling – 2006 – Hogue, Washington - $16 by the glass $5.50

            This delightfully fruity and sweet wine accompanies light meals and desserts alike.

Chardonnay – 2008 Banrock Station, Australia -$16.50  by the glass $5.50

Peach, citrus and oaky flavors.  Not too dry, buttery.  Partners well with fish or poultry

Organic Zinfandel – 2005 Frey Mendocino, CA –$20

A tasty, dry Zin.  Blushed with the flavors of peaches and raspberries.  Pairs universally.  No sulfites!

Organic Natural White – Frey, CA –$20

A great everyday blended wine joining Chenin Blanc and Chardonnay. Medium-bodied with melon and pear flavors.   Pairs almost universally.  No sulfites!

Prosecco – Astoria - Italian - $29

A sparkling wine, aromas of bright citrus fruit with a silky-smooth texture

            Pairs well with light foods.   Marvelous alone.  Italian version of champagne.

Pinot Grigio – 2006Canaletto, Italy - $19    

Wonderfully crisp white.  Excellent with pasta sauces or fish.

 

Wine List

 The Dining Room at Blue Heron

 
08/03/11 - Subject to change

 

Red

 

Malbec – 2009 Diseno, Argentina – $24  by the glass $7.50

            Classic; big upfront fruit, very smooth, light tannins, bright acidity.  Nice spicy finish; pairs with rich and hearty foods.

Pinot Noir – 2007- Mark West, California - $28  by the glass $8.50

Red & Black cherry with note of spice.  Easy drinking, fruity.  Pairs with game or beef. 

Organic, Natural Red, - 2006- Frey, California. - $20

          Contains no sulfites, a smooth bodied red table wine.  Pairs almost universally.

Organic Cabernet Sauvignon – 2007  – Bonterra,  CA. - $33

Elegant, well balanced.  Distinctive berry plum flavor, hints of pepper, cedar and Vanilla.  A lush fruit centered wine with a rich, full mouth.  Award winning.  

Organic, Mendocino Red Vine Series 2005 – Bonterra, California - $44

Award winning blend of Cabernet (75%), Petite Sauvignon (12%) & Syrah (13%).  Limited release.  All the best of the three grapes.

 

White

 

Savuignon Blanc, Kenwood, California – $16 by the glass $5.50

Bold, assertive and smooth. Pairs well with any of our poultry or pasta dishes. 

Riesling – 2006 – Hogue, Washington - $16 by the glass $5.50

            This delightfully fruity and sweet wine accompanies light meals and desserts alike.

Chardonnay – 2008 Banrock Station, Australia -$16.50  by the glass $5.50

Peach, citrus and oaky flavors.  Not too dry, buttery.  Partners well with fish or poultry

Organic Zinfandel – 2005 Frey Mendocino, CA –$20

A tasty, dry Zin.  Blushed with the flavors of peaches and raspberries.  Pairs universally.  No sulfites!

Organic Natural White – Frey, CA –$20

A great everyday blended wine joining Chenin Blanc and Chardonnay. Medium-bodied with melon and pear flavors.   Pairs almost universally.  No sulfites!

Prosecco – Astoria - Italian - $29

A sparkling wine, aromas of bright citrus fruit with a silky-smooth texture

            Pairs well with light foods.   Marvelous alone.  Italian version of champagne.

Pinot Grigio – 2006Canaletto, Italy - $19    

Wonderfully crisp white.  Excellent with pasta sauces or fish.

 

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Reservations
The Dining Room at Blue Heron offers classic fine food served with warm hospitality in our lakeside wilderness setting.  We are open for dinner Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.  Please call/email us with your entree selection at least 24 hrs in advance.  We have only 6 tables, so space fills up fast.  Blue Heron's menu changes seasonally.    All meals (except Tuesday's) are five courses and include appetizer, bread, soup or salad, main with sides, beverages and dessert.  Wine is available by the glass or by the bottle. Chef Ted will work with you to accommodate special diets; she regularly prepares meals that are low fat, Vegetarian,  gluten free and lactose free. .  

The Dining Room at Blue Heron, A thoughtfull approach to fine food and wine.
 Intentionally Small, Decidedly Quiet, Definitely Delicious.
 Call us at 218-365-4720 or e mail to
chefted@blueheronbnb.com
 
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