The Glunz Tavern and The House of Glunz will celebrate their 125th anniversary with a week’s worth of special dinner menus. Commemorative food, wine, spirits and beers will be featured, honoring those that once built the Old Town neighborhood. Step back in time and enjoy a meal or libation with a side of history.
125th Anniversary Week at The Glunz Tavern
Tuesday, November 19: The Tavern will honor the Italians who settled just south and west of the restaurant’s Wells/Division location. The original Genoese neighborhood produced the first Italian Catholic parish, Assumption Church, in 1880. A $25 prix fixe (traditional antipasto plate; pappardelle with long-simmered veal ragu; tiramisu) will pay homage to Fr. Luigi Giambastiani’s annual spaghetti dinner at Assumption.
Wednesday, November 20: The Glunz family’s affinity for French wine and cuisine will be showcased through a wine tour of France. Michael Corso of Corso Selections will lead guests through five wines matched with an elegant, four course prix fixe dinner (Alsace onion tart; Boeuf Bourguignon; Basque cheese course; chocolate mouse or profiteroles) for $65. Corso began his wine career with Louis Glunz in 1972 and is now a prominent wine importer.
Thursday, November 21: The Glunz Tavern will recognize the esteemed position of the California wine scene by offering their favorite Napa and Sonoma wines at old fashioned prices. In addition, a $45 all-American prix fixe (grilled salmon appetizer; Bunn Gourmet rib eye steak;Wisconsin cheese course; apple pie a la mode or bourbon pecan bread pudding) will be offered.
Friday, November 22 and Saturday, November 23: The famous sandwich board from the original Glunz Tavern will be the foundation for a two day, throwback menu. Late 19th century fare will meet 2013 with a tasty collection of little sandwiches (corned beef; Thuringer; imported sardine; chopped egg and nut; Limburger cheese) and a caviar tasting. These tavern bites may be paired with an elegant champagne, delicious wine or a great stein of beer.
Sunday, November 24: The week concludes with a Viennese supper that lends a nod to Elizabeth Mitterbacher Glunz, great grandmother of Austrian descent. A prix fixe menu with paired Austrian wine will be offered for $45.
The regular dinner, brunch and lunch menus are also available during the 125th anniversary week.
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