Monthly Newsletter - The Nebraska Club

Nebraska Club Member Newsletter
Prime Rib Friday Nights February 6, 13, 20, 27
February 2015
Valentine’s Day Dinner February 14
Join us on Saturday, February 14, for our
Every Friday evening, come enjoy Chef Eric’s Valentine’s Day event. Chef Eric has prepared
delicious Certified Angus Beef prime rib in the a fabulous menu (see inside) for our
members. Cost for the event is $39.95 ++
relaxed setting of the Club.
per person. Music for your listening pleasure
will be provided by guitarist and vocalist Chris
Wine & Chocolate Tasting - Thursday Sayre. Please make your reservations now as
space is filling up very quickly.
February 12; 5:30-7pm-Lounge
Start your Valentine celebration off early with
a pairing of three red wines with sumptuous
chocolates from Chocolatier Blue of Lincoln.
Sean Blue is pairing his fabulous chocolates
with our selected red wines to give members
a change to taste two of the best things ever
invented: wine and chocolate! Cost is $20++
per person. We hope to see you there!
Capitol 20/Beer-Dinner Pairing
Join us on Friday, February 27 for our first
2015 Capitol 20. Chef Eric is pairing a
succulent menu with beers (see menu inside)
presented by guest Certified Cicerone Jason
McLaughlin. Cost is $55 ++ per person.
Reserve soon. Space is limited for this event.
Gov Pete Ricketts attends reception at the Nebraska Club in January (left). Spouses of new state senators (right).
Hello Everyone!
I would like to start by welcoming all of our new members reading this letter. In
the last few months we have seen, once again, a rush of new and returning
members, and I wanted to express my sincerest welcome. I hope to meet many of
you in the upcoming months and look forward to getting to know your particular
interests, when it relates to food, of course.
I don’t normally do this, but I thought I might take a moment to recommend a few
books I've read lately. They are books that made a big impact on me as a chef
and also give a unique insight into the culinary profession.
First, Jacques Pepin, The Apprentice. A timeless story of a young apprentice and
his road to becoming one of the greatest chefs of all time. Second, Gabrielle
Hamilton, Blood Bones and Butter. A true story from the owner of the restaurant
“PRUNE”, who captures so much of her amazingly bizarre life, in a way only a
person with a master's in writing could do. Finally, Marco Pierre White, The Devil
In the Kitchen, who was the youngest ever to receive a Michelin star and is also the person who taught Gordon
Ramsay his intense personality skills. A true psychotic genius.
February is a big month with both Valentine's Day and a Beer Pairing Capitol 20. For Valentine’s Day I have created
a special prix fixe menu with Capital “L” Love in mind. I look forward to preparing this special-occasion meal for you.
Also listed in this newsletter you will find the menu for the Beer Pairing Capitol 20. I’ve enlisted the help of a friend
and certified cicerone (beer sommelier) and new dad, Jason McLaughlin. Giving him complete freedom on his
pairing decisions. I have yet to be able to work with Jason before, but have very high expectations of his ability to
pair beer with my menu.
As always, I’ll be looking forward to seeing you up here soon, at your Nebraska Club.
Eric Leyden, Executive Chef
If one room
is closed for
a private
party, we are
happy to
serve you in
our other
dining areas.
Feb 2 Main Dining Room, Dinner
Feb 4 Main Dining Room, Dinner
Feb 6 Main Dining Room, Lunch
Feb 7 Lounge, Dinner
Feb 10 Main Dining Room, Lunch
Feb 13 Main Dining Room, Lunch
Feb 17 Main Dining Room, Lunch
Feb 18 Main Dining Room, Lunch
& Dinner
Feb 20 Main Dining Room, Lunch
Club Management
Tom Westfall, General Manager
Eric Leyden, Executive Chef
Allen Schleicher, Senior Event Manager
Cristen Bennett, Banquet Manager
Sandy Madsen, Office Manager
J.J. Shultz, Lounge Manager
Board of Directors
Rob Logsdon, President
Mary Garbacz, Vice President
Shawn Schulenberg, Treasurer
Makenzie Rath, Secretary
Feb 21 Main Dining Room,
Feb 23 Main Dining Room, Lunch
Feb 27 Main Dining Room, Lunch
Mar 2 Main Dining Room, Lunch
Mar 5 Main Dining & Capitol
Rooms, Dinner
Mar 6 Main Dining Room, Lunch
Mar 12 Main Dining Room, Lunch
Mar 13 Main Dining Room, Lunch
Riko Bishop
Ann Bruntz
Jack Crowley
Korby Gilbertson
Tom Kozisek
Vicki Powell
Walter Radcliffe
Lynn Rex
Bill Ryan
Jack Shultz
Mark Whitehead
Kurt Yost
Pat Young
Lounge, Dinner
Mar 14 Lounge & Main Dining
Room, Dinner, Capitol Room
Mar 17 Entire Club, Dinner
Mar 18 Lounge, Dinner
Mar 20 Main Dining Room, Lunch
Mar 23 Main Dining Room, Lunch
Mar 27 Main Dining Room, Lunch
Mar 31 Main Dining Room, Lunch
Reservations & Information
Call 402.476.3228
Email [email protected]
The Nebraska Club
20th Floor, U.S. Bank Building
233 South 13th St., Lincoln, NE 68508
Dear Members,
2012 Incognito Red Blend –
Lodi, CA
February is upon us. January seemed
to just fly by so fast. Maybe it’s
because we have had such good
weather and it seemed to be not as
dreary as most Januarys. We are
coming off an extremely busy month,
with the State Legislature starting
and many afternoon and evening
events. Things are good at the
Nebraska Club!
Syrah is the
predominant grape
in this Rhone-style
blend, showing
flavors of blueberry
and plum up front. It
offers light-medium
body with moderate
acidity. There is a
nice finish with a bit
of pepper and
leather. A soft,
pleasant drinking wine which
serves well with many dishes,
but great with Mediterranean
cuisine. 9/34
Cocktail of the month: Chocolate
Covered Strawberry Martini
Chocolate and
February just go
together. That’s
why this month’s
cocktail is a
homerun. Made
with Godiva
vodka, strawberry liquor, fresh
cream and Godiva Chocolate
liquor, this heavenly
concoction will have you
seeing chocolate flying cupids
all month long! Ask your
bartender to make one of
these for you. You’ll be glad
you did.
Cardinal Pale Ale,
Company, Omaha
February is a special month for my
family. My birthday is February 15
and my wife has hers on the 7th. It is
also the month we celebrate
President’s Day. I have fond
memories of President’s Day. We
always drew pictures of Abe Lincoln
and George Washington. I wondered why George never smiled. I knew all about
the wooden teeth, but I thought how bad could it be? So I decided to try to draw
a picture of him smiling. It was a huge mistake. I can see now why all of his
pictures are with his lips closed!
As I think of February and President's Day, I can’t help but think of our own
State Legislature. Every day I am surrounded by senators, lobbyists, the mayor
and the governor. I sometimes take these things for granted, but it really is an
awesome experience. These peopleshape and decide how our state is
operated. A good portion of our lives are in their hands. It is an honor to know
many of these people personally. I get to speak to them often and see how
genuine and approachable they are. They are trying to make a positive
difference in our state. So, if you are watching these lawmakers on television,
or if you happen to see them in person sometime, just remember that they do
an important job. Even George Washington would smile at that.
The Board of Directors of the Nebraska Club recently elected its officers, who
are listed on page 2. Board members oversee Club management in policy,
operations and performance, including closely monitoring Club finances. The
Board of Directors has 17 members, including a president, vice president,
secretary and treasurer. The board has four committees: an Executive
Committee comprised of the board’s officers, along with voluntary Human
Resources, Financial and Marketing committees.
Sincerely, Tom Westfall, General Manager
Employee News—Please congratulate Michelle Hessheimer on her promotion to
banquet supervisor. Michelle supervises many of our daytime civic events and
does a wonderful job. Thanks Michelle! Please also welcome new staff
members: Allie Exstrom, Jackie Burton, Rachel Vecchio, Zeke deLeon, Rudy
Lackner, Lucy Baker and Cassie Cheek.
Welcome new members!
Avalanche Amber
Ale, Breckenridge
Brewing, Denver
Alan & Noreen Songster
Mike Edgecombe & Abbe
Anthony (Tony) Rager
Sen. John Murante
John & Christi Ball
Alex Mizerski
Tim Judge
Kathy Siefken
Matthew Maude
Lincoln Zehr
Robert & Sandra
FEBRUARY 14, 2015
Beet & Arugula Salad, Rosemary Pecans & Warm Honey
Herb Vinaigrette
Charred Corn, Red Potato & Sour Cream Chowder
Wild Fish, Parmesan Risotto & Tomato Saffron Broth
Rosemary & Sea Salt Duck, Cheese Ravioli, Butternut
Squash Puree & Hazelnut Brown Butter
Chianti Braised Beef Short Rib & Scalloped Potatoes with
Aged Gruyere & Fennel
Chocolate Pot de Crème Custard & Salted Caramel
Cherry Bombe Jubilee
Capitol 20
Beer Dinner
FEBRUARY 27, 2015
Savory Bread Pudding with Salmon, apples, rosemary & crème
Beer: Dupont- Foret Blanche
Smoked Chicken Pot Pie with fennel, wild mushroom, peas &
Beer: Deschutes Mirror Pond Pale
Pork Belly Agrodolce with Ricotta Gnudi
Beer: St. Bernardus Prior 8
Turtle Sundae with Salted Caramel, Vanilla Ice Cream, Candied
Pecans, Dark Chocolate & Creamed Sherry
Beer: Founders Backwoods Bastard
$55 ++
Friday, February 27th 6:30 pm
$25 cancellation fee after Tuesday, February 24
The Nebraska Club
20th Floor US Bank Building
233 South 13th Street
Lincoln, NE 68508
Return Service Requested
Monday Through Friday -- Happy Hour Drink
And Appetizer Specials From 4 -6 pm In The
Tuesday – Live Jazz And A Special $12.50
Per Entrée Menu
Nebraska Club Staff Holiday Party. Thanks members for your generosity this year! Happy 2015!
Wednesday – Members First Drink Free
From 5 - 7 pm
Thursday –25% Off Any Bottle Of Wine Or
CALL ANYTIME 402.476.3228
Hours of Operation
Lunch Monday - Friday 11:30 - 5
Dinner Monday - Thursday 5 - 9
Friday & Saturday 5 - 9:30
Closed Sunday
Come to the Nebraska Club for our Lounge specials
during Happy Hour. We will be offering: half-priced tap
beer, half-priced cocktail and wine of the month, and
$2 off all appetizers on our menu. Bring some friends
after work to relax and enjoy Happy Hour at the Club!