The Mother Lode Scots are offering a Robert Burns Dinner at the Imperial Hotel next Saturday, January 11th, complete with kilts, bagpipes, lots of scotch and the traditional “Ode to a Haggis”. (There will also be a choice of beef, lamb, chicken or salmon for those who aren’t fans of haggis.) The dinner will start at 6 pm, and there are a few spaces left at $50 per person which includes tax, tip and scotch! Call or email the hotel for dinner reservations. We are offering a special room rate of $95 plus tax for dinner attendees.
Then on January 18th, we will welcome the return of Amador County resident Wendell Martin to the hotel for a performance of new material in his portrayal of Mark Twain. Dressed in the customary white suit, Martin plays Twain as a 70-year-old, speaking in a slow, gruff, whiskey-soaked drawl, relating the foibles and follies of his fellow man and weaving each tale and story as if he expects everyone to believe. A highlight of this performance is a dramatically told story from a novel or short story written by Twain.
The performance starts at 8 pm. Reservations are available for dinner prior to the performance with seating until 7 pm. Tickets for the performance are $15/person, and advance purchase by calling or emailing the hotel is recommended. Hotel guests will receive 2 complimentary tickets per room.
Make your reservations early for dinner on Valentine’s Day.
We’ll be serving a 4-course prix fixe dinner with an optional wine flight. Reservations start at 4:30.
Here’s the menu:
FRESH OYSTERS WITH CHAMPAGNE MIGNONETTE
Wine: Gruet Sparkling Wine
CREAM OF ASPARAGUS SOUP
Wine: Bray Verdehlo
RACK OF LAMB WITH BALSAMIC GLAZE
Wine: Il Gioiello Zinfandel
CORNISH GAME HEN WITH WILD RICE DRESSING
Wine: Bianchini Chardonnay
CHOCOLATE MOUSSE BOMBE WITH RASPBERRY SAUCE
Wine: Sobon Estate Port
$45/person $70/person with wine flight
Lots of Wine Events coming up:
February 21st: our third annual wine dinner at the hotel celebrating Sierra Foothills wines that win big in the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.
March 1st & 2nd: Amador Vintners “Behind the Cellar Door” barrel tasting. Visit www.amadorwines.com for tickets.
March 21st: a Winemaker’s Dinner at the hotel with Gordon Binz of Binz Wines.
April 5th & 6th, 12th & 13th: El Dorado County wineries’ Passport Weekends.
April 25th: a Winemaker’s Dinner here at the hotel with Corinne Moore of Wine Tree Farm, our very own Amador City winemaker.
June 27th: another annual tradition -- the Imperial Hotel wine dinner featuring the top award winners from the Amador County Fair Wine Competition.
We’ll be continuing our Thirty Third Room Package through the winter. Make an advance reservation for three consecutive nights in the same room and the third night is just $30. Such a deal! (Subject to availability and not available on holidays. May not be combined with other discounts.)
Take advantage of our January Room and Dinner Package: stay in any room in the historic hotel Tuesday through Thursday and enjoy a 3-course dinner for two for only $150 plus tax. Add a second week night for just $80.
And our Winemaker’s Dinner Package will be available for the February 21st, March 21st and April 25th Wine Dinners. Enjoy a five-course dinner with wine for two and spend the night in our hotel for $245 plus tax.
As always, we appreciate your patronage and friendship, and we hope to see you soon!
Mary Ann & Jim McCamant