How it All Began – The Ardussi Connection Fall Dinner – October 13, 2017Zehnder's of Frankenmuth
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How it All Began – The Ardussi Connection Fall Dinner – October 13, 2017

October 13 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Fall Chef Dinner

Join us on Friday, October 13th starting at 6 p.m. for “The Ardussi Connection” Fall Dinner Series 2017 hosted by Executive Chef John Zehnder, CEC, ACE, HGT, AAC. “The Ardussi Connection” is a special dinner for all you history lovers! When the Zehnder family gets together, one would think that we feast on German delicacies passed down through generations. Not true! Fact is…we dine on heirloom Italian dishes passed down from Uncle John and Aunt Sophie Ardussi. They opened a restaurant in Frankenmuth three decades before the Zehnder family. The Frankenmuth tradition of great food and hospitality began with the Ardussi’s. So come and join us for an evening of great dining and an interesting history lesson. We’ll even share the recipes with you.

Menu Includes:
Pre-Dinner Appetizers
“Bagna Cauda”
Italian Charcuterie Boards


Baby Bibb Lettuce, Black Truffle Burrata Cheese and Tomatoes Tossed with Ardussi Red Wine Dressing

Fish Course
Baked Ardussi Lake Trout

Main Course
Veal Sweetbreads and Spinach Ravioli with Pork Gravy and Porcini Mushrooms

Zehnder’s Original Baked Chicken

Uncle John Ardussi’s Spaghetti

Steamed Fresh White Asparagus with Browned Butter

Bowsie’s Russian Birthday Cake

Dinner includes 3 glasses of wine and coffee service. Dinner is $75 per person, complete. Cocktails starts at 6 p.m. and dinner begins at 7 p.m. Call (844) 874-4297 for reservations or for more information.


October 13
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth
730 S. Main Street
Frankenmuth,MI48734United States
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(800) 863-7999