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Event Recap: Don Julio & Sunshine's Tequila Pairing/4-Course Dinner at Sunshine's Summerhouse



Sunshine's Summerhouse, located in Lake Shore, MN, just a few miles from Nisswa, hosted an incredible event: Don Julio & Sunshine's Tequila Pairing/4-Course Dinner. The evening was a delightful blend of exceptional cuisine, expertly crafted cocktails, and engaging education on the world of tequila.


A Warm Welcome

When we arrived, we were welcomed with vibrant energy and unique decor, complete with beautiful floral arrangements. The night started with a refreshing Lavender Lemon Margarita featuring Don Julio Blanco, which paired perfectly with chips, green and red salsa, and guacamole.



An Educational Experience

Vanessa, a passionate educator for Don Julio, captivated attendees with her extensive knowledge about various tequilas. She shared insights into the tequila-making process, its rich history, and, most importantly, the art of tasting tequila. Throughout the evening, Vanessa conducted three cocktail demonstrations, showcasing the versatility and depth of Don Julio tequilas.



A Culinary Journey

The menu for the evening was nothing short of spectacular:

  • Starter: Beef Empanadas with Chimichurri, paired with a Honey Dew Me cocktail featuring Sombra Mezcal.

  • Main Course: Tequila Lime Flank Steak, Esquites, and Mexican Rice, accompanied by a Cantarita cocktail featuring Don Julio Resposado.

  • Dessert: Tres Leche Cake, complemented by the Toast of Don Julio Alma Miel cocktail.

Each dish was thoughtfully crafted and paired with a unique cocktail, enhancing the overall dining experience. The highlight was undoubtedly the main entree, marinated in tequila, which added a delightful depth of flavor.


A Memorable Evening

The evening concluded on a high note with an amazing dessert, leaving everyone thoroughly impressed with the event. Sunshine's Summerhouse consistently delivers exceptional food and memorable events, and this tequila pairing dinner was no exception. The staff and owners deserve a big shout-out for their hard work and dedication in making the evening a success.


Experience Sunshine's Summerhouse for Yourself!

Don't miss out on the fantastic events and delicious meals at Sunshine's Summerhouse. Whether it's their weekly specials, amazing tequila selection, incredible old fashions, or their delicious breakfast offerings, there's always something to look forward to:

  • Monday: $6 Margaritas all day, every Monday.

  • Tuesdays: All You Can Eat Tacos 

  • Wednesdays: Old Fashioned Wednesdays at 4:00 PM.

  • Fridays: Fresh Smoked Ribs every Friday starting at 5 PM.

  • Saturdays: Smoked Brisket Saturdays, with brisket out of the smoker at 5 PM.

  • Breakfast: Available on Saturdays and Sundays at 9 AM. Enjoy Bloody Marias, fresh fruit smoothies, and breakfast favorites like Eggs, Bacon, Hash Browns, Breakfast Burrito, Jumbo Caramel Rolls, Avocado Toast, and the popular Cafe Dalgona with whipped espresso over iced milk.


Visit Sunshine's Summerhouse for more details and to plan your visit. Sunshine's Summerhouse promises an unforgettable dining experience in the heart of the Nisswa and Brainerd Lakes Area.


Sunshine's Summerhouse

Address: 2008 Hill Dr SW, Lake Shore, MN 56468

Phone: (218) 961-4300





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