Erna's Elderberry House Celebrates 150th Anniversary of Yosemite Grant Act with Special Dinner

Erna's Elderberry House, the region’s only 5-star restaurant, presents an exquisite array of specially-selected local ingredients, inspired by Abraham Lincoln’s inaugural dinner at the White House as reported by the Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau.

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Erna's Elderberry House Restaurant, Oakhurst

Erna's Elderberry House Restaurant, Oakhurst - photo by Nancy Robbins

To cook in honor of something as grand as Yosemite National Park is a once in a lifetime opportunity and truly inspiring.

Oakhurst, CA (PRWEB) August 15, 2014

On Friday, September 12, 2014, Erna’s Elderberry House in Oakhurst commemorates the 150th anniversary of the signing of the historic Yosemite Grant Act with a celebratory dinner served by staff in period attire.

Proprietress Erna Kubin-Clanin welcomes the opportunity to honor the occasion. “Thanks to this historic event the spectacular Yosemite National Park remains greatly enjoyed by our Chateau guests and all mankind.”

The region’s only 5-star restaurant presents an exquisite array of specially-selected local ingredients, inspired by Abraham Lincoln’s inaugural dinner at the White House. Abe himself will be present to share historical anecdotes, stories and specifics of the June 30, 1864, signing of the Yosemite Grant Act. Select offerings by a musical trio enhance the evening’s experience.

Chef de Cuisine Jonathon Perkins presents a spectacular menu featuring Amuse Bouche: Braised Duck en Gelée Hunter Style, Brioche Crusted Merced River Trout, Sugar Snap Pea Soup (a White House specialty), Washburn’s prized “Beef a la Mode,” Waygu Beef Short Ribs Braised in Red Wine and Spices, and Chilled Lobster Salad. Pastry Chef Kyle Waller tops the evening off with an Early Settlers’ Favorite Huckleberry Tart. States Chef Jonathon: “Being in the Sierra Nevada, we really connect to Yosemite and the surroundings. To cook in honor of something as grand as Yosemite National Park is a once in a lifetime opportunity, and truly inspiring.”

Dinner is available at a cost of $135.00 per person. To extend the celebration even further, overnight accommodations at Chateau du Sureau may be arranged at special rates beginning at $295.00 per night.

Reservations are required for this event and can be booked by telephone at 559/683-6800 or online at http://www.chateausureau.com. Erna’s Elderberry House and Chateau du Sureau are located at 48688 Victoria Lane, Oakhurst.

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