Schera’s January Beer Dinner Features Cider!

January 23rd, 2015 | By press release


News from Schera’s owner, Brian Bruening:
Winter may have settled firmly over Northeast Iowa, but at Schera’s we are still remembering milder times. And it is in this spirit that we are presenting an all cider and perry beer dinner on Monday, January 26. Doors open at 5:30 with seating for dinner at 6pm. Tickets are $32 per person, which includes tax. We will feature ciders and perrys (pear ciders) from Wisconsin, England and New Zealand. Check out the five course menu below. ( Please note, this is the anticipated menu. Last minute changes may be necessary due to ingredient availability; however, the broad outline will remain intact.)

Galettes Bretonnes with Mushrooms
Barn Swallow Cider, Aeppletroew

Pear Poached in Spiced Cider
Hogan’s Perry, UK

Cider and Onion Soup with Stilton Cheese
Zeffer Dry Apple Cider, NZ

Duck Breast with Risotto and Broccoli
Kinglet Bitter, Aeppletroew

Cranberry, Pear & Apple Tart
Appley Doux Sparkling Cider, Aeppletroew

Reservations are required and spaces are limited, so make your reservation today by replying to this email or calling 563-245-1992.


The Culture Trip’s: 10 Best Restaurants in Iowa

January 15th, 2015 | By Joleen Jansen

The Culture Trip recently ranked the 10 best cultural restaurants in Iowa.  We’re thinking DnT needs to do a 10 best Restaurants in Clayton County! What do you think?

Central Community Hospital Blood Drive Tomorrow

January 14th, 2015 | By Joleen Jansen

Central Community Hospital, Elkader, IA and the American Red Cross are hosting an blood drive tomorrow, Jan 15th.
Please join our lifesaving mission and schedule an appointment today!
Drive Details:
Site: Johnson’s Banquet Hall
Address: 916 1/2 High St NE, Elkader, IA, 52043
Room Name: Johnson’s Banquet Hall
Date: Thr Jan 15, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM – 06:00 PM
Coordinator Name: Liz Darnell
Click here to make an appointment
The need for blood is constant and only volunteer donors can fulfill that need for patients in our community. Nationwide, someone needs a unit of blood every 2 to 3 seconds and most of us will need blood in our lifetime.
Thank you for supporting the American Red Cross blood program!

Opera House Players Auditions

December 29th, 2014 | By Joleen Jansen

Auditions for our Spring play “Moon Over Buffalo” will be at the Elkader Opera House on January 14th at 7pm and January 15th at 7pm. Come audition to be a part of this hilarious comedy!

Schera’s Sparkling New Year’s Eve

December 29th, 2014 | By press release

We have started taking reservations for the big night December 31, 2014. Seatings are every half an hour starting at 5:30pm until 8:30pm, and reservations are strongly recommended.

Here’s the menu:

First Course
Curried Parsnip and Honey Soup
Cream of Celery and Apple

Second Course
Winter Vegetable Salad with Maple Vinaigrette

Entrée Course
Duck Breast Wellington
Vegetable Wellington
Steamed Mussels
With Mashed Potatoes, Broccoli, Candied Carrots

Dessert Course
Panettone Bread Pudding
Vanilla Pots de Crème with Bananas Foster Sauce

$32 per person, excludes tax, tip, and beverages.

Make your reservation today by replying to this email or calling 563-245-1992.

Warm holiday wishes!


P.S. The bar will also be open for walk-ins. There will be a very limited appetizer menu available a la carte, otherwise no regular menu that night.

Christmas Lights at Motor

December 20th, 2014 | By Joleen Jansen

lightsIf you like the holiday lights at Motor Mill, help keep this beautiful tradition going with all the other great projects at the mill by donating to the Motor Mill Foundation.The lights are on 4:30-10:00.

Schera’s – A Classic English Beer Dinner

December 17th, 2014 | By press release

A letter from Brian Bruening – owner of Schera’s
A Traditional English Christmas…
paired with traditional English beer!

To those in the know, some of our most cherished Christmas traditions come from England. So what better way to celebrate the holiday season than with an English Christmas dinner paired with some great English beer! The event will take place on Monday, December 22 starting at 6pm. Check out our five course menu:

First: Mince Pies, Clotted Cream paired with Adnams Broadside Ale
Second: Salmon Mousse on Melba Toast with Adnams Explorer East Coast Blonde
Third: English Cheddar, Dressed Salad with Timothy Taylor Landlord
Fourth: Cornish Game Hen, Roast Brussels Sprouts, Roast Parsnips, Crispy Potatoes with Adnams Southwold Bitter
Fifth: Plum Pudding, Hard Sauce with Adnams Tally Ho Barleywine

Plus everyone will receive a traditional English Christmas cracker to mark the occasion. Tickets are $36 per person, including tax and tip. Spaces are limited, so make your reservation today by replying to this email or calling 563-245-1992!


Brian Bruening
Schera’s Algerian-American Restaurant

P.S. There will be bottles of all the beers at the event available for sale at the event. They are great last minute Christmas gifts for the beer lovers on your list!

P.P.S. New Year’s Eve is right around the corner. Details will be posted on Schera’s webpage and Facebook page next week.

A Classic Christmas Fantasy

December 8th, 2014 | By Joleen Jansen

The Elkader Opera House Presents:
December 14, 2014 – 2:00pm

A Holiday Concert
by local artists
A Gift from the Opera House Players
Admission is Free!

The Holiday Train is a coming!

December 5th, 2014 | By press release

December 6, 2014
Lady Luck Marina | Marquette, IA

This year the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train has eight scheduled stops in Iowa; Marquette being the next-to-last stop for our beautiful state! The Canadian Pacific train is adorned with tens of thousands of lights and serves as a stage for live musical performances as well as a transport for Santa. It is an extravagant sight and an event full of holiday cheer.

The brightly decorated Canadian Pacific train will stop at Marquette’s Riverfront Marina at 3:30pm on Saturday, December 6th. This stop will help the community and surrounding area collect food and money for the Clayton County Food Shelf. All are asked to bring a donation of non-perishable food items or a monetary donation to the Holiday Train.

SANTA CLAUSE will make an appearance as he roams through the crowd visiting with as many children as possible. The entertainer on the Holiday Train this year is Kira Isabella.

Postville Holy Walk is Sunday, December 7th

December 4th, 2014 | By Joleen Jansen

The Postville Ecumenical Holy Walk invites everyone to
Come take a Journey of Love, Back to Bethlehem,  To the very first Christmas…..

Holy Walk 2014;

Sunday, December 7th, 2014

5:30-7:30 pm

Lull’s Walking Trail – Postville, IA

Call (563) 864-6001 or; (563) 864-7699
for more information

Remember this is an outdoor event, dress accordingly

Parking is at St. Paul Lutheran Church Hall and bus shuttle service is available. There are refreshments at the Church Hall.  Refreshments are provided by area churches and groups.

Holy Walk T-Shirts (longsleeve)  Available at the Church Hall the night of the walk or get them ahead by calling Susan @ 563-864-6001


Elkader Retail Open House

November 24th, 2014 | By Joleen Jansen

All season long enjoy Shopping! Dining! Entertainment! and Register to Win Chamber Bucks!

Elkader Retail Open House Saturday, November 29th
1pm Clip Clop Wagon Rides
1pm – 3pm Santa will be in his cottage
Dining and Shopping Specials all day
Live Music
Register to win Chamber Bucks at participating businesses
Christmas Story Hour and Santa’s Workshop
Saturday November 29th 10 am
Elkader Public Library
Lori Line 25th Anniversary Christmas Special
Elkader Opera House
Monday, December 1st at 7:30 pm
Ticket Info
A Classic Christmas Fantasy
Sunday, December 14th at 2pm
Elkader Opera House
Admission is Free