Taste of Lake Superior

Chefs Compete, You Eat.

September 24 • Glensheen Historic Estate

The fourth annual Lake Superior Fish Classic is a judged chef cook-off and tasting event focused on fish from Lake Superior, 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Glensheen, the Historic Congdon Estate in Duluth.

Tickets • $25

Tickets are now SOLD OUT. To join the waiting list, please call Lake Superior Magazine at 218-722-5002.

Try Lake Superior fish entrees

Top Northland Chefs

Chefs from Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin will prepare sustainably caught Lake Superior fish entrées on-site, judged by a panel of culinary experts. After sampling the dishes, attendees can vote for the People’s Choice champion.

On the grounds of Glensheen

On the Grounds of Glensheen

The historic Glensheen Mansion is the centerpiece of a 7-acre estate on the Lake Superior shore, featuring gardens, bridges and the famous 39-room mansion. Tours of the mansion will not be available during the event.

Sample craft brews, fine wines and more

Local Food & Drink

In addition to the opportunity to vote on your favorite chef and their fish entrée for the People’s Choice Award, you’ll be able to sample locally produced craft brews, fine wines and visit with other area businesses.

Enjoy live music

Live Music by Area Musicians

Enjoy the accompaniment of musical groups, who will perform during the festivities around the Glensheen grounds and beach.


  • At Sara’s Table – Duluth, MN
  • Duluth Grill – Duluth, MN
  • Fitzgerald’s – Eagle River, MI
  • The Landmark Inn – Marquette, MI
  • Ledge Rock Grille – Larsmont, MN
  • Oceanaire Seafood Room – Minneapolis, MN
  • Old Rittenhouse Inn, Landmark Restaurant – Bayfield, WI
  • Restaurant 301 – Duluth, MN


  • Farmer Doug
  • Fika Coffee
  • Jayne Richards Jewelry & Native Art
  • Miel Honey & Beeswax Products
  • Nace Hagemann Photography

Special Musical Guests:

Judged by American Culinary Federation Certified Executive Chefs:

  • Gary Baregi, Executive Chef at Bellisio’s Duluth
  • Glenn D’Amour, Executive Chef and Culinary Instructor for the Duluth School District
  • Paul Madsen, Executive Chef retired
  • Plus: Juli Kellner of “WDSE Cooks”
  • And a People’s Choice Competition judged by YOU!

Shuttle Service:

  • Due to some construction, you may find that the parking lot at Glensheen is full. Should this happen, we have arranged for overflow parking at East High School, just a few blocks away on 40th Avenue East and Superior Street. A complimentary shuttle, provided by The Duluth Experience, will take you to the Fish Classic from your car.

Photos from the 2013 Classic

2013 Lake Superior Fish Classic
2013 Lake Superior Fish Classic
2013 Lake Superior Fish Classic
2013 Lake Superior Fish Classic


Presenting Sponsor

Lake Superior Magazine


Minnesota Sea Grant
Wisconsin Sea Grant
Duluth Seaway Port Authority
The Duluth Experience
Wine Merchants
Upper Lakes Foods