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Modern, Casual Dining at Prairie Berry

  • Modern, Casual Dining at Prairie Berry
    Modern, Casual Dining at Prairie Berry
Updated: Friday, February 8, 2019
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Prairie Berry's Artisan Hummus Plate and Apricot Wine. For those passionate about food, Prairie Berry Winery and Kitchen provides its guests with a diverse array of menu items that boast the best of South Dakota’s local and regional flavors. Many of the vegetables, herbs, and greens even come from Gregson’s Gardens, just 12 miles down the road from the winery. In the Prairie Berry Kitchen, each dish is created with their handcrafted wines in mind. They develop their seasonal menus with upscale appetizers, entrées, and desserts for the sophisticated palate. Their Hummus Plate is a pleasing way to kick off your dining experience. The hummus is a housemade creamy fusion of white beans and roasted garlic, softly blended and decorated with microgreens for an earthy finish. It’s served with warm pita slices, accompanied by marinated olives, artichokes, and roasted seasonal vegetables. A sip of their sweet Apricot Wine brightens the taste beautifully.

The Smoked Salmon Open-Face Sandwich For the perfect lunch, choose from a variety of Flat-Grill and Open-Face Sandwiches. The Smoked Salmon Open-Face Sandwich pays homage to my inner Nordic roots. The delicate smoky taste and silky texture of the salmon rests on a bed of chive cream cheese and capers and is garnished with red onion and a generous heap of local microgreens, all mounted on a sturdy slice of toasted multigrain bread. The light, crisp flavor of Buffaloberry Fusion Wine is utterly complimenting. The Farmer’s Lunch is a great option for those looking for a well-balanced meal. Patrons choose their soup and fresh salad from the daily menu board to accompany their ciabatta bread and the chef’s choice of cheese. And boy, does Prairie Berry offer a selection of cheese. Not only in their menu items, but also available by the block or wheel for guests to enjoy at home, Prairie Berry is always stocked with an enticing variety of cheeses, curated from around the world.

"We’ve found the best cheeses in the world and our goal is to offer the best cheese selection in the region,” says Angie Thomas, Lead Retail Associate for the winery.

Wild Mushroom Pizza For a group of three or four, opt for one of the Housemade Pizzas. I highly recommend the Wild Mushroom pizza, baked on a ciabatta bread crust. Sautéed cremini, shiitake and oyster mushrooms, caramelized onions and fresh goat cheese, shaved Parmesan cheeses and truffle oil truly create layers of flavor that compliment each other perfectly. The mushrooms take the highest note in the overall taste, but still give in to the ebb and flow of flavor between the goat cheese and Parmesan. Savor this pizza with the bold taste of their Phat Hogg Red Wine for maximum enjoyment.

No matter how immaculate the flavor of your lunch, you must save room for dessert. The dessert of the day changes daily and is entirely made from scratch. If their Red Ass Rhubarb Cheesecake is on the board, order it immediately! A soft crust matches the creaminess of the cheesecake and is well balanced by an overflowing dollop of Red Ass Rhubarb Jam. I bet you can guess the recommended wine for this beauty: Red Ass Rhubarb Wine. The most famous, most award-winning wine made in South Dakota.

In addition to daily wine tastings and their delectable kitchen items, Prairie Berry hosts several fun food and wine ticketed events throughout the year, from lavish, charity-driven galas such as the Pink Slip Ball in October, to crowded, walk-around tastings at the ever popular Fezziwig Celebration in December. They also host Bistro events year-round, highlighting fresh, seasonal ingredients in four courses of delicious food, articulately paired with four of their South Dakota-made wines.

Prairie Berry Winery is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., with the Kitchen open from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Prairie Berry Winery Hill City, South Dakota
Phone: 877.226.9453

Photography by Greg Valladolid.  

About the Author

Alicia is a South Dakota native with family roots in Beresford. She attended Augustana University in Sioux Falls—a year of which she spent studying in Norway and traveling throughout Europe. She acquired her degree in Sociology and International Studies. Despite her love of travel, she and her husband have thoroughly enjoyed making Rapid City their home. She satisfies her wanderlust by soaking up the beautiful scenery and historic treasures that the Hills have to offer.

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