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Cragun's Resort: A Culinary Oasis in Brainerd, Minnesota

Nestled in the heart of Brainerd, Minnesota, Cragun's Resort beckons food enthusiasts with a diverse array of dining options that cater to every palate. From the elegant Legacy Grille to the cozy Irma's Kitchen, guests embark on a gastronomic adventure celebrating the rich flavors of the region.

Legacy Grille: Elegance Meets Regional Flavors

Helmed by Executive Chef Michael Schultz, the Legacy Grille seamlessly blends contemporary American cuisine with regional influences. The Grilled Walleye, a nod to Minnesota's freshwater lakes, is a standout dish featuring locally sourced fish expertly prepared with a lemon-dill beurre blanc sauce, roasted fingerling potatoes, and seasonal vegetables. For heartier fare, the Grilled Ribeye Steak is a must-try, perfectly charred and accompanied by a red wine demi-glace and garlic-herb butter.


Irma's Kitchen: Elevated Comfort Food

Named after the resort's matriarch, Irma's Kitchen offers a warm, inviting atmosphere where guests indulge in classic comfort foods with a modern twist. Chef de Cuisine Sarah Johnson takes pride in elevating traditional recipes with fresh, locally sourced ingredients, ensuring every bite is a delightful surprise. The beloved Irma's Meatloaf, a hearty blend of ground beef and pork with a tangy tomato glaze, is a standout menu item. For a lighter option, the Grilled Salmon Salad features fresh greens, candied pecans, and a zesty citrus vinaigrette.


Special Dining Events: A Celebration of Food and Wine

In addition to exceptional daily offerings, Cragun’s Resort hosts a variety of special dining events throughout the year, providing unique culinary experiences. The annual Winemaker's Dinner is a true celebration of food and wine, where guests savor a multi-course meal expertly paired with fine wines from renowned vineyards. Sommelier Jessica Williams carefully curates each course to complement the nuances of the selected wines, creating a harmonious and unforgettable dining experience.

Whether seeking a romantic evening, a family gathering, or a casual meal with friends, Cragun's Resort offers a dining experience that will leave you craving more. 

With a commitment to exceptional service, locally sourced ingredients, and culinary innovation, every bite is a testament to the resort's dedication to providing an unparalleled gastronomic journey in Brainerd, Minnesota.