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Events

Upcoming events for Lark.

Live Acoustic Music
Aug
2
to Sep 6

Live Acoustic Music

Stop in on Thursdays for live acoustic music and an adult beverage with friends. We've booked a great lineup.

7:30-9:30 p.m., Aug. 2, Johnny Nelson

7:30-9:30 p.m., Aug. 9, Tess & Dave

7:30-9:30 p.m., Aug. 16  Johnny Nelson

7:30-9:30 p.m., Aug 23, Duane Worden

7:30-9:30 p.m., Aug. 30 Johnny Nelson

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Best Dram Dinner Ever
Aug
29
7:00 PM19:00

Best Dram Dinner Ever

Do you love Scotch? Well, this dinner is going to be one for the ages. Scotch expert Monique Huston, National Director of Spirits for the Winebow Group, will be bringing some of the best scotches from her travels to share with us. She's bringing two fairly rare and difficult-to-obtain scotches per course. Seriously. And we're pairing it with an amazing dinner that can stand up to all that scotchy goodness. We're not exaggerating when we say it will be the best dram dinner ever. 

Dinner is $100 per person. Reserve your spot by calling (608) 563-1801 or emailing info@larkjanesville.com. Seating is limited. Doors will open at 6 p.m. for cash bar. Dinner starts at 7 p.m.

Menu

1st course
Foie gras tart with haystack onion crust, cherry compote

Scotch pairings:  That Boutiquey Secret Distillery #1 9 Year
                               Signatory Glenturret 29 Year
2nd course
Lamb lollipops with mint chutney served on herbed couscous with Bodacious balsamic- marinated cherry tomatoes

Scotch pairings:  Wolfburn Inaugural Release
                               That Boutiquey Tobermory 21 Year
3rd course
Beef Wellington a la Lark with braised osso bucco in puff pastry with blue cheese polenta, braised heirloom vegetables and raspberry demi glace

Scotch pairings:  Signatory Glenlivet 21 Year
                               Ballechin Manzanilla 11 Year
4th course
Dark chocolate doughnut holes filled with coffee ganache served with hazelnut ice cream and blueberry anglaise

Scotch pairings:  Signatory Tamdhu 9 Year
                              That Boutiquey Islay Distillery #2 25 Year

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Cocktail Class: Shake it Up with Bitters
Sep
15
1:30 PM13:30

Cocktail Class: Shake it Up with Bitters

Not too long ago, about the only bitters you could find were Angostura. Now there are literally dozens of different options available. Learn how bitters can take your cocktails from good to great in this fun class with beverage manager Billy Burg.

Class is $50 per person including snacks. Call (608) 563-1801 or email info@larkjanesville.com to reserve your bar stool.

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Cocktail Class: Shake it Up with Bitters
Sep
22
1:30 PM13:30

Cocktail Class: Shake it Up with Bitters

Not too long ago, about the only bitters you could find were Angostura. Now there are literally dozens of different options available. Learn how bitters can take your cocktails from good to great in this fun class with beverage manager Billy Burg.

Class is $50 per person including snacks. Call (608) 563-1801 or email info@larkjanesville.com to reserve your bar stool.

SOLD OUT

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Yum Yum Fest 2018
Aug
19
3:00 PM15:00

Yum Yum Fest 2018

Lark is proud to be one of three non-Madison restaurants participating in THE MOST DELICIOUS DAY OF THE SUMMER!

Admission includes access to 30 of the Madison area's best chef's and restaurants, music by DJ Radish, entertainment provided by Underground Aerial, coloring book pages, hands-on activities by the Discovery Building about the science of food, yard games, and of course, the most delicious day of the summer. Small plates are $5 per plate and beer, wine and cocktails will be available for purchase.

Yum Yum Fest is a joint effort between the Madison Area Chef’s Network and Breese Stevens Field. Last year 29 local and regional restaurants participated in Yum Yum Fest. In 2017, the organizers donated $10,000 split between the Community Action Coalition Double Dollars Program and The River Food Pantry. 2018 charities will be announced at a later date.

Children 12 and under are free!

This is a ticketed event that sells out every year. Buy your tickets here

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Rum Tasting & Cocktail Class
Aug
11
1:30 PM13:30

Rum Tasting & Cocktail Class

Rum, rhum, cachaca ... there's a wide variety of flavors from heavy spice and caramel to funky vegetal that encompass the world of rum spirits. Try a variety of rums from around the Caribbean and South America and learn how to make some tasty cocktails with our bar manager, Billy Burg.

Class is $50 per person and includes snacks. Call (608) 563-1801 to reserve your bar stool.

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Lark in the Park: Concert by The Jimmys
Jul
25
6:00 PM18:00

Lark in the Park: Concert by The Jimmys

Woo-hoo! We're celebrating our first year anniversary with a concert by Madison blues/rock band The Jimmys at the Marvin Roth Pavilion. We're closing down the street and firing up the grill to make treats that you can take over to the park or eat at picnic tables in front of Lark. You will also be able to enjoy a cocktail, beer or glass of wine outside, too. We hope you'll join us for a fun night of food, drink and music!

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Tequila & Mezcal Tasting & Cocktail Class
Jul
21
1:30 PM13:30

Tequila & Mezcal Tasting & Cocktail Class

It's for more than pounding down with a lime and salt. Learn about tequila and mezcal, two complex spirits made from blue agave that are great for sipping and the base of some amazing cocktails. Bar manager Billy Burg will take you on a tour of Mexico's best. Snacks will be provided and lots of fun will be had. Dancing on the bar in platform shoes, however, will not be allowed. Sorry, Pee-wee.

Cost is $60 per person. Seating is limited to 10 at each class.. Please call (608) 563-1801 or email info@larkjanesville.com to reserve your bar stool.

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Tequila & Mezcal Tasting & Cocktail Class
Jul
14
1:30 PM13:30

Tequila & Mezcal Tasting & Cocktail Class

It's for more than pounding down with a lime and salt. Learn about tequila and mezcal, two complex spirits made from blue agave that are great for sipping and the base of some amazing cocktails. Bar manager Billy Burg will take you on a tour of Mexico's best. Snacks will be provided and lots of fun will be had. Dancing on the bar in platform shoes, however, will not be allowed. Sorry, Pee-wee.

Cost is $60 per person. Seating is limited to 10 at each class.. Please call (608) 563-1801 or email info@larkjanesville.com to reserve your bar stool.

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Scotchy Scotch and Other Stuff Class
Jun
23
1:30 PM13:30

Scotchy Scotch and Other Stuff Class

At Lark, we love scotchy scotch and whiskeys from exotic places like Ireland, India, Japan and Kentucky. During this class, bar manager Billy Burg will introduce you to some of the best scotch and whiskey in our collection (and in the world) and teach you the lingo so you can impress people with your fancy talk.

Class is $75 and includes a full whiskey tasting and lots of snacky snacks. Class size is limited to 10 bar stools. Call (608) 563-1801 or email info@larkjanesville.com for reservations. 

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Father's Day Brunch
Jun
17
10:00 AM10:00

Father's Day Brunch

Treat your dad to a great brunch and a cocktail. You can grill brats later ...

Brunch is a la carte from the menu below. Call (608) 563-1801 or email info@larkjanesville.com for reservations.

MENU

Beignets
Chocolate ganache, poblano jam

Cinnamon Roll
Ham jam and icing

Lark Benedict
Porchetta, poached eggs, English muffin, Hollandaise sauce

Biscuits and Gravy
Homemade biscuit with pork sausage gravy

Chicken & Waffle
Fried chicken and scallion waffle

Sope
Blue corn masa, black bean puree, chorizo, egg

Whipped Ricotta Parfait
Housemade granola and berries

French Toast
Fruit Loops encrusted, maple butter

Croque Madam
Hamchetta, smoked gouda, fried egg

Lark Burger
Vegetarian burger also available

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Scotchy Scotch and Other Stuff Class
Jun
16
1:30 PM13:30

Scotchy Scotch and Other Stuff Class

At Lark, we love scotchy scotch and whiskeys from exotic places like Ireland, India, Japan and Kentucky. During this class, bar manager Billy Burg will introduce you to some of the best scotch and whiskey in our collection (and in the world) and teach you the lingo so you can impress people with your fancy talk.

Class is $75 and includes a full whiskey tasting and lots of snacky snacks. Class size is limited to 10 bar stools. Call (608) 563-1801 or email info@larkjanesville.com for reservations. 

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Pig & Brew Dinner
Jun
13
7:00 PM19:00

Pig & Brew Dinner

We're celebrating the Berkshire pork of McKenna Farms and the brews of Gray's Brewing Company in this four-course dinner. Joe McKenna will be on hand to talk about his farm and representatives of Gray Brewing will share insights on their brews. $60 per person includes a ticket for a Gray's Brewery tour. Doors open at 6 p.m. Dinner at 7 p.m.

Menu

Welcome cocktail featuring Amber Ale 

First Course: House-made pork sausage on cheesy polenta with beer vinegar with shaved apsaragus.
Paired with Busted Knuckle

Second Course: Local greens salad with confit pork and strawberries tossed in a Honey Ale vinaigrette. Honey Ale.
Paired with Honey Ale

Third Course: Pork tenderloin marinated in house-made mustard and mulled wine with ham-fat popovers and braised greens. 
Paired with Wisco Wheat

Dessert: Gooey white chocolate cake with shaved root beer-brined pork cheeks and stout ice cream. 
Paired with a root beer cocktail

Call (608) 563-1801 or email info@larkjanesville.com for reservations.

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Mother's Day Brunch
May
13
9:00 AM09:00

Mother's Day Brunch

Show Mom some love by taking her to Lark for Mother's Day. We will have a full a la carte brunch menu with cocktails and coffee from Collectivo.  This will be the beginning of our Sunday brunch service, which will be offered starting with Mother's Day. 

SOLD OUT. No more reservations are available. Thank you!

PRELIMINARY MENU

Beignets
Chocolate ganache, poblano jam

Cinnamon Roll
Ham jam and icing

Eggs Benedict
Ham, poached eggs, English muffin, Hollandaise sauce

Lark Benedict
Porchetta, poached eggs, English muffin, Hollandaise sauce

Biscuits and Gravy
Homemade biscuit with pork sausage gravy

Chicken & Waffle
Fried chicken and scallion waffle

Sope
Blue corn masa, black bean puree, chorizo, egg

Whipped Ricotta Parfait
Housemade granola and berries

French Toast
Fruit Loops encrusted, maple butter

Croque Madam
Hamchetta, smoked gouda, fried egg

Lark Burger
Vegetarian burger also available

 

 

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Cocktail Basics Class
May
12
1:30 PM13:30

Cocktail Basics Class

Learn how to shake, stir and mix cocktails like a pro with our Beverage Manager, Billy Burg. Billy will teach you how to make classic cocktails, share techniques and recipes and flat-out entertain the heck out of you. Plenty of snacks and sampling provided. 

The class is $50 per person and you will be charged on the day of the event. Reserve your bar stool here

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Reprise of Tiki Cocktail Class
Apr
28
1:30 PM13:30

Reprise of Tiki Cocktail Class

Get ready for summer. Learn how to make some classic tiki drinks and be the coolest cat in your 'hood!

Beverage Manager Billy Burg will teach you how to make some classic tiki cocktails, share techniques and recipes,and tell lots of stories about the colorful history of rum and the tiki kings Don the Beachcomber and Trader Vic. Plenty of snacks and sampling provided.

Don't pu pu this opportunity... sign up with your friends today. Bar stools go fast!

Class is $50 per person and limited to our 10 bar stools. You will be charged on the day of the event. Click here to register. The class will repeat at the same time on April 14, 21 and 28th. 

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Revenge of Tiki Cocktail Class
Apr
21
1:30 PM13:30

Revenge of Tiki Cocktail Class

Get ready for summer. Learn how to make some classic tiki drinks and be the coolest cat in your 'hood!

Beverage Manager Billy Burg will teach you how to make some classic tiki cocktails, share techniques and recipes,and tell lots of stories about the colorful history of rum and the tiki kings Donn the Beachcomber and Trader Vic. Plenty of snacks and sampling provided.

Don't pu pu this opportunity... sign up with your friends today. Bar stools go fast!

Class is $50 per person and limited to our 10 bar stools. You will be charged on the day of the event. Click here to register. The class will repeat at the same time on April 14, 21 and 28th. 

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Freaky Tiki Night
Apr
11
6:00 PM18:00

Freaky Tiki Night

You're back from that Spring Break vacation and you're in Wisconsin. It's still sorta cold and gray ... heck, there could even be snow on the ground. So let's pretend we're in the tropics, shall we?

Even better, let's pretend we're in the perfectly fake tropics of the tiki restaurants of yore, like Trader Vic's. Here's the menu:

Rum Punch aloha

First Course
PuPu Platter: Crab rangoon, rumaki, and shrimp toast to share with a Fog Cutter cocktail

Second Course
Tuna Poke on Fried Wontons with a Mai Tai

Third Course
Sweet and Sour Pork Belly with Spam Fried Rice with a Navy Grog cocktail

Fourth Course
Pina Colada Trifle: Toasted Coconut Pudding, Luxardo Cherry Gel and Charred, Rum-Soaked Pineapple with a Bermuda Triangle cocktail

Dinner with drinks is $60 per person. For reservations, call (608) 563-1801 or email info@larkjanesville.com. 

Doors open at 6 p.m. Dinner starts at 7 p.m. Come on, let's party like it's 1965!

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Tiki Cocktail Class
Apr
7
1:30 PM13:30

Tiki Cocktail Class

Get ready for summer. Learn how to make some classic tiki drinks and be the coolest cat in your 'hood!

Beverage Manager Billy Burg will teach you how to make some classic tiki cocktails, share techniques and recipes,and tell lots of stories about the colorful history of rum and the tiki kings Donn the Beachcomber and Trader Vic. Plenty of snacks and sampling provided.

Don't pu pu this opportunity... sign up with your friends today. Bar stools go fast!

Class is $50 per person and limited to our 10 bar stools. You will be charged on the day of the event. Click here to register. The class will repeat at the same time on April 14, 21 and 28th. 

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St. Paddy's Cocktail Class
Mar
17
1:30 PM13:30

St. Paddy's Cocktail Class

Start St. Paddy's Day off right at the Lark bar. 

Learn how to shake, stir and mix cocktails like a pro with our Beverage Manager, Billy Burg. Billy will teach you how to make two classic cocktails, share techniques and recipes and flat-out entertain the heck out of you. Plenty of snacks and sampling provided. 

Class is $50 per person and limited to our 10 bar stools.You will be charged on the day of the event. Please reserve your bar stool here

SOLD OUT

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NOLA Night Out
Mar
13
7:00 PM19:00

NOLA Night Out

Our management team recently traveled to New Orleans to gather up food and cocktail inspiration to bring back for this special dinner. The menu includes four courses with paired cocktails for $75.

Amuse Bouche 
BBQ Shrimp Toast  
Cocktail: Missionary's Demise

1st Course
Shrimp and sweet potato bisque
Cocktail: Brandy Milk Punch

2nd Course
Casamento’s Oyster Trio
Raw with mignonette, char-grilled with Pleasant Ridge Reserve, Fried oyster loaf
Cocktail: Pimm's Cup

3rd Course
Smoked duck thigh with dirty rice, collard greens, and smoked ham reduction
Cocktail: Vieux Carre

4th Course
Brown butter banana tart with caramelized banana and pecan praline caramel
Cocktail: Platano Hamaca

If you would like to reserve a table, email us at info@larkjanesville.com or call (608) 563-1801.

Cocktail hour starts at 6 p.m. Dinner at 7 p.m.

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Cocktail Basics Class
Feb
17
1:30 PM13:30

Cocktail Basics Class

Learn how to shake, stir and mix cocktails like a pro with our Beverage Manager, Billy Burg. Billy will teach you how to make two classic cocktails, share techniques and recipes and flat-out entertain the heck out of you. Plenty of snacks and sampling provided. 

Class is $50 per person and limited to our 10 bar stools. Please contact us at info@larkjanesville.com or call (608) 563-1801 to reserve your spot. 

SOLD OUT

 

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Valentine's Amore Dinner
Feb
14
7:00 PM19:00

Valentine's Amore Dinner

Show your sweetheart some Valentine's Day love by canoodling over our noodles during our four-course Italian dinner. 

First Course
Basil panna cotta, blistered cherry tomatoes, local mozzarella, Bodacious balsamic and olive oils
Second Course
House-made tagliatelle with duck and pork sausage and local heirloom tomato sauce
Third Course
Berkshire porchetta stuffed with battuto (sautéed peppers and herbs), herb soffritto sauce, panzanella salad, housemade bread
Dessert
Affogato made with house made Fernet ice cream, fresh-brewed espresso, amaretto cookie

Doors open at 6 p.m. Dinner at 7 p.m.

Seats are $50 per person for dinner and $25 for an optional wine or cocktail pairing. Seating is limited. Please call (608) 563-1801 or email info@larkjanesville.com for reservations. 

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Cocktail Basics Class
Feb
10
1:30 PM13:30

Cocktail Basics Class

Learn how to shake, stir and mix cocktails like a pro with our Beverage Manager, Billy Burg. Billy will teach you how to make two classic cocktails, share techniques and recipes and flat-out entertain the heck out of you. Plenty of snacks and sampling provided. 

Class is $50 per person and limited to our 10 bar stools. Please contact us at info@larkjanesville.com or call (608) 563-1801 to reserve your spot. 

SOLD OUT

 

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Cocktail Basics Class
Jan
27
1:30 PM13:30

Cocktail Basics Class

Learn how to shake, stir and mix cocktails like a pro with our Beverage Manager, Billy Burg. Billy will teach you how to make two classic cocktails, share techniques and recipes and flat-out entertain the heck out of you. Plenty of snacks and sampling provided. 

Class is $50 per person and limited to our 10 bar stools. Please contact us at info@larkjanesville.com or call (608) 563-1801 to reserve your spot. 

SOLD OUT

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Cocktail Basics Class
Jan
13
1:30 PM13:30

Cocktail Basics Class

Learn how to shake, stir and mix cocktails like a pro with our Beverage Manager, Billy Burg. Billy will teach you how to make two classic cocktails, share techniques and recipes and flat-out entertain the heck out of you. Plenty of snacks and sampling provided. 

Class is $50 per person and limited to our 10 bar stools. Please contact us at info@larkjanesville.com or call (608) 563-1801 to reserve your spot. 

SOLD OUT

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Dec
31
to Jan 1

New Year's Eve Celebration

We will be celebrating New Year's Eve with a special five-course dinner. There will be one seating:

5:30 - 8 p.m.

First Course: Land, Air & Sea Charcuterie
Berkshire head cheese and bone marrow with garlic ash cracker, salmon butter and salmon skin chicharron, duck liver pate and crispy duck skin

Second Course: Lark Kitchen's Bloody Mary
Dungeness crab salad, foie-stuffed olives, charred endive, pickled vegetables and tomato vodka vinaigrette

Third Course: Octonuts
Grilled octopus, pea shoot and lime, soba noodles and broth served in a coconut

Fourth Course: Duck, Duck, Goose
Duck sausage agnolotti pasta with duck confit served with a roasted plum and foie sauce and braised fennel

Fifth Course: Spoon-worthy Spumoni
Pistachio Genoise cake, Absinthe-pickled satsuma citrus, house mascarpone and Meyer lemon ice cream, Luxardo cherry drizzle
 

Dinner is $100 per person including a glass of champagne and party favors. A wine pairing will be available for $25 as well as our full cocktail menu  To reserve your table, contact us at info@larkjanesville.com or call (608) 577-8508.

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Dec
16
1:30 PM13:30

Holiday Cocktail Class, Part 3

So popular we added a third session. PLEASE RSVP at info@larkjanesville.com to reserve your bar stool.

Be the host with the most at this year's holiday parties by serving homemade eggnog, Tom & Jerry, hot buttered rum and other holiday favorites. Lark's Bar Manager Billy Burg will step you through making these favorites, providing recipes, snacks and samples throughout this fun afternoon. Class is $50 and seating is limited to 10 bar stools.

SOLD OUT

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Dec
9
1:30 PM13:30

Holiday Cocktail Class, Part 2

So popular we added a second session. PLEASE RSVP at info@larkjanesville.com to reserve your bar stool.

Be the host with the most at this year's holiday parties by serving homemade eggnog, Tom & Jerry, hot buttered rum and other holiday favorites. Lark's Bar Manager Billy Burg will step you through making these favorites, providing recipes, snacks and samples throughout this fun afternoon. Class is $50 and seating is limited to 10 bar stools.

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Dec
5
6:00 PM18:00

Repeal Day Dinner

Celebrate the end of Prohibition with a 1920s-themed night of classic cocktails and swanky supper club fare. Our four-course dinner will include tales of Rock County's history with the Temperance Movement and Prohibition by Mike Reuter, Executive Director of the Rock County Historical Society (RCHS). Part of the proceeds from the evening will benefit RCHS. 

Doors open at 6 p.m. Dinner starts at 7 p.m.

Welcome Cocktail
Bee's Knees with barrel-aged gin

First Course
Crab-stuffed mushrooms on champagne risotto
Cocktail pairing: French 75

Second Course
Classic Caesar Salad with choice of anchovies or duck proscuitto
Cocktail pairing: Hanky Panky

Third Course
Beef tenderloin with garlic mashed potatoes, house-made bacon-wrapped green beans, with bernaise sauce.
Cocktail pairing: Sazerac

Fourth Course
Tiramisu with house-made mascarpone and coffee-liqueur ladyfingers.
Cocktail pairing: Sidecar
 

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Dec
2
1:30 PM13:30

Holiday Cocktail Class

Be the host with the most at this year's holiday parties by serving homemade eggnog, Tom & Jerry, hot buttered rum and other holiday favorites. Lark's Bar Manager Billy Burg will step you through making these favorites, providing recipes, snacks and samples throughout this fun afternoon. Class is $50 and seating is limited to 10 barstools.

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Nov
7
6:00 PM18:00

Harvest Dinner

Join us for a four-course dinner featuring the best of the area's local farms. Doors open at 6 p.m. with dinner served at 7 p.m. Dinner is $50 with an optional wine pairing for $25.To reserve your spot, please email us at info@larkjanesville.com or call (608) 563-1801.

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Oct
10
7:00 PM19:00

BBQ & Bourbon Dinner

Join us for a four-course dinner featuring creative takes on BBQ from chefs Jen Tillou and Olivia Eckert. Bar Manager Billy Burg will be pairing courses with cocktails made with Wisconsin-made J. Henry & Sons bourbon. Liz Henry from J. Henry will be on hand to talk about how they make their award-winning bourbons. 

Doors open at 6 p.m. Dinner starts at 7 p.m. Dinner is $60 per person with the optional cocktail pairing for $15. Seating is limited. Contact us at info@larkjanesville.com or call (608) 563-1801 to reserve your place.

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