The Spring Cigar “Smoker”

Chez François presents The Spring Cigar “Smoker”

Monday May 20, 2013 6:00 pm

“Happiness? A good cigar, a good meal, a good cigar and a good woman – or a bad woman; it depends on how much happiness you can handle.” George Burns

Dear Cigar Club Member

Our annual “Smoker” will take place Monday, May 20, 2013. Please contact us if you are interested in joining us. This is always a great excuse to get together with friends or business acquaintances to smoke great cigars, sip fine whiskey, dine on delicious cuisine and discuss the upcoming sports year in Ohio.


A fine selection of hand-rolled cigars from Master Roller Darren Hildebrand of Great Lakes Cigar Company.

Adult Beverages

An open bar featuring…

…a variety of “Whiskeys of the World” including, The Glenlevit, Oban and Dalwhinie Scotch, Bulliet, Four Roses and Maker’s Mark Bourbon, Bushmills Irish Whiskey, George Dickel Rye, Avion Tequila, Crown Royal, Cleveland Whiskey also a fine selection Artisan Beers from Great Lakes & Sprecher Breweries, Red wines from Italy, Spain, France, Australia, Italian Vermouths & Amaro,


A fine assortment of smoked seafood, Andouille sausage, pâté, stuffed mushrooms Rumaki & Numaki.

Also a international selection of fine chesses and charcutière from Chef 2 Chef imports.


Cream of Wild Mushroom Soup, Prosciutto di Parma Ham

Prosciutto di Parma Ham Seasonal cream of wild mushroom soup topped with goat cheese espuma garnished with julienne Prosciutto ham and micro greens.


Chez François Spinach Salad

Spring Erie County spinach tossed with champagne vinaigrette dressing, topped with hard boiled eggs, applewood smoked bacon and Bermuda red onions garnished with a seasonal tomato


Roast Tenderloin of Beef, Spring Morel Mushroom Glace Roast

Tenderloin of aged beef served with a twice baked Idaho potato and steamed asparagus sauced with a spring morel mushrooms glace de viande, garnished with radish curls.

Nero D’Avola, Marchese Montefusco, Sicily, Italy, 2010


Chocolate Mousse Parfait, Cherries François

Chocolate mousse parfait with marinated seasonal cherries in a port wine sauce topped with Chantilly cream, mint and a chocolate straw.

Porto “Six-Grape”, Grahams’s, Duero Valley, Portugal, NV

Porto “Six-Grape”, Grahams’s, Duero Valley, Portugal, NV

$135.00 Per Person Pre-Paid $145.00 at the door. Tax & Gratuity included.

The Cigars

Darrin Hildebrand owned and operated a cigar shop in Sandusky, Ohio for ten years. During this time, his passion grew for every aspect of the cigar industry, from growing the tobacco to the burn of a fine rolled, fresh cigar.His cigar shop slowly converted to where most of the cigars he sold were his blends. The demand for his product was so great that he decided to start his own line, Great Lakes Cigars.

He specializes in small batch cigars, using the finest tobaccos available, and using his own techniques. Hand bunching, using wrapper grad for binder to enhance the flavor. Tapering the strong filler, ligero, on both ends, so the blends gradually start together and grow, then naturally mellows out at the end so there is no bitterness. This allows you to smoke all the way to the end.

We will feature the three cigars listed below plus a special blend for the night of the event. Darren will be on premise rolling the special blend for the night of the event.

The Pirate (6×50)

Come aboard an experience a Maduro like no other. The chocolate notes will capture you. For the complex body and light sweet spice, you would gladly walk the plank.

  • Wrapper – Pennsylvania broad leaf Maduro
  • Binder – San Andrea Maduro
  • Filler – Nicaraguan & Brazillian

The Great Lakes Monster (6×50)

You may have never sighted a cigar like this, but it does exist! Its power and richness will make you a believer.

  • Wrapper – Sun-grown Ecuadorian Habano
  • Binder – Brazillian Maduro
  • Filler – Nicaraguan, USA

The Great Lakes Ghost Ship (6×50)

Sometimes things are not what they seem. This is unlike any Connecticut wrapped cigar you have ever smoked. Let your palate take an uncharted voyage. You may never return.

  • Wrapper – Connecticut Shade
  • Binder – Connecticut Broad Leaf Maduro
  • Filler – Nicaraguan, Dominican, Colombian

This is a private party for Chez Cigar Club members only.
If you are interested in attending this event or becoming a member, please call us at 440-967-0630.

$135.00 Per Person Pre-Paid,  $145.00 at the door. Tax & Gratuity included.

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