Dinner, Wine and The Art of Conversation at Whispering Pines B&B

You are invited to an evening of dining, conviviality and conversational exploration. Conversation helps us to live better and work well, as individuals, families, and communities.

As well as a delightful dinner among friends, you will adventure into the principles and practices of conversation with your guide, Stuart Chittenden, a resident at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts.

Your 5 course meal will be paired with wines from Kimmel Orchard and Vineyard.


Starters: Montego Bay Jerk Meatballs and Salmon Slammer w/Mango Salsa

Spring Minestrone Soup

A Spring Salad: Radish, Pea and Feta

Main: Flat Iron steak w/red wine sauce and Crab cake

Sweet Endings: Butter Pecan Ice Cream, Candied pecans and cinnamon/sugar pie crust

RSVP/Tickets available until 3/23 at Noon.

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Soup, Ceramics and Wine at the Pines

Join us for a night of soup and wine!

Are there rules on soup and wine pairings?  Well, there are suggestions.  And serving certain soups in certain bowl types? Yep, there are those too.  And, there is even soup etiquette, which varies across the globe.  We’ll provide you with some of these fun facts (and you can do with them what you’d like).

More importantly, we’ll have five soups for you to taste along with all their accoutrements!

We are partnering with Kimmel Orchard and Vineyard to provide five wine pairings to accompany our homemade soups. Ben will guide you through flavor profiles and perfect pairings with the Nebraska Kimmel Orchard wines.

And, what’s better than just soup and wine on a chilly Midwest January evening?  To add to your experience we’ll feature two Nebraska ceramic artists, Tim Reese and Peter Scherr, and offer you opportunity to dine using their handmade wares! They will have these and other pieces available for purchase.  Samples of their work featured below.

Peter Scherr Ceramics

Peter Scherr Ceramics

Tim Reese Ceramics

Tim Reese Ceramics









The Details

  • Meal includes four soups, their accoutrements and dessert.  Ice Tea, Lemonade and Water are also included.
  • Doors open at 6 PM to browse ceramics.  Soup and wine pairings from 6:30 – 9:00 PM.
  • Additional glasses or bottles of tasted wines will be available for purchase.
  • $35 per person, ages 21 and up
  • Reservations 402-873-5850 or jeanna@bbwhisperingpines.com

Rupert Wates Plays Dinner and Song Night

Rupert Wates was born in London and studied at Oxford University. He has been a full time songwriter since the late 1990’s, when he signed a publishing contract with Eaton Music Limited. His contract required him to write material in all kinds of styles and genres, for all kinds of artists. He worked extensively with Jazz vocalist Liz Fletcher. Moving in 2001 to Paris, Wates formed his own quartet and began playing live regularly. In fall 2006 he came to the US. He is now based in New York City and in Colorado.

Since coming to the US, Wates has won more than 30 songwriting awards (list on AWARDS page at www.rupertwatesmusic.com). He was voted an Artist Of The Year 2013 by the international house concert network Concerts In Your Home (www.concertsinyourhome.com), and in 2015 he was recognized as the network’s most booked performer, having secured over 100 dates through their database. He has released 7 solo CDs. They have been very well reviewed in the online press and tracks from them have been played on radio all over the world. His songs have been recorded by other artists in London, Denver and Nashville. He averages 150 live shows every year, in acoustic venues in every state in America, in Canada and in Europe. He performs sometimes alone, sometimes with his trio or his quartet. His music is an eclectic mix of acoustic, melodic art/folk, with flavors of jazz and vaudeville.

In 2014, Wates joined forces with Toronto-based virtuoso pianist Bartosz Hadala to form a piano/guitar duo called The Nightwatchers (www.thenightwatchers.com). The duo tour Europe regularly. In March 2015, they released a debut CD entitled The Nightwatchers, recorded at Phase One Studios in Toronto and featuring some of the standout songs of Wates’s extensive catalog.
Despite Wates’s British background, and underpinning the  universality of his music’s appeal, Folk And Acoustic Music Exchange has called him ‘a prime figure in American music” (www.acousticmusic.com) and goes on: “This is one gifted s.o.b…If you’re not hip to this guy yet you’re missing out”.
Audiences everywhere respond to Rupert Wates’ brand of melodic art/folk—haunting songs that ring true.

Have a listen to Rupert

Dinner and Song Details

Dinner service at 6:30 PM, music will follow.

Menu to be announced mid-August.

Meal $25 per person plus tax and gratuity (credit cards accepted)

Advanced reservations are required by 3 PM, August 22.  Limited to 25 seats.

45 – 60 minutes of music will follow dinner with $15 – $20 per person suggested donation to the artists.

Please call 402-873-5850 to RSVP if you would like to make a reservation specifically for this event.