April 20 WBEG Readers Theatre Players Present “Death of a Jazzman”

Third Thursday Theatre, this Thursday April 20 the WBEG Readers Theatre Players Present:

“Death of a Jazzman” by Eric Coble and More…also cameo performance by the Big Easel Jazz Band!

Dinner served 5-6:30, performance by 7

This Saturday, Earth Day April 22, at Nicolet College in Rhinelander, as part of the 7th annual Northwoods Sustainability Fair we will be leading a community mural in the afternoon (come paint with us!) and in the evening we will be catering a full East Indian dinner (dine in or take out) Call us at 715 889 1179 or them at 715 362 4485

The Big Easel will NOT be open on Saturday or Sunday…come meet us at the Fair!!!

715 889 1179

Saturday, March 15 – Not Just Another Saturday Night!


This Saturday’s Chef’s Table is Prix Fixe

Small Plates
Shrimp with Remoulade
Parmesan Crusted Rack of Lamb
Poached Cod with Orange

Mango, Peacan and Avocado Salad

Melt-in-your-mouth Encrusted Prime Rib
Duchess Potatoes
Tarragon Asparagus

German Triple Chocolate Mousse Torte

All this while enjoying the musical mastery of MICHAEL MAGEE!!!

We will NOT be open for Sunday Brunch, wishing you a blessed Easter!

Reservations strongly recommended 715 889 1179

March 31 – David Rogers in Concert

The legendary DAVID ROGERS in Concert at the Big Easel this Friday, March 31!!

Complimentary buffet dinner served from 5:00 – 6:30, Concert at 7:00

Reservations strongly recommended 715 889 1179
david rogers
About David Rogers: Recently termed “a prominent guitarist” by the New York Times, David Rogers Fuses classical, jazz, early, and world music elements into powerful, moving and virtuosic performances based on both original and traditional repertoire. The Washington Post has praised his ‘astonishingly florid’ improvisations. He has been called a ‘modern master’ of the classical guitar’ by 20th Century Guitar. Classics today.com has praised his ‘first rate instrumental artistry,’ and the Lute Society of America Quarterly has called his technique ‘formidable.’
He is an endorsing artist for GHS Strings and his music has been featured in major guitar magazines such as Fingerstyle Guitar in the United States and Akustic Gitarre, in Germany. His performances have been broadcast on American National Public Radio and Bayrische Rundfunk, including both the nationally syndicated Performance Today (live performance/interview in Washington D.C. NPR studio 4A) and Harmonia programs. David has recorded for Dorian, Callisto and Focus Recordings. He has given recitals and conducted master classes throughout North America, including performances and classes at the San Francisco Conservatory and the University of Southern California and The Interlochen National Arts Camp.
David has studied historical plucked strings with Hopkinson Smith and Eugen Dombois at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Basel, Switzerland; with Thomas Binkley at Indiana University; and with Lyle Nordstrom at Oakland University. He has studied guitar with Joseph Fava at Wayne State University. David was a musician with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival for 18 years and taught at Southern Oregon University for 13 years.



March 25, 2017

There’s no time like the present to renew posting our weekly menu on our website. Just in case we forget again, the best way to keep in the loop is by subscribing to our email list click here! 


This Saturday we are channeling the famous “FRENCH LAUNDRY”, we will be preparing a fantastic Chef’s Table & Tasting Menu for you, while you listen to Michael Magee

Soup Poulet et Tarragon
King Crab Cocktail
Smoked Pork Loin with Couscouc
Cognac Shrimp with Buerre Blanc
Gruyere Gougeres
Truffled Mussels

Salad Astoria

Beef Wellington Redux
Duchess potatoes

Dessert Flight

Don’t forget Sunday Brunch from 10:30 – 1:00!

Reservations strongly suggested, please call 715 889 1179

September 24

We have brought back some special treats for you!! Our chef’s table is “The EH list”, a culinary tour thru Canada’s regional delicacies… our Somm has chosen some special wines to compliment the dinner and enhance the evening…


Farmer’s sausage with sunflower seeds


Canadian Bacon

Faux Elk Balls and Moosenoses

Maple glazed salmon


Fall salad


Calgary Stampede Loin Roast

Wild rice

Harvest bounty sauteed vegetables


Apfel kuchen mit cream


all of that and the genius of Michael Magee at the guitar…Saturday night.715 889 1179

Third Thursday Theater @ Essenahus, May 19th!

Practice makes perfect and the Wabeno Area Players know that is true!


Here’s a glimpse from Monday night’s rehearsal for this Thursday Theater’s “A Little Night of MURDER, MAYHEM, and MIRTH” It is going to be a great evening of fine food and entertainment!

Make reservations now for the May 19 performance at the Essenhaus. Dinner at 5:00-6:30PM; show at 7:00PM. Call 715-889-1179