2015 Mother’s Day Meals in Northern Michigan

Mother’s Day is on Sunday, May 10 this year. Treat mom right by taking her out to one of the many delicious brunches or dinners being served all over Northern Michigan! See below for a few examples of some local offerings.


Aerie

231.534.6000 (Reservations are recommended)

Brunch: 10 am—4 pm

Pricing:

  • Adults: $29.95
  • Ages 4-12: $14.95
  • 4 and Under: No Charge

Prices do not include tax or gratuities.

Menu

Breakfast Selections

  • Orange and Cinnamon Swirl French Toast with Warm Syrup
  • Roasted Maple Sausage Links and Crispy Applewood Smoked Bacon
  • Trio of Mini Quiches
  • Breakfast Pastries

Parfait Creation Station

  • Fresh Cut Fruit Compote, Organic Granola, Dried Cherries and Cranberries
  • Strawberry, Blueberry and Vanilla Yogurts

Soup and Salad Station

  • Vegetable Bouillon with Grilled Vegetable and Whole Grain Quinoa
  • Spring Greens, Fresh Cut Iceberg and Romaine Mix Julienne Vegetables, Roma Tomatoes, Sliced Cucumbers, Herb Croutons, Sunflower Seeds, Shredded Cheese, Choice of Three Dressings and more
  • Smoked Salmon Rolls with Chive Cream Cheese, Diced Hard Boiled Eggs, Capers, And Minced Shallots, Mini Bagel Chips and Melba Toast
  • Fresh Baked Rolls and Artisan Breads

Entrees and Sides

  • Stuffed Pork Roulade with Spinach, Tomatoes, Kalamata Olives, And Feta Cheese
  • Lemon Dusted Tilapia on Rice Pilaf Topped with Citrus Cream
  • Grilled Chicken and Pasta Florentine
  • Sautéed Spring Beans and Heirloom Tri-Color Carrots
  • Olive Oil and Herb-Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

Carving Station

Carved Honey-Glazed Dearborn Ham 

Dessert Station

  • Selection of Spring-Themed Petit Fours
  • Devil’s Food Chocolate Decadence Cake
  • Strawberry Pie
  • Rose Water, Orange Blossom, and Limoncello Cupcakes
  • Raspberry Linzer Heart-Shaped Cookies
  • Peaches and Cream Trifle with Melba Sauce
  • Warm Bread and Butter Pudding with Golden Raisins and Almond

 

Apache Trout Grill

231.947.7079 (Reservations are NOT accepted)

Brunch from: 9 am—3 pm

Full dinner served: 3—9 pm

Pricing:

  • Adults $19.95
  • Children 6-11 $9.95
  • Kids 5 & Under – No Charge

Menu

  • Chef Carved Prime Rib of Beef, Baked Ham, Roast Turkey
  • Custom Chef Made Omelet Station
  • Chef Prepared Crepe Station
  • Plus: Chicken Marsala, Fish Du Jour, Macaroni & Cheese, Mashed Potatoes, Peppered Bacon, Sausage Links, Hash Brown Potatoes, Salads, Pastries, Desserts and more…

 

Bluebird

231.256.9081

Dinner served: 11:30 am—8 pm

Menu

Small Plates

  • Smoked Whitefish Dip – Carlson’s Smoked Whitefish, white wine, cream cheese, shallots, w/crackers – 10
  • Jalapeno Cream Cheese Dip – Jalapeno preserves over soft cream cheese w/crackers – 8
  • Lamb Lollipops (3) – Seasoned and grilled chops, mint chimichurri. – 12
  • Scallops AuGratin – Bay scallops, 3 cheese blend, cream sauce, seasonings, baked, served with grilled bread – 9

Entrees (includes all you can eat Salad Bar, Bread and Cinnamon Roll

Lake Michigan Whitefish – One of 4 ways – 24
Lightly Breaded and Fried “Bluebird Style”
Parmesan Crusted – Sun-dried tomato relish
Citrus Butter Broiled
Blackened Cajun Style

  • Great Lakes Walleye – One of 2 ways, Lightly Breaded and fried or Pretzel Crusted, over Dijon cream – 25
  • Lake Michigan Perch – Delicate, sweet fillets are lightly breaded and fried – 25
  • Seared Scallops Newberg – Sea Scallops, brandy cream sauce, crab meat, over short-grain white rice – 26
  • Crab Stuffed Shrimp – Five shrimp, stuffed with crab, Dijon béchamel, over linguini. – 26
  • Salmon en Papillote – Fresh Atlantic Salmon, baked in parchment w/citrus shaved vegetables, over warm French Lentils – 24
  • Grilled Chicken – “Airline” style chicken breast, local cherry-apple chutney, Brie cream, over short-grain white rice – 23
  • Pork Chop – 2 Bone-in Chops, grilled, Maple gastrique, wilted kale salad, over fried polenta cakes. – 24
  • Rack of Lamb – 6-bone rack, seasoned, char-grilled, roasted, w/balsamic glaze, finished with demi-glace. – 32
  • Roasted Prime Rib – Seasoned and slow-roasted tender and juicy. 12 oz served Au-Jus – 25
  • New York Strip* – 12 oz. Strip Steak seasoned, char-grilled to order, with whole grain mustard butter – 26
  • Filet of Beef * – 6 oz. center-cut filet char-grilled to order, over a pool of demi-glace, finished with crumbled Salemville Bleu – 26
  • Salad Bar/Vegetarian Entree – As your Entrée, enjoy our all-you-can-eat Salad Bar, freshly baked bread, house made soup and a cinnamon roll. – 16

Desserts: Numerous wonderful handmade desserts will be available

 

Chateau Chantal Winery & Inn

231.223.4110

Date: Saturday, May 9

Time: 6 pm winery tour, 6:30 dinner seating

Pricing: $69 per person (includes tax, tip and wine) *Special bottle prices this night only

Tour: Sparkling Wine Welcome

  • First Course: House Folded Crab Ravioli with Lemon Beurre Blanc with Proprietor’s Reserve Pinot Gris
  • Second Course: Flash Grilled Quarter of Caesar with Parmesan Crisp Garnish with Semi-Dry Riesling
  • Third Course: Michigan Leek and Yukon Gold Potato Soup with Crispy Pancetta with Pinot Blanc
  • Fourth Course: Northern Michigan Coq au Vin, Local Chicken Slow Cooked in Wine with Proprietor’s Reserve Pinot Noir
  • Fifth Course: Honey Poached Peach with Mascarpone Whip with Late Harvest Riesling
  • Dark Chocolate Finale

 

Nonna’s

231.334.5150

Dinner: 6 pm—8 pm

Pricing: $30 per person

Menu

Amuse Bouche

Gli Antipasti

  • LATTUGA NANA CON SALSA ROMANA, AVOCADO E PARMIGIANO REGGIANO
    Bibb Lettuce, Avocado, Egg, Anchovy & Parmigiano
  • ASPARAGI “MIMOSA” CONDITI CON LIMONE E TUORLO D’UOVO SBRICIOLATO
    Chilled Asparagus with Chopped Hard-Boiled Egg & Lemon Dressing
  • SALMONE DI SCOZIA AFFUMICATO AFFETTATO AL MOMENTO
    Imported Smoked Wild Scottish Salmon Freshly Sliced Buttered Brown Bread
  • Secondi Piatti
  • RIGATONI AMATRICIANA CON GUANCIALE, E POMODORINI VESUVIANI
    Rigatoni Pasta with Italian Cured Pork Cheeks Tomato, Chili and Onion
  • PESCE DEL GIORNO A LA LIVORNESE
    Our seasonal fish selection sautéed with tomato, capers, black olives
  • FILETTO DI MANZO
    Grilled Creekstone Farms Premium Black Angus Filet Mignon, Veal Glace, Salad Italiana
  • Dolci
    ASSAGGINI DELLA NONNA
    Tiramisu, Hazelnut Pannacotta, Strawberries with Maraschino

 

Riverside Inn

231.256.9971

Time: 10 am—2 pm

Menu

  • Lobster Benedict: butter poached lobster, asparagus, poached eggs, hollandaise, herb roasted potatoes, field greens
  • Cinnamon Toast Bread Pudding
    Cinnamon swirl bread baked with a rich custard. Accompanied by whipped cream and a maple syrup reduction.
  • Dinner Specials
    Carlson’s Whitefish – Pan seared with a local ramp coulis, yukon hash, asparagus with red pepper brown butter, arugula dressed in lemon vinaigrette
  • Rack of Lamb
    A four-bone, oven roasted rack of lamb with local fava beans, roasted cipollini with a balsamic reduction, and a mint gremolata.

Rowe Inn

231.588.7351 (reservations are encouraged!)

Time: noon—8 pm

Pricing: $35 per person

Menu

Starter Choices

  • Squash Blossoms with Pimento Ricotta
  • Soup au Pistou (Vegetable soup, house pesto & chicken stock)
  • Fruit salad with honey and rum

Entree Choices

  • Chicken Piccata with lemon, capers and artichoke hearts (brown rice & lima beans)
  • Pecan-crusted sea bass (zucchini slaw & baby carrots)
  • Pork tenderloin with rhubarb-currant chutney (oven-roasted spring vegetables with salsa verde)

Dessert Choices

  • Strawberry & apricot crisp with pine nut crumble (warm with house made vanilla ice cream)
  • Chocolate caramel tart with drunken raspberries (vanilla creme fraiche)
  • Pistachio gelato

Schelde’s Grille and Spirits

231.946.0981

Brunch: 10 am—4 pm

Dinner: 5 pm—9 pm

Pricing: $18.99 adults & $10.49 for kids

Menu

Eggs Benedict, biscuits and sausage gravy, carved roast beef and ham, waffle station, salad bar, extensive desserts and more.

 

Walloon Lake Inn

231.535.2999

Time: 11:30 am—2:30 pm

Pricing for 3 courses: $35, kids $15

Check out their menu by clicking here

 

West Bay Beach, a Holiday Inn Resort

231.947.3700

Time: 11 am—3 pm

Pricing: Adults $29.95 & children ages 5-12: $14.95

Menu

Breakfast:
poached eggs over corned beef hash
quiche lorraine
bacon
sausage

Appetizers/Soup/Salad:
stone-ground mustard potato salad
fresh baked rolls with butter
roasted vegetable white bean soup
salad bar with assorted toppings and dressings

Carving Station:
prime rib

Entrees:
brown butter and sage gnocchi
penne alfredo
oven roasted salmon
chicken marsala

Vegetables and Starches:
roasted red skin potatoes
honey ginger carrots
roasted squash medley

Desserts:
chocolate mousse
strawberry shortcake
assorted baked goods
assorted cheesecakes

Bloody Mary and “Mom”osa cocktail specials!

 

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