Northern Michigan Retaurants: insinuating a warm glow and a savory waft of osso bucco into the snow-dusted streets, Chandler’s is Petoskey’s destination for hip, haute cuisine and a perfect requiem to an afternoon of holiday shopping. Chef Tommy Kaszubowski’s menu is seasonally fluid with a dynamic selection of starters that cover the spectrum between artful Midwestern comfort food like venison Carpaccio or herb spaetzle with smoked pheasant, wild mushrooms, Swiss chard and mustard brown butter to edgy East Asian seafood such as yellow tail snapper sashimi with housemade kimchee. A quick meal can be made of wine and cheese, as outstanding artisan examples of both are pulled from the cellar and cheese case at neighboring Symons General Store. Engaged oenophiles can slake their thirst with a great value from northern Spain or tap into the Chandler’s deep reserve of rare Napa boutique wines paired with washed rind cheeses from eastern France or pungent West Coast blues. 215K Howard Street, Petoskey, MI 49770, 231.347.2981.

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