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Friday, August 08, 2008
For Die-Hard Foodies
I mentioned the amazing meals to be at the Grand Hotel. They have three menus that they rotate. We were there two nights. We had menu two and three.

Menu 2


Sparkling Michigan Apple Juice

House Cured Salmon and Buckwheat Crepes
Vodka Creme Fraiche

Watermelon, Papaya, and Green Tea Parfait

Prosciutto and Vidalia Onion Tart

Sweet Pepper Succotash


Golden Beet and Squash Soup
Chorizo Sausage, Rye Croutons

Beef Broth with Summer Vegetables*
Truffle Quenelles

Artichoke, Fennel, and Lobster Gazpacho
Caviar Creme Fraiche


Chopped Vegetable Salad with Beans and Mozzarella
Roasted Shallot-Garlic Vinaigrette


Baked Filet of Michigan Whitefish
with Crabmeat and Shrimp Ragout
Lemongrass Cream

Beef Medallion and Braised Beef Short Ribs
Velvet Chile-Madeira Sauce

Mango-Chipotle Barbecued Pork Tenderloin
and Sweet Potato Mash
Lemon Aioli

Hazelnut Crusted Chicken Breast with Wild Mushrooms
White Port Jus

Grilled Asparagus and Parmesan Polenta
Tomato-Onion Jam

Menu 3


Sparkling Michigan White Grape Juice

Jumbo Shrimp and Diver Scallops
Wasabi Remoulade

Pineapple Martini
Tequila Sabayon

Braised Pork and Vegetable Spring Roll


Creamy Smoked Chicken Soup*
Gruyere Spatzle

Michigan Whitefish Bisque
Vanilla Oil

Molokai Sweet Potato and Yogurt Soup
Crispy Pancetta


Spinach, Strawberries, Sweet Pecans, and Boursin Cheese
Thyme-Honey Dressing


Almond-Macadamia Crusted Trout
Champagne Choucroute

Lamb Chops with White Bean Cassoulet
Pomeganate Molasses

Pepper-Coffee Rubbed Black Angus Prime Rib
with Chanterelle Stew
Jack Daniels Jus

Herb Crusted Organic Breast of Chicken and Spicy Shrimp
Cilantro-Black Bean Sauce

Wild Mushroom Ravioli and Tomato Tartin
Curried Chickpeas

Dessert Menu

Grand Pecan Ball
Fudge Sauce

Strawberry Chocolate Martini

Cheesecake Trio
Kumquat and Blood Orange Coulis

Raspberry Panna Cotta with Filo Crisp
Pink Champagne Sauce

Milk Chocolate Creme Brulee
Vanilla Bean Madeleine

Warm Banana and Pecan Bread Pudding
Bourbon Creme Anglaise

Ice Cream

Cappuccino, Double Dutch Chocolate, Lemon Buttermilk,

Tart Cherry, Vanilla Honey


Green Apple, Tequila Lime Cilantro

Jim's Choices
Magi's Choices
*Sera loves soup, so I chose the ones I thought she'd like best

Our meals were great. They didn't quite reach the heights of my memories from our honeymoon, but that was probably my fault. I'd taken those memories to a height that couldn't be met. My pork was amazing. The chicken was just okay. I never order chicken, so I don't know what came over me. It was between that and the lamb chops. I should have gone with the lamb chops.

Jim had the creme brulee for dessert our first night. It was so good, we both had it the second night. Sera was sitting on my lap when our dessert came, and I gave her a bite. Her eyes literally rolled, she tucked her head into my neck, and looked back at me with an expression I've never seen on her face before. "Mommy, that's nummy." And then we devoured every last bite.

If you're still reading this, here's the one we didn't get.

Menu 1


Sparkling Michigan Raspberry Juice

Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail
Lime Cocktail Sauce, Horseradish Foam

Minted Melon Balls
Coconut Ricotta

Escargot Parmgiano
Tuscan Bean Puree


Wild Mushroom Bisque
Tarragon Cream

Spanish Onion Soup
Jerez Sherry

Green Apple and Asian Pear Soup
Candied Walnuts


Yukon Gold Potatoes, Cucumbers, and Pear Tomatoes
Sweet Mustard and Peppercorn Dressing


Miso Glaced Filet of Salmon
Hoisin Sauce, Thai Julienne Salad

Cornish Game Hen with Crabmeat and Truffles
Bourbon Cream

Roasted Prime Rib of Beef
Garlic Jus, Crispy Tobacco Onions

Grilled Veal Scallopini and Sweetbreads
Shiitake-Chianti Sauce

Roasted Root Vegetables and Plantain Patties
Cucumber Raita, Kafir Dressing


Blogger Tammie said...

Oh my gosh!!! What menus they have!! I am actually dying to try some of that stuff. Of course that would mean cooking, & David isn't up for new recipes right now.

Blogger Kiy said...

Wow. Yum. Back to, wow! Someday I so want to stay there. I can't believe all the times I've been on the island and never stayed. Someday for sure.

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