Archive for May, 2012

23 May 2012 by megan@spoon

Rhubarb Season

local rhubarb is here!

we got 584 pounds of rhubarb today

delivered to our kitchen from Bill's Farm Market in Petoskey

we spent the day processing rhubarb for our Rhubarb-Hibiscus Conserve, Strawberry-Rhubarb Preserves, and Rhubarb Marmalade

1 May 2012 by megan@spoon

The American Spoon Café, Renovated

The Café opens for the season on Friday, May 4th. We’ve spent the past few months renovating the interior and, just moments ago, we passed our liquor license inspection. Updates include gorgeous handmade bar stools from Makr Carry Goods, beautiful ceramic dishes from our friends at Heath Ceramics, and hip new lighting from Schoolhouse Electric. And then, of course, there’s the food. Chef Chris Dettmer continues to showcase the exemplary flavors of local ingredients—grown, foraged, and raised in Northern Michigan—in his fresh, innovative cuisine.

We’ll begin serving breakfast and lunch on May 4th, with a focused selection of Michigan craft beers and an abbreviated wine list. Dinner service begins Memorial Day weekend, with a full bar. Join us this summer at our newly-renovated Café for a unique Northern Michigan dining experience!

cheerful yellow café doors

view from the front door on lake street

seating in the gelato shop

a view of the bar

six seats at the bar

handcrafted bar stools in black walnut

a cozy banquette along the brick wall

comfy seating with a view of both the park and lake street

raw edge walnut table with room for larger parties

spring panzanella with asparagus, peas, & pickled wild leeks

our café burger with onion jam & whole seed mustard