• Relish

    Savoring season

    By R. Collins   For years Aerie Restaurant & Lounge in Acme, Michigan—Grand Traverse Resort and Spa’s award-winning in-house dining venue—has annually crafted two seasonal menus to showcase Michigan’s diverse harvests. This summer’s newest three-part menu featuring starter, lounge, and dinner menu sections, is delivering a new grouping of ingredients to the many national and international guests the resort draws in every year. “Every ingredient up there is fresh and raw; we don’t get boxes upon boxes of ingredients that are ready to go,” said Bryan Petrick, Sous Chef at Aerie Restaurant & Lounge. “It takes a lot of time, labor, and effort to get everything onto a plate that…

  • Foodie,  Relish

    The Dish

    A food event brings the competitive fire to the ingredient list. The culinary arts, as a field of study, is often described as the preparation of food or the art of cooking. It is a process that combines art with science, practical training with passion, innovation with technique, and during a recent event held in Holland, Michigan; a dash of the competitive spirit. Executive Chef Clark Frain from Butch’s Dry Dock and Head Chef Kelsey Winter-Troutwine from Coppercraft Distillery competed in a head-to-head, live cook-off showcasing their ability to take three common ingredients and pair it with a protein of their choosing to create an award-winning dish. Using the acorn…

  • Relish

    A little slice of Italy in West Michigan

    An Italian-inspired restaurant and deli has transported its patrons to southern Italy for more than three decades.  Set among a number of small shops in the Holland-based Washington Square, which is a block known for its historical charm and buildings dating back to the early 1920s, Pereddies Restaurant and Deli has greeted its customers for decades with tempting aromas of baked bread and fresh ingredients as soon as they step through the threshold. The restaurant and deli features trellises and grapevines strung throughout the building, original artwork adorning the warm-hued walls, and rows of shelves offering a variety of meats, cheese, olives, and spices. Since 1983 the family-operated business has…