We're Zeppole Crazy!
Fritters dipped in Raspberry Sauce or Carmel Coffee Sauce. That’s
a great way to begin a day, we think.
Officially, they’re for a ferociously celebrated Italian Holiday,
Saint Joseph’s Day (March 19th), and they're called Zeppole di San
Giuseppe, but we think they’re terrific everyday. Come celebrate
Spring and fresh Zeppole at
Recipes & Silver Palate Memories ---
"Dining is and
always was a great artistic opportunity"
Frank Lloyd Wright
If you're a food lover - come visit us at Wickwood!
In the vineyards you can literally watch the
to life and inch toward the Spring sunshine
Local Wineries on the Southwest Michigan Wine Tour ---
Wyncroft Wickwood Wine
What do Alinea, The Rattlesnake Club, Charlie Trotter’s, Tapawingo,
The Lark, The Rowe, Tribute, The Sierra Room and The Journeyman
all have in common? Wyncroft Wines are on their Wine Lists! These
are true treasures of the wines being made in America today.
first met Jim and Rae Lee Lester early last year in
Wickwood’s own Garden Room and loved talking food and wine
with them.. Then, several months later we tasted their
wines!!! WOW! is the only word to be used for them. They are
big gorgeous estate-grown single-vineyard appellation wines
that are world class! The winemakers had been far too
First it was their Chardonnay reminiscent of the Grand Cru
Meursaults, Puligny-Montrachets and Cortons that we had
enjoyed in Burgundy. You can describe it as buttery, carmely,
a bit like Crème Brulee, but a WOW will suffice. We kept
asking “How do you know how to make wines like these???” And
And then we began to taste more. Their Avonlea and
Madron Lake Rieslings, The Madron Lake Gewurztraminer
, their Pinot Noir which is reminiscent of Chambertin
and their Shou which is patterned after the wines of
Paulliac and Magaux (remember when we could splurge on
an occasional bottle of Petrus? ) Well you simply have
to taste them to believe them!!! That’s where the
restaurants come in.
You won’t find Wyncroft Wines in wine shops, only on the very best
restaurant’s Wine Lists. That’s the way the Lester’s
want it. And, by being on their Private customer
mailing list where you can buy wines by the case only.
And so, since we aren’t
good at keeping secrets, we’re going to have a
Wyncroft Wickwood Wine Weekend for wine lovers and
aspiring wine lovers, one weekend in November. You
won’t want to miss it. We know we’ll be there!!
The Keewatin Turns 100
For over forty years, the Steamship Keewatin
Maritime Museum has been a fixture of
Saugatuck-Douglas, thanks to our good pals R.J.
and Diane Peterson. To celebrate the Keewatin’s
100 Anniversary of her launching in Govan,
Scotland, near Glasgow, the Petersons invite you
to walk through a century of history aboard the
last of the classic Edwardian passenger liners.
Don’t miss a visit to the Keewatin.
The Annual Tulip Time in Holland is May 5th
through May 12th.
Amidst the city wide display of tulips are the Volks parade, Street
Scrubbing, Dutch Klompen Dancers in full costume, a Marketplaats,
concerts with Three Dog Night, Frankie Avalon, The Oakridge Boys and the
Zanggroep Choir. Fireworks too.
This wonderful series of Concerts begins June
6th and lasts all Summer long. Every Wednesday
from 7-9 for fourteen weeks there’s music under
Bring a picnic and listen to the
fabulous Michael Holmes, Tom Grace’s oldies,
South Side Evolucion’s Tejano Latin, Blue Coast
Quartet’s blues and Living Soul’s rock-n-roll.
From Jumping Blues to 40’s and 50’s to Funk Rock
Fusion every Wednesday evening will be a bopping
Mason Street Warehouse Announces 2007
The Uptown Playhouse that brings B’way to downtown Saugatuck will
• Altar Boyz 6/22-7/8 A musical comedy about a fictitious boys
• Food Chain 7/13-29 An absurd comedy that’s poisonously funny.
• Lucky Stiff 8/3-19 A musical murder mystery
• Shout 8/24-9/9 A musical of the coming of age of woman in the
60’s 269.857.4898 for tickets
Town Opens June 2
Sculptures magically appear all over our village
on June 3rd. Thanks to an
extraordinary competition that allows us to
enjoy the very best. Stone, metal, bronze, and
marble are all in evidence - and all around town
everyone’s snapping photos. Join the welcoming
reception for the artists at the Constance
Petter Gallery. (616) 582-6001
Waterfront Film Festival, Saugatuck, June 7
thru June 10
The most creative independent film producers vie to be accepted in this
Last year's audience viewed "Napoleon
Dynamite" long before it hit theaters.
It all begins with an outdoor screening at dusk, followed
by three days of non-stop films, forums with movie stars and loads of
parties, all within walking distance - all the best of the independents
- Saugatuck (269) 857-8351
Gebben Gray Gallery goes to Bridge Art Fair
The girls of gebben/gray/galleryof
Downtown Fennville have had a busy winter; their travels took them to
London, Taos, Innsbruck, Miami, Milan, and New York. Now, they are
packing up their inspiration and putting their global experience to work
at the Bridge Art Fair in Chicago.
Don't miss their June 2 show from 7 to 10pm featuring Robert Rauschenberg
Spring Season Announced
• April 21 ~ Jimmy Dillon
and the werewolves
• May 12 ~ Michael Holmes with Francesca Amari and Mark Kahny
• May 19 ~ Duo Pianists Yuki and Tomoko Mack
• May 25 ~ 10,000 Maniacs
• May 26 ~ Second City "Truth, Justice or the American Way"
• May 27 ~ Cuba meets Brazil
• May 31 ~ An Evening with Michael Feinstein
• June 16 ~ The Wailin’ Jennys
Call 269.857.2399 for tickets
Our beaches beckon --- long, lazy walks and
beach combing. Spring sunsets are superb.
Our five golf courses are ready and golfers
are soaring balls, practicing for the next Masters.
April 17 The Ravines, Clearbrook, Hawkshead Golf Courses Open
April 17-23 Metamorphosis, SCA
April 17-30 Butterflies Are Blooming at Meijer Gardens
thru April Fenn Valley Tours, call to confirm 269.561.2396
April17-May 13 Patrick Dougherty, sculptor at Meijer Gardens
April 17 The Mediterranean Wine Dinner at Everyday People’s Café
April 19 Ed and Molly Schief, beautiful music, Park Theater,
April 20 Cool Jazz & Blues at Everyday People Cafe
April 20 Craig Karjes, mentalist, Park Theater, Holland
April 20 & 21 Run for Your Wife at The Red Barn
April 20 & 21 Rose and the Rime, Hope College Theater
April 21 Jimmy Dillon Concert at the SCA
April 21 Christy G at The What Not
April 21 Art Dart, Water Street Gallery
April 21 & 22 Lake Michigan Shore Wine Trail Spring into Summer
New Vintage wine release, Domaine Berrien Cellars
Winery, Berrien Springs
April 22 Perugino Quartet, Herrick Library, Holland
April 25 Family Plot at The Red Barn
April 25-28 Rose and the Rime, Hope College Theater
April 27 Cool Jazz & Blues at Everyday People Café
April 27 Sara Luneack, singer songwriter, Park Theater, Holland
April 28 Japanese Flower Arranging with Kimiko Guji, SCA
April 28 Ethnic Winemaker's Dinner, Fenn Valley
April 29 Edye Evans Hyde at The What Not
April 29, Allegan Antique Market
More May and June ---
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