Every great runner needs a great pasta dinner the night before a big run! This Friday evening we will feature several pasta specials for all of those running The Door County Half Marathon on Saturday...and anyone craving pasta!
It is probably safe to say that The Cookery's whitefish chowder is one of our most popular menu items. In 2015 alone, we sold more than 31,000 cups/bowls of chowder!
Winter for our family means we finally have time to spend cooking in our own kitchens. To keep it interesting, we are always looking at new recipes to try at home (and some of these even end up on the restaurant menu!).
The holidays are a time for family, friends, and, of course, food! Just like every family, we have our own annual holiday recipes. One of our favorite recipes is bacon wrapped dates!
Fall isn't just about new flavors and local ingredients, here at The Cookery. Fall means it's time for our annual staff pumpkin carving contest!
Our produce isn't the only local item on our menu! With the leaves changing and favors of fall on the menu, The Cookery's beverage menu is also infused with tasty local, fall beverages. This fall, we are featuring Hinterland's Ocktoberfest, a Vienna lager, as well as Door County Brewing Company's L'automne, a farmhouse ale. We also have two Island Orchard Cider's from Ellison Bay: the Brut Apple and the Apple Cherry Cider. Finally, we have warm apple cider from Orchard Country, a delicious non-alcoholic choice.
At The Cookery, we strive to incorporate local ingredients into our menu as much as possible. As the summer growing season is in full force, we incorporate local produce into our regular menu items. We have a variety of local producers that we buy from every week, such as Steep Creek Farms. "Using sustainable and organic practices," Steep Creek Farms cultivates fresh produce such as cherry tomatoes, kale, swiss chard, beets and micro greens, all currently featured on our menu!
One of our most beloved beverages was created by Courtney's husband, Andrew (aka "Roo") who works a few nights at the Wine Bar during the summers. Click here for the story of the ginger ale -- and the recipe!
The Cookery's Wine Bar was never intended as a live music space, but we're sure happy it's transpired that way.
At The Cookery, May is officially New Menu Item Testing Month. How does that process begin? With a lot of inspiration from over the winter.
Of our many tasks to get ready for the summer season, one of our favorite things to do is our "Canning Week". Without fail, we prepare countless jams, sauces, salad dresses, and pie fillings for the season ahead -- to serve as well as sell in our restaurant lobby.