We are well into the post-Labor-Day-weekend phase of summer, which means the sunny season is almost over. However, as we inch closer to the fall equinox, The Cookery’s kitchen is packed with the best flavors of the year, and our menu showcases the tastiest stock of late-summer and early-fall ingredients. 

Each dish on our menu is, of course, always prepared with the freshest foods, but we encourage our guests to take advantage of seasonal specials and peak-season selections. We made it easy for you to try all of the best Cookery creations before we close October 30 for the season. Here are our picks for the top 10 must-have dishes to enjoy before off-season kicks in! In no particular order: 

1. CARAMEL APPLE PIE

Apples are in season, caramel never goes out of style and pie is always a must. You’ll want to indulge in this classic combo made by our genius pastry team!

Apples are in season, caramel never goes out of style and pie is always a must. You’ll want to indulge in this classic combo made by our genius pastry team!

2. APPLE PANCAKES

If it’s too early in the day for pie, enjoy these in-season beauties by ordering a stack of hot-off-the-griddle pancakes served with our famous applesauce.

If it’s too early in the day for pie, enjoy these in-season beauties by ordering a stack of hot-off-the-griddle pancakes served with our famous applesauce.

 3. CHILI

Our classic recipe is only on the menu in September and October! Don’t miss out on this favorite, and order a bowl for lunch or a cup before your dinner entrée.

Our classic recipe is only on the menu in September and October! Don’t miss out on this favorite, and order a bowl for lunch or a cup before your dinner entrée.

4. OMELETTE WITH BROCCOLI, HAM AND WISCONSIN CHEDDAR

Broccoli season is coming to an end, so we recommend celebrating this powerhouse veggie by kicking off your day with one of our most popular omelettes, elevated by smoky Nueske’s ham and sharp Wisconsin cheddar.

Broccoli season is coming to an end, so we recommend celebrating this powerhouse veggie by kicking off your day with one of our most popular omelettes, elevated by smoky Nueske’s ham and sharp Wisconsin cheddar.

5. VEGETARIAN LINGUINE or VEGETARIAN KEBOB

Both of these entrees feature a fantastic mix of veggies that happen to be in peak season right now: broccoli, eggplant and summer squash. If gluten isn’t your thing, our vegetarian kebob offers the same flavors served over a whole grain and brown rice medley. 

Both of these entrees feature a fantastic mix of veggies that happen to be in peak season right now: broccoli, eggplant and summer squash. If gluten isn’t your thing, our vegetarian kebob offers the same flavors served over a whole grain and brown rice medley. 

6. BLT

There’s nothing like fresh, juicy, garden-picked tomatoes. There’s also nothing like a BLT made with top-tier ingredients, so this timeless sandwich deserves the spotlight on our lunch menu.

There’s nothing like fresh, juicy, garden-picked tomatoes. There’s also nothing like a BLT made with top-tier ingredients, so this timeless sandwich deserves the spotlight on our lunch menu.

7. KALE SALAD

Kale season kicks off in September, so throw on your KALE sweatshirt and join us for a nutrient-rich and flavor-packed lunch or before-dinner course.

Kale season kicks off in September, so throw on your KALE sweatshirt and join us for a nutrient-rich and flavor-packed lunch or before-dinner course.

8. EGGPLANT FRIES

Because eggplant pairs so well with a wide range of flavors, we love cooking with this antioxidant-rich ingredient. Sliced and fried, these bad boys are a hit on our late-night menu.

Because eggplant pairs so well with a wide range of flavors, we love cooking with this antioxidant-rich ingredient. Sliced and fried, these bad boys are a hit on our late-night menu.

9. DOOR COUNTY CHERRY & APPLE SALAD

It’s no secret that our peninsula is famous for cherries, and we love to celebrate this traditional, tart Door County delicacy. Paired with a handful of peak-season apples and sweet-creamy gorgonzola, this salad is jam-packed with unbeatable taste.

It’s no secret that our peninsula is famous for cherries, and we love to celebrate this traditional, tart Door County delicacy. Paired with a handful of peak-season apples and sweet-creamy gorgonzola, this salad is jam-packed with unbeatable taste.

 10. NACHOS

At this time of year, our pico de gallo is the stuff of nacho dreams. The irresistible combo of peak-season tomatoes, shredded slow-roasted pork and pickled jalapeños is a must-have before our kitchen closes for the winter. 

At this time of year, our pico de gallo is the stuff of nacho dreams. The irresistible combo of peak-season tomatoes, shredded slow-roasted pork and pickled jalapeños is a must-have before our kitchen closes for the winter. 

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