The long days of summer are about being outside and eating fantastic peak season food. We combined both for a summer supper at Chetonka, the home of a dear friend on Lake Michigan. Our favorite part of cooking at Chetonka is the out-of this world outdoor kitchen designed by owner and skilled cook Michael Chetcuti. The kitchen not only has an amazing view of Lake Michigan, but features an imported Italian wood fired oven, Grillworks grill and an Evo grill, in addition to burners, ample counter space and a sink. There is nothing the kitchen can’t handle! Did I mention this kitchen has an amazing lake view? It’s the little things, like being outside and cooking with your friends. Bon Appetit!
We’d like to thank our friends over at Wild Measure for the images.
Local cheese board with house made local pickled vegetables and condiments
Grilled local stone fruit with Leelanau Cheese Fromage Blanc and mint
Beef tenderloin braciole with breadcrumbs, parsley, salami toscana,and scamorza
Gigante bean, kale and plum salad with champagne plum vinaigrette
Summer vegetable ratatouille
Heirloom tomato salad with coppa, aged local goat cheese, basil and balsamic
Local peach and blackberry clafouti