One of the restaurants that I had heard about before our trip was Lulu’s Bistro in Bellaire, Mi. It is known for its use of local ingredients and upscale menu items. The Chef is a graduate of The Culinary Institute of America and also trained at Le Grenadine in Paris. So we were assuming he knew how to cook pretty darn well. We went there for lunch one day and were not disappointed. We started with the Spinach Salad, which had port soaked cherries, fresh goat cheese, pecans and a lemon honey vinaigrette. It was so good, even Eric liked it. I got this kid to eat cheese from a goat so I called this day a total success. The goat cheese was really creamy & and the cherries were perfectly sweet & tart at the same time.
And finally, we split the Brie Pizza,which had Tasso Ham, Sauteed Mushrooms, Caramelized onions, Arugula, and Dijon White Sauce. It was delicious. The Arugula had a great bite to it and the crust was nice and crunchy.
So it was a lunch involving three types of cheese (awesome), local ingredients (snazzy) and a nice atmosphere. This was probably one of the best meals we had up north, and as you have heard we ate pretty well way up there in the top of the mitten. But alas, vacation time is over and now onto the real world of grown up jobs..wish us luck!