Chanticleer Guest House

June 20, 2011 § Leave a comment

Chanticleer Guest House is a haven of relaxation and charm. Built on a working sheep farm, there are eight luxury suites in the renovated barn and stables and four luxury cabins across the road.  Every room has a queen or king bed, double whirlpool bath, gas fire place, and rustic-chic decor.  The garden is full of blooms and birds, worthy of a painter’s canvas.  There is a heated pool and sauna available, with beach towels to borrow.  There’s a common room with fresh fruit, cookies and coffee.  Four days here made me feel like two weeks had gone by.  Book early because they fill up fast.  I can’t wait to go back.

Breakfast
Breakfast at Chanticleer Guest House is a feast of homemade goodness. There are perfect portions of fresh baked fruit breads or muffins in a basket, fruit with whipped cream, herb and Parmesan eggs on occassion, an urn of fresh brewed coffee, and bottle of orange juice. This is all delivered to your door in a huge wicker basket. I could totally get used to this.

4072 Cherry Road (CTH HH) • Sturgeon Bay, WI • 54235
Open Year Round
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The Whistling Swan

June 15, 2011 § Leave a comment

On the main road through Fish Creek, WI is The Whistling Swan restaurant, a haven of culinary delight. This place was recommended by a friend, and I would recommend it to everyone else who goes to Door County. If it’s not your first stop, at least make it a part of your plan. The dining room is the reclaimed porch of the Whistling Swan Inn, brought into the modern age with pristine black and cream paint. Tall windows line the entire room, giving an airy, refreshing atmosphere.

Steamed Mussels and Clams
This is a classic sauté in white wine, shallots and garlic, really the only way to eat mussels. Fantastic!

Grilled Hawaiian Marlin
Served with a salad of black lentils, tat soi, and asparagus, topped with miso almond milk sauce and pickled ginger. The marlin is just lightly seared, leaving it raw in the middle.  If you love seared sashimi tuna, like I do, you’ll love this dish.  The combination of unique flavors makes it irresistible.

Housemade Pork Shoulder Ravioli
This dish is so cool in so many ways. First off, it’s made with goose-egg dough.  Secondly, the sauce is a reduction from the pork shoulder. Along with the sauce and delicious ravioli is spinach, shitake mushrooms, hazelnuts, and horseradish.  This is a rich, amazing dish that must be tried.

4192 Main Street • Fish Creek, WI • 54212

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