I’ve been back in Houston for a few days now, but I wanted to share a few meal highlights from the time I spent in Michigan! Eric and I headed to Petoskey, MI, two weekends ago for the wedding of one of my best friends.
The rehearsal dinner was at Palette Bistro; not only were the views of Lake Michigan absolutely beautiful, but the food was pretty great too. Eric and I both ordered the chicken meatballs for dinner, and they were damn good.
Later that night, the bridesmaids gathered with some of Julia’s relatives for a surprise “bedtime snack.” Since we were all too spread out to throw her a bachelorette party and not everyone could make it to the couple’s shower, this was our little alternative fete. It only lasted for about an hour but it was so fun and I’m really glad we decided to do it.
The reception was held at Stafford’s Perry Hotel and the food was really good. The highlights were the pretty little salad, the main course (I loved the steak, mashed potatoes, and asparagus!) and the cakes.
Unsurprisingly, my favorite meals of this trip involved breakfast foods. One of the nice things about the Perry Hotel was that they provided guests with a credit toward breakfast in the main restaurant in the hotel, the Rose Room. The morning of the wedding, Eric and I had breakfast with Julia and another bridesmaid there. When we realized they started every table off with complementary sticky buns, we were pretty much sold.
I don’t know if I’ve ever mentioned this before, but I get total menu anxiety, especially at breakfast, because I just want to order All the Things. The sticky buns alleviated that to a degree — I prefer savory breakfasts, but I do like a little bit of sweet, while Eric likes a lot of sweet — but I was still torn. I ended up getting an egg scramble that was made with cheese, potatoes, and veggies (a solid choice, it turned out).
The morning after the wedding, I got my second choice from Saturday: the biscuits and gravy with eggs. I was expecting biscuits and gravy with a side of eggs, but they actually mixed the gravy and the eggs together and topped it with fresh herbs. It wasn’t what I was expecting but it was so good.
Both mornings, our toast came with a side of the most delicious cherry butter. We figured it was made locally and considered going on a mission in town to see if we could find it. Turns out, they sold it in the hotel gift shop; we bought two jars to bring back to Texas with us.
Yum! I’m so glad we got to bring that little bit of #PureMichigan home with us!