From the greeting at the door - even though it was super busy - to the thank you when we left, it was a pleasure to dine at the Cookery. It's a casual place and they welcome singles, date night couples as well as families.
Although we didn't go upstairs, I understand there's wine bar - with a happy hour and view of the bay - and we did enjoy the smooth live music as it drifted to the dining level below where we had dinner.
Everything is locally sourced and the owners pay tribute to those providers by including their names on he menu. We had a roasted beet and quinoa salad that has inspired me to try to replicate it at home. Fresh fish - the famous Door County whitefish as well as lake perch (it was perfectly cooked) and Alaska salmon were hits at our table as was a shrimp/pasta dish.
I must also mention the use of Door County cherries - it was picking time so the cherries were delicious, sweet with a tinge of tartness. They added interest in an apple/walnut salad.
And, of course, they were present in some of the desserts. My cherry pie brought back memories of a visit to Door County many years ago.
We weren't able to return for breakfast - that was disappointing as that menu was also enticing.
Note - The menu includes dishes for those who are gluten free as well as vegetarians.
The Cookery will not disappoint.
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