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the cooks' house menu

Petite, chef-owned destination for sustainable fare.
The Cooks' House
Sample Dinner Menu

“When you cook, you’re not just working on food –

you’re working on yourself; you’re working on other people”

Zen Master Shunryu Susuki


 

Soups

Rutabaga · Date & Chili Chutney · Smoked Paprika Oil...11

White Bean and Red Wine...11


 

Salads & Appetizers

Turnip · Roasted Squash · Focaccia Bread · Brown Butter · Maple Syrup...13

Confit of Potato · Radish · Roe · Buttermilk · Dill...13

The Cooks' House Salad of Smoked Chicken and Warm Seasonal Vegetables...13

Warm Mushrooms ∙ Asian Seasoned Pig Ears ∙ Horse Gram Lentils...13

Savory Squash Crème Brule ∙ Bhel Puri…14

Chilled Flat Iron · Awaze Sauce · Ethiopian Mustard · Collard Greens...15

Michigan Artisan Cheeses ∙ Honeycomb ∙ Preserves ∙ House-Made Crackers...15

Duck Foie Gras · Green Lentils · Fermented Ramps · Red Wine Sauce...22


 

Main Plates

Walleye – roasted in butter- ∙ Wild Mushrooms ∙ Cabbage · Foie Gras Cream ∙ Sunflower Sprouts…32

Striped Bass -poached-  · Dashi · Noodles · Bok Choy · Miso...32

Muscovy Duck Confit · Tawas Lake Wild Rice · Walnuts · Cranberries...33

Pork Belly ∙ Root Vegetables · Salsa Verde...34

Braised Beef Cheek · Bone Marrow Mash Potatoes · Shallots...34

 

due to the nature of our menu, there may be times we have to substitute an ingredient.

  ** eating raw or under cooked meat, seafood, or eggs may increase risk of food borne illness

                                  please ask your server about items for which you may be concerned – but half the fun of life is found in taking risks; live a little.

 

 

 

The Cooks' House Tasting Menu

5 course tasting menu

 

Rutabaga Soup ·

Date & Chili Chutney ·

Smoked Paprika Oil

Brys Estate  Pinot Noir

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Savory Squash Crème Brule

Bhel Puri

Cave des Vignerons de Saumur 49M

Crémant de Loire

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Choice of:

Striped Bass -poached-  · Dashi · Noodles · Bok Choy · Miso

Sella & Mosca La Cala

Vermentino Sardenga

OR

Braised Beef Cheek · Bone Marrow Mash Potatoes · Shallots

Stark Conde, Cabernet

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Turnip · Roasted Squash ·

Focaccia Bread · Brown Butter · Maple Syrup

2 Lads Late Harvest Riesling

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Sesame Seed & Matcha

Ice Cream Sandwich

 

 

$67 per Person

$95 per Person with Wine Pairing

 

 

7 course tasting menu

 

Rutabaga Soup ·

Date & Chili Chutney ·

Smoked Paprika Oil

Brys Estate  Pinot Noir

---

Savory Squash Crème

Brule Bhel Puri

Cave des Vignerons de Saumur 49M

Crémant de Loire

---

Striped Bass -poached-  · Dashi · Noodles · Bok Choy · Miso

Sella & Mosca La Cala

Vermentino Sardenga

---

Braised Beef Cheek · Bone Marrow Mash Potatoes · Shallots

Stark Conde, Cabernet

---

Turnip · Roasted Squash ·

Focaccia Bread · Brown Butter · Maple Syrup

2 Lads Late Harvest Riesling

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Artisan Cheese Plate ·

Honeycomb · Preserves

Boston Bual Madeira

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Sesame Seed & Matcha

Ice Cream Sandwich


 

$80 per Person

$115 with Wine Pairing

**Due to the nature of our menu, there may be times we have to substitute an ingredient.

**eating raw or under cooked meat, seafood, or eggs may increase risk of food borne illness

please ask your server about items that you maybe concerned about.