This week’s lunch menu ushers in Autumn with a rich Apple Pumpkin Soup and Autumn Salad (Barley, Walnuts, Apples, Celery, Tomatoes & Peppers).
Pasta Thursday will be Old Fashioned Lasagna. I’ll be making both a sausage version and a spinach version. As always, it is served with a green salad and bread.
Friday is Cod and Saturday is Flatbreads.
A full breakfast menu is available Saturday and Sunday mornings. During the week, we serve our All-Day Breakfast Sandwich as well as a Continental Breakfast
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CHEESE–so far we are stocking a tasty Brie, Roquefort and Saxonshire (5-Layer British favorite) as well as Mahon and Pet’t Basque. And, there is more coming in.
It’s looks like we have a beautiful week in store for us. I hope you can come out and spend some time in DOWNTOWN CRYSTAL LAKE. Read on for our weekly specials and a list of events, too.
From 10-4 on Saturday, 9/27 We’ll have loads of goodies
here at the shop and all the FARMERS and WILLIAM will be
at the corner of Brink & Grant! Please don’t forget about the FARMER’S MARKET!
WSREP IMPROV–THURSDAY! Stop in at LPM for PASTA DINNER before the show! And, they will be selling our PRETZELS at the show! Click the link for more info.
IRISH HOUSE PARTY is Friday night so we are serving Irish Fish & Chips with Curry Sauce & Peas and of course there is GUINNESS. Again there is plenty of time for dinner before the show so come on in.
MEET THE ARTIST–Saturday, 9/26, Radka Sumberova will be here from 6-8 to discuss (and sell) her intriguing photography. We will be serving flatbreads and wine as well.
And, back to Raue Center, please support a new initiative at Raue Center. It’s called ARTFUL WOMEN. Read more about the series, which opens this Sunday, 9/27-with Georgann Prochaska who will speak about Alzheimers and her memoir, On Little Cat Feet
Soup–CREAMY SQUASH, SWEET POTATOES AND CARROTS
Sandwich–CHICKEN SALAD ON BRIOCHE BUN
Click here for the rest of the lunch menu.
DINNER SPECIALS after 5
Thursday Pasta is Spaghetti and Meatballs
Friday is Cod-either grilled or Irish Style
Saturday is Flatbreads
Dinner Price: $12.75
Other nightly offerings? Click here.
Thanks to Keogh and all out guests at the Wine Dinner last Saturday! What a fun night. Glad you all enjoyed yourselves. The next WINE DINNER is Saturday, October 10th.
It will have a harvest theme but I haven’s chosen the menu yet (but we are accepting reservations!). Hope to see you there.
It’s been such beautiful weather, let’s hope it holds for Crystal Lake Brewing’s Octoberfest this Friday and Saturday! More info below.
Thursday is the last THIRD THURSDAY of the season. Why not enjoy an outing with your friends? DTCL is alway a fun place!
Our September Wine Dinner on Saturday is full although we do have a wait list in case of cancellations.
Meet this month’s artist Radka Sumberova on Saturday. September 26th.
And, the last Cary Farm Market is Sunday, September 27th, but Crystal Lake’s goes on into October!
Read on for more details on upcoming events.
Soup-Late Summer Vegetable Soup with Curry Spices. Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Kohlrabi, Potatoes and Tomatoes. Vegan.
Ready to go Sandwich is Ham & Provolone on a Brioche Bun.
This week’s Salad is Southwestern Bean & Corn.
Thursday’s Pasta is Pasta with Pesto and Nichols Farm Veggies.
Join us for Cod on Friday. We will prepare it English-Style in beer batter or grill it with fresh lemon and Italian sea salt. It’s served with fresh sautéed vegetables or fries.
Saturday we will be closing at 5:00 to prep for the Wine Dinner.
Crystal Lake Brewing’s Octoberfest
CLB is welcoming fall with their classic Oktoberfest! Join us for the release of this great seasonal beer, and celebrate the waning days of summer in the Bavarian tradition.
We’ll have live music Friday night (Deja Vu), Saturday afternoon (Joshua Skaja & Mike Church) and Saturday night (Bucket Number 6). To go with your beer, we’ll have German style bratwurst, schweinebraten sandwiches, potato salad, corn on the cob brought to you by Crystal Lake Rib House and authentic pretzels brought to you by Le Petit Marché. Wait til you see who will be selling them!
It’s the best Oktoberfest this side of Munich, and we can’t wait to see you there!
$10 admission includes your first pint, take-home 1/2 liter mug, entrance and music. Friday,3-10 and Saturday, Noon-10.
And even more events! Follow the links for more information.
Art of the Land is this weekend.
Legacy Concert John Denver Tribute is Saturday night at Raue Center.
Artful Women season opener is Sunday,September 27. It will be a fascinating look at Alzheimer–“Memoir to Mystery: A Walk with the typical, the comical and the human.” presented by Georgann Prochaska– It begins at 3pm. This is the first in a series of four. Follow the link for more info.
You will be greeted with a glass of Cross of Gold.
First Course–Pretzels, Cheese & Mustards will be served with Double Fist.
Second Course–Wisconsin Brats, Sauerkraut, Nichols Farm New Potatoes, rolls and condiments. I’m getting all sorts of different flavors of brats, including Ghost Pepper Pepperoni, Garlic & Onion, & Chicken & Broccoli and of course Sheboygan, from my fave brat maker in Madison. This course comes with Coup D’Etat. You will have your choice of two brats and as much of the rest as you care to eat.
Dessert-Chocolate Floats made with–you guessed it–Eugene Porter.
After meeting with Bridgett and Riley from Revolution, I can tell you it will be a fun night. Lots of give aways, a raffle or two and more. We will have the bombers to purchase as well at a reduced price. The cost for the beers and dinner is $40.00. As usual, it’s reservations only so please call for more info and reservations.
The Art Wall now is graced by the paintings of Marian Stamos. Stop in to enjoy her wonderful talent!
SPECIAL EVENTS COMING UP: All the details can be found at the end of the newsletter
Folk Friday is this Friday, August 7
Get Lit(erary) is Thursday, August 13
Private Tea Sunday, August 9. We will serve breakfast from 930 til noon then close at 12:30
Beer and Brat Dinner is Saturday, August 15
Meet the Artist on Saturday, August 22, 6-8pm
We’ve changed up the All Day Breakfast Sandwich to make it a bit more healthy. We are serving it on Flaxseed Flatbreads. It’s a pita-shaped bread made with whole wheat flour and ground flaxseeds. It has a wholesome, nutty flavor and makes a tasty sandwich.
DINNER MENU served after 5pm
FLATBREAD SATURDAY NIGHT! Your choice of toppings, cheeses and sauces on our own delicious crust or on a gluten-free crust. $12.75
We also serve our Petit Plates–Small Plates–Thursday thru Saturday evenings. Click the button above for more info.
BRAT AND BEER DINNER,Saturday, August 15. Presented by Revolution Brewing. The dinner will feature three of their amazing beers including Coup d’Etat & Cross of Gold.
Soup-Greek Fisherman’s Stew-rich with tomatoes, fennel, potatoes, cod, white wine and aromatics.
Ready-to-Go Sandwich-Pan Bagnat-A Provençal salad on a roll-beans, olives, tomatoes, fennel, capers and lettuce on a French roll.
AFTER FIVE Thursday-Spaghetti with Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce,served with green salad and French Dinner bread
Friday-Cod, grilled or beer battered and deep fried with your choice of sautéed fresh vegetables or hand cut French fries.
MEET THE ARTIST! Saturday,7/25, 6-8pm
You’ve admired his photographs all month now you can talk with Robert Panozzo about how he does it!
Two new scone flavors this week–Fresh Cherry and Maple Bacon, We also have Triple Chocolate and Cranberry. We will have Cherry Dessert, Lemon Bars, Coconut Macaroons, Cupcakes and more in the cases. I will use the last of the cherries for pies for this weekend.
The Farmers Markets are keeping William busy baking lots of his delicious breads. And, there is beautiful fresh produce making it’s appearance too. His new Maple Bacon Cheddar Loaf has been a big hit. We’ve been talking about bringing back an old favorite-Chocolate Swirl Bread. Its chocolate bread with white chocolate rolled up inside. Let him know if it sounds good!
Remember to give us a call if you have a special request–we will do our best to take care of you!
Check out our French-Inspired Menus for the Week
Soupe au Pistou This is a vegetable soup from Provençe that is named for the pounded basil sauce that is the main flavoring.
Fava Bean,Broccoli, Cauliflower and Mint Salad A quintessential French combination, the vegetables are all from Nichols Farm and Orchard and I will be picking the mint tonight. The dressing is simply extra virgin olive oil and fresh lemon.
Roasted Beet & Goat Cheese Sandwiches One of our most requested sandwiches, the beets
are from Nichols. They are roasted and lightly dressed with vinaigrette.
For Dinner, after 5:
Thursday is Get Lit(erary). We will be serving Summertime Lasagna from 5-7. It’s served with a green salad, bread and olive oil. $12.
WHAT ELSE IS UP THIS WEEK, YOU ASK?
Thursday, 7/9, Dinner from 5pm,Readings at 7
July 10 – August 2
It’s a wild, toe-tapping, head shakin’ musical tribute to the rockin’ women who made the music of ‘60’s & 70’s so special – everyone from Lesley Gore to Janis Joplin, from the Shirelles to the Supremes, Aretha Franklin to Tina Turner. And every women in between! Beehive includes 40 beloved hits that take you on a fast-paced, light-hearted and memorable look back at the girl groups and soloists of the period.
Correction to “Meet the Artist”
Shiraz & Chocolate Wine Dinner
presented by Sam Clarke, Owner & CEO of Thorn-Clarke Winery.
The family settled in the Australian Barossa Valley in the 1870s. Sam is a member of the sixth generation to be involved in the Barossa wine industry. These wines are made from grapes grown in family-owned vineyards with the utmost care taken from the vineyards to the bottle. Join us to meet one of the owners and take home some signed bottles!
The evening begins with a glass of Milton Park Chardonnay
Australian Meat Pie and Carr Valley Cocoa Cardona
Pork Tenderloin with Mole
William Randall Shiraz
Strawberry, Fennel & Arugula Salad with Cocoa Nibs
Milton Park Shiraz
Chocolate Sponge Roll with Fresh Raspberries
Terra Barossa Shiraz
followed by Julie Ann’s Raspberry Chambord Custard
Please call for reservations; there is only very limited seating remaining.
The price for Dinner & Wines is $70 per person. Dinner only is $40. These are exquisite, small production wines, hence the slightly higher price. Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions so we can accommodate them.
The wines will be for sale at 20% off shelf price.
It’s going to be a great week leading up to this festive weekend. We will be open all day on Saturday the Fourth serving breakfast til noon and then lunch. Breakfast on Saturday and Sunday will feature Cherry Pancakes and on Saturday we will have Pork Sliders & Grilled Veggie Sliders all day til close. Sunday we will be closing at 1pm to get to the parade!
Read on for details on our next Wine Dinner and July Save the Dates!
William will be at both the Crystal Lake and Cary Farmers Markets. His Fourth of July Special will be Red White and Blue Fruit Braids. He will also have brat and burger buns. He spent Monday picking cherries for this week’s cherry pies and pancakes. If you would like a whole pie please let me know as they tend to sell out.
We will be serving an all American lunch this week–Ham on Rye Sandwiches, Tomato Soup, and Nichols Farm New Potato Salad along with our regular lunch menu.
Thursday‘s Pasta Dinner will be our House-made Lemon Pasta with Pesto & Shrimp, served with salad and bread
Friday is our Cod Dinner served either grilled or deep fried with our own fries or sautéed veggies.
To celebrate the Fourth, in addition to our Saturday Night Flatbreads, we will be serving our own Pulled Pork Sliders and Grilled Veggie Sliders.
All dinners are $12.00.