So…I finally tried the Matterhorn Dinner @ TASTES of Black Star Farms in The Mercato. It was awesome! I told my friend, John, that I was giving him the gift of Matterhorn for Christmas (so I could try it, too), and we just recently got around to making a reservation.
Kevin & Caren brought us a huge plate full of ham, sausages, potatoes, bread, fresh veggies, apples, & Leelanau Cheese Company’s famous raclette cheese, along with some pearl onions, pickles & garlic to cleanse our palates. Each of us were also given 3 (very generous) samples of wine. And…we were off!
In no time, we had the grill loaded up with lots of goodies, and flipped them while we sipped our wine. After the food was browned to our liking, we stuffed the raclette into the melting pans, and slid them under the grill. This, my friends, is where the magic happens. Raclette is delicious pretty much anytime, but when it’s melted, it’s heavenly. So, we unloaded the grill onto our plates, and poured the cheese all over everything. A dash of salt; a few turns of the pepper grinder…hold on, I’m still chewing…AMAZING!!! I believe my favorite “taste combo” was bread + apple + cheese + pepper. Mmmm.
Dinner was so much fun :) We grilled, we drank, we ate, & we laughed, never bothering anyone, since we were nestled in a semi-secluded nook inside the tasting room. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who would like more of a hands-on adventure for dinner. It’s reminiscent of a fondue party, but with pouring rather than dunking.
Dinner for 2 is $50, and includes all of the aforementioned items. The tables can seat up to 6. Reservations are recommended, due to limited seating. Stop by TASTES or call 231.944.1349 to reserve your table. It’s so yummy.