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I Won! Where Can I Use My Door County Chefs Gift Certificate?

POSTED ON July 1st  - POSTED IN breakfast, carry out, Coffee & Tea, coffee shop, Dining, dinner, fine dining, fish boil

Congratulations Door County Chefs Gift Certificate Winners!

Door County Chefs Gift Certificate Promotion Sponsored by Door County Lodging!

lodging logoWe invite you to experience a variety of dining options on the Door Peninsula for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, and drinks! From upscale dining to delicious pub fare and everything in between, Door County restaurants are pleased to serve up a tantalizing array of classic and unique dishes often utilizing locally grown or foraged produce, and locally sourced meats and dairy products.

Open Doors Winter 2013: Where to Eat in the Off-Season

Guacamole Bacon Burger - Gibraltar Grill, Fish Creek

(above: Guacamole Bacon Burger – Find it at Gibraltar Grill, Fish Creek!)

Winter in Door County can be a challenge for those looking to dine out, as many restaurants close until April, but the following fabulous dining options are keeping their doors open to serve you! Download the NEW Door County Chefs dining app from the iTunes App Store for iPhone or Google Play for Android to see these restaurants’ menus, get directions, call for information with the click to call function, and  follow our blog about events and dining in Door County. Dine on you crazy Diners!

Christmas in Baileys Harbor & The Ridges Natural Christmas: December 7th, 2013

POSTED ON December 7th  - POSTED IN breakfast, coffee shop, Dining, dinner, Entertainment, News, Special Events

Holiday BH-Poster-Final-2013Baileys Harbor is alive with the sounds of the Holidays this weekend as the Ridges Sanctuary celebrates The Ridges Natural Christmas and the village celebrates Christmas in the Harbor on Saturday, December 7th. Not to make you choose, these two holiday events overlap for just an hour.

2013 Holiday Events in Northern Door County

POSTED ON November 18th  - POSTED IN Dining, Discounts & Specials, Entertainment, Special Events

Northern Door County is full of the Holiday Spirit! Here’s the official poster:

Sister Bay, Capture the Spirit, November 29-30, 2013

Egg Harbor, Holly Days, November 29-30, 2013

Ellison Bay, Christmas Tree Lighting & Chili Supper, December 1, 2013

Ephraim, Christmas in the Village, December 7, 2013

Baileys Harbor, Christmas in the Harbor & The Ridges Natural Christmas, Dec. 7, 2013

Fish Creek, Once Upon a Christmas, December 8, 2013

Music, Fun, and Food at Fall Fest in Sister Bay! Oct. 18-20, 2013

POSTED ON October 14th  - POSTED IN Dining, Entertainment, News, Special Events

Door County festivals celebrate everything from the first buds of spring, to the first cherries of the season, to the twinkling of lights on a tree, but the festival of festivals – dubbed the “Granddaddy” of Door County’s celebrations, is Sister Bay’s Fall Fest. Originally begun as a celebration and reward for the local workforce at the end of the tourist season, Fall Fest has grown into one of the most anticipated and exciting festivals of the year for locals and visitors alike.

Ask a Chef | October 2013

POSTED ON October 7th  - POSTED IN Ask a DC Chef

Question: I love the cheesecakes at Harbor Fish Market & Grille and I know that you make them right there. How do you keep the cheesecakes from splitting when you cook them?

We’ve Remodeled the Kitchen: Welcome to Our New Website Design!

POSTED ON July 21st  - POSTED IN Dining

It’s been a long time coming, and the website redesign for Door County Chefs is here.  We’ve overhauled the look and feel of the website, and it can now be enjoyed across multiple devices — from your desktop computer to tablets to smartphones.  Over the course of the next few months, we’ll be adding even more features and functionality.

Along with a responsive design, we’re working to be responsive to our visitors’ requests for even more types of content.  Door County Chefs is proud to announce its new “Ask a Door County Chef” which will regularly include questions from visitors and followers on culinary subjects, with answers from some of Door County’s top chefs.  Check out July’s question on a recipe for Door County cherries with a tasty response from Sarah Basch of the FlourGirl Patissier.

We’ve also added easily downloadable menus from our members and a searchable Door County restaurant map.  When our new mobile app launches in upcoming weeks, navigation for your mobile device will be added, making the search for — and arrival at — your chosen DC restaurant seamless.

Ask a DC Chef | July 2013

POSTED ON July 14th  - POSTED IN Ask a DC Chef

Question:  What’s a great recipe using Door County Cherries?


Answer from DC Chef, Sarah Basch of the FlourGirl Patissier:


clafoutisIt’s cherry blossom time in Door County!  The orchards are a sea of white.  And if you’re anything like me, you’re already thinking about cherry pie!  If you are also like me, you suddenly remember that you still haven’t found that perfect pie crust recipe.  Plus, you  just don’t have the time for the whole process involved in making a pie….cooking the filling, mixing the crust, chilling it, rolling it, assembling the pie, baking it, then waiting rather impatiently until it’s cool enough to slice and eat.

So here’s another thought for you.  Try a little classic French dessert called a Clafoutis (pronounced CLA-foo-tea).  It’s simple to throw together, but beautiful and delicious enough to impress your family, with a fancy French name to boot.  There’s no crust to fuss with.  You don’t even need to bring out the mixer.  Just a bowl, a whisk, and you’re set.  Sweet cherries are especially lovely in this dessert, as they hold their shape while baking nestled in the custard, but tart cherries work too.  Come fall, you can try it with apples or pears. 

A “Jeff Weborg” Fish Fry Fundraiser for Gibraltar Vikings Baseball Team May 14th

POSTED ON April 30th  - POSTED IN Special Events

The Gibraltar Vikings baseball team is partnering up with Alexander’s to host a fundraiser “Jeff Weborg” Fish Fry. Join us on May 14th between 4:30pm and 7:30pm for a great cause and a delicious meal.

compress teamDinner includes all you can eat fish fry, broiled potatoes and onions, coleslaw, rye bread, dessert and a drink or hot dogs for kids. Ticket prices are $12 for adults and $6 for children 6-11, 5 and under eat for free. The proceeds of this event will go towards buying new pitching machines for the team as well as offering baseball scholarships to outstanding players at Gibraltar.

After getting off to a late start this year because of our lovely winter weather through March and April, they are off and running for the 2013 season.  Be sure to cheer on the boys at any of their games. Check out Gibraltar’s website for a complete schedule.

If you can’t make it to dinner on Tuesday night, be sure to check out the coupon books available from any of the players. For $20, you get coupons valued at over $200 for dozens of local businesses and the proceeds all go to the baseball team for new equipment and next year’s trip to baseball camp. They will be available at the fish fry.

If you have any questions or need information, contact Coach Jay Kita at

Mother’s Day Brunch at Chop Steakhouse in Door County!

POSTED ON April 29th  - POSTED IN All, Special Events

Opening nightly on May 2nd, Chop Steakhouse is back for another great season in the Country Walk Shops in Sister Bay. They’ll be serving up a three course brunch on Mother’s Day from 10am to 2:30pm and the regular menu starting at 5pm.

mothers day photoGive mom the gift of a mess free kitchen and avoid the inevitable cooking disaster and go out for brunch on Mother’s Day. A three course meal is sure to please everyone in the family so make your reservations at Chop right now!

The first course gives you the option of a fruit cup, cream of asparagus soup, a Chop salad, or a classic Caesar salad. The second course is one of many choices so choose wisely. Choose between Chop’s Filet Benedict, German apple pancake with sausage, baked croissant French toast with bacon, sausage and cheese strata with country gravy, grilled 8oz. NY Strip with butter topping, mushroom ravioli with snow crab in a garlic cream sauce, or a Chop Steak Salad (or Sockeye Salmon). For dessert, pick between salted caramel and chocolate sundae, homemade carrot cake or raspberry sorbet.

You thought they were done tempting you, didn’t you? You were wrong! Not only do you get this amazing meal for only $16.95 per person/$8.95 for children, but Mom will also receive a $20 gift card for a future visit to chop between now and June 30th. What are you waiting for? Make your reservation today by calling 920.854.2700. Tell them Door County Chefs sent you!


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