“We are fortunate to have such talented chefs on Mackinac Island each season. Culinary professionals from around the country come to enhance their skills and bring the latest trends plus all of their influences with them to Mackinac. This makes for some innovative and very interesting dining options on the Island,” shares Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau executive director Mary McGuire Slevin. “We felt it was time to celebrate the culinary talent found on Mackinac Island with everyone by creating our first annual restaurant week. We’ve also created a companionwebsite to showcase culinary events, restaurants and chefs working on Mackinac Island. Many of the Island chefs also have been sharing their recipes on the website so fans can create beautiful meals at home.” No passes, tickets or coupons are required. Instead, diners may simply visit their favorite participating restaurants throughout the week to enjoy the special prix fixe dinner menus.
Participating restaurants include the 1852 Grill Room at Island House Hotel, Cudahy Chophouse at the Inn at Stonecliffe, Goodfellow’s Italian Chophouse at Lake View Hotel, Mary’s Bistro, Patrick Sinclair’s Irish Pub, Pink Pony at the Chippewa Hotel, Seabiscuit Café & Grog, Grand Hotel’s Woods Restaurant and the Yankee Rebel Tavern. All restaurants have created 3 or 4 course prix fixe menu for the entire week with prices ranging from $24 to $45 per person.
Hotels are offering great fall getaway packages and discount ferry coupons may be found online at www.mackinacisland.org/
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About Mackinac Island:
Nestled in the straits of Mackinac where the upper and lower peninsulas of Michigan meet, Mackinac Island is a National Historic Landmark. American and Great Lakes history is rich on the Island with Native American, voyageur, missionary, military and the who's who of days gone by.
In 1898, the city of Mackinac Island prohibited the use of personal motorized vehicles to preserve it’s horse culture. Today, residents and visitors all enjoy leisurely horse drawn carriage tours, trail riding, biking, hiking or walking through town or in Mackinac Island State Park. Mackinac Island is also home to the largest horse and buggy livery in the world, Mackinac Island Carriage Tours, Inc.