During check-in at our romantic Michigan getaway, one of the first questions guests ask us is “Where would you suggest we go for dinner?” While there are many amazing restaurants in the area, there are three in particular we always make sure to suggest: Salt of the Earth in Fennville, Food Dance in Kalamazoo, and Butch’s in Holland.
Featured on the “Food Network Channel” in May of 2011, and located an easy 20 minute drive from our Allegan bed and breakfast, this amazing “Rustic American Eatery & Bakery” focuses all their attention and skill on local and fresh ingredients. With a stone oven for producing their own bread and a great eye for innovation, they craft their own masterpiece entrees and small plates with fresh produce. When we send guests to Salt of the Earth, we know they’ll be getting great service and amazing food. Their Aged Cheddar Peirrogies and Fried Brussels are fantastic and they always feature a new “Fresh Board” consisting of dishes made from the best in-season ingredients. We tell all our guests to save room for dessert, or take it back with you to the Castle so you can enjoy it out in the screened gazebo or in your luxurious guest room at our romantic getaway in Michigan. You definitely don’t want to miss out on their chocolate cake with sea salt frosting or their delicious S’more dessert with homemade marshmallow!
Featuring honest-to-goodness fruits, vegetables, meats, and eggs that come from the farm, not the factory, Food Dance of Kalamazoo takes pride in what they put on your plate. From their Ultimate Macaroni and Cheese made from grafton aged cheddar, house-made bacon, and fresh spinach to their Sesame Ginger Wild Salmon with a maple syrup sesame soy glaze, ginger sushi rice, steamed greens and a cucumber relish; each dish features fresh, organic, local ingredients. For those of you who prefer a gluten-free or vegetarian diet, we love to refer you to the menu for Food Dance since they’ve taken the guess work out and clearly marked gluten free and vegetarian items. And, for those of you who really want to know where your food comes from, their website shows you where every ingredient is purchased. Located just 30 minutes from Castle in the Country, Food Dance is in a very easy to find, “Foodie” neighborhood of downtown Kalamazoo and is definitely a restaurant you won’t want to miss during your visit to our Allegan country inn.
Located just 30 minutes from our romantic Michigan B&B in Downtown Holland, Butch’s is one of only 10 Restaurants in Michigan to hold Wine Spectator’s Best Award of Excellence. They strive to bring out the very best in wine and beer offerings to complement their food perfectly. With a menu that changes seasonally, Butch’s serves only the highest quality food and they work very hard to provide guests with a full exploration of flavors all in beautiful surroundings. The beverages served at Butch’s have built the reputation that the restaurant works to uphold. With a global selection of wine, brews, and spirits, there is something for everyone. At Butch’s, they know that a good wine is a terrible thing to waste, so if you buy a bottle of wine with your dinner and want to save some for later, they’ll re-cork it so you can bring it back to our Allegan Bed and Breakfast with you or, shop their extensive wine and spirits shop where you can purchase a bottle of your favorites to bring back with you to enjoy in your own slice of paradise somewhere on our 65 wooded acres.
We always have lots of suggestions for relaxing and enjoying the end of the day in total peace and quiet, like the Adirondack chairs overlooking the pond, the front porch swing at the castle, or in the screened porch by our 80-acre private lake.
If one (or more) of these amazing restaurants caught your attention, why not add any of our bundled romance and spa packages, like the Royal Treatment or the Celebration Package, then choose a Dinner Voucher to one of these three local restaurants. These are three of the very best restaurants in the area, and the best way to get a reservation is through us at our romantic Michigan getaway. In some cases, it’s the only way!