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367 North Main Street
Milford Charter Township, MI, 48381

248.684.1373

Acorn Farm opened its doors in downtown Millford in 2008. Since then, we’ve had the pleasure of meeting the most kind, interesting, generous, and downright fun people in the store every single day. Our staff is made up of former customers who became a part of our family so much that we just had to hire them! At Acorn Farm our goal is to not only provide you with high quality goods for your kitchen and home, but to stir up your imagination in the kitchen and around the home. We aim to make every trip to Acorn Farm a pleasant one, and that you’ll always leave encouraged, inspired, and ready to try something new.  

EVENTS

The Simmering Pot
Jan
17
7:00 PM19:00

The Simmering Pot

The Simmering Pot | January 17th
45.00

If there's a month that's tailor-made for soup, it's January. There's nothing quite like coming home to a steaming pot of homemade soup. The aroma alone awakens beautiful memories of warming up by a fire with a mug of soup, good bread, and great conversation. Good soup shared with friends warms the body and the soul.

Homemade Chicken Stock - At the heart of every good soup is a terrific stock. You'll be able to use this delicious stock in every soup we make in the class. Susan the Stock Whisperer makes it religiously, and can tell you all the secrets of the stock pot!

Italian Wedding Soup - Don't wait for a wedding for this tradtional Italian soup featuring tiny meatballs and some lovely deep green spinach.  Pretty yet profoundly delicious.

Winter Squash Bisque - a medley of winter squashes slowly simmered and spiced then pureed. We'll finish it with a plum balsamic reduction and toasted pepitas.

Wild Rice and Mushroom Soup - That earthy taste of wild rice makes for some great texture in this soup, perfect for a cold weekend up north.  It'll be finished with sherry and served with a delightful focaccia.

Crispy Pear Cobbler - This homey yet decadent dessert sits atop a toffee crumble crust (oh, my!) and wil be enjoyed with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream.

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An Asian Adventure
Jan
18
7:00 PM19:00

An Asian Adventure

An Asian Adventure | January 18th
45.00

When Kathy's son Scott and daughter-in-law Chrissy got married, they embarked on a fantastic adventure traveling the world. They've sampled fare from Venice to Vietnam at every conceivable type of eatery --- fine dining and street food alike. Most of their favorites came from the latter. Chrissy would love to recreate these delicious foodie memories for you in this class that will be as interesting as it is instructive. Don't miss this one!  We'll start out with a few small plates then move on to a perfect, Asian comfort food meal

Street Food Sampler

Irishman's Takoyaki-a street food staple in Japan, but lucky for you, we're using potatoes instead of the octopus. Fantastic & fun!

Theoboki - lovely little rice cakes with a fabulous traditional Korean sauce

The rest of the menu has become a standard favorite meal in Scott & Chrissy's kitchen. It's a great meal for any time of year, perfect comfort food, whether you're in Asia or the Americas---the East's answer to meat and potatoes.

Sesame Ginger Salmon - so simple and so full of flavor! Just a quick soak in an Asian marinade before baking will make this easy dish a staple in your household. Perfect for those nights when you don't feel like REALLY cooking.  ginger, garlic, brown sugar and soy all play a starring role in this tantalizing dish. Good enough for company, simple enough for every day.

Mushroom Rice - this always accompanies the salmon as it's easy to prepare, and has as many variations as the households in which it's prepared. Fresh vegetables and those signature Asian flavors make this a favorite.

Veggie Ribbon Salad - you'll have this pretty, fresh salad on the table in minutes. It's dressed with a super simple dressing with an ingredient you've probably never used before (but we're pretty sure you will now!)

Swiss Chard with Pork Belly - the collard greens of the Far East.

We'll finish the evening with some green tea and a ginger cookie.  You'll leave feeling like you've taken a guided culinary tour of Asia.

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Bring Home the Bistro
Jan
23
7:00 PM19:00

Bring Home the Bistro

Bring Home the Bistro | January 23rd
45.00

This is the perfect, easy meal for those times when you feel like staying in, but want some delicious, bistro-style foods. Every ingredient is probably already in your pantry or refrigerator, ready to put together for a quick supper for yourselves or when unexpected guests drop by.

Potato Leek Soup - a pleasing winter soup of potatoes and leeks, slowly simmered then pureed, with a little carrot for color. Served with Crispy Onion Frizzles.

Chicken Parmesan Panini - just like the classic Italian dish, but on delicious artisan bread and grilled, panini-style. I think this MUST be break time because this menu is making us hungry!

Mediterranean Fusilli Salad - just like they'd serve at the little cafe around the corner--chock full of crisp, fresh vegetables, a bit of pepperoni, and a richly flavored Italian dressing. A colorful, bright note to accompany a very hearty meal.

Dueling Duo - Two chocolate chips cookies, made by two of our own, both claiming to make the best in the world. How fortuitous that they both work at Acorn Farm! It would be pointless to try to choose a favorite---we'll just keep enjoying them both.

 

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Friends by the Fireside
Jan
30
7:00 PM19:00

Friends by the Fireside

Friends by the Fireside | January 30th
45.00

Theresa and Tracy have been the best of friends for a very long time. They also have a great time cooking together and were lucky enough to be the beneficiaries of all that time spent in the kitchen together. We’ll enjoy some more amazing comfort food in this wonderful winter class.

Provençal Pistou Soup – a lovely, brothy, French favorite with plenty of vegetables, finished with a dollop of pesto!


No-knead artisan bread –  your guests will never believe that you made this bread yourself, and YOU won’t believe how easy it is. Perfect crust outside, tender and tasty inside.  


Baked lemon thyme chicken  - A whole chicken, with fresh herbs and citrus --beautifully roasted to develop the flavors. Poultry perfection!


Roasted tomatoes and cipollini onion with white beans – a toothsome combination that’s both colorful & chic. Yum!


Black Forest Torte – homemade chocolate cake layered with Benjamin Twiggs Michigan cherries and a whipped cream & cream cheese frosting.
 

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Black Tie or Blue Jeans
Feb
1
7:00 PM19:00

Black Tie or Blue Jeans

Black Tie or Blue Jeans | February 1st
50.00

This lovely, versatile menu might be fancy, shmancy, but will do just as well served to friends in blue jeans and fuzzy sweaters. It's a cozy yet elegant meal, hearty but refined.

Tenderloin Crepes with Spinach and Mushrooms- These picture-perfect dinner crepes are packed with flavor, and finished with balsamic glaze.

Seafood Bisque – the taste of the sea in a smooth & creamy bisque. Served with a homemade Old Bay crouton.

Warm Salad of Beets & Bok Choy – A delicious salad with a gorgeous, February-appropriate color, each forkful a perfect bite. Tangy feta, earthy beets, crisp bok choy and a bright tinge of fresh garlic to punch up the fabulous flavor.

Dark Chocolate Terrine a l’Orange – with a brandied, grand marnier sauce, finished with fleur de sel.
 

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The Promise of Spring
Feb
6
10:00 AM10:00

The Promise of Spring

The Promise of Spring | February 6th
35.00

Our cookie classes are always SO popular at Christmas time that it’s hard to get a spot! This cookie class will be held in the February doldrums so it’ll be a bit easier to get in. You’ll learn all the same skills as the Christmas classes, you’ll just be learning them on some great, just-about-springtime cookies!  Sharon Mancini will be leading the charge and she’ll teach you all you need to know to craft beautiful cookies! This is a hands-on class and you’ll leave with four large cookies that you’ll be so proud of, you’ll want to display them on your fridge. No experience required. Sharon brings everything you’ll need.  Just bring yourself and the expectation of some fun!
A heart – a February favorite
A pretty teapot – Perfect for high tea!
Our favorite little scotty dog – great for Valentine’s Day—perfect for kids to give to classmates as a Valentine!
Cupcake – It’s a cookie, shaped like a cupcake, adorable as a gift cookie for teachers, office birthdays, and more!
 

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Let's Do Brunch
Feb
6
7:00 PM19:00

Let's Do Brunch

Let's Do Brunch | February 6th
45.00

Caryn Rothenberg is coming back to give us another peek into her kitchen. We’ve featured a few sweet dishes here, complemented by some savory, main-dish favorites. Come hungry! When you arrive, you’ll be welcomed with a sip of a brunch-worthy Seabreeze.

We’ll start out with a sweet brunch pairing of:
Cinnamon Baked French Toast Souffle – Eggy, fluffy, sweet, and kissed with cinnamon for good measure.
Cheese Blintzes – You’ll love these fabulous creations, a tender crepe wrapped around farmer’s cheese then browned in a little butter. Served with a spoonful of fruit filling and the traditional topping---sour cream.

Then we’ll have a beautiful savory plate with:
Roasted Vegetable Frittata with Bacon – a rustic omelet of sorts that can be added to or subtracted from as your mood dictates. Ours will more than likely feature some bacon and loads of roasted vegetables, served with fresh fruit. We LOVE this for dinner, especially with...

Potato Latkes – the crispy little potato pancake that could!  Simple, savory, and sensational!

Caryn’s Pound Cake – Perfect for a special occasion, featuring pistachios, cherries, and a few secret ingredients! Sign up and find out! Colorful, playful, and delicious!  Even perfect to slice and wrap to give as a brunch favor.
 

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Cozy Cabin Food
Feb
8
7:00 PM19:00

Cozy Cabin Food

Cozy Cabin Food | February 8th
45.00

During late winter, we’re always looking to ward off that chill with some homey, comfort food. Pepper steak enjoyed great popularity in the 70s. We think it’s time for another resurgence! This meal can be put together last minute with things you usually have in your pantry and fridge. When your family smells this cooking, a smile will appear on everyone’s faces.


Pepper Steak – a lovely pepper steak with a trio of colorful peppers and wonderful caramelized onions. Served over buttered jasmine rice, it’s a crowd pleaser every time! Different than most pepper steak recipes---this one’s tomato-based. Outstanding.  

Honey-Glazed Carrots – roasted in the oven until they’re caramelized with a tangy, sweet glaze and a hint of ginger.

Winter Slaw – One salty dish, one sweet side, one tangy slaw with just a suggestion of heat and the presence of mango to mellow it out. 

Carrot Cake – who doesn’t LOVE carrot cake? This one might even change some stubborn minds. Walnuts, plenty of carrots, browned butter cream cheese frosting all make this a winner.
 

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Our Big Fat Greek Cooking Class
Feb
12
7:00 PM19:00

Our Big Fat Greek Cooking Class

Our Big Fat Greek Cooking Class | February 12th
45.00

We’ve done a Greek class before but never with someone who’s actually Greek and has been making Greek food her whole life! Come meet Sophie, who will dazzle us with some wonderful authentic recipes. She’ll be bringing along her sister, Betsy.  Together they think of themselves as the Two Greek Chicks and we can’t wait to hear their stories of ‘growing up Greek!’  You'll need to sign up early because, as with all Greek events, these gals might get out of hand, invite their whole family and fill up the class before you get a chance to sign up. Better head over to our Big Fat Acorn Farm website and register while you still can!

Pastitsio – a homey, traditional baked pasta dish reminiscent of baked penne, but with it’s own distinct flavor components. Topped with a creamy béchamel sauce and baked, it will transport you to a cruise ship on the Mediterranean.
 
Spinach Pie – This fun duo will show us how to make this fabulous filled phyllo, teeming with spinach, onions, cheeses, and more.  So Greek it’ll make you stand up and yell, “Opa!”

Lemon Rice Soup – The simplest of soups, believe it or not, with very few ingredients. Light and hearty at the same time. Adds brightness to a wintertime meal.

Greek Salad – A simple dressing with fresh lemon juice adorns a crisp, fresh bowl of crunchy lettuces, peppers, beets, and feta. Don’t forget the olives!

Baklava – You can’t end a Greek meal without some baklava.  Sophie's making a batch and bringing it along.!  
 

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MultiCooker Madness for Instant Success
Feb
22
7:00 PM19:00

MultiCooker Madness for Instant Success

Multi-Cooker Madness for Instant Success | February 22nd
45.00

No doubt you’ve heard of the instapot craze--- all sorts of versions of a hybrid pot that doubles as a slow cooker AND a pressure cooker, performing other functions as well, like browning, sauteeing, and more. We think the trend is a great one, and this will be our second class highlighting this fabulous way to cook! Our last class focused more on traditional family-friendly foods and it was wonderful. This time we’re going to dig a little deeper and show you how much more this baby can do!


Our version, the Fagor LCD lux multicooker, is loaded with features and has a great track record. If you’re looking for something to enhance your kitchen experience, this would fit the bill. It also makes a fabulous gift for a growing family or a wedding gift. You can make simple macaroni and cheese in it, as well as something a little more gourmet:

Shrimp Scampi – Buttery, garlicky goodness with the bright punch of lemon---oh, the aroma!

Mushroom Risotto with an arugula gremolata – fabulous creamy texture with fresh notes from the gremolata.

Beef Bourguignon – lovely, tender beef with all the usual suspects—onions, carrots, mushrooms and wine. A fabulous as the cooked-forever version but perfectly tender and delicious in half the time.

Citrus Salad – A most colorful display of seasonal citrus, pecans, and just enough butter lettuce to call it a salad. Fantastic.

Daringly Decadent Bread Pudding – delicious chocolate chip laden bread pudding taken to the next level with a little cinnamon-rum sauce for the adults in your household.
 

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Steven's Southern Favorites
Feb
27
7:00 PM19:00

Steven's Southern Favorites

Steven's Southern Favorites | February 27th
45.00

Ah, the south.  It’s not all fried food and collard greens. They’ve got a rich culinary tradition and we’re going to enjoy a dish, created in the south, that most of us Yankees haven’t had before.

Chicken Country Captain – A celebrated Southern dish to tickle the taste buds. Chicken pieces braised in rich tomato-ey sauce with the faintest hint of curry powder, accented with currants and almonds. If you’ve never experienced this gem, sign up! You’re sure to experience a lovely culinary surprise! Best served over mashed potatoes.

Bacon-Brussels Sprout Skewers – Gorgeous and gastronomically great!  Drizzled with a reduced balsamic for a sweet finish.

Cheddar Grits – with a fresh vegetable relish to amp up the freshness and flavor

Steven’s Deep South Banana Pudding - no instant pudding here—this is the real deal. A dessert to write home about.
 

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From Russia, With Love
Mar
8
7:00 PM19:00

From Russia, With Love

From Russia, with Love | March 8th
45.00

Ina Sushin grew up in St. Petersburg, Russia and she’s excited to share some of her traditional foods with us! We are quite delighted to have her! Picture yourself in St. Petersburg at a cozy café in a centuries-old building, warming up with some classic Russian comfort foods. Ina can’t wait for you to enjoy some of the rich culinary traditions of her culture with us!

Beef Stroganoff –a classic Russian dish, with tender strips of beef, bathed in a creamy, mushroom-laden sauce,  Russians love it served over fried potatoes so we'll give you a taste served the traditional way.  We'll also let you try it served over the delicious egg noodles below. Whether you're in Russia or Rochester Hills, this dish is a keeper no matter what it's served over.

Grandma’s Rustic Egg Noodles! - These handmade treasures are almost a cross between a noodle and a dumpling. This recipe is from Kathy’s Ukrainian grandma. Easier than you’d imagine and so good. Make these! Your kids will love you for it whether they’re 4 or 40!

Borscht – No snap judgements here.  Every borscht is a little different, depending on where you lived, what was available, etc. This one is delicious, with potatoes, carrots, onions, cabbage, parsley, tomato paste, and of course-----roasted beets! A veggie-lover’s delight! Served with dark Russian bread.  Perfect for a chilly evening.

Blintzes – a lovely, egg-y crepe enveloping a savory farmer cheese filling, topped with sour cream

Salad –  A classic Russian medley of tomatoes and cucumber, dressed with sour cream and dill in the traditional way.

Lingonberry Sugar Cookies & tea –  Lingonberries have a flavor almost identical to the cranberry, a little sweet, a lot of tart, which makes them perfect in a sweet cookie dough for balance. We’ll serve them with plenty of hot tea, a national obsession in Russia!
 

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Grandma's Polish Kitchen
Mar
15
7:00 PM19:00

Grandma's Polish Kitchen

Grandma's Polish Kitchen | March 15th
45.00

Our most popular class ever! The reason? Great, authentic Polish food. Kim Krolikowski has been making these dishes for years and it’s incredibly good. I don’t think we need to tell you to sign up quickly---This will be the fourth time we’ve offered this class and we’re pretty sure it won’t be the last.

Dill Pickle Soup -This is one classic Polish soup that we always hear about from our customers. Now we get to taste it! Veggies, barley, mushrooms, and--of course--Polish dill pickles---all help give this soup its distinctive flavor.

Pierogi - Kim's family recipes---from the sour cream dough to the two different delicious fillings; sauerkraut with bacon & mushrooms, and potato with onion & cream cheese. They'll be boiled then sauteed in a little butter.

Served with:
Golabki - Ground beef and rice, perfectly seasond and rolled into tender cabbage, simmered ever-so-slowly in a tomato-y sauce. Tender, delicious, and it smells like heaven! We'll make these ahead of time but we'll provide the recipe.

Polish Cheesecake - creamy cheesecake filling on a yeast-based crust with a special crumb topping make this deliciously different. This dessert was a huge hit at the first three classes.  
 

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Midwest Farmhouse Chic
Mar
22
7:00 PM19:00

Midwest Farmhouse Chic

Midwest Farmhouse Chic | March 22nd
45.00

Pull up a chair to enjoy a tantalizing meal made with the homegrown ingredients that can be found on Michigan farms.  From cherries to pork, we're proud of the Midwest's contribution to our country's tables.  This a a great menu for nearly any occasion, as each dish lends itself to a beautiful presentation.  Hearty farmhouse fare doesn't need to just be the same old meat and potatoes.

Michigan Pork Roulade  – A lovely pork tenderloin, stuffed with Cherries and caramelized onions, with an herbed pan sauce, atop a bed of colorful swiss chard.

Toasted Orzo Pilaf with roasted broccoli & cauliflower florets – The vegetable lightens up the dish as we move toward spring and less heavy fare. A simple, delicious side, accented with pine nuts for a little texture.

Roasted Pear Salad – a beautifully composed salad! A simple pear, marinated and stuffed with bleu cheese and other treasures, roasted, chilled, and set atop a bed of fresh greens. 

Chevre Cheesecake - a silky, lemony cheesecake, speckled with poppy seeds and finished with  ladle of rhubarb sauce.  Magnificent!

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In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb
Mar
28
7:00 PM19:00

In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb

In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb | March 28th
45.00

Help us bid winter adieu! After all the shoveling in December so far, I think we’ll be good and ready. This wonderful menu celebrates the changing of the seasons with dishes that are starting to lighten up a bit, but with enough heartiness to warm us until April comes along.


Crispy Leek Fritters – lovely, toasty little fritters in a petite puddle of lemon crème sauce.


Springtime Salad Maple-Roasted Carrots – Nothing ordinary about this delightful salad.  Crisp & crunch marcona almonds,cranberries & arugula are just a few of the tidbits that make this salad a standout.


Wild mushroom shepherds pie- a tantalizing mélange of fresh and dried mushrooms with a rich & crispy potato topping.  Wildly delicious. 


Asparagus Bisque – creamy and flavorful, topped with toasted & seasoned bread crumbs and chives.


Chocolate Risotto with Fresh Raspberries – we’re willing to bet you’ve never had a dessert risotto before. This one is exquisite! The sweetness of the chocolate is balanced by the tart, ripe berries. A keeper, for sure!

If you’ve yet to notice---this sumptuous feast is even perfect for your vegetarian friends!
 

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The Great Cookie Extravaganza of 2017  |   Thursday, December 7th
Dec
7
6:00 PM18:00

The Great Cookie Extravaganza of 2017 | Thursday, December 7th

The Great Cookie Extravaganza of 2017 | Thursday, December 7th
10.00

Spend the evening at Acorn Farm and return home with a box of twelve different cookies and the recipes to go along with them  You won't have to lift a finger.  Take 'em home and taste them all and see which ones are the ones you might want to bake for your loved ones this season.  Each member of the Acorn Farm staff (and a few of our friends) will be baking our very favorite Christmas cookies.  Each Extravaganza participant will get one of each of the twelve special cookies.  We'll be serving a little something sweet and a sip or two of something nice.

We don't anticipate the spots lasting very long, so don't waste any time....register now!

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Holiday Open House | November 12th noon-4
Nov
12
12:00 AM00:00

Holiday Open House | November 12th noon-4

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You're invited to our 9th Annual Holiday Open House, our thank you to you, our wonderful customers!  Come see the store dressed in its finest, enter our drawing for some beautiful holiday gift baskets, and enjoy a light lunch.  Meet local artist, Kelly Ventura, the designer of our featured Pomegranate tabletop collection and learn about the process of bringing artwork from canvas to the beautiful tablewear you'll see in the store.

 

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A Gracious Gathering | Thursday, November 2nd
Nov
2
7:00 PM19:00

A Gracious Gathering | Thursday, November 2nd

A Gracious Gathering | Thursday, November 2nd
40.00

Our own Theresa Sheppard is truly the hostess with the mostest. If you read our blog you'll know that she spoils us with amazing lunches at work almost every Thursday. She loves to cook for guests and her guests are lucky ---she's a fabulous cook. Since we think she's one class lady, we're going to enjoy a class built around her Steak Diane, with a dressy, dinner-party theme. You could, however, enjoy it just as much on card tables while watching football!  A peek into Theresa's recipe book is ALWAYS worth it.

Steak Diane - pan-fried steaks, with a signature sauce that is other-worldly. Yum! Sign up now!

Perfect Mashed Potatoes - some things just can't be improved upon.

Haricot Vert - beautiful long green beans & crispy shallots, understated but outstanding

Composed Autumn Salad - the perfect pairing--pears and prosciutto with bleu cheese, dressed with a honeyed lemon dressing.  Impressive!

Roasted Vegetable Bisque - a smooth and velvety soup with the earthy goodness of fall.

Poached Pears au Chocolat - luscious, juicy ripe pears, poached in a vanilla syrup, then drizzled with a decadent chocolate sauce. Ice Cream or Chantilly cream both make a lovely partners. Theresa does it again!

 

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Sono Affomato | November 1st
Nov
1
7:00 PM19:00

Sono Affomato | November 1st

Sono Affomato! | Wednesday, November 1st
40.00

It means, "I'm starving!" in Italian. You won't be for long after this class. You'll enjoy this delicious departure from the typical Italian dishes that we all make....pizza, lasagna, and spaghetti. Nothing too exotic, just fabulous, mouth-watering traditional italian recipes you'll want to make again and again.

Arancini - lovely little stuffed balls of rice, fried and seasoned to perfection. An amazing starter!

Timbale of Eggplant and Two Cheeses- A stunning dish with tender pasta, sausage, glorious eggplant and an abundance of fresh basil. Mangia, my friend.

Bucatini with Smoky Mozzarella Meatballs - a hint of spice characterizes these flavorful, tender meatballs, laced with a smoked mozzarella and parmesan. We'll serve them over a pasta that's a little less familiar with a homemade sauce flavored with the salty goodness of pancetta.

Classic Italian Salad - a fresh, traditional, tossed salad that plays well with the hearty Italian main dishes

Salted Caramel Budino - This custardy, Italian treat will become a favorite, no doubt. It's got all the right stuff---cookie crumbs, a lovely custard flecked with vanilla bean throughout, topped with a gooey, decadent salted caramel sauce. Wow!

 

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Knife Sharpening
Oct
28
12:00 PM12:00

Knife Sharpening

Things looking pretty dull? Come down to Acorn Farm on Saturday, October 28th from noon to 3:00 and get your knives sharpened for free! Ed Bartush of Wusthof will be sharpening them for you for free! All brands are welcome, but no serrated knives, please. Our tradition is to have a donation jar for Community Sharing available if you have the desire to help them out.  

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Knife Skills | October 28th, 2017
Oct
28
9:00 AM09:00

Knife Skills | October 28th, 2017

Knife Skills | October 28th
30.00

By now you probably a have a great set of knives if you've spent any time here at all. Now it's time to learn how to use them, care for them, sharpen them, and more! Ed Bartush of Wusthof, will be here to teach you the finer points (very punny) of kitchen knives. If you struggle with making the perfect cut, Ed can help. From how to hold your knife and which motion to use with what knife....it all helps to build the skills in your culinary tool chest. The best part? You'll go home with a Wusthof bench scraper--a $30 MSRP

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Fall's Finest | October 26th, 2017
Oct
26
7:00 PM19:00

Fall's Finest | October 26th, 2017

Fall's Finest | Thursday, October 26th
40.00

Autumn has the corner on the flavor market....apples, pumpkins & squash, cabbages & brussels sprouts. We love 'em all!  We'll feature some of our favorites in this lovely meal. perfect for a dinner party or to get the family together.

Apple-Potato Gratins - a lovely combination topped with gruyere-- one of Marty's go-to dishes.

Ricotta Stuffed Loin Chops - Thick pork loins chops filled with a garlicky homemade ricotta with a splash of color & flavor from roasted red peppers and fresh herbs.

Black Tie Brussels Sprouts - Gourmande greatness!  Not your average brussels sprouts recipes --this one dresses up for the party with nuts, cheese, and a little prosciutto

Winter Squash Panzanella - An iconic Italian salad tweaked a little for autumn. Hearty, homey, and colorful...this salad will leave you craving more.

Espresso Pumpkin Tiramisu - I know!!  The name says it all.  The tantalizing aroma of pumpkin ups the ante on this classic Italian dessert. This is our answer to the ever-popular pumpkin spice latte.

 

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Shop to Share - Le Creuset Night | Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Oct
24
6:30 PM18:30

Shop to Share - Le Creuset Night | Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Shop to Share - Le Creuset Night | Tuesday, October 24th
10.00

What’s better than a fabulous piece of Le Creuset cookware? We’d have to say it’s a piece of Le Creuset discounted so deeply that we can’t even tell you in print.  

You’re invited to our private sale night, featuring Le Creuset. For two hours we’re having one HUGE sale on some great pieces of Le Creuset. We’ve got some gorgeous new colors coming in and we need to make room.  
The ticket price is just $10 and will be donated to Community Sharing. Your ticket will get you in the door for some amazing prices on select pieces of Le Creuset. We’ll be serving you some wine and Hors d’oeuvres for your shopping pleasure. We’re sweetening the pot a little by offering these six Acorn Farm favorites at 30% off as well:

We’re sweetening the pot a little by offering these six Acorn Farm favorites at 30% off as well as other "while supplies last" bargains.
Brod & Taylor Knife Sharpener  - Reg.  $129.99, Sale Price $90.99
Rotomac Chopper Reg., $22.99, Sale Price $16.93
Gefu Peeler Reg., $16.99, Sale Price $11.89
Frontier Soup Mixes Reg. 7.99-9.99, Sale Price $5.59 - $6.99
Balsamic Vinegars & ExtraVirgin Olive Oil, $13.99 -$14.99, Sale Price $9.79
12 x 12 JK Adams slate cheese boards, personalized $41

The holidays are just around the corner. Everything that will be on sale that night is a store favorite, so stock up! Get some of the best cookware in town at an unforgettable price, have a nice evening in the store and help out Community Sharing! We’re sure tickets will sell quickly, so please don’t delay.
 

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Christmas Cookies III  |  October 21st
Oct
21
9:00 AM09:00

Christmas Cookies III | October 21st

Decorated Delights III | October 21st 9-11 am
35.00

You've all clamored for more cookie-decorating classes so we've provided them for you, This will give you lots of time to practice before Christmas. Sharon is a cookie-decorator extraordinaire and she loves to share her craft with others. Bring nothing but a willingness to have fun.  Sharon will take care of the rest. You'll decorate four large cookies in this very hands-on class and Sharon will be coaching every step of the way. In this class we'll decorate....

A Santa Face

Snowflake

Whimsical Stocking

Mitten

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Delectable Treats to Make & Give | October 18th
Oct
18
7:00 PM19:00

Delectable Treats to Make & Give | October 18th

Delectable Treats to Make & Give | October 18th
35.00

We're so lucky to have Susan teach a candy-making class each year! Her gift boxes of caramels and chocolates look like they were made by a seasoned professional who's done nothing but make candy their whole life. She knows the ins and out and what works and what doesn't. Now you can, too!

Pumpkin Creme Truffles - some things just don't need an explanation. Trust us. These babies are GOOD!

Chocolate-Covered Caramels - tiny, perfect caramel squares enrobed in dark coverture chocolate and finished with fleur di sel. Amazing. 

Homemade Marshmallows - Easy, yummy, and fun, ----ready to float in some homemade hot cocoa or wrap and give!  

 

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Bushels of Flavor | October 17th
Oct
17
7:00 PM19:00

Bushels of Flavor | October 17th

Bushels of Flavor | Tuesday, October 17th
40.00

Toward the end of summer, we wait with great anticipation for those fabulous fall flavors that are only with us once a year. From the crunch of crisp, just-picked apple, to the plethora of winter squashes occupying the bushel baskets at the farmer's market, we'd like to celebrate those unequaled delicacies in this class.

Roasted Sweet Potato & Onion Tart - a homemade pie crust, loaded with Autumn. Sweet Potatoes, Onions, Bacon & Fresh Rosemary creates a tantalizing aroma in your kitchen.

Beet, Jicama & Apple Slaw - combined with a little fennel and sweet oranges, then tossed with a citrus-parsley dressin.  Outstanding to eat, and delightful to behold.

Cider-Poached shrimp, with Spicy Apple Salsa - a great little appetizer, packed with the crisp flavor of fall.

Cider-brined turkey breast with sage & applejack - turkey like you've never had it before. Served with a luscious herbed applejack sauce.  Hard to beat!

Tarragon Scented Wild Rice - A little lemon punches up the flavor of the herbed, earthy side.

Apple-Blackberry Upside Down cake - This little number has all the right stuff. Gorgeous and tasty. A truly elegant dessert.

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Mishpocheh! | October 12th
Oct
12
7:00 PM19:00

Mishpocheh! | October 12th

Mishpocheh | October 12th
40.00

This welcoming Yiddish word means "family" and our friend Caryn Rothenberg will be here to show us some of the dishes that favorites in her Jewish home.  Caryn will treat you like family as she gives you a peek into the delicious Jewish culinary tradition.

Chicken & Matzoh Ball Soup - You've heard it called Jewish Penicillin. Whether it cures all ills or not, it's a hearty, easy-to-make ahead soup that's hearty enough for a meal.  

Roasted brisket - Slow-roasted with a rich, beefy, caramelized onion gravy. Fall-apart tender and moist.  Mmmmmm!

Pan-Roasted Potatoes - the pan juices roast right into these potatoes to give them an indescribably good flavor that you just can't get with mashed.

Sweet Kugel - an unusual side dish to accompany the roast.  Come see what you've been missing out on.  Noodles, eggs, sour cream with a bit of butter and sugar.  A must-try!

Carrot Souffle - We can't wait to try this.  One of Caryn's husband's favorites.  

Mandel Bread - Best described as Jewish biscotti.  Loaded with chocolate chips, dried cherries, and chopped almonds.  A lovely, sweet ending to the perfect meal.

 

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Christmas Cookies II  |  October 4th
Oct
4
7:00 PM19:00

Christmas Cookies II | October 4th

Decorated Delights II | October 4th
35.00

You've all clamored for more cookie-decorating classes so we've provided them for you, This will give you lots of time to practice before Christmas. Sharon is a cookie-decorator extraordinaire and she loves to share her craft with others. Bring nothing but a willingness to have fun. Sharon will take care of the rest. You'll decorate four large cookies in this very hands-on class and Sharon will be coaching every step of the way. In this class we'll decorate....

A Santa Face

Snowflake

Whimsical Stocking

Gingerbread Boy

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Grandma's Polish Kitchen | September 28th
Sep
28
7:00 PM19:00

Grandma's Polish Kitchen | September 28th

Grandma's Polish Kitchen! | September 28th
40.00

Well, you've begged, pleaded, and cajoled, so we're serving up round three of Grandma's Polish Kitchen with Kim Krolikowski. Her last two classes were the first to fill each season. Don't miss your opportunity.---this will fill quickly.  Every bite is a little bit of Polish heaven. There's a reason this class is so popular!

Dill Pickle Soup -This is one classic Polish soup that we always hear about from our customers. Now we get to taste it! Veggies, barley, mushrooms, and--of course--Polish dill pickles---all help give this soup its distinctive flavor.

Pierogi - Kim's family recipes---form the sour cream dough to the two different delicious fillings; sauerkraut with bacon & mushrooms, and potato with onion & cream cheese. They'll be boiled then sauteed in a little butter.

Served with:

Golabki - Ground beef and rice, perfectly seasond and rolled into tender cabbage, simmered ever-so-slowly in a tomato-y sauce. Tender, delicious, and it smells like haven! We'll make these ahead of time but we'll provide the recipe.

Polish Cheesecake - creamy cheesecake filling on a yeast-based crust with a special crumb topping make this deliciously different. This dessert was a huge hit at the first two classes.  

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Christmas Cookies I  |  September 27th
Sep
27
7:00 PM19:00

Christmas Cookies I | September 27th

Decorated Delights I | September 27th
35.00

Yes, we know it's onlly September but you've all clamored for more Christmas cookie-decorating classes so we've provided them for you, This will give you lots of time to practice before Christmas. Sharon is a cookie-decorator extraordinaire and she loves to share her craft with others. Bring nothing but a willingness to have fun. Sharon will take care of the rest. You'll decorate four large cookies in this very hands-on class and Sharon will be coaching every step of the way. In this class we'll decorate....

A Santa Face

Snowflake

Whimsical Stocking

Snowman

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In the Blink of An Eye |Thursday, September 21st
Sep
21
7:00 PM19:00

In the Blink of An Eye |Thursday, September 21st

In the Blink of an Eye | Thursday, September 21st
40.00

We all want to eat delicious, home-cooked meals but sometimes our schedules don't allow us to spend much time in the kitchen. Busy families need some satisfying alternatives to stopping for fast food. We're here to help. The latest fad in home cooking is a good one, in our humble opinion, and we hope it catches on-----Fabulous food prepared in minutes with the help of a hybrid cooking device that is both a slow cooker and a pressure cooker. This wonderful piece of cookware is the Fagor Lux 360 Multi-Cooker.  Besides slow and pressure cooking, it can also steam, brown, saute and simmer.  Need to make yogurt or cook grains overnight for tomorrow's breakfast? The multi-cooker can do it all! Come learn and discover just what great meals you can put on the table in no time at all. Any of these dishes can be a main course. Just add a salad and dinner's on!

Smoky Potato Chowder - Loads of smoky bacon, caramelized onions, and a cheesy garnish make for a hearty, family-friendly dish.

Macaroni and Cheese - that's right..in a pressure cooker! Just like your mama used to make but a heck of a lot quicker. The ultimate comfort food becomes FAST food.

While-You-Were-Out Sticky Chicken - A slow cooker works its magic on this tender chicken with a zesty brown sugar and garlic sauce.  Better make enough for seconds.

5-Minute Apple Sauce- Really! -- warm, tinged with a hint of cinnamon and on the table quicker than they can get to the kitchen.

Peanut Butter Banana Bread Pudding - We all love peanut butter and banana sandwiches. This takes it to a different planet! Served with a peanut butter streusel topping and a rich caramel sauce. You probably WON'T want to share.

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Sheet Pan Suppers | September 14th
Sep
14
7:00 PM19:00

Sheet Pan Suppers | September 14th

Sheet Pan Suppers | Thursday, September 14th
40.00

Fall. We all love it.  -- But with all that wonderfulness comes a lot of activity and that leaves little time for home-cooked meals. We've chosen some outstanding one-pan meals that will satisfy your hungry family and keep you from doing a whole lot of extra dishes. Take a look at these delicious medleys, because family dinner shouldn't be a rotation of hot dogs & pizza.

Autumn Peach Salad - Celebrating both the end of summer and the beginning of fall with flavors from both...juicy, ripe peaches, pumpkin seeds, and crisp cucumbers, with a delightful & different dressing that will highlight these spectacular flavors.

Mini Meatloaves with a Melange of Roasted Fall Vegetables - Savory, sweet, & spicy glazed mini meatloaves with a sausage kick, roasted with marble potatoes, brussels sprouts and leeks.

Honey-glazed Salmon with Citrus-Scented Veggies - who knew salmon could be so flavorful or easy! We'll glaze it with an Asian-Inspired sauce, and roast it with an assortment of green vegetables & oranges. Different and oh-so-delicious!

Spatchcocked Chicken & Broccoli-Mushroom Rice - It's all the rage and you'll love the results. Your chicken will be cooked evenly and you'll have no more dried-out legs and wings. You'll never cook your chicken any other way again.  Oops, I forgot to mention how tasty it is! The rice & broccoli bakes right along with it flavored with some delicious fall mushrooms

Bananas Foster En Croute - a fancy way to say that we're going to take all the fabulous flavor of Bananas Foster and kick it up a notch by putting it in puff pastry. To. Die. For.

 

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Treasured Heirlooms
Aug
30
7:00 PM19:00

Treasured Heirlooms

Treasured Heirlooms | Wednesday, Aug. 30th
45.00

Ah. Summer's Bounty. There's nothing as glorious as the farmer's market when all the local produce starts to appear.  The flavor and aroma of sun-ripened tomatoes and Michigan fruit are such a treat. We'll celebrate the season with a class focused on all these late summer delights. Chef Steven will work his magic on the finest ingredients produced by nature.

Garden-Fresh Bloody Mary - Kind of like a bloody Mary bar in a glass.  

Grilled Breads & Spreads - Great appetizers and gorgeous works of art. Three different toppings to use alone or all on the same bread 'palette.'

       Herbed Cauliflower Spread - creamy, garlicky goodness

       Pickled Carrot Ribbons - bright. tangy & eyecatching

       Sweet Cabbage & Onion Jam - The perfect foil for the other toppings,      
adding more flavor, texture, and color!

Chicken Cutlets with Heirloom Tomatoes & Arugula - Lightly breaded cutlets, seasoned with the freshest herbs, lightly pan-grilled and served atop a dressed arugula and heirloom tomato salad. 

Pappardelle with Shrimp - and that's just the start. We'll feature fresh heirloom tomatoes and just-picked herbs to perfect the flavor and make it beautiful to behold. The shrimp, of course, will be grilled for that sensational summertime flavor.

Smoky Corn Maque Choux -  delicious whether you can pronounce it or not! Smoked sausage with grilled corn kernels, okra and more fresh-from-the-garden ingredients. Brought to us by both the Creole and Native American cultures, this is a dish that will, no doubt, be adopted by yours!

Rustic Peach Melba Galette - a lovely, flaky crust folded up around a spectacular peach filling and drizzled with a fresh raspberry sauce.  You want some now, don't you?

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Fresh-Picked!
Aug
23
7:00 PM19:00

Fresh-Picked!

Fresh-Picked! | Wednesday, August 23rd
45.00

Celebrate summer produce with us! There's not a month quite like August for sampling the bounty of the earth. These are some beautifully rich dishes, proving that "Plants are Where it's At!" Poor grammar aside, you'll love this menu that's tasty & rich enough to satisfy meat-lovers AND your vegetarian friends alike.

Homemade Roasted Garlic & Sundried Tomato Hummus - So yummy...so easy...you'll never serve store-bought again! Served with summer veggies and grilled pita triangles.

Roasted Red Pepper Corn Chowder Shooters:  Nothing says summer like corn! And nothing showcases this sweet summer treasure, fresh from the Farmer's Market, like this savory blend of Michigan corn, red pepper, potatoes, and thyme.

Stuffed Avocado Salad - a lovely avocado, slightly scooped out then filled with a mélange of  black beans, wheat berries, cilantro, and fresh-grilled corn...then topped with a cumin-lime crema. Delicious!!

Cauliflower Steak  - roasted with a garlic olive oil and served over a bed of seasoned cauliflower puree, with a piquant salsa that features capers, parsley, walnuts & currants . A standout and all the rage!

Eggplant Roulade - The aubergine jewel of the garden stuffed with homemade ricotta cheese, mozzarella,  marinated artichoke, and roasted red pepper baked in a sauce featuring fresh tomatoes and summer basil. Garden goodness!

Grilled Brandied Peach Sundaes- Bushel-basket bounty...peaches have to be one of summer's fleeting rewards for enduring a Michigan winter. Their delicate flavor enhanced by grilling...a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream...finished with a brown sugar brandy sauce. Yum..yum..yum!

 

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(Halfway) Around the World in 90 Minutes
Aug
22
7:00 PM19:00

(Halfway) Around the World in 90 Minutes

(Halfway) Around the World in 90 Minutes | Tuesday, Aug. 22nd
45.00

We'll take you halfway around the world for some delicious grilled fare with a bit of an Asian flare. Chopsticks are welcome but not required. Chef Steven Grostick will be at the helm, steering us safely through uncharted territory.

Green Tea Teriyaki-Marinated Salmon - Oh so good and so, so easy.  The grill makes it heavenly. First the salmon takes a sweet soak overnight with all of his friends; garlic, ginger, soy, green tea, sesame seeds, and more. Grill it to perfection just before serving, then blush while you get all the compliments.

Grilled Shrimp Lettuce Wraps - Oh, yes! Tender butter lettuce leaves filled with shrimp that's been marinating in coconut oil and thai sweet chili sauce before a short stay on the grill.  We'll add a sprinking of fresh goodies like cilantro and chives, finishing with some perfectly ripe mango. 

Grilled Chicken Satay - Chicken on a stick, Thai-style. Peanutty, easy, Asian, grilled, good!

Wasabi Potato Salad - Yes, and doesn't it sound good in all its light green goodness? It'll have just a hint of a kick to it. The potatoes will partner quite well with that little bit of pizazz.

Grilled Wok of Asian Vegetables - fresh combination of crisp, tender vegetables with some cashews for crunch.

Tropical Bread Pudding -  Baked custardy goodness warmed on the grill. Topped with caramelized bananas and a rum creme anglais. This one will go down in the books! 

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Our Annual Polish Pottery Party & Event
Aug
10
to Aug 13

Our Annual Polish Pottery Party & Event

JOIN US FOR OUR ANNUAL POLISH POTTERY PARTY! 

Thursday, August 10th at 5pm-8pm


GET A 20% OFF DISCOUNT ON POLISH POTTERY AUG. 10-13th! 


THURSDAY: 5PM-8PM
FRIDAY: 10AM-8PM
SATURDAY: 10AM-8PM
SUNDAY:10AM-5PM


It’s time to break out the babushka and come down to Acorn Farm for our Polish Pottery Party and Sale. We only discount this beautiful handmade pottery once a year, so we like to do it up right, as they say. We’ll start on Thursday, August 10th at 5pm with a Polish Party to kick off the 20% discount. We’ll have Polish food from Hamtramck, some wonderful Polish dancers, and a rather large and handsome display of Polish Pottery. The discount will last though the weekend, but for the best selection (and the easiest parking), come on Thursday evening.

Polish Pottery
Polish Pottery
Polish Pottery
Polish Pottery
Dancers
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The Land Between the Lakes
Jul
26
7:00 PM19:00

The Land Between the Lakes

The Land Between the Lakes | Wednesday, July 26th
45.00

There are so many great things to love about Michigan; the fabulous Great Lakes, some of the most delicious and abundant fruit in the country, the friendly people, & the rich history. We love Michigan and so does our Chef, Steven Grostick. This class will be a delicious tribute to the state we call home.

Cheese Raclette - An awesome cheese dish, grilled in a pan, and served over Zingerman's sourdough with a Michigan sour cherry jam.

Smoky Baby Back Ribs with Cherry BBQ Sauce - tender and tasty with those gorgeous grill marks and an aroma that wll have you fighting off the crowds. Grilling perfection.

Dijon-Crusted & Grilled Great Lakes Whitefish -  a crispy crust and a garlic and white wine butter that give it a smooth finish.

Sugar-Grilled Asparagus - a simple treat but a delicious one. The caramelization makes it crazy good. The orange zest puts it over the top.

Rice Gone Wild Salad - Wild Michigan rice (yep, we didn't know it grew here either!), diced roasted beets, and pistachios. Beautiful.

Cream Puffs - Tender cream puffs, filled with a scoop of Guernsey Vanilla Ice Cream, topped with a Michigan sweet cherry compote and a rich, dark chocolate sauce. Sanders will be jealous.

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Under the Palms
Jul
18
7:00 PM19:00

Under the Palms

Under the Palms | Tuesday, July 18th
45.00

Swaying palm trees, gentle breezes, and the sweet smell of tropical fruits and flowers all evoke that island feel. Pretend you're in a chaise lounge out on the veranda, sipping something with an umbrella in it. Break out the Bata and Bongos and enjoy some great food inspired by the warming relationship between Cuba and the U.S.  Chef Steven will show the way with this outstanding menu that starts and finishes with a mojito kick. Read on....

Mojitos - a drink that originated in Cuba many years ago, enjoying a renewed popularity in the U.S., fruity sour limes, sweet, fresh mint, and a little rum (of course!)

Sweet Potato Cakes - Savory & spectacular featuring lime, cilantro and scallions served with a tamed calaloo sauce. Yah, mon!

Island Grilled Lamb Chops - marinated in a citrus soak, scented with a hint of oregano, then grilled to perfection and served with chopped peppers, onions, and garlic with olive oil.

Grilled Turkey Breast with a Peachy Tomatillo Salsa - We're betting you've never grilled a turkey breast before. We'll give it a quick marinade, grill it, and serve it with a great tomatillo-based sauce with the sweetness of peaches.

Drunken Pineapple - soaked in rum, season & grilled, the perfect accompaniment to the turkey.

Mojito Ice Cream - served with a crispy coconut tuile and a sprig of fresh mint. I think I'm in love.

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Boston Beachside Barbecue
Jul
12
7:00 PM19:00

Boston Beachside Barbecue

Boston Beachside Barbecue | Wednesday, July 12th
45.00

Imagine digging your toes in the sand and seating yourself on a big beach blanket to enjoy some great Boston foods.  Chef Steven will be our guide that evening.  We'll be on chairs just across the tracks from a pond rather than the ocean and although you can't "pahk the cah in Hahvahd Yahd", you should be able to find a decent spot in Milford on a Wednesday evening. We do hope you'll join us!

Mac & Cheese Shooters - Yes, please!  What's not to love!  Ooey, gooey, cheesy goodness, served with caramelized onions & garlic.

Lobster Rolls - These are making an encore appearance on our summer schedule because we just didn't get enough of these buttery treasures the first time around.  Warning: this coastal fare will spoil you for any other food for the rest of your life.  Just sayin'.

Boston Steak Salad- Known for their seafood, Boston still does steak very well and we'll celebrate that in this chuck-full-of-every-wonderful-thing salad.  Start with a base of Boston lettuce & grilled romaine.  Add tomatoes, candied pecans, a hint of cheese, and a fabulous dressing.  Add thinly sliced, rare steak fresh off the grill and you have an unforgettable dish.  This one's a keeper.

Grilled Shrimp & Cranberry Salsa - Coastal shrimp, marinated and quickly grilled, served with a bright cranberry salsa. featuring some lime and cilantro to play with the bright notes of the cranberry.  

Corn Cakes - Fresh corn, grilled and cut from the cob, bound in a fantastic batter with chives & cheese.  

Coastal Blueberry Crepes - Not typically a grilled food, but trust us, these will earn their spot on the fading embers.  We'll serve these warm with a tiny scoop of lemon gelato.

 

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Paella Party!
Jun
28
7:00 PM19:00

Paella Party!

Paella Party | Wednesday, June 28th
45.00

One great Chef, Two great paellas, One great party. I think Paella has to be one of the world's original one-pot meals. Come and enjoy! We'll have you speaking Spanish by the end of the night, Si?  

Summertime Sangria-  A pitcher full of summer goodness...White wine, fresh peaches, citrus, raspberries...a sprig of fresh mint. Summer in a glass!

Spanish 'Antipasto' - It can't truly be antipasto since we're not serving a pasta course, but you get the idea. The first course of the evening will boast a lovely spread of tradtionally Spanish appetizer foods. Most unadorned but sporting a variety of flavors, textures and colors for you to browse and graze; garlic shrimp, marcona almonds, olives, manchego cheese, bread & plenty of olive oil. You never know what other goodies might show up.

Valencian Paella - Are you ever in for a treat! This one boasts chicken thighs, tomatoes, green beans, and limas, all perfectly seasoned and prepared on the grill

Classic Paella - Chorizo, shrimp, mussels, fish, peppers, onions, and saffron make up this traditional Spanish dish. "Mas!, Mas!" will be the chant of the evening.

Greens & Avocados with Mojo - a superb dressing, of sorts, that boasts two types of citrus juice, a little zest, some garlic and herbs. A refreshing, bright salad, the perfectly fresh partner for two loaded main dishes.

Fabulous Orange Flan - this one's flavored with oranges, a perfect twist on what must be Spain's most revered dessert. Creamy, caramelized, and classic!                                       

 

 

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Fire & Friends
Jun
27
7:00 PM19:00

Fire & Friends

Fire & Friends | Tuesday, June 27th
40.00

Do you enjoy cooking for your friends? Do you have a flair for using the grill? Are you running out of new things to feed the aforementioned friends? Paul Beauregard will be here to help. His classes have been a lot of fun and he always teaches us some new favorites. Here comes another.

Green Melon, Raspberry & Feta Salad - sweet & juicy fresh fruit balanced by tangy, salty feta. The perfect accompaniment for a grilled dinner.

Grilled Tri-Tip Steak with a Trio of Homemade Sauces - a heavenly horseradish aioli, a velvety bleu cheese & mild jalapeno sauce, and a delicious homemade classic steak sauce.

Grilled Corn on the Cob with Lime Butter, Parmesan & Chives - the dreaded dish of every man with a mustache or beard, but oh, so worth it!

Balsamic & Garlic-Grilled Mushroom Skewers - Bet you can't eat just one! Simple but sumptuous..

Sunken Stone Fruit Torte - Plums and such, lying like sunken treasure on the ocean floor, in a sea of buttery batter, baked and served with a sweetened chantilly cream.                                       

 

 

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Slide into Summer
Jun
21
7:00 PM19:00

Slide into Summer

Slide into Summer | Wednesday, June 21st
45.00

Although it seemed like it took forever to peek around the corner, summer will be here in just a few weeks! Time to get ready! In this class, Chef Steven will put his own inimitable spin on some fun summer grilling favorites and amp them up a few notches. A little something for everyone. 

Grilled Salmon Wedges - salmon, fit for a king, bathed in a sweet & savory marinade, served on a grilled onion roll with seared pineapple & tangy remoulade. I think I hear the waves crashing at my feet.

Grilled Sliced Sirloin Sandwich - seared rare sirloin, bacon, caramelized onions topped with a saucy, sassy Brussels sprouts slaw with bleu cheese and balsamic reduction.  

Open-Faced Pork Tenderloin - served on a grilled naan with herbed Boursin cheese, roasted red peppers, leafy spinach,  and quick-pickled onions. A drizzle of sweet & tangy dressing finishes the dish.  Lovely.

Smoky Grilled Gold - sliced, seasoned, and smoked Yukon Golds, with the goodness of garlic, olive oil & sea salt. Finished with a fresh herb butter. So easy. So good.  So Smoky!

Berried Treasure - Celebrate the beginning of strawberry season with sun-ripened berries showcased in a flaky home-baked pie crust, glazed and served with a dollop of freshly whipped cream. Just like my mom used to make. The berries aren't cooked, so you get that just-picked Michigan berry flavor.  

 

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Dining on the Deck
Jun
13
7:00 PM19:00

Dining on the Deck

Dining on the Deck | Tuesday, June 13th
45.00

Now that warm weather has returned, all of us are ready to enjoy some of the great summer traditions, like eating outside! Whether you're having dinner with the family or a fabulous outdoor dinner party, this menu is perfect! Chef Steven Grostick will be leading the way. Pull a chair up to the picnic table. It's time for those summertime treats.

Caramelized Brie with Fresh Fruit - Grilled on a plank until gooey greatness has been achieved, then surrounded with a colorful host of juicy, fresh fruit. 

Pineapple Beef Skewers with Parsley Sauce - Sweet...savory...the perfect summer bite. Fresh, fruity, and colorful.

Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Chicken Breasts - First we stuff the chicken with things that are so delicious we can't even mention them all here. Then we'll wrap it in a lovely blanket of bacon and grill it until all the smoky goodness permeates the chicken. Amen.

Grilled Vegetable Roulade - When your over-zealous gardener friend offers you some of their bountiful zucchini crop, by all means take it! Then make this dish. Really. Summer squash, eggplant, prosciutto, cheese, and more, rolled into a beautiful side dish that will make it pretty difficult to get your guests to leave before they eat every last bite.

Lemon Basil Potato Salad - a wonderful potato salad sans the mayo. Bacon adds some salty goodness and fresh spinch & lemon contribute a fresh punch of flavor. Different. Delicious. Delightful!

Semifreddo with Honeyed Peaches - more of a frozen mousse than an ice cream...with luscious fruit and honey. It doesn't get much better than fresh peaches. Sign up now so you can give it a try!

 

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When Life Gives You Lemons....
May
31
7:00 PM19:00

When Life Gives You Lemons....

When Life Gives You Lemons | May 31st, 7-9pm
40.00

The citrus has been outstanding this year, so we'd like to highlight it in this class. Enjoy a variety of dishes-- all featuring citrus - whether a  little or a lot, in all its glory. Chef Steven brings his expertise to this class so it's sure to be a good one.

  • Citrus Salad - A rainbow array of citrus & baby lettuces, topped with a herbed, tahini-tinged dressing. So good!
  • Orange Chicken Stir Fry - starring kale & garlic and ginger. A great twist to an Asian favorite. Served over jasmine-scented rice.
  • Honey Lemon Shrimp - Sweet & savory, accented with a fresh grind of black pepper, and served on a wonton 'crostini'
  • Lemon-Coconut Panna Cotta Parfaits - Light, refreshing, tart & creamy layers.  
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Salute to the Seasons
May
25
7:00 PM19:00

Salute to the Seasons

A Salute to the Seasons! | May 25th, 7-9pm
40.00

Although May is technically springtime, in Michigan it can feel like winter, spring, summer or fall depending on which weather is blowing through at the moment. We thought we'd embrace all of that in this menu. While we're not quite ready to part with the piping hot, rich comfort foods of winter, we are definitely going to play up the fresh possibilities of spring. 

Asparagus Soup Shooters -  a gorgeous green and garnished to perfection

Pork Cutlets with Blackberry Sauce - Tenderloin cutlets, lightly breaded, accented with sage and pecans, then drizzled with a lovely blackberry sauce.

Gratin of Sweet Potatoes - Natural sweetness plays well off the addition of blue cheese. Now we're talking.

Salad of Spring Peas - The sweet crunchiness of spring peas pairs perfectly with salty prosciutto and tangy feta. Think green, think spring!

Onion Creme Brulee - custardy richness topped with sweet, deeply caramelized onions. Trust us---you'll love it!

Meyer Lemon Tart - Baked in a salted shortbread crust. Honey balances the tart lemons. Crispy, sweet,salty, sour,  buttery --- nothing more could you desire in a dessert. Spectacular to look at, sumptuous on the tongue.

 

 

 

 

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