7 Minute Miles

Chez Jude Grand Marais

Posted Saturday, August 4th, 2007 05:18 pm GMT -6 in Food, Travel

Finally made it to one of my “7 in 07” restaurants–Chez Jude in Grand Marais. Or as my daughters called it, Chess Dude.

We started off with the Lake Superior whitefish cakes balsamico with lingonberry horseradish sauce appetizer, which I got almost everyone to try (our family is not known for experimenting much when it comes to food). My father order the fish & frites (cod), while my mother order the sandwich special–a wild rice burger.

The girls were happy to see they had a kids menu and both ordered a hot dog. This was no ordinary kids dish, however. The presentation was perhaps the nicest I’ve ever seen for a kids meal: three-sided plate with the hot dog on one corner, fries stacked in a little shot glass (like a blooming flower) and a wildflower in the third corner.

For my meal, I choose walleye prepared in parchment paper over thin-cut potatoes in lemon sauce. The presentation on this was also superb–they even brought a scissors to cut open the parchment. Along with the fresh squeezed lemonade (with my own replacement flask), it was a great meal.

We shared two desserts, the French apple frangipane tart with cr?�me anglaise and caramel drizzle and the maple blueberry creme brulee with coconut haystack. The kids meals also came with Moose Tracks ice cream cones.

The setting at Chez Jude is charming and we had a table on the outside porch. Great views of the harbor and the weather was perfect for being outside. Highly recommended.

Originally published by DK on August 4, 2007 at 5:18 pm

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