- June 2013
- Top Traverse City Restaurant For A Long Romantic Lunch
Top Traverse City Restaurant For A Long Romantic Lunch
Northern Michigan Dining: Seek out a corner at one of the Red Hot Best restaurants for a longer than usual summertime lunch
Jul 16, 2013 Jeff Smith
Northern Michigan Dining: Great Lakes summertime means playing hookey to settle in for late and lingering lunches in a harbor-town restaurant. For advice on crafting delicious afternoon têtes à têtes with your sugar-pie, we sought out Andrew Hoadley, Red Hot Best winning waiter and server at one of the North’s most alluring outdoor dining spots, Amical, in Traverse City.
Frame of mind:
Essential to head into the event knowing you’re going to take your time.
Seek a deck or patio that’s good for conversation. No surprise, Hoadley suggests the Amical patio.
Order a bottle. He likes to suggest a favorite sparkling from L. Mawby: Sex. It’s frothy, tastes good and is light on the tongue, he assures us.
You want to draw out the experience, so for sure start with an appetizer. To avoid the “big lunch food coma” effect, split an entrée. “It’s good to share,” Hoadley reminds.
Certainment. Crème brûlée or Hoadley’s favorite, the chocolate raspberry tart. “Chocolate makes a romantic ending.”
Definitely, especially in summer. That way too, you can get a specific table. And since you’ll want a good hour and a half, Hoadley suggests either a very early lunch or pretty late to avoid the summer crunch.
This article was featured in the June 2013 issue of Traverse Magazine