Traverse City, Michigan Named Next “Foodie” Haven
Posted July 9th, 2009 by Chris
Filed under: Boathouse, local, organic, sustainable, Traverse City
Having just come back from an amazing 4th of July weekend in Traverse City, Michigan, I was pleased to see that the region’s amazing culture of food is obtaining national press coverage as a premium dining destination. Over the long weekend (I cheated a bit a took Monday, July 6th off), I had the opportunity to not only eat a fantastic home grilled meal (more on that in a later post), but I also dined at two of my favorite restaurants in the area – The Boathouse (home to our Salt Chef) and Trattoria Stella.
Both restaurants take advantage of the small farms and local food producers in and around Traverse City. It is no doubt that the ingredients used by these restaurants are as fresh and flavorful as possible, since the distance from the field to the fryer is equivalent to a drive across town. Indeed, this is the philosophy that Beyond the Shaker has adopted for its gourmet blended salts, using the finest ingredients available to create incredible, almost ‘fresh’ flavor. Of course, partnering with Executive Chef Eric Nittolo of The Boathouse, to craft our blended salts was a logical way of extending our local/fresh/organic/sustainable philosophy into our products.
We are glad Traverse City is obtaining the attention it deserves as an up and coming foodie hot spot, since we have known for years that there was something special stirring in this culinary region.