Sunday, February 28, 2010

New March menu features Michigan peaches, sweet corn, goat cheese and more!

Michigan Sweet Corn* Waffles
* Sweet corn picked up in season from Curtis Farm in Brooklyn

Omelette Florentine

French Toast
  • Stuffed with local cream cheese
  • Topped with homemade peach preserves (peaches plucked in season from Fruit Acres Farms)
  • Warm Michigan maple syrup
  • Calder Dairy and Farms butter
  • Homemade crème fraiche
  • Side of local bacon by Graham's Organics

    Also, enjoy a side of cherry almond biscotti with tea, Michigan-roasted coffee or apple cider from Kapnick Orchards in Britton. (Purchase their cider at Arbor Farms Market in Ann Arbor.)

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Dinner at Yellow Door canceled this Saturday evening!

Please note that the Yellow Door... At Night dinner has been canceled due to unforseen events. We apologize for any inconveniences!!!!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Volunteer! We need you.

Volunteers are essential to the continued success of Yellow Door. Our little group of volunteers really loves contributing in small ways to make Yellow Door run like a well-oiled machine each week. (Sometimes, we may forget the coffee (oops, me) or run out of coffee (yikes! hide) or we don't have spoons for your tea (great idea!).)

We are fully committed to promoting sustainable agriculture, buying local foods and supporting local businesses. We'd love your help!

We need cooks, shoppers, greeters, servers, cleaner-uppers and great ideas to make Yellow Door even more of an experience for guests each week. We've found that, just by volunteering, we learn more about ingredients, regional foods, cooking, prepping plates for guests and more. And it's really fun!

At Yellow Door, you'll meet really creative, happy people who put their hearts into Yellow Door. We'd love you to join our volunteer effort! Interested? Contact

Monday, February 8, 2010

Winter root vegetable pancake... sooooooooooo delicious!

Honestly, when I hear, "Winter root vegetable" for breakfast my immediate response is not, "Oh, how delicious!" Quite frankly, breakfast food for me generally consists of a bowl of carbs. My morning routine is very routine. I stumble to the coffee pot to get the brew going and dump my Kashi Autumn Wheat and no-fat milk into a bowl. Breakfast is served. Thank goodness for Yellow Door.

When I finally had a chance to eat last Thursday morning, I ended up with a plate of "Valentino's" winter root vegetable and Michigan dried cherry pancakes with pork sausage. (Originally, I was vying for the hash.) Cherry compote made with cherries from beautiful northern Michigan complemented my dish.

As I was meeting with one of my Chelsea Center for the Arts board co-horts, I distractedly bit into my pancake. I was immediately awed by the full flavors that burst in my mouth and exclaimed, "Wow! This is soooooooo good!" Winter root veggies are anything but routine. And just think, eating these veggies are so good for you -- and made for you each week this month at Yellow Door.

Yellow Door hash is back!

This month's menu is divinely tasty, loaded with veggies and seasoned with local ingredients.

Our popular hash is back! This time, "Cupid's Hash" is a wintry blend of roasted local artisan goat cheese by Four Corners Creamery of Tecumseh, celeriac, fennel and potato. Top it with an optional fried egg for a heartier serving. A side of Zingerman's toast and cherry jam completes this delectable dish. Aaaahhh, February! Bring on the chilly weather, 'cause I'm warming up each Thursday at Yellow Door.