Mario Batali and Pure Michigan Partner for Summer Recipes

Posted on July 7, 2012

Mario Batali and Pure Michigan have teamed up to introduce recipes and party tips for summer cooking. Batali and Pure Michigan hosted a Made in Michigan epicurean experience in Traverse City where Batali prepared three all-new recipes created specifically for the occasion. He recipes showcased a few of his favorite locally sourced ingredients including fresh Michigan cherries, Lake Superior Walleye fillets from Taylor Fish Company, bologna from Pleva's Meats in Cedar, and Leelanau Cheese Raclette from Suttons Bay. The event took place at Chateau Chantal, a winery and bed & breakfast on Old Mission Peninsula, located near Traverse City.

Here are the dishes Batali prepared:

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Some of Batali's favorite Michigan stops include The Cooks' House, a farm-to-table restaurant located in downtown Traverse City, and Siren Hall, a fresh seafood spot located on the east side of Grand Traverse Bay. The Cove of Leland, home to the famed "Chubby Mary," and Martha's Leelanau Table of Sutton's Bay are also frequented by Batali. Other stops include Black Star Farms, L. Mawby Vineyards and Tandem Ciders.

Batali says, "I first fell in love with Michigan almost eleven years ago and have been coming back ever since. My wife and I eventually bought a summer home here, and I really enjoy the respite from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The weather is amazing, the people are fantastic, and of course, the food scene has exploded."

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