Thursday, March 23, 2017

Make Your own Relish Tray Supper Club Style

I always include a sharp cheddar, port wine or horseradish cheese spread.

  One of our favorite supper clubs for 20 years is villagesupperclubdelavan that has been family owned on Lake Delavan since 1966.

We enjoyed this relish tray I made while entertaining at the lake house. It  contained sliced cheese, cheese spread, assorted crackers, fruit (I like grapes and sliced peaches), and my favorite is jarred fig spread found at your local supermarket. 

Our favorite booth at Anthony's Steak and Seafood House in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.

Fish Fry Night Fried or Broiled every Friday!

Our favorite Supper Clubs have a fireplace, dim lighting, and candles on the tables.

My husband and I love the Supper Clubs of the North woods.  The way the air smells, the way your stress leaves you when you cross over the state line.  And our love of Supper Clubs.    You know you are in a Supper Club when you are greeted by the owner(s) themselves as though you are life time friends.  

You can always count on a fish fry on Friday, prime rib on Saturday (king or queen cut are both abundant portions), steak and potatoes every day of the week, and the most serious cocktails you have ever tasted.  Supper Clubs are often open at 4:00 for dinner, perhaps dimly lit inside with comfortable booths and tables, usually overlooking a lake or the woods, and don't overlook the neon sign outside guiding the way and pulling you in with its charm.  

After you have ordered your cocktail, you are either invited to visit the relish bar OR a relish tray is brought to your table.  There is something for every one's tastes I guarantee.  The relish tray is served on vintage glass trays or in chilled serving pieces.  I found glass trays I use as relish trays at my favorite shop Angelushome in Walworth, Wisconsin.  Plan on spending an hour or two where you can count on locating a treasure or two. 

Make your own relish tray at home Wisconsin Supper Club style with any OR ALL of the following:
Melba toast, cottage cheese, chopped liver pate, cheddar cheese spread, rye Krisp crackers, radishes, celery sticks, crinkle cut carrots, beets, coleslaw, cherry tomatoes, baby gherkins, black olives, and always bread sticks in little wrappers.  The relishes vary from place to place.

When visiting the Lake Geneva area, check out anthonyssteakhouselgvillagesupperclub,  or .duckinndelavan.  The food is delicious, great libations, and you will find the diners local and friendly.  
Also, check out Millieschicago in Lincoln Park.  It will make you feel you are in the heart of the Northwoods of Wisconsin.  And yes, they serve a complimentary relish tray with a basket of warm rolls while you decide on your cocktail and meal choice.  Another great choice is Raymessteakhouse in Lisle, Illinois. 

~Happy Weekend~

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