Mom and I went out for lunch a few days ago at The Cook’s House, which was the second time in as many days, and luckily I remembered to bring my camera the second time around.
The place is run by proprietors/co-chefs Eric Patterson and Jennifer Blakeslee, and I think that it is hands down the best restaurant in Traverse City. Besides having really good food, I think that it is awesome that these two are doing their best to source as much local product as possible, and I really love being at a place where the guy who raises the rabbits can come in during lunch service and drop off some freshly skinned rabbits and have a little chat with the chefs!
Things you must try: Pozole (sorry about the bad focus on that picture), pulled pork sandwich (the Lamont cheddar from Grassfields is amazing on it), vanilla roobis (from Light of Day Organics), and the rhubard tart
Apparently this place is getting a lot of press all of a sudden, so I guess Mom and I were lucky to have been able to just walk in for lunch. Eric said that they are going to have to start suggesting that potential patrons make reservations for lunch, as well as for dinner. Though there are a few drawbacks to becoming popular, I’m so happy that a place like this is doing well in T.C., as I would never have guessed that it would.
The Cook’s House doesn’t have it’s liquor license yet so there is no wine list, though I bet if you ask nicely when you make your reservation they would say it was o.k. to BYOB.
The Cook’s House
439 E. Front Street