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Weathervane Restaurant 106 Pine River Lane Charlevoix, Michigan 49720

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Thursday, November 27, 10:30 am to 6 pm

We feel especially compelled to give thanks this year for family, neighbors, friends and this amazing corner of northern Michigan we call home. We invite you to come celebrate the warmth and togetherness of Thanksgiving at Stafford’s.

Classic Holiday Buffet
Chef Carving Station
Roasted Tom turkey and citrus ginger snap crusted country ham

Holiday Starter Table
Savory Brie cheese fondue, Weathervane famous seafood display, spinach and artichoke dip, assorted salads, Great Lakes chowder, peel and eat shrimp and dinner rolls

Main Course Favorites
Traditional Thanksgiving sides, Lake Michigan whitefish crab mornay and Weathervane chicken

Thanksgiving Sweets Table
Holiday chocolate decadent dipping fountain, assorted pies, cherries jubilee and bananas foster

$26.95 adults, $14.95 children

Turkey’s To Go
A complete Thanksgiving meal to enjoy in the comfort of your own home.
Serves 6 to 8 people, $135.

Neighbors in Need
Donate a Thanksgiving meal to families in need in our area. To learn more or make a donation, please contact Jeff.

Reservations are recommended, 231-547-4311.

Reserve Wine Dinner at The Drawbridge Bistro


December 5, 6:30 pm
A presentation of favorite wines from Stafford’s Weathervane Restaurant and The Drawbridge Bistro’s wine lists presented by Tim May & Travis Tache with food pairings from Chef Rob.

Amuse Bouche
Three cocktail flight with pairing
Valentine White Blossom Vodka with Orange Blossom Water and Grapefruit Juice,
Old Tom Liberator Barrel Aged Gin with St. Germaine, Fig infused New Holland Beer Barrel Bourbon

First Course
Lemon Chicken Soup
Wine Pairing: Alois Lageder Pinot Grigio

Second Course
Ginger Spiced Pork Belly with Thai Curry noodles and cashew dust
Wine Pairing: Left Foot Charlie “Missing Spire” Semi-Dry Riesling

Shaved Grape Sorbet
Wine Pairing: L. Mawby Conservancy

Third Course
Duck confit with pomegranate raspberry reduction, gnocchi and roasted root vegetables
Wine Pairing:  Ken Write “Freedom Hill” Pinot Noir

Fourth Course
New York strip with merlot demi glace and mushroom pate
Wine Pairing: The Meeker Handprint Merlot

Rich chocolate torte with raspberry ganache
Wine Pairing: Black Star Farms Sirius Raspberry Dessert Wine

Limited seating, $100 per guest. Reservations can be made at Stafford’s Weathervane Restaurant: 231-547-4311 or the Drawbridge Bistro: 231-758-3801.

Madrigal Feast


Friday, December 12, 2014

Take a step back to the Old English days and join us for the annual Madrigals Dinner - Petoskey High School’s award winning show.

Tickets are available at Stafford’s Weathervane Restaurant and are $40 per guest. This includes a four course gourmet dinner and live musical performances from the Madrigals throughout the evening.

Guest arrival 5:30 pm, seating at 6 pm, show & dinner begin at 6:30 pm.

Whitefish Spread

Round Lake Salad
Bibb lettuce, dried cranberries, white cheddar cheese, walnuts, red pear and carrots with creamy cranberry vinaigrette

Chicken Wellington
Tender chicken breast stuffed with cranberry pear compote and brie cheese baked in a puff pastry with chive beurre blanc, garlic mashed potatoes and fresh asparagus

Chocolate Mousse
Delicate chocolate mousse, fresh whipped cream and raspberries

Reservations required for this event, 231-547-4311.

Christmas Eve Dinner


Wednesday, December 24, 4:30 to 8:30 pm

Enjoy our holiday a la carte menu!

Reservations are recommended, 231-547-4311.

Stafford's Kitchen Classics - $12.95


Sunday: Slow Roasted Half Chicken - Served with mashed potatoes and today's fresh vegetables

Monday: Stafford's Bay View Inn Housemade Meatloaf - Oven baked with bordelaise sauce, served with mashed potatoes and today's fresh vegetables

Thursday: Turkey Dinner Classic - Fresh roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, cranberry relish and today's fresh vegetables

Friday: All You Can Eat Whitefish and Chips

​Stafford's Kitchen Classics are accompanied by a petite mixed greens salad and a dinner roll - enjoy any and all for $12.95.