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Stafford’s Drawbridge Bistro Has Sold

Posted on June 6th, 2017
CHARLEVOIX- Stafford’s Hospitality is pleased to announce that the previously restaurant “The Drawbridge Bistro” has been sold to former employees of Stafford’s. Partners Eric Hoshield, Paul Lefevre and Justin Manthei will own and operate the “French Quarter Bistro,” a New Orle…

Acadian Redfish from Chef’s Recipe Box

Posted on June 2nd, 2017
Last week, we spent an afternoon in the kitchen with Stafford’s Corporate Chef DJ Flynn learning to make a delicious Acadian Redfish with Ravigote!  Check out the video on our Facebook page to see us in action, and follow along with the recipe bellow to learn how to make this great summer dish!…

Recipe Box: Vegan Lentil Soup

Posted on April 28th, 2017
A tasty and healthy soup recipe from Stafford’s Corporate Chef, DJ Flynn.  Vegan Lentil Soup Ingredients
  • 2 T Olive Oil
  • 1 Bulb Garlic (minced)
  • 1/3 Apple, Large (dice)
  • 1 Cup Carrot, Large (dice)
  • 1 Cup Onion, Large (dice)
  • 1 Cup Celery, Large (dice)
  • 1/2 Cup Leeks, 1/2″ square
  • 1 QT Lenti

Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day!

Posted on March 13th, 2017
“May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light. May good luck pursue you each morning and night.” Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all our friends! Join us for some green-themed fun on Friday, March 17!   Stafford’s Pier Restaurant Dinner Feature
A good ole̵…

6 Things To Do This March

Posted on March 3rd, 2017
With spring just around the corner, we are welcoming it with fabulous lodging and dining features, bringing family and fun together again. Come join us in northern Michigan for some Cabin Fever fun!
  1. Harbor Springs Restaurant WeekFriday, March 3 through Sunday, March 12
    Foodies rejoice! 10 day

Titanic Dinner – A First Class Dining Event

Posted on February 16th, 2017
All aboard! You are cordially invited to take a step back in time and join us for an evening of history & first class dining on Saturday, April 8 (6 pm).  As a guest of this dinner, you will enjoy butlered hors d’ oeuvres, a six course meal, live music by Bay Shore Strings, costumed server…

Petoskey Broadway Musical

Posted on January 19th, 2017
An exhilarating evening by the talented students of Petoskey High School! Our second annual Broadway Musical Dinner will be held Tuesday, February 14 & Thursday, February 16 (both at 6 pm). Not only will you enjoy a three course dinner, you will enjoy music from Broadway hits including Hamilto

3 Ways to Please Your Wine Tasting Palate This Winter!

Posted on January 19th, 2017
One great place, three fine events! Gather up the gang and join us at Stafford’s Weathervane Restaurant for a tasting event you won’t soon forget. Choose from three different dates with three great vendors offering wine from three different regions. We invite you to please your wine t…

Hello November – A Month to be Thankful

Posted on November 1st, 2016
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 the season at Stafford’s and within our local communities.
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