Inn Season Cafe
500 East Fourth Street (east of Main)
211 East Washington (east-of Main)
Penne with lemon peas and olives
Lunch: Tuesday-Saturday; 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Dinner: Tuesday-Thursday, 4:30-9 p.m.
Friday-Saturday, 4:30-9:30 p.m.
Brunch: Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m
Cuisine type: Vegetarian, including many vegan, non-dairy and
wheat-free choices with an ethnic flair. The Ann Arbor location
also serves fish.
Highlights: Salads, stir fry, burritos, Beggar's Feast special, pizza
Atmosphere: EclectiC Victorian with a calming eastern influence.
Liquor: Organic beer and wine at Ann Arbor location.
Service: Laid-back, but very knowledgeable about the food.
Price range: The menu is a la carte; with entrees $8-14, soups and
salads from $3.
Who eats there: Not just the earthy crunchy. Loyal customers and
newcomers looking for fresh healthy food along with a few drag-
alongs (like my son).
Reservations: Parties of six or more.
WHERE WE EAT! on page 88
Special to the Jewish News
hough winter is still teasing us in March, there's a sense of seasonal
optimism in the air. It's lighter longer, and so's our collective
mood. And live want to eat light. It's instinctive. We veer away
from stews and other hearty fare.
Just as we transition our wardrobe to protect us less from the environ-
ment, we transition our diet as well.
Though we still don't have any local fresh produce (we have to wait until
May for that), we have the world at our fingertips.
That's why we offer the following recipes for grilled tuna, veal scallopine,
pasta with peas, a warmly dressed.salad of spinach and walnuts and a lighter,
yet creamy potato gratin. Each dish has vegetables and bright flavors.
They're transitional in other ways as well. Substitute other fresh ingredi-
ents as they become available. For the tuna, add fresh asparagus to the sauce.
For the veal, add fresh morels. For the pasta or salad, add lots of fresh veg-
gies. Top off the meal with fresh berries or cool sorbet.
Take another look at the recipes below. You may notice the preparation
instructions are quite short. These recipes are easy. There are few steps
SIGNS OF SPRING on page 86
The Inn Season salad