Saugatuck, Michigan

Our Endless Summer!!
September and October Specials

"Opportunities seldom come along. When they do, you have to grab them."
Audrey Hepburn

Everyone loves Summer! In Saugatuck, ours just goes on and on. Once the waters of Lake Michigan have heated (now 76°F) they long continue to warm the breezes along our shores, giving us a lovely Indian Summer through September and October. You can surf for that perfect wave near the Dunes, golf at The Ravines, sail or fish, picnic in a vineyard, walk the beach or Crane’s corn maze in your shorts, dance under the stars or join an outdoor sing-along, all amidst warm gentle breezes. Come and extend your Summer with us.

Endless Summer Specials
Mid-week rates begin at $195
Weekend rates begin at $275
Call 800.385.1174 or 269.857.1465

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Chocolate Lovers Especially Welcome at Wickwood!

We think this economy calls for more chocolate. It just makes everyone happier. So in addition to all of our terrific food, now there’s even more chocolate (see below), only because numerous studies recently have finally convinced us that it’s really good for us!

Petite Nuages de Chocolate

We’ve been a bit obsessed with these chocolate treasures for years and have kept them secret. They’re bite-sized versions of Julia’s Flourless Chocolate Cake, an idea she gave us long ago. Finally we've decided to share this embarrassingly simple recipe.

Julia Child
"I just love to eat!"  ---- Julia Child

Chocolate Bites have a crunchy top and beneath the consistency of a cloud. They simply dissolve in your mouth into lovely silky chocolate. Pace yourself. They’re deceptively rich. Yields 32-36 Little Bites.
l  9 ounces best quality bittersweet chocolate (60-64% cacao)
l  1 cup plus 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
l  5 eggs, lightly beaten
l  1½ cups sugar
l  3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1. Roughly chop the chocolate into pieces. Transfer to a medium-sized bowl and add the butter. Place the bowl over a saucepan of simmering water until the two ingredients have melted. Mix well and transfer to a large bowl and set aside.

2. Preheat the oven to 325°F. Sift the sugar and flour together, then stir into the chocolate. Add the eggs and mix well. Cover and let rest at room temperature for 30 minutes. The batter will thicken as it stands.
3. Line 1½ inch miniature muffin tins (24 to the pan) with cupcake papers. (Of course, you can make these in regular muffin tins, but they are too rich for our palate.) Spoon the batter to ¾ full for each cupcake into the paper-lined cup. Bake 16-18 minutes (if large bake 30-35 minutes) The brownies will still be moist when done, but the tops will puff up and look crisp and rounded. They will fall slightly as they cool. Let them cool in the pan, if you can leave them alone. They’re fragile and will fall apart if not cool. Best to disappear within 48 hours.

“Julie and Julia”

We thought the movie was truly a joy! It brought back many fond memories of Julia and, of course, Meryl nailed her to a “T”. We’ll do our “Ode To Julia” in the next newsletter.

"Wickwood has the most popular rooms in town."
--- New York Times, August 3, 2008

To take advantage of these low rates today, call us
Wickwood Inn directly at 800.385.1174 or 269.857.1465,
9:00 am to 9:00 pm EST everyday.

"On a Clear Day" sung by Michael Holmes

Wickwood Inn   |    510 Butler Street P.O. Box 1019   |   Saugatuck, MI 49453
Tel (800) 385 -1174   |  
www.wickwoodinn.com   |    Bill and Julee Rosso Miller, Proprietors