Enjoy a delicious dinner prepared from locally sourced ingredients in the Arcturos Dining Room at the Inn. Executive Chef Jonathan Dayton’s philosophy is to cook with meats, herbs, vegetables, and fruits that either grown or raised on the farm at Black Star or from other Michigan farms within a 100 mile radius. A list of some of the farms and companies the chef routinely uses includes:
- 9 Bean Rows in Northport for vegetables and artisan bread
- Bakers Acres in Marion for chicken and pork
- JRJ Ranch in Marion for Lamb
- Olesons Farm in Traverse City for buffalo
- Bunny Hop Ranch in Cedar for rabbit
- Makinaw Straits Fishing Company in St. Ignace for whitefish, perch, lake trout and salmon
- Carlsons in Leland for whitefish and smoked whitefish
- TLC Tomatoes in Northport for tomatoes, spring greens, and bibb lettuce
- Gallaghers Centenial Farm in Traverse City for beef
- Champion Hills Farm in Beulah for honey
- Halpins Land Of Goshen in Kaleva for cheese
- Grassfields Cheese in Coopersville for cheese
- Light of Day Organics in Traverse city for tea
- Great Northern Roasting Company in Traverse City for coffee
- Brownwood Acres in Central Lake for mustards and cherry products
- Rennie Orchards in Williamsburg for an assortment of fruit
- Friske’s Orchards in Elsworth for fruits and vegetables
- Second Spring Farm in Cedar for vegetables
- Elmaple Farm in Kaleva for vegetables
There is also an assortment of in house prepared decadent desserts. Black Star Farms wine is also available by the glass or bottle. The Arcturos Dining Room has very limited seating and reservations are required. Dinners begin at 6:30 pm. Call 231.944.1251 to make a reservation.
The dinner menu changes weekly depending on what meats and produce are locally available.
Take a look at a sample menu in the pdf. link below.