Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Whitefish at Molly Coopers, Ashland, Wisconsin

Dining at historic venues is wonderful. Dining by the water at an historic place is even better. The Hotel Chequamegon in Ashland, Wisconsin fit the bill. Check out the painted copper ceiling, Victorian furniture, and historic photo gallery. The checkers board was very inviting but we decided to bike around the town instead. The hotel burned but new owners salvaged it, moved and restored it to it's former glory on the waterfront. It is easy to imagine those days with the great ships docking in Ashland, transporting iron ore all over the Great Lakes and beyond. This once bustling town has found a new life with tourism, boating, biking and snowmobiling.

We enjoyed fresh broiled whitefish (no tartar sauce needed, thank you) served with sweet potatoes. The recipe from Tastes & Treasures page 122 for Sweet Potato Souffle would be a good option with this fish.