Summer Restaurant Plans — Feedback Wanted
We're discussing summer restaurant plans with Chez Jude, the fine dining establishment that prepared such amazing meals for Bearskin guests this winter. We've tossed around lots of ideas and haven't settled on anything yet for certain, so we'd like some input from you.
Easing back into the restaurant business is a slow process; we're not able to offer dining every night yet. We also know that our summer guests would appreciate options, but our dining space is not large enough to offer a variety of dining alternatives all at once.
One idea we’re considering is to have two very different dining nights at Bearskin. One night would be fine dining night, presenting 3 – 4 course gourmet dinners like Chez Jude prepared during the winter. Another night could be family dining night, offering more casual food. What do you think of this idea? Which type of meals would you be more likely to enjoy at Bearskin Lodge? For casual dining nights, what types of foods would you prefer? We’re thinking Bearskin is not well suited to be a hamburger joint. What about pasta? Salads? Pizza? Spaghetti or lasagna night?
Our other question is when to have dining at Bearskin – which nights would work out best for our guests who are on vacation for a week? We’re contemplating Friday as a fine dining night. (Saturday is not a good option for Chez Jude and because most of our guests check in and check out on the weekend, Saturday may not be ideal for them either.) We plan to have the Bearskin picnic gathering again on Monday evening, but all other nights are feasible for dining. After you’ve been at Bearskin for awhile, when do you get the urge to eat out?
We’d very much appreciate your thoughts on this. Feel free to comment below, or if you’re more comfortable sharing ideas privately, e-mail