Supper Clubs are a Northern Midwest phenomenon, they are mostly found in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota.
Originally they were a "destination" dining experience. One arrived at cocktail hour to imbibe (if one was an imbiber, which THIS ONE is not), moved into the dining room for supper, and then stayed into the evening for entertainment.
Traditionally they only opened around 4:30 or 5 for supper and each table was served a relish tray on a lazy susan rather like tables are served with salsa and chips in a Mexican restaurant. Today some supper clubs also offer a Sunday brunch buffet.
Yesterday, Dec. 30, was my birthday and it was a wonderful day - - - mostly because I planned each part of it for myself.
A girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do when she doesn't think anyone else is going to plan a birthday bash FOR her. Hehehehehe
I planned to have lunch with a friend, she planned to pay - - - thank you very much, Sheri!!! We had a delightful lunch at one of my favorite places.
Then at supper, I planned to try Lake Aire Supper Club. I also planned to invite our friends Bill and Eloise (E-Lois) to go with us.
Fisherhubby had been to Lake Aire for a business meeting and was duly impressed with their steaks. I had just been waiting for the right special occasion to give them a try.
No "fast food" here my friends - - - and no "fast food" prices either.
I was impressed with everything about Lake Aire.
Linen tablecloths and napkins. (Not covered with chintzy plastic either - - - I watched them put on clean fresh tablecloths between diners.)
China and silverware
Friendly efficient service
Absolutely delicious food - I had scallops, lobster tail, and potatoes O'Brien. I don't know WHY I didn't think to get a picture of that!
And look at these darling little skates!!! I think I need to find a pair just like this to go with my Christmas Skates story that I shared last week.