From hyper-local eats to international flavors, the peninsula is waking up to some unique dining opportunities this season.
The Lost Tuk Tuk Brings Asian Fusion to Ephraim
9222 Water St. S. in Ephraim
Located in the space Czarnuszka Soup once called home, Lost Tuk Tuk opened its doors March 4 to offer international flavors through its quick, delicious dishes from around Asia.
Its full lunch menu features inventive twists on noodles, rice and curry dishes, plus vegan and gluten-free options. Come evening, the “drinking food” menu stars small plates such as Sichuan smashed cukes and pork adobo designed to accompany its menu of obscure wines and beers.
Door County Underground Doubles Farm-Dinner Opportunities
Door County Underground diners will have twice the opportunities for delicious culinary experiences this coming season.
This local dining experience, brought to you by owners Matt Chambas and Jamie Mead, will now offer farm dinners monthly on the first Saturday and Sunday, May – December, with two seating times each evening: 5 pm and 7:45 pm.
The open-concept kitchen/dining room experience at Hidden Acres in Sister Bay features a five-course menu showcasing locally grown and foraged organic ingredients. Find out more at 920.421.3580 or doorcountyunderground.com, and make reservations at doorcountyunderground.com/farmdinners.
Renard’s Cheese Earns Best in Class
2189 Cty DK in Sturgeon Bay and 248 Cty S in Algoma
The votes are in, and Renard’s Artisan Cheese earned the award for Best in Class at the World Championship Cheese Contest, held March 1-3 in Monona, Wisconsin. Its Traditional Red Wax Cheddar Daisy scored 98.9 out of 100 possible points in the Traditional Waxed Cheddar, Mild to Medium category to clinch the award.
The competition is the world’s premier technical cheese, butter and yogurt competition, hosted by the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association biennially since 1957. An international team of judges evaluates the entries and scores them in the areas of flavor, body and texture, salt, color, finish, packaging and other appropriate attributes.
Girl Scout Cookies and Wine – A Perfect Pair!
Parallel 44 Vineyard & Winery, N2185 Sleepy Hollow Road in Kewaunee and Door 44 Winery, 5464 Cty P in Sturgeon Bay
Trefoils and bubbly? Thin Mints with a smooth red? Explore the fun of pairing your favorite Parallel 44 and Door 44 wines with classic Girl Scout cookies. Visit either winery during March to enjoy four Girl Scout cookie flavors, each matched with its own wine pairing. The cost is $13.99 per person.