Thursday, January 20, 2011

South African Lobster, The Plantation and the Frozen Wisconsin Tundra

Aren't these babies beautiful?

Dear Friends,

This is where the magic happens in Minocqua, Wisconsin and the surrounding area where high-caliber supper clubs still reign, and a colossal brandy old-fashioned is the drink of choice, and you don't have to break into your 401-K to buy a lobster dinner.  Superb Supper Clubs proliferate the landscape in northern Wisconsin.  They're situated near scenic lakes, or amongst towering pine forests in the middle of nowhere, they're in towns and on highways and everywhere in between.  Basically, the hardest part is choosing where to go for a great dinner.  Some of my favorites are, Mama's Italian-American Supper club.  It's only been in business for fifty-plus years so they probably know what they're doing and as with most Wisconsin eating establishments, the veal dishes are exceptional.  Then there's, Chy's Red Steer  that offers the true supper club experience of yesteryear,  a charcoal grill that turns out succulent steaks and seafood, or Norwood Pines, a graceful old lodge built in the 1920's, or Chef's Rene's Back Bay Cove with upscale food, or Smokey's with a fantastic wine cellar, or Marty's Place with its beautiful bar.  I could go on and on but for brevity's sake, I'll stick to The Plantation Supper Club and their super deals on South African lobster dinners.

I couldn't help myself.  I had to show it twice. 

It's worth the trip just to take advantage of the best price on lobster dinners anywhere.  These beauties come in at $39.95 for three, six ounce tails.  Wait, it gets even better, the special every night is a cold-water 10-12 ounce tail for $29.95, not South African but the next best thing, Australian.

A gigantic brandy old-fashioned, just like I said.

Complementary hors d'oeures Wisconsin style,  tiny weenies in barbecue sauce, chicken wings and rye bread broiled with horseradish cheese.

Oops, I did it again!

Shhhhh!  Don't tell anyone the lobster dinners are a steal.

It's not just about cheese, beer and brats,


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