This past Saturday night had what was probably the finest dining experience I've had in N Wisconsin at the White Oak Grill, located at Chippewa Retreat Resort in Manitowish Waters.
The chef apparently did some time at Charlie Trotter's, wasn't explained in what capacity.
The room is beautiful, big fireplace on one end, ceiling looks like the bottom of a Viking boat with gorgeous wood beams as support.
1/2 dozen raw oysters from near Cheasapeake Bay, fresh & shucked beautifully, just one small piece of shell. Served with both cocktail sauce and mignonette.
Korean pancake - very good, crisp, chopped shrimp but lacking scallions in the "normal" quantity I'm used to.
Scallops - cooked perfectly, they were served over blue cheese grits, delicious.
My friend's son had grilled filet, done perfect to his medium. Choices of sauce for steaks are bernaise, chimichurri, & others, friend's son chose chimichurri which was excellent.
Lamb chops with Moraccan spice, a little light on the spice for my taste but none the less, delicious and cooked perfectly
Osso Bucco - beef shank, very good but I'll get something else next time which there will be for sure a next time.
White Oak Grill at Chippewa Retreat Resort
13029 Deer Park Road (1/2 mile west of Hwy 51)
Manitowish Waters, WI 54545
I did absolutely nothing and it was everything I thought it could be.