One of the things I love about summer is meeting friends for breakfast at Martha's Leelanau Table. During the year, it isn't realistic to think that we can meet for a leisurely breakfast; our schedules just don't allow for it. Yet when friends of mine are on vacation out on the Leelanau peninsula (Suttons Bay, Leland, Northport, Glen Arbor), it is the "breakfast" time slot that makes a lot of sense for us to get together.
Their children are still asleep or puttering around the house with dad having pancakes and the big plans for the day (dune climb, boating) are scheduled for later in the day. My friends know that I am in Leland for big chunks of the summer and call me to meet up for a visit and some one-on-one chats.
I always suggest Martha's Leelanau Table because the food is delicious, the atmosphere is bistro-like and we can usually score a table on the garden patio outside. Who doesn't enjoy eating breakfast al fresco?
I like their huevos rancheros (corn tostada with scrambled eggs, potatoes, cheese, black beans, Martha's salsa and sour cream) and on this particular morning I had Dan with me, so we split an order of cherry bread french toast (french toast made with cherry bread and served with cherry preserves
and Leelanau maple syrup) too. Yum yum yum yum yum.
The next time you are on vacation within reach of a good friend, put "Meet (insert name) for breakfast" on your list of things to do. Somewhere after "go kayaking" and "eat S'mores." You'll make a whole different kind of vacation memory.