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 Eagle Harbor Inn                                                           August 2011

"Summer Fun!"

In This Issue
Spotlight on Cooking
Summer Slipping By?
Original Art Featured EHI
An Electric Bike Ride?
White Bean Pesto!
Savory Spoon Cooking Class

SAVORY SPOON COOKING SCHOOL offers plenty of reasons for planning your visit! What a great reason to enjoy a gal's get-to-gether, or an adventuresome date with your spouse. Thursday - Saturdays the offering of classes range from exploration of spices in "Flavors of the World" Sept. 2 to "Full Fall Flavors" with full dinner menu & tasting, Friday Sept. 16th.  Check out their class offerings at  


Local Tipster

 Word on the Street~If you loved the tiny Pasta Vino Italian Restaurant tucked behind the Piggly Wiggly, owner Pete D'Amico has moved to a larger, more accommodating location in Ellison Bay. Doors open at 4:30pm for early eater

Pasta Vino


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SuMmER iS AlMoSt gONe; bOOk nOw FoR LOw rATeS & LAbOr DAy WeEKEnd~

Don't let summer slip by without your Door County fix; rates drop starting August 14th yet the beach becons & the water is refreshing!

There is so much to do with kayaking under the bluffs, the new American Folklore play under the stars: 'Bing! The Cherry Musical', cooking classes, Midsummer's Music chamber music, not to mention cherry picking & pies, making rock cairns to attest to your path or a spiritual alignment with yoga classes: The offerings are boundless. Check out our availability here or call 800-324-5427

Eagle Harbor Inn benefits as Sponsor or the Peninsula Art School's 

 plein air umbrellas

   5th Annual Plein Air Festival. Seven painters sought inspiration among our gardens, red market umbrellas on the Inn's Patio as well as our paired Adirondack chairs for their two hour quick paint with some artists creating up to three masterpieces. Paintings were available for sale framed, at the Art School's Gala. Consider planning your trip around the 2012 Plein Air Festival July 23-28, 2012. The beautiful picture above is the Inn's newest original painting by Lawrence Rudelach.



 century bike ride 2

Last week our guests Barbara & Chet Gerlach from Madison parked their car in Sturgeon Bay & biked to Ephraim for a spontaneous visit to Eagle Harbor Inn. They were making a three day bike trip of Northern Door & what intrigued me about their adventure was the fact that Barbara was renting an


The idea struck me as one which would interest many of our guests who may feel they no longer see themselves riding bikes again, for whatever reason. In Barbara's case, she used only 1/4 of the battery's power in the 24 mile ride, and was proud of it! Knowing the battery was there with a guage to tell how much juice was left provided comfort & a personal challenge to use as little as possible. As we've told other guests about it they too are reliving the freedom felt on the open back roads of Door County! Visit

Nor-Door Cyclery for Electric Bike info at

White Bean Pesto ~ Perfect for your Summer Gatherings!
white bean pesto Prep:  20 minutes


15 oz. can White Navy Beans (drained) 
5 cloves Garlic, minced
30 Basil Leaves (big bunch)
3 Tbs. Capers, heaping
3 tsp. Tomato Paste
12 thin slices Sun Dried Tomato in olive oil
1/2 can Black Olives (drained)
1/2 tsp. Salt (to taste)
About 1/4 - 1/2 Cup Olive Oil

Place all ingredients in food processor. Slowly add light olive oil & process until mixture has consistency of spreadable paste. Refrigerate for 3 hours or longer until flavors marry. Makes about 2+ cups. Enjoy!


Upcoming Events


  • Door County Century Bike Ride; 35, 50 or 100 mi~September 11               
  • Viva's Winter Wonderland Vintage Show, October 22
  • Plan on a Door County Thanksgiving with your Family!
  •  Holiday Inn Tour: Decorate Gingerbread Men & Tour Festively Decorated Inn with Homemade Holiday Treats. Nov 26