Blend an artist’s vision, a chef’s craft, and an entrepreneur’s spirit. Season with family collaboration and community support. The result is Cedar’s long-awaited family restaurant which, when paired with a gold medal-winning winery, lingers deliciously on the palate. The Cedar Rustic Inn and Longview Winery tasting room, on the site of the former Eddie G’s restaurant in Cedar, opened in 2006 after years of planning by artist and restaurant owner Linda Ackley-Eaker, her son Aaron Ackley, and her husband Alan Eaker — the owner of Longview Winery.
8699 S Good Harbor Trail, Cedar … (231) 228-2282 … www.longviewwinery.com
Here’s a map of how to get to Cedar Rustic Inn and Longview Winery from Glen Arbor:
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Read this excerpt from Pat Stinson’s story “Cedar’s newest restaurant offers fresh, local dining”, which ran in the Glen Arbor Sun in July 2006:
“You’ve seen omelets that look like the side of a mountain?” Aaron asks. “They’re cooked eggs wrapped around raw, cold ingredients. That’s not an omelet.” If you sauté your veggies first, like the French do, then add the eggs, Aarons says the eggs will soufflé and develop the flavor of the veggies and meats. “I don’t cook by recipe but by method. Everything cooked by sound method turns out right.” … The “less more often” principle Aaron learned while at the Culinary Institute of America is applied to homemade menu items, such as dressings, coleslaw and soups. Cooking smaller amounts of food as needed produces less waste, Aaron explains, and makes it easier to control the cost and quality of the food. To ensure freshness and to adhere to the family’s philosophy of buying local products, Aaron shops at the Cedar City Market for organic foods, Pleva’s for fresh meats and Buntings Market for smoked menu items, like sausages.
Click here for Cedar Rustic Inn’s menu