Mission's Table is one of those places you read about and you plan and make sure you get there. I have attempted to go here many times and they were closed, it wasn't the right season, so on and so forth. So, when I finally made it there with some friends I was sooooooo excited. They are located in the same building adjoined to Jolly Pumpkin in a beautiful spot located on the peninsula. It's a great drive on sunny summer day. The water glows of blues and turquoises and you wonder how you ever lived your life not being there.
Mission's table is a more upscale dining establishment. I wouldn't wear my flip flops and bathing suit here, but I doubt they would turn you away. They are used to having summer vacationers I'm sure, but this is a place where you get course meals and it just seems like bad etiquette to show up like you just came off the beach. We ended up getting a bottle of wine and sharing small portions. Every single thing that we order was absolutely amazing. Cooked to perfection!
We ordered the following:
Risotto - summer squash, leeks, serrano ham, wisconsin parmesan
Arugula salad - apples, feta cheese, dried cherries, white balsamic
Roasted red potatoes
Duck (which was amazing! And doesn't look like it's on the men currently)
Soup - I can't remember what kind
If you are in Traverse City and it's the right season AND you are foodie you should get here. You will not be disappointed in the food or the sights. :) It's $$$$ so bring your big bills.
Mission's Table Restaurant
Giving you a taste of what I taste. From gourmet to everyday. No pretentious bull - just good food.