I am so excited about my first full length feature article in a major regional magazine! Most people don’t know I am both a photographer and a writer, but I do like to do as many things as possible… multi-tasking is what I’m best at ;).
Lake Superior Magazine asked me to write and shoot an article on the amazing Wassail concerts at the Rittenhouse Inn last winter to help celebrate their 35th anniversary, and I jumped at the chance to document this very special Bayfield winter event. A VERY short description of Wassail: beautiful Christmas carols are sung to you by a local troupe of singers while you eat truly remarkable food in a fabulously decorated restaurant (seriously – its GORGEOUS) and Jerry Phillips kisses a boars head. Its an experience not to be missed – for many different reasons. There is a schedule on their site here: Wassail Schedule. Make a reservation soon – they sell out quickly!
The Wassail concert’s history and all the photos are in the December/ January issue of Lake Superior Magazine, but here are a few of my favorites (and the cover shot – which is their first ever food cover)! I, of course, had to taste test the poached pear dessert.
There is one more thing I have to take a photo of/taste test this winter – and that’s their “The Boar’s Head” Wassail punch. It has cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, peppercorns, cranberry juice, brown sugar, Bayfield apple cider, and BACON infused bourbon. I LOVE bacon – mmmmmmmm… You can get the Wassail premixed (without bourbon… ha!) here: Rittenhouse Gift Shop or see their recipe on the Imbibe website.
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