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Julee & Bill

"If you’re not where you want to be, doing what you love,
you're wasting time."     --- Billy Joel
 

JULEE ROSSO'S HOTEL IN SAUGATUCK MI

An Unforgettable Culinary and Artistic Journey

My husband Bill and I learned long ago that one of the keys to life is to follow your passion and call it work. We’ve enjoyed that resolve for many years now, utmost the twenty we’ve owned Wickwood. It works! It makes each and everyday exciting. That, coupled with our guests' appreciation of our efforts, reinvigorates us, and our very incredible staff, everyday. Everyone's enthusiasm is simply contagious.


No, Zeus and Taz don’t live at Wickwood

"No trumpets sound when the important decisions of our life are made. Destiny arrives silently."     --- Agnes de Mille
 


Just 165 square feet!

Wills and I are a bit like the odd couple, but it too, works! He is a long-time resident of Saugatuck who knows everything and everyone in our town, and all of the best golf greens. I grew up in Kalamazoo and often spent Summers in Saugatuck, then twenty-five years in New York City where I co-founded The Silver Palate gourmet take-out shop (circa '77) and authored five cookbooks (one, The Silver Palate Cookbook is in the Cookbook Hall of Fame. Whew!) That’s about as good as it gets!

"Cuisine is when things taste like themselves."     --- Curnonsky

 
I think that my career in the food world has brought an added dimension to Wickwood. I simply want to share my love of good food and wine and make it a part of our guests every day experience. It’s been a joy to me for over thirty years to hear of cook’s enjoyment of my cookbooks and how various recipes have become their family traditions. It’s my continued delight to satisfy my insatiable curiosity and create new recipes and to share them with our guests at Wickwood.


And you thought writing a cookbook was easy.

"Live each season as it passes. Drink the drink, taste the fruit and open yourself to the influences of each."     --- Henry David Thoreau

 


Food, glorious food.

I've always cooked with the seasons! When I was young, our family planted a huge organic vegetable garden every Memorial Day weekend and my Dad was a “gentleman farmer” raising rare breeds of farm animals for fun. I’m thrilled that today we live in the “fruit belt” of Michigan, where we’re surrounded by farms with rich black soil that make our Farmer’s Markets extraordinary. We’re regulars at both the markets and farms to supplement what we grow ourselves. Through everyone’s efforts, we’re able to bring our guests the very best.

All of us at Wickwood share a love of good food and wine. And we all believe that life's way too short not to have fun be a part of every single day, especially when we live in this very special corner of the world! It makes life pretty spectacular. We invite you to keep up to date with us through our newsletter and to join us soon!

"So whatever you want to do, just do it. Making a damn fool of yourself is absolutely essential to a good life"     --- Gloria Steinem


 

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510 Butler Street, PO Box 1019 • Saugatuck, Michigan 49453-1019
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