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Saugatuck, Michigan


"You're only here for a short visit. Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And, be sure to smell the basil along the way."
                                           --- JR
(with apologies to golfer Walter Hagan, Ringo Starr and Mac Davis.)

Perfect Basil Pesto

First a confession. For over twenty years, I celebrated Basil Pesto. I sang its attributes in cookbooks, made massive quantities of it for The Silver Palate store, featured it in SP products, and on countless occasions have given it the starring role in summertime alfresco dinner party menus. During all of that time, I must admit, I made it only for others, never for me. While I love most foods (with the exception of okra and green pepper), the fuss about Basil Pesto simply eluded me.

That all changed , however a little over a decade ago, when on a visit in Genoa our departure port for a Christmas cruise with "The Mothers" to seventeen ports in the Mediterranean, we quickly grabbed a bite at the cavernous restaurant nestled next to the ship. We all ordered the expeditious Pesto Lasagna. When it arrived, before me sat a huge pale green square that looked helplessly weak.
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Wickwood's Pesto S
eason Specials
Indian Summer 2010

September 6th through October 31st

Mid-Week Rates begin at $225

Weekend Rates begin at $285

With our Complimentary Evening Wine & Hors d'ouevres Buffet, Champagne Brunch and Afternoon and Late Night Sweets

"In Saugatuck, the top place to stay is Wickwood, an elegant B&B ---"
--- Chicago Tribune, August 1, 2010

Reservations 800.385.1174


Indian Summer Dates to Save

• August 19 - Sidewalk Sale in Saugatuck & Douglas
• August 22 - Taste of Saugatuck
• September 6 - Blue Star Bridge Walk
• September 7 - Fiddler on The Roof at the Red Barn
• September 11 - Saugatuck "Victory Party" with 12 Bands All Over Town
• September 11 - Mt. Baldhead Challenge
• September 11 - Douglas Wine & Art Stroll
• September 18 - Heritage Festival
• October 8 & 9 - Gallery Stroll in Saugatuck & Douglas
• October 9 - Wailin Jennys at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts
• October 12 - Joan Baez at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts (IT'S TRUE!)
• October 30 & 31 - Halloween Weekend

Winter Weekend Cooking Classes with Julee
January trough April 2011

(optional for guests only)


You’re invited to join us at Wickwood this Indian Summer for some
"Don’t hurry. Don’t worry." time. --- Julee & Bill

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Julee and Bill

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

Telephone: (269) 857-1465 or 1-800 385-1174 • Fax: (269) 857-1552

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