Valentine’s Day at the ri’vah came on Sunday – just like everywhere else in the world. So what could we do but celebrate on Saturday night. Here in our little corner of the world we only have two choices for dinner (if we don’t want to drive at least 30 miles) – Daphne’s or Cordellia’s at the Retreat.
Ted, or “the coordinator” as we have now dubbed him, began putting together a group dinner at Daphne’s two weeks ago. At 8 p.m. Saturday night, 12 couples arrived and took over one whole dining room at the restaurant. I’m sure Sonny, who with wife SueSue owns Daphne’s, put us in a room by ourselves on purpose – he didn’t want any complaints from other customers about the noise we made.
Daphne’s is a beautiful restaurant that has been around since the 60’s. It was once housed about 200 yards up the highway from where it sits now, but the move did nothing to diminish its excellent food, cozy atmosphere (a fireplace in the largest dining room), and the friendly owners and staff. The specialty of the house is fried catfish – the restaurant and those catfish have been featured in Southern Living magazine. Daphne’s fried shrimp comes in a close second to the catfish as my “favorite Daphne dish”. The shrimp batter is light and crispy – yummy! Ted nearly always orders a steak and has never been disappointed. Every meal comes with fresh little biscuits served with homemade jellies and jams – instant dessert!
I wrote the Mackinac Island update before starting this one, and I’m going to ask you to switch over to that one for stories on our “snowstorm” at the ri’vah and our last day on the island for Winter Festival. It’s full of pictures, so instead of reloading them to this site, I didn’t think you would mind clicking over for more of what’s been happening since we last chatted.
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