Special Events

Pigstock TC 2015

Monday, October 19th 6:30 pm

We will be partnering with Short's Brewing Company to bring you a special dinner as part of Pigstock TC. The evening will consist of 4 pork-centered courses and Short's beer pairings. Cost is $40 per person.

There are only 26 spots available, please call the restaurant for reservations.




Older News:

2015 Traverse City Restaurant Week February 22nd - March 1st

Join us for a $25 specially priced 3 course menu


The amical staff has put together another fine menu featuring first course selections of Farro Salad, local Pork Belly or Grilled Shrimp.  Main courses include a Chicken Piccata, Beef Bourguignon or Sauteed Tilapia.  Finish it off with a choice of Fruit Cobbler or Orange & Olive Oil Cake.  To view the complete menu, click on menus and select the special menu pdf button.


Cooking School at The Box

Saturday March 1, 2014 12-3 pm

Break up the winter blues with a cooking class taught by Dave Denison. The Box, a multi-use event location owned by Victoria and Matt Sutherland, is again offering cooking classes this winterMany of the regions talented culinarians are on the schedule.  The class on March 1st, conducted by Dave, is limited to the first 12 students.  Recipes and techniques covered will feature some of amical's favorite recipes. Cost is $100.

For more information or to sign up, visit www.theboxtc.com or contact Victoria or Matt vis email theboxtc@gmail.com or call 231 218-4855.



Cookbook Pilgrimage

Oct. 22nd -24th 2012

Owner Dave Denison and General Manager just returned a trip to Manhattan. Actually it was more like a pilgrimage to visit our past, current and future Cookbook Series heroes. The stops included eight past or future locations that have produced the goods to compile our over 100 cookbook menus. Three Mario Batali locations, a visit with Marcus Samuelsson and team at Red Rooster, along with a stop at Rao’s, both up in Harlem. Then there was a dinner at Balthazar in SoHo, a lunch at Momofuku Noodle Bar over in East Village with stops at Union Square Café and Les Halles.

The first night in NYC, was spent at the original Blue Ribbon restaurant on Sullivan Street, which is our first November 2012 Cookbook Series menu. They had it on hand and presented it to the manager after settling in to the table. He was surprised and flattered by this gesture. Excitedly, he explained that the restaurant was celebrating their 20 th anniversary the very day amical kicks off our series with their cookbook. Coincidence? I think not! Dave and Jeff were able to order off the menu they wrote! The prices charged, however, came from Blue Ribbon's menu.


Traverse Epicurean Classic Recipes
Download the recipes from the Great Lakes Fish Preparation class:

Asian Dressing
Orange Citrus Butter
Pecan Pinenut Crust
Smoked Whitefish Pate
Sundried Tomato Crust