Message from Margo

April 2007

Dear Log Haven Family,

Every season in Millcreek Canyon is a special one in its own right. Today, I enjoy fresh green shoots and the first warm evenings by the pond but surprise snow squalls and the need for warm fires are still on my radar. Whatever the season, I continue to be astonished that Log Haven is just five minutes from the hustle and bustle of I-215 and millions of people…this wilderness is a joyous balm of which I never tire.
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Hot Tips for Grilling Pork Chops
by Kevin Donovan

As the weather is getting warmer and the days longer, many of you are firing up the grills and planning outdoor barbeques. Beef and chicken seem to be standard grilling items, but let’s not forget how tasty a juicy grilled pork chop can be, when cooked properly.
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Make Mom’s Day

Come join us for Mother’s Day! We’re accepting Mother’s Day (May 13th) reservations from 12:00 noon - 5:00 p.m. We will need your credit card number to guarantee the reservation, and we’ll ask you to adhere to a 72-hour cancellation policy, or your credit card will be charged $50.00. Adults are $36.95 and children (12 and under), $19.95. The menu offers your choice of 4 spectacular appetizers, a salad course, your choice of 4 entrees, and a dessert buffet!
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Spring '07
Wine Program
by Ian Campbell

German Riesling

It may come as a surprise to some that German Riesling is considered by many wine professionals to be one of, if not the, world’s greatest white wines. It certainly is misunderstood by many of us in the United States. Contrary to popular belief, German Riesling is not sweet, cheap plonk. It can be sweet, but when it is, it is gloriously sweet, and usually very expensive. But German Riesling can also be light-bodied, with bracing acidity, and can pair wonderfully with food.
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What’s Your Diamond?
by Faith Sweeten

A kiss on the hand may be quite continental but diamonds are a girl's best friend - Marilyn Monroe singing “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend” in the movie, Gentleman Prefer Blondes.

Wedding rings and their bearers date back to ancient times. The habit of wearing the wedding symbol on the fourth finger of the left hand is based upon a Grecian fable that the artery from that finger flows directly to the heart. On the other hand, a traditional reason to wear the wedding ring on the right hand stems from a Roman custom. The Latin word for left is "sinistra," a word that evolved into the English "sinister." The Latin word for right is "dexter," a word that evolved into "dexterity.” Hence, the left hand had a negative connotation and the right a positive one.
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Spring Menu 07


Mixed Green Salad
   toasted almonds, champagne vinaigrette, housemade croutons 
Spinach and Arugula Salad
   apple smoked bacon, gorgonzola, pommery mustard vinaigrette 
King Crab Caesar Salad
   parmesan tuille, garlic croutons  


Sushi Grade Cobia Sashimi
   seaweed and squid salad, wasabi greens, yuzu vinaigrette 
Pan Roasted Goose Breast
   red lentils, baby bitter greens, sherry vinaigrette, shaved manchego
Prime Beef Carpaccio
   mustard aoili, arugula sprouts, capers, parmigiano-reggiano 
Wild Key West Jumbo Shrimp
   rice vermicelli salad, edamame, coconut lemongrass nage 
Fire-Grilled Corn Soup
pickled jalapeno, chipotle creme fraiche 
Steamed Mediterranean Mussels,
   sundried tomato-anchovy butter, grilled bread 


Potato Crusted Alaskan Halibut
   celeriac puree
broccolini, foie gras truffle reduction 
Grilled Prime Beef
   St. Louis Style Braised Short Rib ravioli, pesto broth, oven-dried tomato 
Pork Chop “Havana Style”
   cuban sweet potatoes, crisp yucca, chorizo, blood orange mojo 
Seared Diver Scallops
   roast mushroom, asparagus and salsify ragout, caramelized pear beurre blanc

Cornish Hen “Under a Brick”
   creamed red potatoes, garlic confit, lemon-thyme jus 
Wild Striped Bass
   three bean cassoulet, honey-glazed baby carrots, balsamic beurre noisette 
Rocky Mountain Elk Chop
   saffron potato hash, whole roast shallots, porcini jus 
Smoked Chili-Seared Ahi Tuna
   black thai sticky rice, tempura vegetables, toasted sesame vinaigrette 
Bison Tenderloin
gold potato puree, cambozola, braised leeks, piperade  

Kevin Donovan – Chef
Sam Stringer – Sous Chef

Dessert Menu

Meyer Lemon Crème Brulee Tart
ginger madeleine,
prickly pear sorbet

Toasted Almond Cake
honey lavender tapioca,
rhubarb sorbet

Warm Roasted Fruit,
fromage blanc cream,
honey thyme ice cream

Lemongrass, Mango, and
Blood Orange Sorbet Terrine
ricotta fritter,
frangelico chocolate pudding

Chocolate Sticky Toffee Cake
kumquat marmalade,
vanilla bean ice cream


Log Haven's
Calendar of Events

May 1
Prime Rib Weekends extended into spring.

May 13
Mother’s Day. Choice of courses and a dessert buffet,from 12-5pm.

June 17
Fathers Day. Special Dad's menu.

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