Zehnder’s Mother of the Year Contest

Frankenmuth, Michigan, April 7, 2014 – Zehnder’s opened its doors for business on Mother’s Day, 1929, when Zehnder’s chefs served up a total of 312 chicken dinners. Since then, hundreds of thousands of guests have participated in the Mother’s Day tradition at Zehnder’s and Zehnder’s has come to know Mother’s Day as one of the busiest days of the year.
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A Cure for Cabin Fever

By Al Zehnder, CEO of Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth

I walked in our home from work last week and before even saying, “Hi dad”, my youngest, whose in kindergarten, came up to me and said, “I know what cabin fever is Dad”.  “Ok, what is it”, was the response I know he was waiting for. “It’s when people are tired of staying home” he responded.
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Like us and Enter to Win a $250 Zehnder’s Gift Card in Zehnder’s 2nd Annual #MomandMe Contest!

When you look at your mother/daughter, do you feel like you are looking in the mirror? Now is your chance to show off your mini-me! In celebration of Mother’s Day, Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth will be hosting the second annual “#MomandMe” Look-Alike Photo Contest on our official Facebook fan page, www.facebook.com/zehnders.
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The Bounty of Spring

By Chef John Zehnder, CEC, AAC, HGT

Well, spring has finally arrived and it’s time to look forward to the bounty of local delicacies available here in Michigan. We began our celebration of spring a few weeks ago here at Zehnder’s Restaurant with “Spring Along the Amalfi Coast”; a special seasonal dinner/seminar I hosted which featured many items normally associated with the awakening of the growing season in Michigan. We began with asparagus bisque, served in a Parmesan cheese bowl.  Our salad featured strawberry vinaigrette and the main entrée included baby peas and wild spring mushrooms. We host these limited seating, special dinners in both spring and fall.
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Get Your Clubs Ready!

I am sure you will all agree it has been a LONG and harsh winter but spring is officially here on the calendar anyway and that means the eventual opening of The Fortress. Weather permitting, we will hopefully be opening sometime in mid-April so get your gear together in anticipation of what promises to be an exciting year at The Fortress. You can view the 2014 season rates here.
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Culinary Spring Dinner Along the Amalfi Coast

By Executive Chef John Zehnder, CEC, ACE, HGT, AAC

If you’re like me, straight out cooking demonstrations have become very boring. Very “nineteen ninety-ish” a good friend recently told me. Fast forward to the present! Last fall we did the first of our dinner/seminars and everyone really enjoyed the concept. Basically I played host and the folks who came were treated to dinner with a twist. That twist was that I featured unique and sometimes hard to get cutting edge ingredients.
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Branson comes to Zehnder’s

March is the time of year everyone should be starting to think Spring.  Even though the temperatures outside may not bring Spring to mind, Zehnder’s is going to try to help you out of the winter doldrums by bringing “Branson, Missouri” to Zehnder’s Restaurant.
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Splash Village Phase II – Project Update

The brutal winter has not dampened our enthusiasm. We are making progress despite the fact that Mother Nature has thrown just about everything she has at us. Sub zero temperatures, snow, rain, freezing rain, wind and then more snow. We’ve got great contractors and we’ve all decided to just “muscle through” and keep the project moving forward.
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The Votes are In!

1st Place Snowfest Impressions winning image

The Snowfest Impressions Contest wrapped up on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 with a total of 977 votes between three finalists. Everyone was a winner with first, second and third place prizes from Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth. First place went to Camille of Fenton with her photo “The Beauty of Snowfest by Night” which captures the essence of Continue reading

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View the New Spring Polish Pottery Collection at Zehnder’s Marketplace

Boleslawiec Stoneware originated as folk art in the early 1800′s in the German province of Silesia, today a part of Poland. In the small village of Boleslawiec, Poland, skilled artists individually handcraft and hand-paint each piece of pottery.
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