The Grand Hotel has a dress code after 6:30PM and we enjoyed seeing children dressed up.
This evening we dressed up and had supper in the main dining room of the Grand Hotel. Since we did not have a package which included the meal, our dinner was $79/each, which included tax and tip. We both started with escargot. The snails were topped with pastry puffs which I have not seen before. The puffs were good soaked in the garlic butter after we ate the snails.
We each had the Swiss cheese and grilled onion soup, which I enjoyed a great deal. Linda liked it, but she is not a big fan of Swiss cheese.
For her entree, Linda had Jack Daniels glazed Berkshire pork loin with garlic mashed potatoes, collard greens & mustard-bacon demi-glace. I had herb-garlic rubbed prime rib of beef with sea salt baked potato, bacon marmalade and Worcestershire sauce. The prime rib was well done, not the medium rare which I ordered. Otherwise, it was all good.
Since our meals included dessert, we had the salted caramel cheesecake with pecan-citrus Anglaise and the warm chocolate brownie with espresso sauce & black cherry ice cream. This was the hardest decision of the meal. Every dessert item looked good.
We spent the rest of the evening at the Grand Hotel and we followed supper by exploring the hotel and going to different venues for live music: the final couple of songs from the preview of the musical "The Big Bang" in the hotel theater, a piano player in the main lobby, the Grand Hotel Orchestra playing music for dancing in the Terrace Room, and finally listening to another piano player & having drinks in the Cupola Bar at the very top of the hotel with its magnificent 300 degree view of the Island and Mackinac Bridge.