In January 2023 I found a book in my favorite book store on Main Street in Sag Harbor, Saturday Night at the Lakeside Supper Club by Ryan Stradel. A simple reminder of how much I love a good supper club. Stradel shares a story of a family evolution, successes and challenges through the lens of a Minnesota Supper Club’s front door.
The book inspired me to look at my own history. The supper club that I knew as a kid visiting my grandparents in Southern Wisconsin was my grandma CeeCee’s favorite, it was called The Duck Inn. In the 1960’s The Duck Inn featured a large fireplace in the center of its dining room, a relish tray on every table, a variety of taxidermy (think ducks) on the walls..