See the nice write-up on Bellaire in NW Indiana Times September 18, 2010! Check out the link and see if you can find mention of the Grand Victorian. The picture is from our front yard a few years back.
BELLAIRE ROYALTY ARRIVE The third Saturday in August is Bellaire's Annual Summer Festival which provides Northern Michigan's finest Queens a last chance opportunity to don their royal clothing and get aboard their festive floats. For many their reign is drawing to an end and the ride through Bellaire is truly reflective. As the parade route ends, the Grand Victorian becomes a most fitting venue for these promising young people to mingle, share, and discuss future plans. Some are off to college, some to new jobs, some returning to area schools, but certainly all are enjoying the festive moment of this day. After a light lunch and refreshment, picture taking rules as they mingle about the house and decorative grounds. The newly crowned National Cherry Queen, Sonya Sayler of Elk Rapids, provided great inspiration to the young people in attendance as the event drew representatives from many northern Michigan locations such as Bellaire, Mancelona, Kalkaska, Central Lake,
From the Grand Victorian Kitchen: - Ramekin Baked Eggs Linda wants to share her Baked Egg dish with our blog buddies. This simple to make recipe is always a hit with our guests! Please give it a try and let us know how well it works for you. Special bakeware: Four 6 to 7 inch Oval Ramekins Ingredients: 4 Tblsp butter 8 large eggs 8 Tblsp heavy cream ½ tsp pepper 8 Tblsp shredded parmesan cheese Chervil seasoning Preheat oven to 375 degrees Coat inside of each ramekin with 1 Tblsp butter. Break 2 eggs into each ramekin. Put 2 Tblsp of cream over the eggs which should about cover them. Spread about 2 Tblsp shredded parmesan cheese over the eggs. Sprinkle with Chervil and pepper. Bake at 375 degrees for 12 - 13 minutes until the egg yolks are done and the whites are fully set. Add some garnish, toast and a couple of sausage links and you have a great tasting twist on an All-American breakfast. Enjoy! Yield: 4 servings of 2 eggs each
The Richardi House (aka The Grand Victorian) is being featured on an upcoming "Destination Michigan" TV special. This Monday's 30 minute segment will be showcasing 2 popular area attractions, Bellaire's Richardi House and the Acme Music Museum. PROGRAM: Destination Michigan SHOWTIME: 7:30PM Monday October 28 2013 CHANNEL: WCMU (available thoughout Michigan, check your local listings.) WCMU is a PBS station located in Mount Pleasant Michigan and Destination Michigan is their popular TV series featuring historical properties and influential people of Michigan. The WCMU video team was in Bellaire last May to record the program. The segment will focus on the story of Robert and Henry Richardi (father/ son) who cultivated incredible growth in Antrim County by designing and manufacturing their world class woodenware products in Bellaire. A display of their household utensils was awarded first place at the 1893 Columbian Exhibition World's F