What You'll Get
An old family recipe, much like an old family member, carries with it a lot of memories, requires a lot of slow steps, and often lingers as a wisecracking ghost. Savor an old-fashioned meal minus the work of making it with today’s Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of pre-made comfort fare and more at Bon-A-Rose Home Style Foods in New Hudson.
Drawing on recipes and tomato-juggling techniques handed down over four generations from their Sicilian ancestors, Bon-A-Rose’s co-owners June Tyrrell and her daughter Anna Hoffman transform piles of fresh, delicious scratch into all-natural dishes that refuse to suffer the presence of preservatives, high-fructose corn syrup, MSG, or anything else that comes in an acronym. Harried office workers too busy to cook dinner or detach the terrified cat from their faces can amble into Bon-A-Rose's 19th-century brick country house and load up on frozen entrees such as Bon-A-Rose’s classic lasagna, meatloaf, or tortellini in marinara ($6.60–$11.95 each), best served with a side of Anna’s chunky applesauce ($6/26 oz.) or homemade soup ($3.50/12 oz.). The shop also vends wines, foods, crafts, and other products from local southeast-Michigan vendors. Sample an Arcturos 2008 pinot noir from Black Star Farms in Suttons Bay, a Trillium semi-dry white table wine from Good Harbor Vineyards in Lake Leelanau, or both at once to prevent the president from demoting your citizenship status to "chicken." Whitmore Lake's Al Dente pastas pair well with Bon-A-Rose’s own marinara sauce ($7/12 oz.), and chocolate-covered berries from The Blueberry Store in South Haven conclude meals with a proper burst of sweetness and ammunition for heated disputes during postprandial Monopoly games. Local artisans also stock Bon-A-Rose’s shelves with greeting cards, candles, ornaments, and other crafts.
- When your celebration calls for authentic Italian cuisine in a gracious atmosphere, think of Bon-A-Rose. They can offer you the old world atmosphere and fine dining experience that will add to your special event.They offer a wide selection of appetizers, entrees, vegetable dishes and desserts. They use family recipes to create their meatballs, stuffed steak, sausage with peppers and onions, shrimp Alfredo, Chicken Cacciatore, and all the glorious dishes on their menu. – Jackie DiGiovanni, Examiner.com
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Sep 14, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. In-store only. Not valid toward sale items. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.