Photo from Left to Right, Chef DJ Flynn, Chef David Beier, Owner Matt Borisch, General Manager Bryan Banfield.
The Walloon Lake Inn has some very exciting news. Established in 1891, the Walloon Lake Inn has been owned and operated by Chef David Beier for the last 33 years. Now he has chosen to hand off the baton. On January 9th, the sale of the Walloon Lake Inn was finalized, which formally transitions management of the 122-year-old restaurant to Chef Daniel Flynn and General Manager Bryan Banfield.
“The long and great tradition of the Walloon Lake Inn continues. As I pass the baton to the Borisch Family, I have absolute confidence that the events and memories that we all cherished will continue to grow.” – Chef/Owner David Beier
Walloon Lake Inn will continue to be a fine dining establishment, taking reservations, private parties, and walk-in’s if available as was done in the past. Many of the comforts people have enjoyed in years past will remain the same. It is expected the restaurant will be open May-September for 2014 as well as 2 weeks around Christmas and for private events during the other months.
“The menu will feel classic, centered in ingredients of the highest quality, and traditional preparations. The menu will pay homage to the history of dining at Walloon Lake Inn, hopefully even featuring some of their timeless favorites. We intend to preserve and also create anew a unique destination for an experience of luxury and leisure.” – Chef Daniel Flynn
Over the next several months, the restaurant interior will undergo a remodel and update which will enhance the fine dining experience in the beautiful northern Michigan setting.
“We really want to make sure that we keep the history of the longstanding building intact. We’ll begin the remodel this week, which will include a kitchen renovation, a new bar built on the West side of the room, and numerous other updates. We’ll be incorporating historical aspects of the Inn as much as possible.” – Bryan Banfield
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