Autumn. The word itself elicits images of nesting, comfort, and all the cozy feels. We slow down, both in our lives and in our cooking. It’s a time when our thoughts of food transition from the bright freshness of summer to the warm heartiness of harvest. The immediacy of tossed-together salads and quick-grilled proteins transform into deep roasted vegetables and slowly braised meats. It’s a time to reflect, appreciate, and harvest all the beautiful feelings which have ripened over the summer.
At Independence Grove, we are fortunate to watch the changing of the seasons right outside our door. The variegated greens of summer give way to the brilliant oranges, reds, and yellows of autumn. Similarly, on our plate, bright new potatoes mature, becoming deeply caramelized sweet potatoes. Herbed chicken breasts mellow into slow-roasted turkey. Everything about Autumn celebrates the patience of waiting for the last falling leaves and the promise of comforting fare.
We Love Autumn Weddings and Other Gatherings
We love and celebrate all autumn gatherings at Independence Grove! It gives us a chance to showcase our greatest party partner, nature. As seasons change, so do our offerings for celebration meals. Being a Catering by Michaels exclusive venue, we are excited about the opportunities the new CBM autumn menu presents. It features classic favorites such as stuffed mushroom caps, hoisin braised short rib quesadillas, our show-stopping holiday seafood spectacular, the grand apple cider glazed spiral sliced ham, mom’s sliced brisket (a CBM favorite!), and chicken piccata among so many others.
Usher in Autumn with our soul-warming sirloin and mashed potatoes, the delightful shredded chicken and potato pie, and a classic lemon thyme chicken. We have all manner of appetizers, sides, entrees, and even breakfasts (pancake bread pudding, anyone?). Want to try a specialty drink? Consider our house-crafted apple cider offerings, available with or without spirits.
Our dedicated Event coordinators are available to work with you to craft that perfect autumnal meal to complement whatever type of event you are planning.
An Autumnal Mainstay!
If our complete autumn menu isn’t enough, we are thrilled to say our gourmet taffy apples have returned! Nothing says “autumn” like our jumbo apples, enrobed in rich caramel and decorated with a wide variety of toppings. What are you in the mood for? Orange and black sprinkles? Peanuts? Chocolate toffee? Seasonal M&Ms? Our signature white chocolate and cinnamon sugar? We have them all and more! You can order apples individually or in bulk. We can also prepare gift baskets of six or 12 pieces. Have a look at our taffy apple menu, or call us at (847) 966-6555 to learn more.
We are here to Help!
It’s no secret we love food. We delight in curating and preparing menus for you that honor the season. Whether you’re planning a wedding, a corporate gathering, or a fully catered family party, we are here to help make your meal memorable, delicious, and carefree.
Our dedicated event coordinators are passionate about working with you and your budget to cater to your needs. They will help you select all the items to complete the perfect meal, and can arrange for all your needs to be met in our stunning venue, with floor to ceiling windows providing you with breathtaking views courtesy of the greatest artist ever: Mother Nature!