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Cafe Michele in Talkeetna, Alaska

The two RV Gypsies first ate at Cafe Michele on June 29, 2009. It was such a wonderful experience that they returned to Talkeetna for an overnight stay on July 28th just to have lunch and dinner at Cafe Michele again. Both sets of photos are posted below.

Cafe michele business card
Cafe michele business card
On June 29, 2009 the two RV Gypsies ate at Cafe Michele in Talkeetna, Alaska. The food was a bit pricey, but yet quite reasonable for the quality and quantity of the food. The server, Janus, was professional, personable and excellent. The atmosphere was very nice. Therefore, this restaurant gets an excellent rating in the opinion of the two RV Gypsies. In fact, the food and service was so good that the two RV Gypsies ate there several more times, despite the price.
Cafe Michele's website states that they were voted one of the Top Ten Restaurants in Alaska, 2001 by The Food Network and they were featured on the Food Networks's "best of..." "Places to Take Dad", 2002
sign on roof - Cafe Michele
Cafe Michele
Cafe Michele
Lee Duquette - a very happy RV gypsy
A strange thing - what?Karen Duquette was able to photograph some of the food they were served, but one main menu item was unable to be photographed. The camera would not allow Karen to take the photo. Yet, when the salt shaker was put in the same spot as the dinner plate was, the camera snapped the photo. Then Karen replaced the dinner plate in the same spot the salt shaker was at and the camera would not take a picture. The dinner plate was moved in every spot of the table, but the camera refused to allow the dinner plate to be photographed. Every setting on the camera was tried, but the camera would just not photograph the main course that day. WEIRD! The food was delicious, and that is really all that mattered.
As stated above, the two RV Gypsies returned to Talkeetna for an overnight stay on July 28th just to have lunch and dinner at Cafe Michele again. Below: the lunch salad and a very happy Lee with the flowers from the salad in his hair.
After lunch, the two RV Gypsies informed Janus that they would return for dinner. The table was all set up and reserved for them when they arrived. The two RV Gypsies may be tourists but they sure were made to feel at home at Cafe Michele.
the dinner table
chicken meal
A wonderful bread pudding - and once again, a very happy Lee with the decoration from the bread pudding.
great bread pudding
a very happy Lee Duquette
Karen Duquette and Janus, cook, server and son of the owner, Michele. Since Karen and Lee were celebrating the anniversary of their first date 44 years ago, Janus gave them two hearts to keep, and Karen will keep them forever.
Karen Duquette and Janus
two hearts

Sadly, when the two RV Gypsies returned to Talkeetna in 2016, Cafe Michelle was closed. The two RV Gypsies do remember Janus saying something about traveling and closing the restaurant. Here's wishing him a wonderful life.

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