A Matter Of Taste provides personalized catering services customized to you and your event. Not only can events be held on location at Tapawingo, but they are also equipped to travel within a one-hour distance of Ellsworth MI. This includes Traverse City, Charlevoix, Bay Harbor, and Petoskey.

Breathtaking location

A Matter Of Taste at Tapawingo provides guests with a customized menu, as well as an intimate, breathtaking waterfront venue for your event. Tapawingo is one of the most sought after wedding venues is Northern Michigan because of the astonishing scenery and intimate gathering space.


Something that sets A Matter Of Taste apart from other catering companies are the ingredients they use. The owners, Ginny and Gregg make a point to use locally sourced fruits, vegetables, and other components while creating a menu that to match your budget without compromising quality.

Professional  staff

A Matter Of Taste is built around an outstanding reputation of creatively catering and the ability to produce dream weddings, elegant parties, and inspirational corporate events. Employees are hand picked because of their exceptional service and culinary knowledge.

Start With Something Delicious

A Matter of Taste offers a number of scrumptious appetizers for you and your guests to start out with.

For an additional fee you can upgrade your appetizers passed to include all your guests!

First Additional Person: $2.00

Second Additional Person: $3.00

Third Additional Person: $4.00

Fourth Additional Person: $4.50

Contact us today regarding our appetizer or elegant menu options by calling 231-588-1000 or filling out our contact form.

Appetizer Menu

Cold Appetizers                               Hot Appetizers

  • Charlevoix Trio Platter  

    Our trio platter is the perfect way to sample some of our most popular appetizers including, Smoked Whitefish dip, Smoked Whitefish sausage, Black Diamond Cheese and toasted crudités.

  • Elegant Cheese Platter  

    Our elegant cheese platter is the perfect way to sample some of Michigan’s finest cheese and fuit parings including, Herb Crusted Brie, Vermont Sharp Cheddar, grapes, pears, strawberries, accompanied with crackers.

  • Mediterranean Platter  

    This unique assortment of Mediterranean appetizers includes red pepper hummus, Genoa salami, Calamari olives, tomatoes, cucumbers, Pepper Chino peppers, feta cheese, stuffed grape leaves, and toasted pita chips.

  • Caprese Kebobs  

    Buffalo mozzarella balls, micro tomatoes, Balsamic dressing, and basil.

  • Bruschetta  

    French bread topped with fresh heirloom tomatoes, garlic and basil.

  • Dill Havarti Cheese Tart 

    Havarti cheese and fresh dill with a flaky pastry crust.

  • Cucumber Tea Sandwiches  

    Soft, creamy European cheese, English cucumbers and fresh dill.

  • Shrimp Cocktail  

    Delicious jump shrimp cocktail accompanied by tangy tomato sauce.

  • Assorted Sushi Platter 

    This Japanese inspired platter comes with an assortment of fresh sushi rolls including, California rolls, Spicy Ahi rolls, smoked salmon, avocado, scallions, and roasted yellow pepper.

  • White Fish Cakes  

    Fresh white fish patties served with caper butter sauce

  • Butternut Squash Ravioli  

    Butternut squash ravioli served with delicious sage butter.

  • Filet Mignon Station  

    Tender grain fed U.S. Black Angus Select beef sliced thing, a toasted French baguette, and Havarti.

  • Stuffed Mushrooms  

    Portobello mushrooms stuffed with Italian sausage, Panko crumbs, fresh herbs, and Parmesan cheese.

  • Petit Meatballs  

    Tender ground Black Angus beef, veal, pork sausage, assortment of seasoning, Panko crumbs all rolled into juicy meatballs served with a creamy sauce.

  • Chicken Satay  

    Grilled chicken tenfers skewered on Bamboo sticks, served with a tangy, Ginger Sesame sauce.

  • Spiced Tenderloin Kebobs 

    Tenderloin tips cooked and spiced to perfection, served with assorted seasonal vegetables. .

  • Crispy Asian Jumbo Shrimp  

    Jumpo shrimp served with a Sesame Ginger dipping sauce.

  • Heirloom Tomato Tart  

    An assortment of different heirloom tomatoes covered in a flaky crust.

  • German Pickle Sandwiches  

    Dill pickles, Swiss cheese, and Rosemary ham covered with a horseradish cream sauce on an English muffin bun.