Roast, Part Duex

When I am 2,000 miles from home, it isn’t often that I choose to re-visit a restaurant (to be honest I didn’t choose this time, but I didn’t turn down the invite either). Plus, the one makes Bailie JEALOUS!

I return to Michael Symon’s Roast.

Sip

2008 Victor Hugo Cabernet Sauvignon Intense aromas of black cherry and chocolate with wisps of spice are complimented by a background of subtle oak. Rich flavors with layers of large, soft tannins interlocking with complex oak tannins for a long, elegant finish.

Starters

Scallops cauliflower, almonds, raisin brown butter – Light and refreshing way to start knowing the heavier food was coming!
Beef Tartare cold poached egg, avocado, lime & crostini – Of course, I had to try to bite (or two).
Beef Cheek Pierogie horseradish & mushrooms – Worthy of a good plate licking, this pierogie will make my mouth water for days!!!

Entrees

Although I was surrounded by roast beast of the day and large steaks, I choose to dine on something more unique. Something that I wouldn’t get just anywhere.

Seared Duck Breast farro, swiss chard, golden raisins

It took a bit of decision making to decide on this plate. But the staff confirmed my pick. The best bite was the one that I could get all four components in one mouthful. The combination of flavors and textures – DEVINE.

Sides

Rosemary Fries – If I had more time in town, I would come back for a beer and an order of these fries!
Whipped Potatoes – Only a small scoop was needed. So creamy, I think the potato to butter ratio is 2:1.
Fried Brussels Sprouts – The only way I want to eat brussels sprouts from here until I die. ONLY time I have ever wanted more. 

Dessert Selections

Beer & Pretzels Guiness ice cream, chocolate pretzels, caramel foam

Covered with a pile of caramel foam, I think I took three bites from the beer mug before I got to the ice cream layer. I thought it was good until I hit the ice cream. It is a whole new level of good when you get a bite with all three textures and flavors. The crunch of the chocolate covered pretzel, the cool and very creamy guiness ice cream and then the sweet caramel. YUM!

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Of course, each course was accompanied by red wine. I could have skipped eating for two (or three) days. Although I didn’t.

The location:

Roast | 1128 Washington Blvd. | Detroit, Michigan 48226 | 313.961.2500 | Website

Author: sheilashultz

Search marketer by day, full-time Mom by night...always looking for ways to find a few moments of "me" time.

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