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.
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.
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!!!
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.
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.
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!
Of course, each course was accompanied by red wine. I could have skipped eating for two (or three) days. Although I didn’t.
Roast | 1128 Washington Blvd. | Detroit, Michigan 48226 | 313.961.2500 | Website