I posted photos previously from the Tori Amos concert my sweet husband gave me for my birthday. Well the concert was just the cherry on top of an absolutely delicious day! We started our evening out with dinner at Roast, (Iron) Chef Michael Symon's new restaurant located in downtown Detroit, Michigan. It was AMAZING! It is definitely on our top 5 Best Meals EVER list. We dropped a pretty penny on the meal and it was well worth it.
I'd do it again in a heartbeat!

The restaurant is located in the Westin Book Cadillac Hotel at the intersection of Washington Blvd and Michigan Avenue.

These bar stools were upholstered in the softest leather. I wanted to rub my cheek across them, but I refrained. They were luxurious!

This wine vault was HUGE! I tried to get shots of the whole thing, but it was surrounded by glass and the reflection from the street was too distinct to get the full effect of the vault. It was a cool decorative element in the bar.

Roast is all about meat! Even though Vegetarians probably could find something to eat here, this restaurant is certainly NOT for them. The photo above shows the two spits that frame the window to the open kitchen. The empty spit to the left was HUGE and the smaller one to the left was roasting a whole pig throughout that evening.

The grill is located just below the huge spit. It was fun to watch the chefs, sous chefs & line cooks at work through the open kitchen.
It's not a large kitchen, which made it that much more impressive.

half dozen with mignonette

We went all out and had a different beer or wine with each course and we had five courses. It was fabulous and our server, Craig was amazing! He had plenty of suggestions without being overbearing and along with the kitchen, our entire meal was timed perfectly!

Beef Cheek Pierogies
horseradish and mushrooms

The Pierogies are a house specialty and it's no wonder why. They were sooooo good!

Roasted Marrow
sea salt, oregano, capers and chilies

This appetizer was the star of the evening. It was the dish we were most curious to try and it did not disappoint! I was so impressed that I took the most photos of it. Ha! Who knew bone marrow would be soooo delicious?!
It really was one of the most amazing flavors to ever grace my palette.

My sweet & wonderful husband dishing out the marrow. Yummm!
It just melted in your mouth!

The aftermath. We practically licked it clean!

I didn't take photos of the rest of the meal, because I was there to eat. And by the time our entrees came out, my husband was saying things like, "Hey Ansel Adams, let's eat!" When he starts calling me Ansel, it usually means I've taken enough photos for the moment. But for the foodies out there... here's what we ate.

First Course:
half dozen with mignonette

Second Course:
Beef Cheek Pierogies
horseradish and mushrooms

Third Course:
Roasted Marrow
sea salt, oregano, capers and chilies

Fourth Course:
Bacon Lardon Salad
poached egg, frisee, dijon & crispy pigs ear

Fifth Course:
Me: Filet Mignon with sea salt & olive oil
It was simple, delicious and the best filet I've ever had... and I've had my fair share.

Husband: Veal Chop Milanese with roasted tomato, onion and arugula.

Entrees Side Dish:
Fried Brussels Sprouts...
which were amazing and a huge portion.
I wished I could take home what we couldn't finish.

In case you couldn't tell, this meal was a true experience.
One that we won't soon forget.
If you ever have the chance to dine at Roast, DO IT! You won't regret it.


Adrian LaRoque said...

Great post. I went up and down on your blog but I can't find the pictures that you took in Montpelier.
Can you please send me the link?

Adrian LaRoque said...

Great post this one. You can discard my other comment, I found the pictures.

Jess said...

Wow these are amazing photos!! I love them! Especially the one of all the leather chairs, I love pics like that of repetition and pattern. Great job!!

MyVintageCameras said...

It's ALL about the meat....vegetarians just don't get it.

My name is Erin. said...

Jess- Thanks! I love the one with the chairs, too. Not only do I just like the composition of the shot, but I love the memory of those beautiful chairs. I can just feel how soft they were all over again!

MyVintageCams- I can respect the veggies out there, but I could never join their club. I love my meat. I do eat veg at least once a week, usually twice, but I do love the meat! Roast was AMAZING!!!