Posted by on January 7, 2015 in Restaurants - No comments

14 Dishes @ Michael Symon’s Roast – Detroit, Michigan

Michael Symon‘s Roast, inside the Westin Book Cadillac at 1114 Washington Boulevard in downtown Detroit, joined the metro area’s inner circle of renowned fine dining destinations back in 2008, coinciding with the historic hotel’s highly publicized grand re-opening. Chef Symon first garnered public acclaim as a Cleveland-based restaurateur, most notably as the founder of “Lola”, in the city’s Tremont neighborhood, but since relocated to the trendy East 4th Street dining strip. Symon’s subsequent national celebrity is evidenced by regular appearances on the Food Network, the Cooking Channel and ABC. With a name like “Roast”, it’s no surprise Symon describes his style of cuisine as “meat-centric”. We tend to agree. As do the 14 photographs below. ~I♥DM

Roast 1 Scofflaw Cocktail1. The “Scofflaw” with Rittenhouse Rye, Noilly Pratt Dry Vermouth, Grenadine, Lemon Juice & Angostura Bitters.

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Roast 2 Corn N Oil Cocktail2. The “Corn N Oil” with Blackstrap Rum, Velvet Falernum, Lime Juice & Angostura Bitters.

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Roast 3 Bread Service3. Bread Service

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Roast 4 1 Charcuterie4. Charcuterie

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5. Mac & CheeseRoast 5 Mac and Cheese

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Roast 6 Whipped Potatoes6. Whipped Potatoes

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7. Rosemary FriesRoast 7 Rosemary Fries

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Roast 8 2 Duck Confit8. Duck Confit with fingerling potatoes, mustard & brussels sprouts

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9. Filet Mignon with sea salt & olive oilRoast 9 Filet Mignon

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Roast 10 Smoked Pork Chop10. Smoked Pork Chop with polenta, pickled chilies & bbq onions

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Roast 11 Smoked Sturgeon11. Smoked Sturgeon with saffron, bacon & cipollini onion

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Roast 12 Dry Aged Ribeye12. Dry Aged Ribeye with beef fat gremolata, peppers & pickled horseradish

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Roast 13 The Bar13. “The Bar” with chocolate, malt marshmallow, pretzel, smoked salt & whiskey sauce

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Roast 14 Cinnamon Sugar Beignets14. Cinnamon Sugar Beignets with cream cheese ice cream, caramel sauce & candied bacon

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Dale Carlson grew up along the northeastern shores of Lake Michigan, where at a young age Detroit called out to him in his dreams. In 2008, after extended stays in ten different Michigan cities, the author settled permanently in southeast Oakland County where he currently lives and works in various capacities within the local real estate industry.

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