Sunday, October 28, 2007

Saturday - Out to dinner at Terry B's in Dexter
Mn: Corn Chowder with red pepper coulis
J: House salad with balsamic vinegarette
M: The Dexter Plate (a seasonal mix of terrines, charcuteries, and house made mustards)

Mn: Lamb porterhouse with potato stack, asparagus, roasted mushrooms and onions, with port demi glace
J: Thai style scallops with sweet soy Jasmine rice, coconut peanut sauce, pea shoot salad, and baby corn
M: Duck breast and leg with duck confit, lentil risotto, currant demi glace, and braised cabbage

Mn: Chocolate raspberry gateau with raspberry sauce and creme anglaise
J: Individual cheesecake with blueberry sauce, whipped cream column and blackberries
M: Aztec tart (chocolate and chili tart filling with cinnamon gelato, and chocolate/creme anglaise)
In case you haven't noticed our family likes to eat. We love to eat. In fact, dining out is one of our favorite pleasures. We take all opportunities to celebrate by heading out to a new or beloved restaurant. Since M, T and I moved here in fall 2006, we have, sad to say, generally been disappointed in fine dining in Ann Arbor. The food can be mediocre and the prices are exorbitant (I say this having lived in both Washington, DC and Orange County, CA). It is not uncommon to find yourself in a restaurant with average entree prices in the $30s - uh oh, no, no. We have found some gems - see future posts, I'm sure - but nowhere that was extraordinary. Until last night. Terry B's in Dexter is one of the best restaurants I have ever eaten in. There was not one (yes, you read that correctly) food misstep, excellent service, amazing ambiance, and perfect company. Who could ask for a better dining experience? James Beard, where are you?

Prep Notes
Isn't eating out always easy?

J: "This is our new celebration destination."
M: "The best fine dining in Michigan."
Mn: "Even an engagement at the next table couldn't upstage the food."

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