Friday, January 4, 2008

Friday - Out to dinner at Terry B's in Dexter

House salad - J
Dexter plate (house made sausages, terrines and other chef’s charcuterie selections with assorted sides and sauces) - M
Crispy calamari (calamari flash fried, roasted corn and black bean salsa, spicy remoulade) - L

Pomegranate Glazed Pheasant Breast
Black Pepper Crusted Cervena Venison Loin
Braised Colorado Lamb Shank

Tahitian banana & hot tea - J
Amaretto cheesecake & cognac -M
Chocolate gateau & B & B - L

Tonight took my mom to Terry B's in Dexter, MI. Once again the experience was outstanding. The food was excellent, especially the appetizers - our new experiment with the fried calamari was revelatory. I truly didn't know it was possible to be impressed by calamari at this point. Our entrees were all excellent, but the sides were all slightly luke warm. This seemed completely out of character for this restaurant. We probably should have complained, but the flavors were so good, we just couldn't get up the oomph. In better news, the desserts were fabulous. I don't say this lightly. Rarely do I find a dessert I feel is "worth" the calories. I'd rather eat more of other courses. Not at Terry B's. Each of us had a fantastic creation. All in all, even with slightly tepid sides, this was a great evening. I know we'll go back. Soon.

J: "Dexter, MI, really?"
M: "The Dexter Plate: Food from the gods."
L: "Arguably, the best fried calamari I've ever had."


Kathy Toth & Team said...

Glad you had a good experience; we have been diappointed earlier, so we will give it another try. We did eat at the BIstro and liked it - blogged at

J said...

We've been to Terry B's three times and had wonderful experiences each time. We're relatively new to Michigan and have eaten all over the world (including extensively in LA and Washington, DC). Given that dining background, our first experience at Terry B's still ranks as one of the best I've ever had in a restaurant. The slightly less professional service of our second trip and the cool side dishes of this last experience indicate that it's a bit uneven, but the food is exceptional and the prices beat most in Ann Arbor itself. Try it again!