Detroit Restaurant Week Spring Edition 2011 Preview #1 – Angelina Italian Bistro Angelina

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Detroit Restaurant Week Spring Edition 2011 Preview #1 – Angelina Italian Bistro

Angelina Italian Bistro, the newest edition to the Restaurant Week lineup, is a modern yet classic spot.  A fantastic wine list together with house made pastas, house cured meats, and other made from scratch dishes make Angelina a perfect stop before the Opera House or a Tiger game.  

Sicilian Brick Chicken (by TheHungryDudes) will be available as an entree option.  Crisp, perfectly charred/moist chicken sits a top garlicky mashed potatoes, and crunchy caponata.

The rest of their restaurant week menu can be viewed here.

More Detroit Restaurant Week Dishes can be found on our Flickr page.

365 Days of Food #271 Chocolate Fondant Layer Cake (by

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365 Days of Food

#271 Chocolate Fondant Layer Cake (by TheHungryDudes)

Chocolate layer cake, miroir, vanilla sauce, berry, mint sprig.

A Detroit Restaurant Week dessert choice at Atlas Global Bistro, this cake is incredibly rich.  Usually I would suggest sharing this, but since each diner gets a dessert, go ahead order your own.  

365 Days of Food (Detroit Restaurant Week Preview

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365 Days of Food (Detroit Restaurant Week Preview Edition)

#264 Day Boat Scallops (by TheHungryDudes)

Heirloom carrots, potato puree, asparagus, clam sauce.

Although 24 Grille is participating in restaurant week, this dish will not necessarily be on the menu.  The DRW menu is still being tweaked.  

This dish is incredibly rich.  Creamy clam sauce on top of buttery potatoes and succulent scallops.  Some acid on the plate would’ve done this dish well.  A hoppy pale ale paired well with this dish.

From 24 Grille in Detroit,

365 Days of Food (Detroit Restaurant Week Preview

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365 Days of Food (Detroit Restaurant Week Preview Edition)

#263 Olive Oil Poached Swordfish (by TheHungryDudes)

Served over crab gnocchi with butter poached asparagus.

Poaching requires more cooking time due to maintaining a relatively low cooking liquid temperature (around 225 degrees).  The swordfish is succulent with a subtle olive oil flavor.  

From Cuisine in Detroit.

365 Days of Food (Detroit Restaurant Week Preview

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365 Days of Food (Detroit Restaurant Week Preview Edition)

#261 Baklava (by TheHungryDudes)

Candied nuts, baked kataifi, cinnamon ice cream, and honey glaze.

A deconstructed baklava: texturally superior with spot on flavors.  The creamy cinnamon ice cream adds more texture and additional spiciness.  An exemplary dessert.

From Mosaic in Detroit.