bWell I added a couple new restaurants to my “bucket list” in 2013 – but not as many as I wanted to. Yet, I seemed to fill myself with some amazing, mouth-watering, delicacies from some of my favorite eateries. Needless to say, I didn’t go hungry! Ironically, several salads made my list this year – and I’m not talking the boring iceberg or bagged salad varieties – but tasty, unique and flavorful treats!
With an anticipated move to the Traverse City area during the summer of 2014, I expect I’ll be finding some new places to be wined and dined – meaning my recap next year should be better than ever.
For now…here’s a quick trip down my culinary road from the past 12 months.
#1 Lamb Reuben – Reserve Wine & Food, Grand Rapids.
#2 Radish Salad – Salt of the Earth, Fennville
#3 Roasted Marrow – Roast, Detroit.
#4 Pork Belly Tacos – six.one.six at JW Marriott, Grand Rapids.
#5 Rabbit Loin, Rack, Liver, Bacon & Chards – Red Haven, Okemos.
#6 Gazelle Salad – Terra GR, Grand Rapids.
#7 Stacked Heirloom Tomato Salad – Food Dance, Kalamazoo.
#8 Beet Salad – Palate, Milford.
#9 Pork Rillette – Soup Spoon Café, Lansing.
#10 Roasted Root Flatbread Pizza – Stormcloud Brewing, Frankfort
#11 Fish Tacos – Twisted Rooster, Grand Rapids
#12 Brussel Sprouts, Bacon & Triple Cream Brie – The Laundry, Fenton
#13 Strawberry Martini – Four Roses, Plainwell.
I look forward to visiting even more restaurants in 2014 – and of course, your recommendations are always welcome!