Wednesday, November 24, 2004

East meets West Dearborn

Posted By on Wed, Nov 24, 2004 at 12:00 AM

The cuisine really soars is at the sushi bar, manned by chef Sam Ness. The food emphasizes Japanese cuisine but successfully incorporates Mediterranean flavors. After 10 p.m., Crave the restaurant morphs into Crave the lounge, with DJs spinning and plenty of action at the bar. Saketinis in many fruity variations are a specialty of the house.

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Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Hyped, but still hip, Italian

Posted By on Wed, Nov 17, 2004 at 12:00 AM

A good, stylish restaurant in the center of the Via Italia, Windsor’s Erie Street Italian strip. The ambitious food varies from pretty good to great. The meal starts with a thoughtful touch, a “tasting” of a complimentary morsel from the chef. The chef’s wild mushroom soup is a supberb puree of portobello, porcini and oyster mushrooms. Lobster is paired with crab in the delightful housemade ravioli with a Pernod-flavored sauce. The menu even includes pasta "nero," made with squid ink.

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Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Workweek fare

Posted By on Wed, Nov 10, 2004 at 12:00 AM

Other entrées include fettuccine Alfredo, fish and chips (made with whitefish instead of the usual cod), mesquite-grilled shrimp, grilled ham steak (with fresh pineapple and golden raisins in a coconut butter), grilled chicken breast with chili mole, and, of course, steak. Hamburgers are made from sirloin steak, ground right in the kitchen.

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