Royal Oak Restaurant Week: Dinner Options (Part One)

March 4, 2013
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44754_399526633471936_1993775680_n (1)Here it is, the thick of it: Royal Oak Restaurant Week. There’s a lot of information to digest, which is why we’re here. The deliciousness we all face while walking the streets of downtown Royal Oak is already overwhelming, and now with this week’s specials, you start to wonder who’s in charge, your brain or your stomach.

Here are the dinner specials for this year’s Royal Oak Restaurant Week.

Star Lanes Restaurant and Sports Bar at Emagine

PRICE POINT: $35 LUNCH OR DINNER FOR TWO

Starlet Appetizer (Choose One)

Fried Pickles

Calamari Fries

Chicken Quesadilla

Entrees (Choose Two)

Any Crust Specialty Pizza

Buffalo Chicken Sliders w/ Fries

Star Burger w/ Fries

Southwest Salad

Dessert (Choose One)

Triple Layer Chocolate Brownie

S’more Sundae

Bread Pudding

Cafe Muse

DINNER: $35

First Course – Choose One

Exotic Mushroom Bisque

with Chevre, Truffle Oil

Frisée Salad

with Warm Shallot Dressing, Bacon, Hen’s Egg

Spinach Salad

with Dried Cherries, Walnuts, Amish Gorgonzola

Second Course – Choose One

Pork Ribs

with Apple Bacon BBQ Sauce, Edamame and Corn Succotash

Braised Short Ribs

with Pan Seared Rustic Spätzle and Charred Brussels Sprouts

Exotic Mushroom Risotto

with Asparagus and Pecorino Romano

Pan Roasted Otto’s Chicken Breast

with Garlic & Basil Smashed Potatoes and Seasonal Root Vegetables

Dessert – Choose One

Homemade Bourbon Butterscotch with Sea Salt

Mocha Crème Brûlée with Peanut Butter Dust

Warm Chocolate Cake with Fresh Raspberries

Oak City Grille

DINNER: $25 OR $35

CHOICE OF SALAD:

Caesar Salad

Romaine lettuce tossed in Caesar dressing topped with parmesan cheese and croutons

- or -

Spinach Salad

Fresh spinach tossed in balsamic vinaigrette and topped with red onion, sundried cherries, walnuts and feta cheese.

-or-

House Salad

Mixed greens topped with red onion, cucumber, tomatoes and croutons.

ENTRÉE (CHOOSE ONE)

Lobster Ravioli ($25)

Lobster Ravioli with baked shrimp tossed in a lobster cream sauce.

- or -

Filet ($35)

6 oz filet served with whipped redskin potatoes and steamed vegetables

DESSERT:

Lava Cake

D’Amatos

DINNER: $35

First Course – Choose One

Zuppa Del Giorno

Chef daily selection

Goat Cheese Salad

Olive oil soaked tomatoes w/ grilled zuchini, arugula, goat cheese fritters, & basil vinaigrette

Calamari

Flash fried strips, sautéed tomato, serrano peppers, cilantro Julienne peppers, caper beurre blanc

Bruschetta

Vine ripened tomatoes, garlic, lemon, basil chiffonade, buffalo mozzarella served w/toasted baguette

Second Course –Choose One

*Second course served w/a glass of your choice of our red or white house wine*

Brisket

Slow roasted beef brisket, mascarpone orzo mac & cheese, crisp red onions

Gemelli

Sautéed shrimp, applewood bacon, grape tomatoes, arugula, lemon dill sauce, peccorino romano cheese

Sea Scallops

Pan seared with homemade sausage, roasted eggplant, kalamata olives, Oven dried tomatoes, basil butter, oven dried tomato crisps

Stuffed Eggplant

Pan seared with wild mushrooms, mozzarella cheese, Tomato fricassee, basil pesto sauce

Dessert – Choose One

Cinnamon Sugar Donuts

Made fresh to order, topped with caramel apples, served with cinnamon mascarpone

Torta Caprese

Rich flourless chocolate cake topped with raspberry coulis w/fresh raspberries

Tiramisu

Imported mascarpone cream & ladyfingers soaked in espresso with a hint of liquor

Andiamo

DINNER: $35

~STARTERS ~

CALAMARI FRITTI

Baby squid lightly floured, fried and served with lemon wedges and ammoglio sauce

GAMBERI FREDO

Three jumbo cold water shrimp poached in aromatic courte bouillon, served chilled with house cocktail sauc

INSALATA DI CASA

Mixed greens topped with cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, black olives and our creamy garlic parmegiano dressing

~MAIN COURSES~

RAVIOLI ALLA PALMINA

Homemade spinach pasta pillows filled cheese, in a tomato cream sauce

PESCE BIANCO ALLA ALMONDINE

Great Lakes fillet of Whitefish sautéed in toasted almond butter with lemon and herbs, served with seasonal vegetables

SALMONE ALLA ALDO

Sautéed fillet of Scottish salmon, with wild mushroom, leeks, basil cream white wine sauce, served with seasonal vegetables

SCALOPPINE DI VITELLO ALLA BISTRO

Sautéed free range veal scaloppini, with wild mushroom, tomato fillet and Madeira wine sauce, served with seasonal vegetables

NEW YORK STEAK

Spice crust, hand cut strip steak, finished with Andiamo zip sauce, served with seasonal vegetables

~DESSERTS~

Tres Leches

Canoli

Brownie con gelato

Black Finn

Lunch & Dinner Options: $15 & $25

First Course – Choose One

BlackFinn House Salad

Field greens, romaine, shaved parmesan, kalamata olives, grape tomatoes, pine nuts, red onion, buttermilk parmesan dressing

French Onion Soup

Entrée – Choose One

$15 – Stir Fry – Choice of Shrimp or Chicken

noodles, broccoli, napa cabbage, red and yellow peppers, carrots, green onions, mushrooms

$25 – Ginger Tuna

Sushi grade ahi steak, stir fry vegetables, smashed rice cake, citrus soy

Dessert – Choose One

BlackFinn Hot Chocolate

Fallen chocolate and peanut butter soufflé served warm, vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, caramel drizzle

Individual Key Lime Pie

Classic graham cracker crust, fresh lime custard, whipped cream, raspberry sauce

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Mike G

Mike G

Mike G is a songwriter and local musician, freelance writer, baseball enthusiast, lover of travel, and a terrible mechanic. When MJ graduated from Central Michigan University with a degree in Creative Writing, he was immediately barraged with 'questions' of "What are you gonna do, teach?" He is determined to not get a job teaching. So far, so good. With music, MJ's traveled the country touring on his songs. Having spent time in places from Chicago to Seattle, LA to New Orleans, and Nashville to NYC, he is convinced that Detroit and its 'burbs have the the highest concentration of 'native' songwriting talent anywhere. Eat it, New York. You too, LA. MJ started writing for the Urbane Life in the summer of 2011. He also writes for a handful of other websites as well as an immigration lawyer. He used to work in a publishing house. He's glad he's out.

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