Friday, January 27

Weekday Lunch at Fleetwood Diner

Greek Salad with Grilled Strip Steak

Chili Cheese Fries

Stuffed French Toast

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Fleetwood Diner
2211 S Cedar St.
Lanisng, MI 48910
(517) 882-1777




Thursday, January 26

Weeknight Dinner

Miso Marinated Pork
Recipe, here.


Stir-fried Chinese Broccoli with Oyster Sauce
Recipe of similar dish, here.

Saturday, January 21

First Visit to Fork In The Road

Text messaging from my friend, Jill, ..... "Best new restaurant; Fork in the Road in Lansing, where Oakland and Saginaw meet. It is a total hipster artisan diner. All fresh seasonal food. Send out the Edible Obsession team to check it out!" ... No doubt it has to be one of the best places in town to eat. Jill and her husband exchange cooking tips and eatery info with me from time to time, their recommendation has never failed me. I finally made it there with my food buddy - my partner in crime, Lynne, last Saturday. Here's what we had:

I had Grower's Choice, and loved every bits of it!

Grower's Choice: Pork Belly, Fried Egg, Smoked Potato, Percorino, Chive

Vegetarian dish for Lynne was Parpardelle. Nothing was left in her plate, I believe she loved it! I took a bite and it was very good, so delicious!

House-made parpardell with an assortment of delicious root vegetables.

I can't wait to go back for more great food. Kudos to chef Jesse Hahn, sous chef Ben Ackerman, and their staff - for their passion to serve excellent food and support locals. Lansing area needs a unique eatery like this. Keep your playful and exciting menu coming, we love it!

"Fork in the Road Local Artisan Diner is a Westside neighborhood restaurant focused on utilizing locally sourced ingredients, prepared simply with passion and integrity."

Fork In The Road:
2010 West Saginaw St.
Lansing, MI 48915
(517) 5803556

Monday, January 2

NYE Dinner at Gracie's Place

Happy New Year! I hope you had a nice celebration, and great times bringing in 2012. All it takes to have a great New Year's Eve is good friends, the right attitude, great meal, and fabulous ambiance. I was spending the evening with my dear friends, Beth & Joe, altogether with their friends. We all love Gracie's Place, in Williamston, MI. So when we had found out they offered a 4-course New Year's Eve dinner, we knew we had a great plan for the the night.

1st Course
Lavender Quail Sumac-quail confit, Arborio rice pudding, vintage bandage wrapped cheddar, black tea-honey reduction.
"La Spinetta, Bricco Quagliai, Moscato"

(Option)
Butternut Squash Carpaccio Toasted pumpkin seed oil, maple-lemon poached pear, coconut-lemongrass creme, pistachio.
"L. Mawby Blanc de Blanc Brut"

2nd Course
Maine Lobster Bisque Lobster, potato gnocchi, yuzu creme fraiche, white sturgeon caviar. [Great flavor and every component came together wonderfully, I really enjoy it!]
"Villa Rubini, Pinot Grigio"

(Option)
Juniper-Turnip Bisque Garlic roasted potatoes, kimchee apple, fennel, red wine reduction, kaffir lime leaves.
"Anakena, Estate Bottled Carmenere"

3rd Course
Mangalitsa and Venison Slow roasted Mangalitsa pork belly, barley risotto, rum-raisin braised venison osso buco, curried cauliflower, candied olives, and carrot-jicama salad.
"Las Perdices, Malbec Reserve"

(Option)
Plantain Ravioli Cured shitake mushroom, caramelized onions, toasted butter, sweet potato treads, cardamom yogurt.
"Folesana Gariete, Emila Albana"

4th Course
Tres Leche Cake Lemon-poppy tres leche cake, vanilla bean-orange creme anglaise, mango sorbet, huckleberry jam, marcona almond.
"Blue Fire Hot Chocolate"

(Option)
Banana and Chocolate Banana creme brulee, malted chocolate bread pudding, bourbon smoked sugar, banana-date flambe, saffron-balsamic syrup.
"Fenn Valley, 42, Vidal Blanc Iced Wine"


After dinner, Beth & Joe ordered our table a bottle of Malbec to share. We do love Malbec! By then, the band started playing beautiful jazz. Absolutely great atmosphere to ring in the new year.




Hope 2012 is good to you.
Eat, Drink, & Be Merry!

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