Sunday, October 26, 2008

Brunch at Tribute - Farmington Hills

Tribute, a wonderful gourmet restaurant, has started offering a lovely brunch on Sundays. My friend Jenni and I had been here for lunch last Christmas and had so enjoyed the meal. When she heard about their new brunch, she knew this would be a perfect treat to celebrate my upcoming birthday.

I love having tea served on a silver tray, with a cute lemon squeezer, a strainer for the loose tea, and honey in a little jar. A nice way to start while preparing for our 3 course meal.

Here is the menu - it was really hard to decide on a main course!

First course was a lovely buffet - homemade pastries and breads, fruit, salads, cheeses, olives, smoked salmon, vegetables - it was a wonderful spread and my pictures don't do it justice. I could have easily made an entire meal out of it!

My friend's main course - a Duo of Eggs Benedict. One was a crab cake and one was a southwestern smoked chicken, both very good!

I had the Mediterranean Sweet and Sour Chicken. Isn't it pretty? The asparagus was cooked perfectly, the apricot sauce was delicious, and it was topped by crunchy toasted pine nuts. But I was amazed by the couscous - pistachio scented. It had a very unique taste with just a sweet slight flavor of pistachio. Hmmmm, I wonder how they did that???? Sounds like something to research!


Finally, a tray of four desserts from which to pick. Decisions, decisions, decisions....


Jenni went for this chocolate tower with a flourless cake topped nuts and chocolate sorbet.


I went for the black pepper cheesecake on roasted pineapple with mango sorbet and crunchy cookies on top and a trio of sauces including a basil cream. Now, I missed the "black pepper" part when our server was describing the desserts, but actually I couldn't taste the pepper. Every bite of this was wonderful!

This was a wonderful meal and each course looked like a work of art. This is a wonderful brunch for a very special occasion!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

How are the prices for brunch? I've thought about going there, but always thought it was so pricey!

Robyn

Clever Karen said...

It is expensive in the evening, I believe, when everything is ala cart. I think they still have a 2 course lunch which was $20. The brunch was a $30 special for the month of October. So like I said - the kind of place to go for a special occasion :-)

Rebekah said...

this food looks delicious! I've always wanted to try out this restaurant, but I need to wait for a really special occasion.

A friend of a friend went to Tribute for a business dinner and they ended up splitting the meal 4 ways and her single bill came out to $1000! I guess they sat at the special table in the kitchen and sampled everything that left the kitchen. I can't imagine...

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