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!


Anonymous said...

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


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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