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May 02, 1986 - Image 54

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1986-05-02

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

54 Friday, May 2, 1986

BEST OF EVERYTHING

$2
OFF

ANY LARGE PIZZA
or
Large Antipasto
Large Greek Salad

Ed PARTIES WELCOME 15 to 100

LUNCH SPECIALS MON. THRU FRI.
20% OFF CARRY OUTS $50 OR MORE
SOFTBALL PLAYER DISCOUNT CARD
BOWLING PARTIES
MICROPHONE & PODIUM AVAILABLE

DETROIT • 892-9001

DANNY RASKIN



when you present
this coupon

MUST BE PRESENTED
WHEN ORDERING

JN

FARMINGTON HILLS • 855-4600

17125 CONANT (AT SIX MILE) 31646 NORTHWESTERN HWY. (W. OF MIDDLEBELT)

Your. Hosts
Heinz Menguser and Bob Kimoto
Cordially Invite You To Enjoy

THEIR COMPLETE FIXED PRICE DINNER

Includes
Fish Chowder or
Soup du Jour
Choice of Four Entrees $
Dessert & Beverage

nil

5

pees ,

!Crake

RESTAURANT

Fine Dining In An Elegant Atmosphere

5586 DRAKE ROAD, South of Walnut Lake Road 661-1920

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MILES

Broasted &
Bar-B-Q Chicken
Bar-B-Q
Ribs
Seafood

FEATURING. SKINLESS BROASTED CHICKEN

(Breast & Thighs Only)

WHOLE BROASTED CHICKEN FOR TWO
BAR-B-Q RIBS, WHOLE SLAB FOR TWO
WHOLE BAR-B-11 CHICKEN FOR TWO
SHRIMP (Freshly Breaded In our Owe Batter)
SEAFOOD PLATTER (Fisk, Skimps 8 Scallops)
BAR-B-Q RIBS, CHICKEN & SHRIMP



$7 95
11.55
$7 95
'6 95
. . . 1.95
'8 75

INCLUDES: Cole Slaw or Salad, Potatoes aid Gwlic Bread

TCOUPONT

5/

TOTAL plual

DINE IN ONLY

inkal Coupon • Apitieer.1•.Ditys • EXPIRES 54-86
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a. ■ .11 p.m.
Fri. & Sat.,11 ail. to 11 it
I PANY-OUTS INPrOUANTITY FOR ALL OCCASIONS 1,
11181.„WO0DWARD, Just N. of 10 111111 Next To The Zoo

• STEAKS • SALADS • SANDWICHES

544-1211

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LIKE THOSE LITTLE ani-
f etrf rt i sbn room.
r ot otaghhlissto vooeurf ry
aalxei a t n yrt iyotnbh ato
mals or birds who hide among rcieulH
some
beds of greens and alter their
colors . . . This is the sudden and tasteful and unusual hors d'
alluring change that has come oeuvres ... cheese and crabmeat
about at the former La Auberge on hearts of palm, pickled as-
restaurant in Somerset Inn, W. paragus and roasted quail.
We sat on a wool padded chair
Big Beaver Rd. Troy.
The former French countryside with arms . . . over a complete
look is gone ... and in its place floor of wool carpeting ... Italian
has sprung up a beautiful, very marble is on the bottom of walls
well appointed West End Restau- almost throughout West End.
Pass up seafood bisque? . . . Not
rant . . . with elegant dining
midst a fastidious richness at- me ... and the revelation that
mosphere that veritably oozes of this was no ordinary bowl became
quite apparent with the first dip
refined gracefulness.
All around is imported Italian of my spoon . . . West End's sea-
marble . .. soft classic music food bisque ranks among the best
drips in the background . . . a of them . . . superb tasting, chock
full of large shrimp, lobster and
fresh rose is on each table . . .
sterling silver settings . . . crystal crabmeat pieces ... and expertly
laced with cognac.
glasses . . . tastefully designed
Little touches like water with
gentle cream painted walls ... a
lovely sector of glass privacy .. . floating lemon make West End
an outstanding restaurant ..
and other well-thought features.
West End at Somerset Inn Even the tall mural at one side of
seats only 70 people . . . although its room is graciously done in
the former La Auberge had seat- quiet good taste.
The salad was cold and crispy
ing for 140 . . . Reason is very
clear ... and good ... No more with exotic Oriental dressing.
Naturally, such a fine restau-
crowding ... No more waitper-
sons walking sideways with their rant as West End would have an
trays . . . The wide open spaces elegant sorbet to cleanse the pa-
between each table is something late prior to Henry bringing the
entree . . . lime sorbet with a slice
many other restaurateurs frown
of orange.
upon because seats means money
. . . with a customer's comfort
My entree of Dover sole
secondary.
meuniere, sauteed fillets, were
Not more than eight people are brought on a fresh dish with
booked per table ... with one of sterling silver cover ... sur-
the main reasons, other than rounded by spaetzels, cherry to-
crowding, being to allow ceiling matoes and fresh, crisp, cooked
spotlights to beam down directly carrots . . . The Dover sole fillets
at table center . . . White napkins
were as I like them ... with
and white tablecloths accent the •lemon slices between each of the
soft elegance . . . as a gorgeous
three pieces . . . tender, mild and
round chandelier drops from cir-
very tasty.

cle of Italian marble.
Franz Egger is executive chef
As persons enter West End, the
at Somerset Inn . . . and consid-
masterpiece of interior designers
ered one of the finest in this
Ron Rey and David Peterhaus,• region ... His sous chef (assis-
there is always an ice carving
tant) who prepared our dinners,
amidst wine and fruit. •
is no slouch either .. . Adam Lo-
They are greeted by very
benthal . . . son of Anti-
charming, always smiling hos- Defamation League Executive
tess, Elizabeth La France, whose
Director Richard Lobenthal and
tenure going onto 14 years at
wife Judy.
Somerset Inn has been most
Somerset Inn opened in 1973
pleasant and gracious . . . with
... with the West End's predeces-
customers loving her charming sor, La Auberge, having its food
and most affable ways.
prepared by Stouffer's . . . Sam
The menu at West End changes
Frankel and son Stanley bought
monthly ... and its cover is quite
out their partners in 1980 . . . and
different than others ... having
today are sole owners of. Somerset
each waiter's card inserted
Inn.
within the back . . . Another in-
Even next door at 120-seater
sert of the menu has "Distin-
Crumpets Restaurant, there is a
guished Wines of the Month" ...
casual charm The beautiful
with selections for dining ... An
decor with checkered design and
opening within the menu cover
unusual, waffle-like lamp post
not only reveals the menu itself,
dividers among other features,
but also a choice of over 30 wines
bring out the unusual in informal
and champagne selections.
dining ... A spacious lounge area
Our tuxedo'd waiter,' Henry
between West End and Crumpets
Wing, is probably among the
is excellently designed .. . with
finest waitpersons in Michigan
tables of granite tops, more Ita-
. . . His training, and expertise
lian marble ... and other distinc-
stem from the former Trader
tive impressions. • _
Vic's on Washington Blvd.
As you walk from restaurant to
Joe Miler's 13 years and Bijou
restaurant, the corridor presents
two years . : ..Henry is the kind of
more and more Italian. marble.
waitperson you thoroughly enjoy
At one time, not too long ago,
.. Not toil lazy _to walk around, entering Somerset Inn wigs either
his tables, , and serve from left or
nquick left or right after opening
right, whatever the course may:. the' doors . .. Today,• there is a
be . . . never (Heaven forbidl). lobby .. „and the complete SOme-
reaching across . .. and so very 1 , ' rsetrenovation would require yet
polite with his dimpled smiles.
another dissertation of ,its, own
Mark Lasak, West End!s . ... as would Crumpets Restau-
maitre d', is also from the Bijou
rant.
. . . very cordial, with a warm
Adam, by the way, is responsi-

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ble for dinners, at both West End I!
and Crumpets. •
Back from mindfully straying
about, Henry brought a tray of
truly luscious pastry desserts
that couldn't be resisted even
though I am not an indulger in
this sinful undertaking ... My
companion selected the chocolate
cake with pure whipped cream
. . . I had to taste a piece of this
soft, airy delicacy ... and could
have eaten more . . . it was so-o-o •
good.
He had cold gaspacho soup ...
and this also being among my •
favorites, I had to taste it ... If
there's a better word than super,
that's what West End's gaspacho
soup is ... He also had the
poached fillet of Norwegian sal- ,
mon . . . and attested to its excel-
lence.
People I knew at another table
were enjoying entrecote poivrade
(broiled New York sirloin with
peppercorn sauce) . . . charbroiled
fruits de mer (selections from the
sea) and tenderloins of veal
(sauteed with mushrooms and
marsala wine).
West End at Somerset Inn is
open only for dinner . . . six days
. . . 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. . . . How very
proud Sam and Stanley Frankel
must be of ,the restaurant they
opened Feb. 12 . . . It is a truly
fine dining experience of excel-
lent food in a most elegant at-
mosphere . . . with the utmost of •
relaxful grace.
ERRATA, TYPO, ETC.
DEPT.. . . The name is Conte ...
not Cote . . . owners Ann and
Enzo's last name . . . at Rina's
Italian eatery on Schaefer near
Fenkell.
CAHOOTS on Orchard Lake
Rd. and 14 Mile, across street
from Tally Hall, is new name of i ;
former Mr. Laffs . . . Big feature
is Chef John Szegedi for air;
around parties . . . John was chef '1
at Tam O'Shanter Country Club „
over 20 yearg.
NOTE TO CKLW, 800 AM . . .
playing the oldies so many people
love to hear . ;. Wonder why no
Spike Jones or Harmonicats? .. .
Their best hits were the SpiW
Jones group' playing "Cocktails
For Two" and Harmonicats on
"Peg Of My Heart."
FLAMINGO WITH tennis
shoes greet . folks going- into the
new Sneakers Bar & Grill ',at
Franklin Racquet Club 'Oil ,
Northwestern Highway between
12 and 13: Mile . managed by
Ed Meyer.... It's open to the pub-
lic now for lunch and dinner
. Glass enclosed, eatery and bar
abuts tennis courts on one side
and perhaps an aerobic class, en
another. • .,
My waitress at. lunch recently
was very pleasant , and efficient
Valerie-Sklar, , claughter °Monne
and Larry Sklar .. • Donna, is
president,ef; the Jewish National
Fund Woliieli„'
The ,flanpngoa may not be real
... but ;, those
• • Waitreases.,
• • --buellaya
and bartenders
'certainly are

and thejr,Wear ‘sneakers, too'
Seating 9,..2p at Sneakers, Which
has beeole.'4.lifte a fast-greWing
dining Axtippiee. Opening to the
public:
• •
"SPRING INTO SUMMER?'
party put on annually by
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