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December 04, 1987 - Image 82

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1987-12-04

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I COUPON

10% OFF

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BEST OF EVERYTHING

COMPLETE DINNER
After 4 p.m.-7 Days

FIND IT

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— Dining Room Only —

THIS COUPON HONORED ONLY AT SOUTHFIELD
LOCATION — NOT FARMINGTON HILLS.

NEWLY REMODELED! NEW MENU!

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IN THE

Expires 11-30-87 JN

WING
HONG
18203 W. 10 Mile Rd. at Smithfield Rd. • 569-5527

Owners Take Over
At The New Medallion

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DANNY RASKIN

MAKE YOUR NEW YEARS EVE
RESERVATIONS NOW AT THE NEW

Dining & Spirits

(Former Location of Dimitri's of Southfield)

25080 SOUTHFIELD RD. AT 10 MILE •

ENTRANCE IN REAR •

Monday Thru Friday 11 am. to 12 Mid.

443-1800

Saturday 4 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Specializing In

FRESH SEAFOOD
Also Steaks, Chops, Veal

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COMING IN JANUARY! DANCING & LIVE ENTERTAINMENT!
BANQUET FACILITIES AVAILABLE ANY DAY FOR ALL OCCASIONS

FREE LATKES

WITH YOUR PURCHASE OF
A DELI OR DAIRY TRAY

• NO OTHER DISCOUNTS WITH THIS OFFER •

LATKES MUST BE ORDERED WHEN
PLACING YOUR TRAY ORDER

OFFER GOOD 12-4-1987 THRU 12-20-1987

CALL US FOR YOUR ALL-OCCASION
TRAY ORDER

LINCOLN SHOPPING CENTER
GREENFIELD & 10 1/2 MILE RD.
Oak Park

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Local Columnist

T

he long red awning is
gone . . . and in it's
place is a shorter,
neater and more stylish
canopy . . . with tiny lights
sparkling on all sides.
This is the entrance now to
Medallion Restaurant,
previously Jack McCarthy's
Aristocrat in the Crosswind's
Mall (former Pine Lake Mall)
on Orchard Lake Rd. and
Lone Pine Rd.
No more management
agreements . . . No more an
employee-run operation .. .
The newly-named Medallion
remains owned by Drs. Lina
and Antonio Laxa . . . but
now son Pierre Laxa is
general manager . . . and son
Tony Laxa is evening
bartender.
The original Aristocrat
restaurant opened in
December 1984, serving an
acclaimed variety of ethnic
dishes and drinks . . . It
changed to two management
functions until the present
form of family operation.
After a previous manag-
erial-run Aristocrat, Jack
took over in 1986 . . . Now, the
Laxas have done a complete
renovation from decor to
menu . . . and on Nov. 3 open-
ed as The Medallion.
From the original concept of
Asian international food of
various Asiatic parts . . .
Bangkok, Singapore and the
Phillipines, Executive Chef
Scott O'Dell, formerly of the
Orchard Lake Country Club,
assisted by his sous chef,
Hassan Altaie, prepare
creative American gourmet
cuisine . . . from veal dishes to
lamb chops to chicken
specialties to interesting fish
preparations to fine cuts of
beef.
A respectably large wine
selection is available . . . as
are homemade soups, dress-
ings and Medallion's own
made in house breads and
pastries.
Seating is for 150 in two
rooms, one also used for
private parties . . . Caesar
salads are made at tableside
. . . the presentations of foods
are colorful and appetizing,
very important assets in the
preliminary nurturing of
one's tastebuds . . . Food
tasting really begins before a
morsel is put into a person's
mouth . . . Somehow, presen-
tation has a way of making
mediocre to ordinary food
taste better . . . Chef Scott
O'Dell has never been one to

rely solely on image attrac-
tion . . . his culinary arts are
well noted . . . but the attrac-
tion serves its meaningful
purpose.
Where reds used to
predominate in the decor,
there are soft green colorings
in this most intimate setting
. . . Napkins are rose-colored
and walls have been re-
papered gray to match the
tablecloths or vice versa.
Smiling, personable and
gracious Karen Miller was
our pink-bowtied waitress .. .
bringing a cold, crisp salad,
kiwi sorbet, and an excellent
Dover Sole stuffed with
crabmeat . . . Dessert lovers
would probably look at me
like I'm crazy . . . passing up
the luscious homemade
pastries on Karen's tray.
Medallion is open six days
a week . . . Tuesday through
Saturday for lunch, 11 a.m. to
2:30 p.m. . . . and for din-
ner Tuesday through Thurs-
day, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.. . . Fri-
day and Saturday, 5 p.m. to 12
midnight . . . and Sundays, 4
p.m. to 9 p.m., with its regular
menu and home-style, down-
to-earth cooked meals.
Prices now at Medallion are
in line for a gracious evening
of pleasant dining . . . Its
huge kitchen is large enough
to service over 300 people .. .
in a very clean atmosphere of
spotless stainless steel, ovens
and counters . . . Two walk-in
coolers and a large
refrigerator are always
almost empty at near closing
time . . . to assure fresh food
daily.
Where did the Laxas get
their new name of Medallion?
It was Pierre's brainchild .. .
"symbol of excellence" . . .
and a type of rose . . . The
medallion rose was chosen as
its special logo and is
throughout the restaurant's
adornment.
Give Drs. Lina and An-
thony Laxa a big medal for
weathering prior situations
. . . they have earned it
. . . Welcome to the new
family-operated Medallion
Restaurant.
FOXYS WEST on Orchard
Lake Road south of Maple is
"closed for remodeling" .. .
but it is by new ownership .. .
with no relation to the
restaurant business.
According to Robert
Machus, chief executive of-
ficer, "The concept didn't
meet the expectations that I
had hoped for. We received an
offer for the property that I
felt couldn't be turned down
at this time, due to other op-

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