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A Formal Room
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One of metropolitan Detroit's Most
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DANNY RASKIN LOCAL COLUMNIST
Don't know when Tony C. quit
f there is an amigo named T.C. the hearty vegetable and beef
Linguini, we've never met soup with pasta, $2.50? ... Oth- smoking, presuming that he did,
him, so let's refer to the gent er homemade soups of the day but his T.C. Linguini's is entire-
with informality as just plain change daily, $1.95.
Hours are lunch, Monday to
Appetizers include grilled po-
ol' Tony C.
He's got a restaurant in the lenta, portabella and crimini Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; din-
Radisson Plaza Hotel at Town mushroom polenta served with a ner, Monday to Saturday, 5:30
Center, off Evergreen and North- roasted pepper sauce and grilled p.m. to 10 p.m.
Hotel dining has usually de-
western Highway, that has a lot Italian sausage, $4.95; calamari,
herb-breaded rings with roasted pended on its captive audience of
of informal charm.
T.C. Linguini's is the conver- garlic and aioli, $5.50; mush- hotel guests, with a smattering
sion from Radisson Plaza at rooms stuffed with Italian of outside patronage ... T.C. Lin-
Town Center's former Bouquets, sausage, ricotta and Parmesan guini's is the type of trattoria that
a formal dining room, to a com- cheeses and served with a pesto can change this, with the gener-
fortable and delightful Ital-
Bruce Pofahl, food and
beverage director and exec-
utive assistant manager,
has been at the Radisson
Plaza two-and-a-half years,
so remembers the room
when it was called Bou-
quets ... Theresa Baert-
soen, restaurant manager
at both lunch and dinner,
originally came here from
Canada to coordinate the
transformation to T.C. Lin-
It's apparent that Tony
C. knew what he was doing
... A big trend today is not
only Italian dining, but with
more emphasis on pasta
His 90-seater that The Radisson's Bruce Pofahl and Theresa Baerlsoen.
opened its doors on May 21,
1994, has lunchtime and dinner cream sauce, $4.95; tomato bru- al public more apt to go back a re-
pastas that range from fettuccine schetta, grilled calabrese bread peated number of times.
Tony C. must have quite a love
Alfredo, to salmon farfalle, bow topped with diced plum tomatoes,
tie pasta with smoked salmon in fresh basil and Gorgonzola for children ... At dinner on Fri-
a Dijon cream sauce ... T.C. has cheese, $3.95; plus four different days and Saturdays, children 12
a special named after him, too ... types of gourmet Italian pizzas. years old and under eat free
The change from Bouquets is when with a parent ... The
angel hair pasta with a marina
almost a complete transforma- youngsters order off the children's
or Italian meat sauce.
In between are fettuccine Pri- tion ... New tables covered with menu ... two kids per couple.
Sure there is more than just
mavera, linguini and clams, lin- butcher block paper over linen
guini and sausage, ravioli, pasta cloths, large umbrellas, wine cab- pastas, salads, appetizers and
and scallops, tortelloni a la frni, inet props, new wall paintings desserts ... Lunchtime sand-
and decorations, etc. ... It's so wiches include turkey focaccia,
tortelloni pollo, lasagna, etc.
The T.C. Linguini salad of as- Italian that even little flags of chicken Italiano, capocollo club,
sorted mixed greens garnished Italy are used to signify table T.C. burger and Italian hoagie
Dinner entrees also have chick-
with black olives, pepperoncini, reservations.
This is a very friendly type of en Marsala, sauteed chicken
red onions and black pepper bal-
samic vinaigrette that sells for place ... You somehow get the tosca, New York steak, grilled
$3.95, is only $1 with any pasta feeling that Tony C. is this sort of salmon and ribeye steak.
Even the coffee is different ...
a guy himself ... and someone
or other dinner entree.
One of the biggie salad fa- who likes teamwork, too ... The freshly ground from whole beans
vorites is Tony C.'s Adriatic sal- T.C. Linguini's staff members ob- ... to go along with the tea,
ad, a meal in itself, of linguini viously know what they are do- espresso, cappuccino grande, reg-
pasta tossed with crabmeat, ing with special emphasis on ular or flavored, etc. ... Wine is
shrimp, cucumbers, plum toma- guest service and being most by glass or bottle ... with domes-
toes and a creamy balsamic knowledgeable about menu tic whites and reds and Italian
whites and reds ... Also cordials,
dressing ... There's also a Caesar items.
Breads are homemade, as are Italian beers, and champagnes
salad with homemade foccacia
croutons, $4.95; with grilled desserts (tiramisu, $3.95; Italian and sparkling wines.
Radisson Plaza at Town Cen-
chicken breast, $6.95; with grilled rum tort, $3.50; chocolate swirl
cheesecake, $2.95; rocky road ter is an imposing structure with
And what would an Italian mudslide terrine, $3.75; toasted its 385 deluxe guest rooms, 42
trattoria worth its weight in hazelnut ice cream laced with suites and exclusive Plaza Club
oregano be without pasta fagioli, Frangelico, $2.50).