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soba noodles, sesame salad, soy-lime
vinaigrette, chili oil and cilantro oil.
Many of Reva's dishes are not on the
menu ... instead presented as specials ...
like prawns pan seared with garlic and
white wine; swordfish grilled with arti-
chokes, wild mushrooms and fava
beans, a rack of lamb delicately encrust-
ed with rosemary and mustard, etc.
Reva will probably bend over back-
wards to make one of her featured dish-
es for you ... She's that kind of gal ...
The. kitchen is her joy ... and it shows
in Reva's style of food that make people
Where did the name Gravity come
from? ... Jim wrote it down 20 years
ago and waited for the opportunity
to use it ... Gravity could mean sig-
nificance, importance or magnitude
... Whatever was on Jim's mind two
decades ago is today the name of
what has certainly become one of
much-talked-about culinary delight.
SLIDE SHOWING of
Federation's Michigan Miracle
Mission 4 to Israel for folks who
were on Bus 9 ... will be given by
Irwin Cohen, its co-captain with
Mark Milgrom ... Monday, June 28,
8 p.m. at Congregation Beth
In fact all the guys and gals from
other buses as well as the general
public also are invited to attend ...
Many mission-goers not on Bus 9
are featured in the slides.
Next evening, Tuesday, June 29, -
Irwin switches to his authoring cap
... and talks about his book, Echoes
of Detroit's Jewish Communities, at a
private West Bloomfield gathering of
the Jewish Women International
Council of Metro Detroit ... For
info on Irwin's various presentations,
call him at (248) 968-5314.
GOOD WAITPERSON DEPT.
... Kim Rogers at Uptown Parthenon
in Crosswinds Mall on Orchard
Lake Road in West Bloomfield
Very personable with a pretty smile
to go with her consistent efficiency.
CULINARY CAPSULE ... It's just
a small place, seating only 69 and
simply styled in accordance with its
But Jasmine's on Mary Alexander
Court, between Center and Hutton
in Northville, might have some
Szechuan dishes not seen in this
July will be only its third anniver-
sary, opening in 2001 ... but Jasmine
is fast becoming a favorite.
Chef Dave Chou, also owner with
Fang Tan, makes something that has
folks coming back for more ... It's
the house specialty of Basil Chicken
stir-fried with water chestnuts, scal-
lions, green and red peppers, sauteed
onions and bean noodles ... This and
his Ma-La Chicken, a sauteed filet
with red and green peppers, onions,
mushrooms and Szechuan pepper-
corn, are among the reasons that
Jasmine's goes through so much
chicken ... already over 115,000
pounds since opening.
He and Fang opened Jasmine's
after coming here from Ann Arbor,
where Dave was chef at Szechuan
West for 13 years ... 11 of those
while consecutively chosen as the
area's best Chinese restaurant.
Try the seafood soup he makes ...
with tofu, green peas, carrots, baby
shrimp, scallops and eggs.
Jasmine's is open Tuesday-
Thursday, 11-9; Friday and
Saturday, 11-10:30; Sunday, 12-8:30
... for lunch and dinner ... also fea-
turing a complete wine and liquor
list and fresh juice bar.
CONGRATS ... To Solly Abels on
his 95th birthday ... To Hilda Raskin
on her 75th birthday ... To Bernie
Rappaport on his 76th birthday.
MAIL DEPT. ... From Harvey
Gold, now residing with wife,
Maxine, in Huntington Beach, Calif.
... "Hello to everyone. I'm doing
accounting work now for some doc-
tors here. We have met many former
Detroiters. Dr. Harvey and Adrianne
Goldstone's son, Alan, recently grad-
uated from optometry school here
and has joined his dad in Harvey's
Orange County practice. Eliot Katt
recently closed his book store in
West Hollywood, where many movie
stars, Brad Pitt, Michael Jackson,
Minnie Driver and others came reg-
FARTHEST THOUGHT from
one's mind when in the mood for
Mexican food would be going to a
place that specializes in barbecued
ribs and chicken.
But Brass Pointe on Orchard Lake
Road, north of 10 Mile, in
Farmington might just be what is
being looked for in the way of this
ethnic fare ... Brass Pointe's selection
of Mexican specialties are such that
folks who know call it their own lit-
tle south-of-the-border sleeper ...
Regular burritos, wet burritos cov-
ered with chili, enchiladas, tostados,
tacos, nachos botanos, taco salad,
stuffed jalapenos appetizer, etc.
Danny Raskin's e-mail address is
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