CREATED WITH PASSION SINCE 1892
Also Laura Fox, who so many well
remember from the Caucus Club,
where she was general manager when
Jose Acevedo left after 28 years ...
Laura is Ramzi's dining room manager
and banquet booking coordinator.
Biggest seller at Italian Epicure is one
of its specialty dishes that is nowhere
else to be found ... Four cheese Baci,
filled with Pecorino Romano, ricotta,
parmesan and fontina cheeses ...
spinach, roasted peppers and rosemary
tomato sauce, $12.
Another order biggie is the fruit of
the sea seafood creation with shrimp,
scallops, mussels, clams, salmon, toma-
toes, onions, portabella mushrooms
and wine sauce, $19.
One of the menu's best buys is prob-
ably the 16-ounce New York strip steak
chargrilled in its own juice, $23 for 16
ounces of tasty tenderness.
The restaurant's signature dish,
Tournedos Don Roberto, named after
Chef Roberto, is two good-sized ten-
derloins, each with a different sauce,
$19 ... A veal marsala presentation is
also a winner ... Four medallions of
Provimi veal, $18.
The wonderful Chilean sea bass that
Chef Roberto makes ... lightly black-
ened and served with a lobster sauce
and asparagus tips ... is so very tender
and elegantly delicious; $19.
The fine Billy Rose Trio plays every
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday for
listening and dancing ... Also Terry
Stevenson Duo, Monday nights, Billy
"Flying Fingers" Marr on piano
Tuesday evenings, Kevin Gio and Steve
Richko, Thursday nights.
As an ace restaurateur, Ramzi Naber
knows the importance of giving people
what they want and is doing this in a
Folks are starting to come to Italian
Epicure in droves ... and without doubt
enjoying every bit of a wonderful culi-
nary and entertainment experience.
YEARS AGO, if Peking Duck was
desired, 24-hour notice had to be given
to a favorite Chinese restaurant ... Still
not many Chinese chefs wanted to
mess with the delicious dish, consider-
ing it too difficult and time consuming
Most Chinese restaurants like Hong
Hua on Orchard Lake Road, north of
12 Mile, among the Northwest area's
leaders in Peking Duck preparation,
serve it making two dishes out of one
duck ... Thin slices of honey-glazed
skin with Chinese crepes, scallions and
hoisin sauce ... and boneless breast stir-
fried with Chinese vegetables ... $35
for the two preparations.
It is also ordered a third way, as let-
tuce wraps with chopped duck meat,
mushrooms, water chestnuts and
hoisin sauce, $6.95.
Hong Hua goes through over 200
ducks a week.
SUNDAY GOSPEL brunch now at
Beans & Cornbread on Northwestern
between 12 and 13 Mile, Southfield, is
10:30-1 p.m. includes its wonderful
salmon croquettes, mushroom and
Gruyere omelet, etc., among 10 main
dishes served with those luscious
homemade sweet potato muffins.
CONGRATS ... to Joe and Lois
Sposita, owners of Sposita's Ristorante,
on their 50th wedding anniversary ...
To David and Debbie Himelhoch, on
their 25th wedding anniversary ... to
Ryan Kraft, on his 16th birthday, cele-
brated at Sposita's with parents Shelly
and Walter Kraft and family.
`THE CONTENDER' starring
Sylvester Stallone, Sugar Ray Leonard
and Jackie Kallen, hits the TV airwaves
She is also involved in her own sit-
corn called One of the Guys ... and
Jackie's boyfriend, Gary Baldassarre,
has written a screenplay called Mob
World which is gathering much inter-
KOSHER KAFE by caterer Jeffrey
Rosenberg, at Adat Shalom Synagogue
on Middlebelt, Farmington Hills, has
its first-date opening Wednesday, Nov.
17, 6 p.m. ... It'll feature a different
meat special each evening plus roasted
chicken and hot whitefish entrees.
Future dates are Dec. 9, 16 and 22;
Jan. 12, 20 and 26; Feb. 2 ... For more
info, call Jeffrey at (248) 626 5702.
KOSHER CHINESE buffet dinner
by Mimi Markofsky and her Elite
Kosher Catering, is Thursday, Nov. 18,
at Congregation Beth Moshe on
Drake, West Bloomfield ... For more
info, call Mimi at (248) 592 0200, or
NEW OWNERSHIP has come to
E.G. Nick's ... as Dean Mechael takes
over on Maple in West Bloomfield ...
Dean will retain the name for about six
months ... and then change it to
WHO'S WHERE ... Fine pianist
Brian Dishell is now at Rochester
Chop House, Main Street in Rochester,
ANOTHER CHEF will try his hand
as a restaurant owner as Jeff Baldwin
leaves Mac & Ray's in Harrison
Township to open his own operation
in Clinton Township. P1
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A. JAFFE SIGNATURE.
DISTINCTIVE HANDMADE BRIDAL JEWELRY CREATED WITH A PASSION FOR PERFECTION.
AT THE HEART OF EVERY A. JAFFE ORIGINAL YOU WILL FIND THE "A" AND DIAMOND MARK,
YOUR ASSURANCE OF STYLE AND QUALITY.
2266 ORCHARD LAKE ROAD AT MIDDLEBELT ROAD . 248-682-8573
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