It’s been a while since the Bite Tonight has put out a “top” blog post. I know this weather really puts me in a funk, so I thought what better time than now to take our minds off the cold and showcase some yummy dishes. Winter will be here before we know it, but I didn’t want to forget about all the delicious Fall eats. Check out my top 3 veggie dishes of Fall.
3. Roasted Carrots @ Smith & Co, Midtown Detroit, MI.
Michigan feta, pistachio, honey harissa, yogurt raita, apple cider gastrique.
I was surprised that one of the newest residents of Midtown, Smith & Co stole the 3rd spot, but these carrots were pretty tasty. The carrots were super caramelized (the way to go with root veggies) and tender. You get Indian flavor vibes with each bite with the harissa and yogurt raita, but also a salty punch with the feta. The apple cider gastrique helped to balance the natural sweetness from the carrots. This dish is the perfect thing to warm you up on a cold Fall day.
2. Twice Baked Squash @ Magnet. Core City Detroit, MI.
Whipped pumpkin tahini.
This dish blew my mind for two reasons. First, I never thought to twice bake a squash. Brilliant! Second, the combo of the whipped pumpkin and tahini was delicious. The velvety texture was so decadent that it sent my tastebuds into this spiral of sweet and savory confusion. I didn’t know if I was eating an appetizer or dessert, but it didn’t matter. It was amazing and I loved every bite! The team at Magnet took a simple squash that we’ve been enjoying for centuries and introduced a Middle Eastern essence, transforming this dish into a Fall favorite. Well done!
And, the moment we’ve all been waiting for
the #1 Top Veggie Dish of Fall is…….
Cabbage Wedge @ Lady of the House, Corktown Detroit, MI.
Miso, apple, and cashel blue cheese.
I first had this dish in August when Janet and I went out to celebrate my birthday. Boy, oh boy, it was like a present was wrapped up with a bow, put on a plate, and hand delivered to me in the form of this cabbage wedge. It was tender and caramelized with that delicious salty miso, tangy from the blue cheese, with a touch of sweetness from the apple to bring it all together. The warm cabbage slightly melts the blue cheese making it extra creamy. Nothing makes me happier then to know that this dish is still on the menu. Of course, I tried to recreate this at home and it wasn’t the same. You know Chef Kate and the team at Lady are doing things right when guests try to recreate their menu items. Good thing, all I have to do is grab a seat at Lady of the House whenever I get a hankering for the glorious cabbage wedge!
If there’s any veggie dishes that the Bite Tonight HAS to try, please let me know! I am always looking for the best of the best food.