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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Coach Insignia for our 5th Anniversary

At the top of the Renaissance Center in Detroit is a first class restaurant - Coach Insignia. It does not revolve as a restaurant in this location may have in the past but it does reside on the 71st and 72nd floors in the Marriott tower. I had never been there before but we did have a Groupon (I like using coupons, I'm cheap like that) for a good deal at the Coach. Grandma was going to watch the little one and we headed downtown for an early dinner to celebrate our 5th Anniversary on a Saturday in early August last year. (Yeah... this post is a little out of date)

The Husband's cousin recommended one thing in particular - the lobster corn dogs. It may sound sorta strange but after having been big fans of lobster when we visited our friends in Maine, we could not pass up this appetizer.

We were seated in a comfy booth looking out across a few empty tables and a wall of windows overlooking some of Detroit's skyline and the Detroit River. Soon enough, two skewers of juicy meaty lobster that had been doused in a light and airy batter and deep fried until crisp arrived on a long rectangular plate, along with some sweet mustard drizzles and napa cabbage slaw.

They were to die for and we each got one skewer and not a bit of the lobster, slaw or mustard sauce were left behind. I believe these Maine Lobster Corn Dogs are typically on the menu and though pricey, it's worth it - try them yourself!!

I don't remember getting any other precursors to the meal, no soup or salad, guess I was trying to make up for the fact that we got the corn dogs and a glass of wine! I do remember that I ordered the filet with caramelized onions on top with Detroit's finest zip sauce as an accompaniment. We also ordered some horseradish whipped potatoes and hollandaise-doused asparagus for sides. It was delicious!

For dessert, I can't really remember but it sure looks beautiful - looks like some kind of ice cream in a waffle cup with a lovely orchid on top (see top photo) - yum! Anyway, our visit to the Coach was a nice trip to downtown Detroit and I highly recommend it. An early dinner seating on a Saturday was very pleasant.

Coach Insignia
71st & 72nd Floor
GM Global Renaissance Center
Detroit, MI 48243
Ph. (313) 567-2622


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