October 02, 2013

Detroit Restaurant Week: The Rattlesnake Club

Troy and I were recently given the opportunity to try out Detroit's Restaurant Week. It is an annual event that happens every Fall where different restaurants in Detroit have a special menu where you get to try different kinds of their food.

For $30, you can get a starter, an entree and a dessert from each restaurant. The menu is pre-set ahead of time which you can see on the Detroit Restaurant Week website.
Detroit Restaurant Week
Troy and I were given a gift certificate to try out The Rattlesnake Club for Detroit Restaurant Week. The restaurant is located right on the water and is very nice. The service was attentive and we had a wonderful experience.

In this review, I will show you what we had to eat and give you our reviews on it.
First, we started with a poppy seed roll with butter. The roll was still hot and was very fresh.

The first course that I chose at The Rattlesnake Club was the Michigan Kale and Brussels Sprout Salad. This was made with baby kale, a few brussels sprouts leaves, Michigan made Mantoro cheese, shallot dressing and almonds. I usually do not have nuts in my salad but the almonds went well with the other flavors. I loved this salad and would order it again. This was a light start to the meal which helped me save room for the other courses to come.
Troy’s first course was delicious as well. He chose the goat cheese-stuffed sweet chili which was served on a bed of spinach, arugula, onions and red pepper thyme dressing. He loved his choice! I thought that the dressing was very flavorful and the entire salad tasted so fresh. I do wish that the salad came with more of the stuffed chilies than the one it did come with.
For our entrees, Troy and I both chose the dry-aged prime rib. It was prepared with a peppered crust and served with a spicy horseradish sauce, garlic green beans and mashed potatoes. Troy ordered his medium and I ordered mine well done. I very much enjoyed eating the green beans and mashed potatoes with the spicy horseradish sauce. It was tangy but not too strong and complimented all of the foods.
Troy especially enjoyed his prime rib and finished it all! He said that it was cooked perfectly and this was his favorite part of the meal. Next time that Detroit has one of their restaurant weeks, I recommend The Rattlesnake Club including a chicken option since that is what I would have preferred.

For dessert, I ordered the PB & B bread pudding which was peanut butter and banana with roasted banana ice cream and salted chocolate and caramel drizzle. This dessert is the reason that I wanted to go to this particular restaurant! Doesn’t it just sound amazing? The bread pudding was soft and the flavors all complimented each other. The roasted banana ice cream was so tasty mixed with the salted chocolate and caramel drizzle.

My favorite part of the meal had to be Troy ’s dessert. He chose the cinnamon crumble apple pie which can with maple walnut cream and whole walnuts. It was so fresh and tasted similar to my mom’s apple pie. It was not too sweet which I liked as well. I would highly recommend this pie!
The presentation of the food was beautiful and gourmet. The portion sizes were perfect. They were not too small but were not oversized either. I did end up taking a portion of my prime rib home since I can’t eat that much meat at one time.
The food was of course the highlight of the evening but I can’t skip talking about the service provided at The Rattlesnake Club. The waiters are extremely attentive here and constantly make sure that you are a happy guest. They refill your water many times through the evening. They clear the crumbs off of the table a few times. Overall, I think that the staff goes out of their way to make sure that you have an incredible experience.
The view shortly outside The Rattlesnake Club
We both very much enjoyed our meal out at The Rattlesnake Club and would highly recommend it to anyone. Next time that Detroit has their restaurant week, I would love to go and try other restaurants to see what they have to offer. This was a good way to be able to try out many different dishes at a reduced cost at The Rattlesnake Club.
Disclosure: I was provided with a gift certificate to go towards my meal at The Rattlesnake Club for Detroit Restaurant Week. All pictures and opinions are my own.

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