Farm to Fork: Seasonally Fresh Restaurants of Southeast Michigan

By: Amber Ogden | October 19, 2015

With so many restaurants in the Metro Detroit area, what sets one apart from the next is individuality. The farm to table concept (or farm to fork) is one that is not only unique, but presents quality restaurants with excellent menus.

In case you’re not familiar, farm to table is essentially the process by which food is produced, prepared and consumed locally. Now that we’ve got today’s fun fact out of the way, let’s take a look at a few farm to table restaurants in southeast Michigan!

Palate of Milford sources its ingredients from several local farms and suppliers, including Farm Country Cheese House and Great Harvest Bread Co.

Items on the seasonal menu include small plates, salads, entrees, burgers and Paninis. If fall flavors are what you seek, try the Roasted Pumpkin Salad with mixed greens, arugula, roasted squash, shallots, pumpkin seeds, roasted red peppers and apple cider vinaigrette.

Grange Kitchen and Bar, located in Ann Arbor, sources 90 percent of its food from local farms. With a menu that rotates almost daily, you’ll always come across something new here.

During your visit, you may find items like Grilled Lake Trout, Fall Fruit and Vegetable Saute or Pan Roasted Duck Breast on the dinner menu. Be sure to check out the brunch offerings, too!

The restaurant is hosting a special Cocktail Demo and Dinner featuring New Holland Brewing and McClary Bros Vinegars on Thursday, Oct. 22.

Chartreuse Kitchen & Cocktails, a newer addition to Detroit, offers a cozy dining space and a farm fresh menu, creating an atmosphere unlike any other.

The seasonal menu changes based on what is fresh and local at the time, but Grilled Cap Steak, Mushroom Ricotta and Lake Superior Whitefish are a few possibilities. Wash it down with a Beet Gimlet!

Toasted Oak of Novi and The Root, located in White Lake, are two additional restaurants with great farm to table spreads.

When you book a reservation for dinner this week, consider heading to a farm to table restaurant in Metro Detroit, where a tasty and fresh meal await you!