Hi again! I'm working as a sous chef in a high end steakhouse in Birmingham.Unfortunately, my cooking style doesn't exactly fit in with an a la carte steak on a plate restaurant,but we have fish,dessert,app,and salad features to flex the creative muscles with.I went to culinary school in Ann Arbor, graduated eight years ago. I worked at a family owned Italian restaurant there for 4 years and owe everything to a little Venetian woman named Isabella. I learned more from her in one shift than in a week at school. That being said, I lean mostly to the boot for inspiration, although I thoroughly enjoy most ethnic cuisine with Japanese, African, and Caribbean being my favorite. My family is hardcore Scottish, so I'm always trying to get people to try my haggis and black pudding, some people try it without asking what's in it!
As far as Detroit goes, the local must haves are generally classified as fastfood..... The coneys at Lafayette, and of course the best sliders on earth at the Hunter House. The Best Italian I have had is Cafe Cortina in Farmington, although it will ever be cursed as the last anniversary dinner I had with my ex-wife(although she is a dining room manager for a competing restaurant, she no longer wanted to be married to someone in the business, something about never having weekend time together!).
In my spare time, I lavish attention on my Beagle, read a lot of cookbooks, work out fanatically, and generally try to make myself a well rounded, enjoy the day kind of guy. I don't like dating coworkers so if any of you know someone, send them my way!!