One of the ways in which I’m a bad food blogger is that I do not relate what’s new in the world of food in the deuce or its environs. To remedy this, I bring you a report from a friend who wrote the other day with news of a restaurant he and his family dined at recently. Since it sounds like such a find–especially for this season–I share it with you.
We had dinner at a restaurant in Commerce Township called A Matter of Taste. The food was delectable and the restaurant has the not-to-be-overemphasized benefit of being right on Union Lake. It’s rare in these parts (where there are really a lot of fresh water lakes) to have a “fine-dining” restaurant on the water. It’s usually of the Zukey Lake Tavern variety — the view is better than the food. Anyway, I highly recommend it. The restaurant features a dining room that is completely open to a huge outdoor patio. We sat outside, waterside, next to a fireplace that kept us warm as it got dark.
For dinner, I had the Thai-influenced Crisped Walleye. The dish consisted of lightly deep-fried Walleye and mussels in a spicy red-curry coconut broth with Asian vegetables and jasmine rice. It was a dish that I’ve been seeing in various combinations recently at restaurants. This take on it though was highlighted by the
tempura-like fried Walleye.
I wish I didn’t already have dinner plans this weekend! It sounds lovely, no?
A Matter of Taste
2323 Union Lake Road, Commerce Twp.
Lunch + Dinner, every day