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Monday, September 1, 2014

Restaurant Review: The Bird and the Bread (Birmingham, Michigan)

I have been to The Bird and the Bread a couple of times within the last month and have really enjoyed both visits. The first time was with a friend for beers & appetizers and the second was for dinner & to visit my friend Heather who tends bar & manages at the restaurant.

The Bird and the Bread has a very cool, chic vibe to it and is very stylish, yet still has a down-to-earth feel to it.

The first time I went, I had a couple of IPAs and their Brisket & Brioche (16-hr beef brisket sliders, fontina, tomato, conserve, horseradish cream, au jus) which were fantastic. The meat was cooked perfectly and even though I am normally not a horseradish fan, the horseradish on these sliders was great. I had to get a 2nd order for myself after sharing the first order with my friend (I did take a couple of them home for lunch the next day!).

The second time I went, I went for dinner. I started off with a wonderful drink mixed up by my friend Heather, a Bulleit In Thyme (Bulleit bourbon, fresh grapefruit juice, vanilla syrup, and thyme). I am a fan of bourbon, so I definitely enjoyed this drink as it was perfect for a nice summer day.

Once I had a drink in hand, it was time for some food! I first got a cup of Sundried Tomato & Basil soup (with herbed focaccia croutons & pinenut pesto) which I really liked. The pesto is what made this soup unique and added so much flavor.

Next...the entree! Heather told me her favorite & go-to dish on the menu is the Lamb Rope Sausage (with fennel & onions and roasted sweet potatoes), so this is what I chose. And it was great! The sausage itself was very flavorful with the fennel adding to that flavor. I'm a fan of sweet potatoes and these did not disappoint. I paired this fantastic dish with a nice red wine as well, a Sangiovese from the Altesino Rosso di Montalcino in Tuscany (another suggestion from Heather) and the pairing was perfect.

After dinner, Heather asked me if I liked chocolate and asked her "Who doesn't?" So shortly after that, this was served to me:

What is that? It's a Flourless Chocolate Ding Dong (with almond crunch, fresh raspberries, and crème anglaise) and it topped off a perfect dinner! This is an excellent dessert.

If you are in Birmingham and looking for a good restaurant with good food at a decent price & a cool atmosphere, check out The Bird and the Bread. And tell Heather at the bar that I sent you there!

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