In light of a LivingSocial reader poll naming Detroit as the worst "dining out" city in the United States, the chefs of renowned local restaurants Deli Unique and The Lark offered recipes for holiday meals they make for their families.
John Somerville is chef de cuisine of The Lark, which won honors from Zagat's 2012 America's Top Restaurants guide as Detroit's best restaurant. Somerville was one chef of a West Bloomfield restaurant quoted in The Huffington Post Detroit story Dec. 12 as he shared a recipe for prime rib with Yorkshire pudding, glazed carrots, potatoes dauphinois and port cranberries.
"This is the type of dish I love to do for the holidays," Somerville said.
Prentice, executive chef of Deli Unique among other Metro Detroit restaurants, offered Michigan chicken with plum wine and cranberries, which he described as a "must-have" for his large family gatherings around the holiday season.
"On Christmas, I like to host lots of friends that have nowhere to spend the holiday. It is not unusual for us to have 50 for dinner. They all 'hang out' in the kitchen while I cook enjoying great wine and conversation," Prentice said.