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Eating Well


Photo by Brad Ziegler

Satisfy your palate with the fresh, locally inspired menu at Iridescence.

Motor City Casino Hotel’s AAA-rated four-diamond gem of a restaurant, Iridescence, has elevated fine dining with its recent relocation to the hotel’s top floor. Now perched 16 stories high, Iridescence offers stunning views from its 40-foot glass windows. Thirty-seven sandstone tables make room for 157 diners, and private seating with a tailor-made menu is available.

With new surroundings comes a fresh, locally inspired menu. Chef Adam Hightower’s modern American cuisine highlights regional ingredients that vary by the season, from Michigan apples and cherries to morel mushrooms and farm-fresh, organic Cornish game hens. “We’ll use everything Michigan has to offer,” Hightower says.

More than 300 bottles of wine grace a custom-made, floor-to-ceiling, climate-controlled wine wall at the restaurant, a 2007 winner of Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence.

5 Things you MUST order:
  1. Butternut Risotto Hot Pot with freshly shaved truffles
  2. Sugar Cane-Crusted Scallops
  3. Kahuku Corn and Maui Onion Soup
  4. Maple and Cider Glaze Squab
  5. Crunchy Prailine Bar with white chocolate mousse and a citrus glaze
Iridescence, 2901 Grand River Ave., 313-237-6732

This article has been adapted from the original, which was published in the June 2008 by MSP Communications.

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