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I asked the chef... and he answered!

Have you ever gone out to a wonderful restaurant and ordered something that was "oh so good!"? Are you the type that might just like to replicate a great taste? As you take a bite, do you wonder what is in this sauce, or what was the marinade? I do that . I love to cook. I love to read recipe books. I love to browse in Williams Sonoma stores. I am a great chef. Well, maybe not the last statement... but my family loves my cooking - NICE. That is a 5 star rating right there.

Last weekend we went to Selfridge ANGB, located north of Detroit. There is billeting, which I am afraid is going away due to BRAC. There really are no dining facilities on Base, except Burger King and the bowling alley. Since we took the weekend to have some 'us' time, we wanted to relax in a wonderful restaurant. We found one! Macray Harbor Inc. (Exact address can be found on Military Avenue.com) http://www.militaryavenue.com/Selfridge+Air+National+Guard+Base/390/Dining-In/153/Listing.aspx

Macray Harbor Inc. is a yacht club... the decor will tell you that, but the surroundings are the first clue. Lake St Clair is frozen over and the yachts are hanging out in dry dock - a gazillion of them. Dale and I didn't have difficulty picking and choosing which one we'd take if given. :) As we sat and cruised here and there in our minds... the wait staff at Macray Harbor brought us an hor d' oeuvre that was pleasing to the eye and fantastic tasting as well. Our main entrees came, and they were also over the top with presentation and taste. I asked our waitress if the chef ever shared this recipes, especially for the scallops we had for the starter. Pronto, he appeared at our table in the crisp white jacket and hat. WOW. He went through the procedure, answered questions and thanked us for coming. How nice! I loved it.

The only thing better was the dessert, something that we rarely order. As the tray was presented for our choosing we gave in. We opted for the biggest cream puff filled with sweet cream ice cream and covered with a milky chocolate sauce.

A fantastic evening! A new restaurant, a new food taste and now a new recipe. Have you ever been afraid to ask for a recipe that tastes so good? The chef was pleased. It is his work - he wanted to share. Go for it!

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