[Detroit] Coach Insignia

[NOTE: Excuse the low quality photos from this entry! Sometimes you just have to make due with a camera phone :/]

One of the first restaurants that I went to in Detroit was Coach Insignia back in August. My friend had a Groupon so a couple of us girls dressed up to the nines. Coach Insignia is a beautiful fancy restaurant found on the 71st and 72nd of the GM Renaissance Center in downtown Detroit with a great view of the city and river.

City View with the stadium in the distance.

River View after dark with the Ambassador Bridge lit up! You can see the 72nd floor elevator button reflection 🙂

Appetizer: Crème Brulee of Brie (Caramelized Brie, Candied Almonds, Fresh Berries, Crispy Bread) and Fried Lobster Corn Dogs (Napa Cabbage Salad, Stone Ground Mustard Veluote)

Creme Brulee of Brie – delicious! I especially loved the almond and fruit.

Fried Lobster Corn Dog – yum! I don’t eat lobster often but I enjoyed this one.

Dinner: Sautéed Jumbo Scallops (Sweet Corn, Spinach, Leeks, Fingerling Potatoes, Tomato, Bacon, Warm Potato & Chive Vinaigrette)

Sauteed Jumbo Scallops – I liked the dish, but I admittedly had better scallops elsewhere.

Dessert: Italian Almond Torte (Dark Chocolate Gelato)

Italian Almond Torte – now, this one was delicious! Always have room for dessert 🙂

At times, I find myself drawing up parallels between Chicago and Detroit–river, water front, skyline etc etc. Coach Insignia reminded me a lot of the Signature Room and Lounge on the 95th and 96th floors of the Hancock Building in Chicago. Except, well, I have yet to  make it up to the Signature Lounge. Just another place to go 🙂

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"Dance like nobody's watching; love like you've never been hurt. Sing like nobody's listening; live like it's heaven on earth."
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