This past Sunday was a rather unusual day for me. My Bride was attending a memorial mass, and I was traveling to the far side of suburbs to a funeral home to pay my respects for a member of my dinner group. I also picked up one other member of the group as we were going to go together. So we made plans to meet our spouses afterwards at the Town Tavern in Royal Oak.
My Bride and I have been there before, but only at the bar and we enjoyed some very fancy bar dishes while we were with friends. This time we were going to sit down and enjoy a meal with friends who live in Royal Oak, but had never eaten here before. This restaurant is owned by the same people that own The Beverly Hills Grill in Beverly Hills, Michigan.
We enjoyed dishes like Chicken Caesar Salad, Sirloin Salad, Grilled Whitefish and Lobster Macaroni made with Mascarpone Cheese. All the dishes were delightful and made very well, as there were no complaints about the food or the service.
We enjoyed a couple different bottles of red blend wines. The first was a Meritage from Lock & Key Wine Company of St. Helena in Napa Valley, though the wine was from the North Coast. It was enjoyable, but not as full bodied as some Meritage wines and it did not remind me of a Bordeaux wine. The second blended wine we had was a Duckhorn Decoy, which is a favorite of mine and had much more body and flavor. I am glad that this was the second wine as it really delivered what I was looking for in a wine.