Hey look, I finally went to a new (for me) restaurant, The Laundry (formerly The French Laundry) in Fenton, Michigan!
I recently went there to celebrate my friend Tara’s birthday with Tara, her husband Mike and her sister Ashlee.
It was a lot of fun and the food was great!
We sat outside as it was a beautiful summer evening. They have a HUGE drink menu, so I sipped on a Huma Lupa Licious (one of my favorite IPAs from Short’s Brewery in Bellaire, MI) while I contemplated which cool drink to get.
I finally settled on the Boulevardier (Bourbon, Amaro & Sweet Vermouth) which was very good and came with the biggest, coolest ice cube (literally cool since it’s ice and figuratively cool because of how big it was!).
While waiting for our entrees, we enjoyed 2 of their appetizers: Artie Dip (housemade spinach, mushroom and artichoke dip blended with Brie, Boursin and gorgonzola cheeses) with fresh bread and Goat Cheese Arancini (Panko-crusted fried risotto balls stuffed with goat cheese and served with housemade marinara sauce).
I really liked both of them, but enjoyed the arancini more than the dip (I had to pick the fungus out of the dip since I hate mushrooms). I am a big an of risotto balls and the goat cheese really gave them a lot of flavor.