On Saturday, we celebrated my dad’s birthday with a wonderful lunch at The Roma Cafe, Detroit’s oldest Italian restaurant and in my opinion, the best Italian restaurant too. The Roma Cafe is located only a couple of blocks from Detroit’s Eastern Market. We stopped at the market prior to lunch to pick-up a few items: honey, smoked mozzarella, sweet potatoes, spices, golden raisins, and some wasabi peas (yum!). The market is year round, though there were limited vendors present.
I always get the same thing every time I go to the Roma Cafe: cheese ravioli with meat sauce with a side salad. They have the best meat sauce in the world (here I go again!) and it’s available for take out in pints or quarts. They’re menu includes all your standard Italian favorites and there’s also a buffet on Monday nights.
Both my mom and my sister ordered veal parmigiana, Dave ordered baked cannelloni, my dad had a veal cutlet, and my brother-in-law ordered one of the specials, ravioli with Italian sausage. Everyone had salad, except for Megan, she had a cup of minestrone soup. Everything was delicious.
I might have to update my Favorite Cocktails, Part 1: Local Drinks post as the (two!) White Russians I enjoyed with my lunch were quite delicious.