You all know that I love to eat out, even if my adventures lately haven’t been super successful. One restaurant that never disappointed me was Tribute in Farmington Hills. From a seriously beautiful environment to stellar service to course after course of outstanding food, every visit left me wanting more.
So why haven’t I posted about Tribute? It unfortunately closed a few years ago. The space still sits vacant, waiting for someone to reinvent it. I wish I had some pics to show you, but that was before the days of having a camera in my hand all the time 🙂
Takashi Yagihashi is the chef who made Tribute the amazing restaurant it was. In fact, it was not too long after he left that it closed. While at Tribute, he was named one of Food and Wine’s Best New Chefs and named Best Chef in the Midwest by the James Beard Foundation. He moved on to bigger and better things after Tribute, becoming executive chef at Okada in Las Vegas. Since then, he has opened Takashi and Noodles by Takashi Yagihashi in Chicago, both of which have received rave reviews.
He also appeared on Top Chef Masters (one of my favorite shows), and won the fan favorite award. I cheered for him every step of the way.
Luckily, he has now opened the Slurping Turtle in Ann Arbor. Like all of his other restaurants, I have heard nothing but good things about it, and I definitely need to get to Ann Arbor to check it out!
Even better, Takashi will be in town for a very special Macy’s Culinary Council event at Macy’s Somerset in Troy, Michigan on October 23rd at 6 pm. I have heard so much about Macy’s Culinary Council events, and I am super excited to attend this event. If you’re in the area, you should be too.
The night of the event, if you spend $35 in the home department at Macy’s, you’ll receive a $10 Macy’s gift card, as well as a copy of Takashi’s new book Takashi’s Noodles. It shouldn’t be hard to spend $35 in the home department. It’s my favorite spot in the whole store. In fact, I just bought my new Vitamix there.
Takashi will hold a demonstration and you will even have the chance to sample some of his dishes. Best of all, he will be signing his cookbook after the demonstration. This is such a great opportunity! If you want to go, and I know you do, RSVP at 1800-329-8667. Remember that space is limited. For more information on the event, visit bit.ly/Takashi14. Hope to see you there!
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