One my favorite things about The Root Restaurant & Bar in White Lake are the specials offered at dinner time. They range from watermelon salad to barbecue Amish chicken wings - and I've yet to be disappointed.
This week's dish was no exception - squash blossoms.
I know what you're thinking, "how can squash blossoms taste good?" It was the same reaction I had when I first ordered them. I quickly found out just how good this dish can be, and have since ordered it every time it's been offered when I'm dining at the restaurant.
This week's squash flowers were battered in tempura and Vivant Farm Hand Ale, stuffed with Michigan suckling pig pork shoulder (pulled pork) and served on top of creamed corn (made with Guernsey's cream) with a smoked tomato vinaigrette garnish.
To say this was delicious is an understatment. In fact, it was so good I'm honestly having a hard time describing the flavor. Just take my word, if you are at The Root and the special is sqush blossoms - order it.
The Root Restaurant & Bar, 340 Town Center Boulevard in White Lake, is open: Monday - Thursday, 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.; Friday - Saturday, 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.; and closed on Sunday. Reservations are highly recommended, and can be made here.
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