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The Root Restaurant & Bar to Offer Black Friday Breakfast, Thanksgiving Pies

The White Lake restaurant, and Detroit Free Press Restaurant of the Year, is offering several holiday specials including deals on bottles of wine and holiday pies.

Need to bring a dessert to Thanksgiving dinner but don't want to cook? The Root Restaurant & Bar in White Lake is offering 10-inch house made pies to-go throughout the holiday season.

The pies, that serve 12, will be $30 and are made using Guernsey's dairy, Michigan farm fresh eggs, Michigan sugar, and local, seasonal produce, according to Executive Chef James Rigato.

Interested customers can choose from a variety of pies including:

  • Classic Pumpkin Pie made with roasted Michigan pumpkin.
  • Classic Apple Pie made with Spicer's Orchards apples.
  • Cinnamon Streusel Apple Pie made with Spicer's Orchards apples.
  • Sweet Potato Pie made with maple syrup and roasted sweet potato.
  • Peanut Butter Pie made with chocolate ganache and a cookie crumb crust.

All Thanksgiving pie orders must be made by noon on Monday, Nov. 19. Pies will be available for pickup anytime on Wednesday, Nov. 21, from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. The restaurant will be closed on Thanksgiving. To order a pie, call 248-698-2400 or email eat@therootrestaurant.com.

However, The Root will be open on Black Friday, Nov. 23, at 10 a.m. this year to offer hungry shoppers a variety of brunch items. This is the second year the restaurant will offer brunch items on the menu.

If it's wine you're after, The Root is offering special pricing on bottle wines. Owner Ed Mamou said the wines were featured at previous Feast events at the restaurant, and are being offered at a significant discount. A list of available wines is included in the photos section of this article.

November Feast

On Nov. 29 at 6:30 p.m., The Root will be hosting a special event - Feastover for Eastover. This event will be in honor of Eastover Elementary School in Bloomfield.

Rigato has been consulting with the staff at the school to help educate the kids on growing, harvesting and cooking local food. "Along with Eastover and the Bloomfield Hills School District, The Root is aiming to introduce healthy, sustainable food philosophies into the community," Rigato said in the November Newsletter.

Proceeds from the dinner event will go towards purchasing hydroponic kits for Eastover classrooms so students can grow their own food. The event will feature handcrafted, local seasonal food. Dinner is $65 per person. For reservations call 248-698-2400.

Don't forget to enter the White Lake-Highland Patch Newsletter Contest for your chance to win a $50 gift certificate to The Root Restaurant & Bar.

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