Michael Symons Roast is an 8,000 square foot restaurant on the street level of the Westin Book Cadillac Detroit, at the corner of Washington Boulevard and State Street. The 200-seat restaurant has three sections: bar/lounge; main dining room; and a semi-private area which has the capacity to open for over flow seating and blend seamlessly with the main dining area.

 

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Michael Symons Roast Detroit

 

Rich reds, amber, copper and gold tones, along with plush fabrics will provide a warm colour palette. A rustic and modern theme incorporates dark wood, metal, glass and fire elements to highlight the roasted meat concept.

The Detroit Free Press named Michael Symons Roast “Restaurant of the Year” and Michael Symon has won numerous culinary awards including a James Beard award for Best Chef Great Lakes category and Esquire Magazine recently awarded Roast with having one of the best beer menus in the country.

 

Michael Symon

Chef Michael Symon cooks with soul. Growing up in a Greek and Sicilian family, the Cleveland native creates boldly-flavored, deeply satisfying dishes at his four restaurants in America’s heartland: Lola, Lolita, Roast and B Spot. He also shares his exuberant, approachable cooking style and infectious laugh with viewers as an Iron Chef on the Food Network.

Since being named a Best New Chef by Food & Wine magazine in 1998, Michael and his restaurants have been awarded numerous honors: in 2010, he was the first chef ever to host the annual Farm Aid benefit concert; Bon Appetit magazine included B Spot on their list of “Top 10 Best New Burger Joints;” and B Spot’s Fat Doug burger won the People’s Choice award at the SoBe Wine & Food Festival. In 2009, Michael earned The James Beard Foundation Award for Best Chef Great Lakes and the Detroit Free Press named Roast “Restaurant of the Year,” and in 2000 Gourmet magazine chose Lola as one of “America’s Best Restaurants.”

 

In 2010, Michael appeared on four Food Network/Cooking Channel shows, hosting Food Feuds and Cook Like an Iron Chef, judging season three of The Next Iron Chef and competing on Iron Chef America. Michael won season one of The Next Iron Chef in 2008, earning him a permanent spot on the roster of esteemed Iron Chefs. He made his debut on the network in 1998 with appearances on Sara’s Secrets with Sara Moulton, Ready, Set, Cook and Food Nation with Bobby Flay, before being tapped to host over 100 episodes of The Melting Pot.

While Michael shines on television, he is a genuine hometown guy who made his name cooking in his Midwestern restaurants, all of which became critically acclaimed. Lola opened in 1997 and is now the cornerstone of Cleveland’s dining scene. Lolita, a Mediterranean-style bistro in the historic Tremont neighbourhood opened in 2005. Michael Symons Roast brought Michael’s meat-centric cooking to Detroit’s Westin Book Cadillac in 2008, and two Cleveland locations of B Spot opened in 2009, showcasing his passion for burgers, bratwurst and beer.

Michael published his first cookbook, “Michael Symon’s Live to Cook – Recipes and Techniques to Rock Your Kitchen,” in 2009, sharing home cook-friendly recipes that draw on the flavours of his heritage. When he’s not working, Michael is riding his motorcycle through Cleveland, cooking at home, playing golf, thinking about his next tattoo, gardening in the backyard and spending time with his wife, Liz, and their bullmastiff, Ruby, and Old English bulldog, Ozzy.

 

 

Michael Symons Roast Detroit