my foodie friend Tim found the email I’d sent him with impressions of Albena, a tiny, exquisite and unique place hidden in downtown Detroit
Have you and Kathy been to Albena in Detroit? Kathy and I just had a seven course tasting dinner there last night that was absolutely fantastic. Very minimalist Norwegian/Japanese. The place, named after chef Lipar’s grandmother, is tucked in the back of the Siren Hotel on Broadway just across from the Detroit Opera House. Almost a speakeasy route to even get there. The small room features an 8 seat bar (where they seek to sit only 4) behind which chef and his two assistants work their magic before your eyes. A supreme experience well worth your while.