Thanks to Boagman and momskitchen (http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/725787 ), I yesterday tried Bambu ( http://bambucafegp.com/index.php ) in Grosse Pointe Farms, ordering the crabcakes and a “Milanese” pizza. Both were quite good, particularly the crabcakes, of course…I’d have ordered three plates of them if I could afford the price and calories (but then again, who can?). Delicious spicy side sauce! No crappy filler in the cakes, either. FYI--the pizza was not quite as gorgeous as the photo on the website but, hey, they supposedly mostly use organic ingredients. I'd order it again.
Unfortunately, this enjoyable upscale fusion bistro, whose cuisine cries out for beer and wine, does not have a license. I doubt they’d call the cops on a customer discretely doing BYOB from a nontransparent glass, but with a kid in tow, I wasn’t exactly in a position to risk getting taken away in handcuffs.
Out in front, on Kercheval, Grosse Pointe Farms was holding a little winter festival with ice sculptures, campfires with smores, etc.. It was appreciated, but darn cold…
I’m actually headed back to Bambu on Tuesday eve, because they’re holding a Thai cuisine cooking demo and dinner. It costs $38 tax/tip incld. The lineup is Tom Kha Gai, spring rolls, deep fried fish with chili and Thai basil (YES!!!!!), and a fusion ginger-lime crème brule. Because it is a “private” event, I think BYOB is welcomed. Rock ‘n roll. :-)
PS—class size is limited to 18-20. I think my wife and I were #s 12 and 13.
75 Kercheval Ave, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236