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Russian high tea in a monastery, Harper Woods, MI


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Russian high tea in a monastery, Harper Woods, MI

Jim M | Feb 3, 2009 05:50 AM

The Royal Eagle is operated by St. Sabbas Orthodox Monastery in Harper Woods, MI, about a half mile from the Detroit border. They appear to have created a serene six-acre space by enclosing the area between a pair of ranch houses on a side street. They serve dinner one day a week (Thursday), and a seven-course Russian tea once a week (Tuesday); we went to that, and it cost $20 a person, including tea. Courses included a borscht, some canapé-type snacks, and a chicken skewer with Bulgarian hot sauce. All were good. No menu (at least for the tea), but they do ask if you have food allergies. The location was the thing--a real slice of another world. Definitely Detroit's most unusual lunch experience!

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