Stop in at Bastone Brewery and Cafͩ Habana for Royal Oak Restaurant Week

Royal Oak Restaurant Week begins April 27! Grab some friends and your appetite, and head over to Bastone Brewery or CafÍ© Habana, for some of the finest eats in Royal Oak. Certainly, the beer is exceptional, crafted on site by master brewer Rockne Van Meter. His credentials include more awards than you can count. But don’t bother trying–just ask for a pint and you’ll be happy you did.

So here’s the thing about Bastone and Habana, they share the same main kitchen, and a bar. So either way, you get creatively prepared food made with fresh, often local ingredients, and Bastone beer. Win!

Bastone Beer

A Royal Oak mainstay since 2004, Bastone takes both its name and culinary style from the famous Belgian city. The 1930s era establishment sets the stage for a micro brewery and restaurant, with a menu that features classic burgers, Belgian mussels and frites, artisan pizzas, and European-inspired entrees for meat eaters and vegetarians alike.

“This is only the second year that Royal Oak has hosted a restaurant week, and we participated last spring as well,” said David Ritchie, Managing Partner of Bastone, CafÍ© Habana and Vinotecca. “I think it is beneficial because it draws in new customers and gives us a chance to introduce ourselves and make new friends.”

Bastone Brewery offers Restaurant Week dinner for $25:

First course: (choose one)

  • Soft, Warm Pretzels served with a five-cheese dipping sauce
  • Artichoke fritters with a tempura batter and parmesan cheese
  • Soup or salad

Second course: (choose one)

  • Dijon mustard Glazed pork loin chop with warm apple compote, stoemp and vegetables
  • Braised Belgian steak tips with onions, mushrooms and stoemp (I’ve had these, they’re great!)
  • Chicken orecchiette pasta with dried cranberries, goat cheese in a spinach sage cream sauce

Third course: (choose one)

  • Bread pudding
  • Pecan ball
Carne AsadaCarne Asada at Cafe Habana

And then there’s CafÍ© Habana, lending Cuban flavor to the streets of Royal Oak with a South American menu that keeps patrons’ taste buds talking. Whether you visit during weekend brunch, lunch or dinner, flavors are punctuated by savory meats, sweet fruits and intense herbs. The drink menu is enticing as well, beginning with fresh-squeezed limeade or sweet CafÍ© Cubano, and expanding to killer mojitos, and course, Bastone beer.

Cafͩ Habana offers Restaurant Week dinner for $25:

First course: (choose one)

  • Soup du jour
  • Seasoned and flash fried Yucca Frita with avocado –cilantro dipping sauce
  • Chicken or veggie quesadillas

Second course: (choose one)

  • Ropa Vieja-slow cooked shredded beef in a spicy tomato sauce with yellow rice and tostones
  • Arroz con pollo-bonless chicken breast mixed with a green pea and onion tomato beer sauce, over yellow rice
  • Shrimp fricassee served with bell peppers in a saffron tomato rice sauce

*I’ve had the ropa vieja and arroz con pollo. Both outstanding!

Third course: (choose one)

  • Bread pudding
  • Pecan ball

Bastone Brewery  is located at 419 South Main Street (corner of Fifth), Royal Oak.  CafÍ© Habana  is located at 109 East Fifth Street.

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