Wednesday, September 30, 2009

New chef at Mecklenburg Gardens (Clifton)

Four of us had dinner last night at Mecklenburg Gardens on University Ave. in Clifton, and met the landmark restaurant's new chef, David Bach.
Bach helped Sean Daly open Hugo's in Oakley a few years ago and then moved on to other restaurant gigs, including Nada, the downtown Mexican place that's part of David Falk's restaurant group . "When this opportunity [at Mecklenburg) came up, I grabbed it," Bach said.
He's been there just two months and the menu is still the same as it's been for awhile. Here's hoping that Bach will be able to put his own twist on the German-accented cuisine without straying too far from the formula that has kept the restaurant perking along since its reopening in the mid-'90s.
Pictured above are the pecan-crusted walleye and a chicken strudel.

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