For those who don’t have time for several courses over multiple hours at Prime & Proper – 1145 Griswold Street, Detroit – here’s a solution – go to their brunch instead, which rolled out in May. Ryan Prentiss, the restaurant’s corporate culinary director, said brunch was always part of the plan since they opened in 2017. “We wanted to be able to showcase all of the different ways we go about steakhouse food and showcase that in a different light,” he said. While there are some dishes from the dinner menu, the rest is full of new items, like an avocado and beet tart, fruit and lebne (fruit and yogurt done in a very Prime and Proper way), The New York style Cured + Smoked Latke, and a pastry section. “I almost think I like our brunch food better,” he said. Prentiss also noted that they are looking to execute some changes to their dinner menu in a few months, with changes focused on the sides they offer.
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