Townhouse does autumn
With fall quickly approaching, Heirloom Hospitality’s culinary director, Ryan Prentiss, decided to lean in to the season and added new appetizers and entrees at Townhouse Birmingham and Detroit. The Detroit location, 500 Woodward Avenue, now has four new appetizers that Prentiss said were Middle Eastern-inspired. There’s the octopus fattoush, with marinated tomatoes and Persian cucumbers, and tomato kibbeh that has mint, basil, and jalapeño. One of the hot appetizers is street corn arancini, that Prentiss described as a fried risotto ball that’s got all the flavors of street corn. “If I’m being a little bit gluttonous and unhealthy, I’ll go with the arancini – it’s definitely a favorite of mine,” he said. “But if you want something a little bit more wholesome, the chicken in Birmingham with squash puree and sage butter is definitely a win.” That chicken dish is one of three new entrees that dropped at the Birmingham location. There’s also a New Zealand snapper with house braised white beans and broccolini.