New menu and spaces debut


Oak & Reel is a contemporary seafood-focused Italian restaurant where Chef Jared Gadbaw combines local ingredients with bright, clean, bold flavors to offer a high-end dining experience in a welcoming setting. Gadbaw, who is a graduate of the renowned French Culinary Institute, captured two Michelin Stars for Marea in New York City and maintained a two Michelin Star ranking for nine straight years. He moved back to his native Detroit to open Oak & Reel, and after a year of operation, they have added a new menu, finished an outdoor patio addition, and created a private dining space for 36 guests. “Occupancy and curfew restrictions (in 2020) pushed us to try and offer an enhanced experience, which resulted in a tasting menu only. Once those restrictions were lifted, we switched to offering the menu with a la carte options in addition to our prix fixe so we could appeal to more guests,” said Gadbaw. New menu highlights include bucatini with preserved lemon, walnuts, oregano, pecorino; octopus with stracciatella, radicchio, grilled grapes and gremolata; prawns with citrus marinade, spaetzle, cabbage, walnut agrodolce; and risotto with coconut, cherry, lime sorbet, and basil. “Our goal has always been to reach as many people as possible, and we are thrilled to be able to do so now,” concludes Gadbaw. Oak and Reel is located at 2921 East Grand Boulevard, Detroit. oakandreel.com

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