From the moment you enter the bright, contemporary dining space, you are greeted by friendly and accommodating service staff.
The food is equally as contemporary and innovative as the surroundings. Before placing our order, we were given an amuse bouche, compliments of the chef, of a cucumber salad with a light vinaigrette. The cucumber had been shaved to look like short spaghetti noodles, and it was one of the most bright, refreshing salads I've ever eaten: this coming from someone who hates cucumbers. But something the chef at Logan, Thad Gilies, must really understand is that texture can make or break a dish. In this small little bite (that I didn't bother to take a picture of because I assumed I wouldn't like it), I found myself wanting to lick the last little bit of cucumber and vinegar left in the dish.
For an appetizer, my husband and I shared a pasta dish of wild boar bolognese. I've never had wild boar before, but the way it was described on the menu left me intrigued, and hungry:
Texas wild boar braised in red wine and aromatics, tossed with our handmade pappardelle pasta and garnished with Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
For the main entree I ordered the Tuscan pork tenderloin served with potato pave.
And my husband got the Greek leg of lamb served with ponzu roasted cauliflower and celery root puree.
Since it was our anniversary, we decided to go all out and order dessert as well. What we ordered was not only delicious, but almost too pretty to eat:
|Hazelnut explosion: sponge cake, hazelnut ice cream, chocolate sauce|
Overall, Logan was a memorable dining experience and one to keep in mind for special occasions in the future. If you find yourself in Ann Arbor for a special occasion or just some money in your pocket to burn, give this place a try.
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