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Kalamazoo has good food.
Great food, in fact. We have made it our mission to check out all the local eateries one at a time - and more for our own poor memories than any other reason, we'll be chronicling our adventures in food here. And some places float our boats way more than others, which is why we have developed the very scientific
five golden forks rating scale. Ok. It is not scientific at all. It is actually quite unscientific. But, it is something. And now, you can search all of our reviews by the forks rating. YAY!

But, wait! There's more!
Kalamazoo Foodies no longer just eat at restaurants then review them. There are recipes posted, some easy, some less easy, all delicious. There are, or will be, book reviews, the new
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And, we want to hear from you!

We want to hear your comments on our recipes and reviews. We want to know where you love to eat. And, we are looking for GUEST bloggers to broaden our horizons a bit. And, if you haven't found us on Facebook, you should do that too. Like our page for other fun Foodies stuff like photos, polls, and more.

SO KALAMAZOO PATRONS - where do YOU love to eat? Because we'd love to check it out and share our thoughts here. Give us a comment below, and quickly! Our tummies are grumbling in anticipation.

A Note from the Foodies about our typical fair:
So, you may notice as you read our blog that we often order the same thing wherever we go. OK, maybe not quite, but we do often order similar things. Kristin has her caprese salads and mushroom dishes. Kate has her baked goat cheese and things with tofu. Well, readers, we wanted to let you know that this is absolutely intentional. A) We love those things, so why not order what you love? And, B) It is a lot easier to compare apples to apples than it is to compare apples to comquats. So, we like to order similar things to have a good sense of how to compare them. Just wanted to let you in on that little secret. Bon appetit!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Fieldstone Grill

Kate: Four Cheese Fondue, Tilapia Grenoble, and White Chocolate Pecan Bread Pudding
It was Labor Day. I had the day mostly off, and Paul and I knew that we were in for a busy few weeks, so we decided to take ourselves out. Plus, Kristin and Deanna had given me a Millennium Restaurant Groups gift card for my birthday so we could try Fieldstone Grill. AND, to top it all of, it was a Millennium Monday (just like almost every other Monday) where you can get 40% off food at any of the Millennium restaurants with a coupon on their website. We knew it would still be a bit of a splurge, but we knew we deserved it. So, we saved up calories all day for a decadent night out!

Because we had been saving all day, we were HUNGRY when we got there. So, we jumped right in with an appetizer, and went with the four cheese fondue. Smoked mozzarella, Swiss, provolone, and parmesan cheese all in one tasty dip. Served with grilled focaccia bread, this was a great way to start the meal. It was warm and rich, but not too rich. One of those plates that you have to fight yourself to lick clean in the middle of the restaurant. They also serve delicious bread to start you off that was also a great compliment to the dip.

I was really pleased with my entree choice. The tilapia was really fresh and cooked really well. It was flaky and light. It was served on top of a combination of linguini noodles and zucchini straws with a delicious, creamy, lemon butter sauce with capers and parsley. The flavors of all the ingredients came together in a totally delightful way that, again, made me want to lick my plate clean. It was not a heavy dish, well paired. YUM!

And, yes, we did totally splurge on dessert. The white chocolate pecan bread pudding was incredible. Served warm with caramel sauce and whipped cream, it was super rich and decadent in a way that dessert should be. It was an excellent pairing with my lighter meal. I left fully satisfied, but not totally stuffed.

We were also lucky enough to dine at Fieldstone Grill on a sunny day that allowed us to sit on the patio overlooking the field and golf course that sit next to the restaurant. It was, overall, a lovely dining experience. Great food, relaxing and nice atmosphere, exactly what we wanted on this day off!

five golden forks out of five

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