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Washtenaw Community College Restaurant Garretts Open Friday nights


Garrett’s is located on the first floor of the Student Center. Friday night’s service is new this year. It started fall semester. One of the unique features to Garrett’s After Dark is alcohol service. A variety of wine, beer, martinis and margaritas are offered depending on that night’s theme.

Feb. 25: Black American History Celebration with live Jazz (martini service)
March 11: Vegetarian (coffee tasting)
March 18: St. Patrick’s Day (beer service)
April 1: Southwestern Celebration (margarita service)
April 8: Spring into Barbecue (beer service)

To get a jump start on the semester, staff and guests were invited to a nice sit-down meal with all of the trimmings to help work out any kinks when Garrett’s After Dark opens on Feb. 11 at 5:30 p.m.

The test run menu featured grilled shrimp with a mustard sauce as an appetizer and an Italian wedding soup, which consisted of meatballs and spinach in a rich broth. A seasonal soup of pureed root vegetables was also offered.

Diners chose between soup and salad. The salad consisted of mixed greens, chopped, hardboiled egg and crispy bacon with a choice of bleu cheese or balsamic dressing.

There were four entrees: fish cooked in a parchment paper pouch, grilled pork loin with fruit chutney and polenta, chicken cordon bleu with a wild mushroom cream sauce and eggplant parmesan.

The star of the meal was the dessert. Garrett’s featured a cheesecake bomb, which was dome-shaped and covered in chocolate. Also on the menu was a banana foster crème brulee, which was a sweet custard with bananas and a brown sugar rum sauce.

Last was the ice cream. WCC just purchased a new ice cream maker this semester, and the culinary students were eager to try their new kitchen gadget.

Three flavors of ice cream were featured, including green tea, vanilla and white chocolate. The ice cream came in tuile cookie shells that were shaped like spoons and tulips.

Meals are $14.95 at Garrett’s After Dark and come complete with an appetizer, salad, choice of entree, dessert and beverages. Alcohol drinks are an additional $4.95. To make a reservation, call (734) 973-3592 by the Thursday before, at 3:00 p.m. Garrett’s seats 50 guests. It sells out often, so Beauchamp encourages people to reserve in advance.

Washtenaw Student Run Bakery:The Sweet Spot

Here is a quick video a did using a flip camera. It is of the WCC student run bakery, which is only open a few hours a week, Tues-Thursday from 12:00-1:00 p.m. They sell out fast, so get there early.