The Lark Restaurant




6430 Farmington Road
West Bloomfield, Michigan
248.661.4466 · thelark.com

The Lark family brings a breadth of experience and passion to their country inn and restaurant. Owner/Maitre D' James holds many titles, including Maître Sommelier Vins de France and Chevalier du Tastevin; his wife, Mary, does all of the gardening and flowers in the restaurant. Daughter and wine director Adrian is a Certified Sommelier through the Court of Master Sommeliers and recently she has been expanding the Spanish section of the wine list in keeping with the budget-challenged times. The walled-in European garden with its trellised grape vines offers guests an additional place to dine on the creations of self-taught Chef John Somerville, who has been in the kitchen since 1994. Don't miss his Rack of Lamb Genghis Khan, ideal with a bottle of Domaine du Pegaü Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

The Stats
Number of selections: 1,320-plus
Bottles in inventory: 13,450
Number of wines by the glass: 19
BYO: No (prohibited by state law).
Wine list highlights: Focus on France, Italy and Spain, with greatly expanded selections from Spain. Many American and highly allocated wines. Strong Bordeaux, Rhône and Brunello selections. Verticals of Guigal's single-vineyard Côte-Rôties—Château d'Ampuis, La Landonne, La Mouline and La Turque—going back to 1981. Phelps Insignia (1992-2004) and Dominus (1989-2001). Plus a user-friendly $40- and-under list.

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