You might expect classic wines at this flashy new Detroit steakhouse, but Executive Chef Ryan Prentiss’s delicate touch with immaculate ingredients (including a large raw bar) gives more flexibility to Wine Director Liz Martínez. She has pushed the envelope beyond Napa and Bordeaux to amass one of the broadest lists in the city.
From the Sommelier: “We are a steakhouse, and having the classics—Bordeaux and domestic Cabernet, for example—is very important to me. But our guests are excited to try new things! The Greek and Lebanese wines sell on a regular basis, and the Italian and Spanish sections of the list are very popular. Brunello is one of my favorite wines to enjoy with steak, and I am happily surprised at how many of our guests have been open to trying the handful of wines from Valtellina. And Priorat and Montsant are perfect when paired with our lamb chops.” —Liz Martínez, Prime + Proper
Dish We Loved: Whole 7-day dry-aged duck a l’orange