Since my little episode on Sunday morning I have being feeling a bit off which is probably to be expected. I was in need of some comfort food, which due to my heritage on my paternal side means Eastern European food to me, so Frank and I headed to the Polish Village Café in Hamtramck on Tuesday night for dinner.
The restaurant dates back to 1976 and is such a cute, cozy place in its cellar location. It totally reminds me of a place that my grandpa would have taken me as a kid. As an added bonus it was all decorated for the holidays with greens, twinkle lights and ornaments dripping from the ceiling.
To start Frank and I both had dill pickle soup. It was one of the best I have had with nice big chunks of potatoes and shredded carrots making it quite hearty.
For dinner I had the Polish Plate which was a sampler full of many of my favorites, stuffed cabbage, pierogi, kielbasa, sauerkraut and mashed potatoes. Frank got a combination plate with stuffed beef rolls, pan-fried chicken livers and stuffed cabbage. Everything was spectacular but Frank and I agreed that the stuffed cabbage was the best.
For dessert I couldn't resist ordering sweet cheese filled nalesniki. Nalesniki are Polish crepes which are served with filling inside and then fried in butter until crispy.
When I was really little my dad brought home sweet cheese nalesniki from the Polish Deli to try for the first time. I didn't want to eat it because I thought the name sounded funny, but of course once I tried a bite I loved it. Being a proud little kid I pretended that I didn't like it but that I was continuing to eat the nalesniki because I had to. I don't think my dad was fooled by my charade and ever since it has been a favorite food of mine.
The nalesniki at Polish Village Café was absolutely wonderful and brought me straight back to my childhood. It was a great way to end a delicious meal. Sometimes comfort food is just what the doctor ordered.