Coach Insignia was one of 50 restaurants nationwide to be selected in the Northwest Cherries Tree-to-Table campaign In celebration of National Rainier Cherry Day on July 11, Northwest Cherries has commissioned one iconic restaurant in each US state to create a unique menu offering featuring Rainier cherries. This famed cherry is regarded for its crisp bite and pale yellow flesh bursting with exceptional sweetness.
Coast to coast, Northwest Cherries is making sure everyone has the opportunity to indulge this once-a-year treat. From Rainier cherry-infused cocktails and brews to Rainier cherry compotes on perfectly prepared proteins, each chef has designed a special dish that not only showcases the cherries’ sweet, crisp flavor but also incorporates them into the cuisine for which the state is known.
Detroit’s Coach Insignia was one of 50 restaurants nationwide to be selected in the Northwest Cherries Tree-to-Table campaign for National Rainier Cherry Day, July 11. Each restaurant, one from every state, received approximately $400 worth of free rainier cherries to play with and incorporate on their menus for the month of July. From Rainier cherry-infused cocktails and brews to rainier cherry compotes, chefs all over the country got very creative in how to incorporate the sweet, Pacific Northwest super fruit onto their menus.
Chef Kevin Green created two delicious menu offerings in celebration of cherry season, Pan Roasted Chicken Breast with Rainer Cherries and Vanilla-Ginger Jus, as well as a Cherry Press-Gang cocktail, made of homemade espresso rum and rainier cherries. Both items are available at the restaurant through the month of July, during this peak cherry season.