Friday, April 17, 2009

Spring in Michigan!

Could it be? Have we finally left winter behind? With the beautiful weather we've had the last couple days, people are starting to emerge from hibernation and head out into the world!

Since Earth Day is coming up next week, lots of places in Michigan are having activites this weekend. Check out the Detroit Zoo this Saturday!

There are also events in Ann Arbor, Rochester and others! Give it a google and see what you can find! Get outside and enjoy the spring!

If you know of an event leave a comment and tell folks about it!

Monday, April 6, 2009

AI Fusion- Dining in East Lansing

I apologize for this post's lack of pictures. I didn't take my camera and I should have for this restaurant!

This weekend, my husband and I were taking my parents to dinner and a show for their birthday. Checking out the options for eating near the Wharton Center, I discoverd AI Fusion. This asian fusion restaurant is on East Grand River, in the Hobby Lobby complex. There's a bar, a sushi bar and plenty of seating, all in a relaxing atmosphere with lovely asian design.

We started our meal with the Surf and Turf roll. Tempura shrimp, cucumber, avocado and rice were draped with thinly sliced, rare filet. It was absolutely delicious and a great choice for the men-folk who are a little less excited about the more traditional sushi options.

The entrees we chose were quite varied, but all delicious. My husband had the teppanyaki filet and chicken. My mom had the very spicy Seafood Delight and my dad had the Dolsot Bibimbop. I sampled my mom's and husband's and they were wonderful! I didn't try my dad's but he enjoyed it, especially the red sauce. I had the galbi, marinated short ribs. They were delicious, beautifully tender and just sweet enough. The fried rice and lightly grilled vegetables that accompianied the meals were fresh and yummy.

For dessert, I had the Mochi Ice Cream-small scoops of green tea and chocolate ice cream wrapped in a sweet rice cake. A nice, subtle finish to the meal, especially after the richness of the beef. My parents shared an Apple Pie Egg Roll, definitely fusion! An egg roll wrapper was filled with apple pie filling, fried and dusted with cinnamon and sugar. It looked incredible!

All four of us really enjoyed our meal and highly recommend AI Fusion the next time you're in East Lansing!