A true international gourmand has the capacity to discern a grape's origin based solely on smell and the ability to craft convincing paella from play-doh. Expand your taste bud's boundaries with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of New American fare at Christine's Cuisine in Ferndale.
Christine's Cuisine culls menu favorites from around the world, pairing Eastern European specialties alongside regional favorites such as ribs and roasted chicken. For international eats, diners can twirl forkfuls of beef stroganoff ($10.50) or devour a serving of the tuscan chicken ($13.95), famed as both Florence's official food and dance. The kitchen's hallmark entree is Baba's pierogi, a set of six handmade dumplings stuffed with a blend of cheddar cheese and potatoes and coated with caramelized onions ($6). Stateside fare ranges from fresh salmon and potatoes ($14.95) to whiskey ribs, a half-slab of slow-roasted baby back ribs smothered in a whiskey barbecue sauce ($9.95), certain to coat fingers and bibs in a portrait of savory abstractionism.
As if winning the admiration of customers across Detroit wasn’t enough, Chrystyna Adams, head chef and owner of Christine’s Cuisine, went ahead and earned a spot in Rachael Ray’s heart with her homemade pierogies, which the Food Network star deemed the best in Michigan. And pierogies aren't the only thing the Chrystyna can make. As Dining in the D discovered, the talented chef transforms beets and sour cream into decadent Ukrainian borsch, and keeps potato pancakes light, crispy, with her not-so-secret secret: adding oil to the batter, rather than the pan.
Yet, like David Hasselhoff's popularity, Chrystyna doesn’t stop in Eastern Europe. Her hand-written menus showcase items from across the globe. She brings flavors from Italy and Greece with eggplant parmesan and chicken athena dabbled with feta; she sends a shout out to America and its love for grilling and cows with blackened burgers paired with potato chips; and, she even turns breakfast up a notch with smoked salmon omelets, peanut butter and jelly waffles, and bacon and cheddar pancakes.
729 E 9 MIle Rd.
Ferndale, Michigan 48220