Cooking is a labor of love, which explains why so many chefs still pine for the meatball that got away. Get involved with your meal with this Groupon.
- $89 for a lamb-meat-carving and beer night on March 3rd ($161 value)
The meat-carving and beer night starts at 6 p.m. and begins with a butchering demonstration from owner Petros Drakopoulos. After the demo, guests will enjoy a 10-course tasting menu featuring dishes such as Moroccan braised lamb shank and lamb chops with mint jelly, along with tastings of Michigan craft beers.
The walls behind the bar at Republica double as chalkboards, decorated with hand-written beer specials—typically Michigan craft beers, like the Dragonmead IPA. The barkeeps also craft signature cocktails, mixing Hennesy, Ciroc Amaretto, and cranberries, for example, to create an intoxicating elixir known as the French Connection.
The culinary team, meanwhile, complements the pours with gourmet bar food, such as sliders, lamb chops with mint jelly, and vegetarian and gluten-free dishes. At in-house events, the chefs also show patrons the techniques behind the dishes, showcasing butchering strategies and other fundamentals, like differentiating a burger patty from an actual person named Patty.