(WJBK) - Motor City restaurant week is happening now in downtown Detroit.
The tasty event spotlights eight Detroit restaurants, each offering special, three-course menus for $35 or less.
Participating restaurants include 24Grille, Andiamo's Riverfront, Chartreuse Kitchen and Cocktails, Cliff Bell's, Mario's, Traffic Jam & Snug, and The Whitney.
FOX 2 had a taste of the event’s sweet offerings from Dante Bufalini, executive sous-chef at Cliff Bells.
6 diver scallops
1 cup pesto risotto
2 tablespoons pesto
1/4 cup red currant sauce
1 shallot rough chopped
Roast chopped shallot for 7-10 minutes at 420°F, reserve
Heat risotto and add pesto, reserve hot
Preheat pan over fairly high heat, add a small amount of coconut oil
Pat scallops dry with paper towel, season and gently place flat side down in hot pan
Resist the overwhelming urge to touch them for two minutes
Carefully flip scallops and cook for another 1-2 minutes
Begin with three small scoops of risotto
Place one scallop on each
Spoon sauce over the top and garnish with roasted shallots
Red currant sauce