Detroit Restaurant Week Preview with Empire Kitchen & Cocktails


Detroit's Empire Kitchen & Cocktails has 10 new menu items, and is participating in Detroit Restaurant Week Feb. 22 - March 3 with a three course dinner for $39. Chef Aaron Lowen stopped by the Fox2 Kitchen Saturday morning to showcase a few of his favorite dishes and to show how he prepares them. 

Watch the video above, follow the recipe and click here for more information. 

Shrimp Pasta


  • Calabrian chili tomato cream sauce 
  • 1 quart purée tomato 
  • 1 quart diced tomato 
  • 1/2 cup diced red pepper
  • 1/4 cup diced Calabrian chilies
  • 1 cup diced onion 
  • 1/2 cup Chili oil 
  • 4 tbsp garlic 
  • 1 cup heavy cream 
  • 1 cup lobster meat 
  • 1 pound Gemelli pasta 
  • 1 pound fresh spinach 
  • 15-20 large shrimp 
  • Fresh herbs 


  • Begin by sweating onion, garlic, pepper and chilies in oil until soft and tender.
  • Add tomato and cook for 20-25 minutes add cream and cook an additional 10 minutes.
  • Add in lobster meat and allow to cool. 
  • To prepare finished pasta.
  • Sauté shrimp with a little olive oil.
  • Add in sauce and cook until shrimp are just cooked through.
  • Toss in pasta and spinach and wilt.
  • Garnish with fresh herbs.