New Menu Items at the Red Dunn Kitchen

The Red Dunn Kitchen inside Detroit's Trumbull & Porter Hotel has a new chef and will be introducing a new menu with a wide variety of 'game' entrees. 

Chef Mike D'Angelo stopped by the Fox2 Kitchen to showcase some of his new meal ideas, including Coffee Rubbed Elk. 

Coffee Rubbed Elk


  • 2 pieces of elk-Could be subbed with pork chop or ribeye
  • 1 head broccolini
  • 1 Yukon potato-cut in ½ in cubes
  • ½ sweet potato- cut in ½ in cubes
  • 4 oz Carrot Puree-recipe below, can be made in advance             
  • 4 oz cherry Jus lie-recipe below, can be made in advance
  • 4 oz Coffee Rub- recipe below, can be made in advance


Rub the elk with the coffee rub and let marinate for 1 hour up to 24 hours.

To start the dish blanch the potatoes in bowling water for about 5 minutes, you want them to be soft but not mushy or about 75% cooked. 

When they are at that point place them flat on a tray and cool in the fridge. 

In the mean time cut the broccolini into 1 inch pieces, removing the stem and proceed to blanch them in the same water. When they are also 75% done place them in a bowl of ice water. 

This method of blanching the veg can be done 3 to 4 days in advance. Once cooled lightly pan spray the elk and either pan sear or grill the elk to desired temperature, let rest for 3-5 minutes.

While resting heat a pan up with oil on medium-high heat and cook the potato cubes until lightly crispy, about 4-5 minutes. 

Add in the broccolini and cook an additional 2 minutes or until broccolini is hot. 

To plate, place a dollop of carrot puree on the plate and spread it like a disk about 3 inches in diameter.  Place the potato and broccolini hash in the middle, top that with the elk chop and finish with a spoon full of the cherry jus lie.

Coffee Rub


  • Coffee grounds                                                                       1/8 cup
  • Brown sugar                                                                           1/8 cup
  • Paprika                                                                                    1/8 Cup
  • Ancho chile powder                                                                1 tsp
  • Salt                                                                                          1 stp
  • Cocoa Powder                                                                         1 tsp
  • Oil                                                                                           1 tsp

Directions: Combine all ingriedients to make a paste.

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