Early autumn is the perfect time to hit up your local farmer’s market. Chef Kelli and Reid recently take on the Royal Oak Farmer’s Market to get some beautiful local produce in the peak of its season straight from the source. Fall time is a great time to take advantage of mushrooms, squash, brussel sprouts, and apples. Their discussion with the farmers and their demo of seasonal ingredients was live on Fox 2 on September 30th. Click here for event and dish photos: Field to Fork Pics Click here to view the recipes: Field to Fork Market Blitz – Fox 2 Sept 30, 2017
Chef Kellis latest Fox 2 segment focused on kid friendly recipes that are perfect for slumber parties or lazy family weekends where the fitting attire are PJs. Here she offers a wide spectrum of ideas from savory to sweet. On the savory side, Chef Kelli recommends a MYO pizza bar. No need to take the time roll out dough on your lazy weekend or when you have a house full of kids….take a shortcut by using pitas, English muffins, or bagels. Top it with your favorite toppings and you quickly have a customized meal perfect for any young picky eater. Next Chef dives into a similar concept with a kid friendly MYO pancake bar….what a fun way to wake up from a slumber party with your kid’s friends! Then on the sweet side how about frosted cookies, unicorn popcorn, or painted krispie treats?!?! The theme here is to stay in those PJs, rock that bed head hair, pop in a movie, and enjoy time with family and friends. Click here for segment & food photos: Project Pajama Party Click here to view the recipes: Project Pajama Party – Fox 2 Sept 17, 2017
The second addition of the Pop Ups on Chester Street was the first time it was open to the public. This event was once again Chef Kelli’s home in Royal Oak, where three of Two Unique’s talented chefs paid homage to the pig. Chefs Rece, Michelle and Reid offered a Whole Hog Dinner featuring a mulefoot/manalista hog from Farm Field Table of Ferndale. The animal was prepared and celebrated in a true slow food tradition with small drink pairings. The beautiful produce was purchased from Geddes Farm in Birmingham. Great times and good food were had by all. Stay tuned to our website or social media pages for announcements to future Pop Ups on Chester Street to reserve your seats! Click here for event and dish photos: August 2017 Pop-up Pics. Click here to view the dinner menu: Pop Up Menu 8-31.
It’s August and in the height of peach season. Michigan has some of the best peaches so get them fresh and juicy while you can. Peaches are not just for dessert they can be savory too. With these recipes Chef Kelli has shown the versatility of the stone fruit. These are easy and entertain worthy dishes that use fresh local fruit at the peak of its season. Click here for the menu: Fox 2 – August 22nd – Peaches 2017 Click here for the event pictures: Peaches
August 4th is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day. In honor of this sweet chocolaty glorious day here are a few baking tips from the Two Unique Pastry Team: Chef Tip#1: For a smooth and even batter, all ingredients to include butter and eggs should be room temperature. Chef Tip #2: To avoid lumpy batter, be sure to sift all dry ingredients. Chef Tip #3: After mixing, chill dough at least an hour before scooping to avoid a flat cookie. Chef Tip #4: Evenly space your cookies on the baking sheet for consistent baking.
Set the scene for a mid to late summer outdoor event; aromatic spices burring in the open air from the grill. Fresh clean marinated meats, breads, assorted vegetables, condiments, salads and dips for building grilled “wraps,” or serving proteins with vibrant, refreshing and fun accoutrements to make your outdoor event filled with bright, light and tasty food. Here are a few grilled meat options from Chef Kelli to put a fun spin on your next outdoor cookout. Click here for the recipes: Backyard Hipster Bohemian Cook out
Hummus, we’ve all had and we all love it! This versatile spread works as a dip, spread, or sauce and can take on many different flavor profiles. Because of its versatility why not let your guests pick the flavors they like to appeal to the masses? With this recipe, Chef Kelli provides many different options to customize this classic Mediterranean favorite. Click here for the recipes: MYO Hummus Click here for the video
After 26 years of business, we are very proud to have cultivated many business partnerships in the Detroit-Metro area. One of these great partnerships is Linen Hero by Chair Covers & Linens. Together we have been able to meet the needs of hundreds of clients, creating beautiful, memorable and unique events. Recently our Two Unique event planners, along with Chef Kelli, went to their display room to have some creative playtime in a 60 second table setting challenge. Here is the link to the video
At the beginning of June Chef/Owner, Kelli Lewton, opened her home up for Two Unique to start doing popup dinners. This was a great opportunity for our talented culinary team to experiment with flavors and seasonal ingredients all while entertaining some of Two Unique’s clientele in a family like environment. This was the first of what will hopefully be many popup dinners we look to host on Chester Street. Stay tuned for more info to “popup” on this exciting new adventure. Click here for the menu: Pop Up Menu 6-2 Click here for the event pictures: June 2017 Pop-up Pics
It happens to us all every summer; you’re invited to a BBQ and asked to bring a side. Here are a few of Chef Kelli’s easy go-to summer salads that go astray from your traditional coleslaw and potato salad. Healthy doesn’t have to be boring; these flavorful salads are mayonnaise free and great cold or at room temperature. Mix up your dish to pass and put your mind as ease with these easy recipes. Click here for the recipes: Summer Salads Click here for the video