November 30, 2021

Raven Social’s Penne Rosa

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By Anna Faller | Nov. 6, 2021

For the ultimate in upscale comfort food, look no further than Raven Social in downtown Cadillac. Opened in September 2016 by restaurant-power couple Chuck and Connie Freiberg, Raven Social combines a seasonal farm-to-table sourcing philosophy with classic European prep. The result is Euro-fusion flavor in a relaxed Up North atmosphere. And for a frigid autumn evening out, the Penne Rosa is exactly what executive chef Steve Gorski suggests you order. A modern take on the traditional alfredo, Gorski begins with a sauce-gripping base of penne noodles, which he drenches in a decadent garlic-Parmesan cream. Topped with a portion of thin-pounded chicken breast that’s hand-battered and seared up to crispy perfection, then finished with a drizzle of “Rosa” sauce — that’s a tomato-based sauce spiked with cream and basil — and flakes of fresh Parmesan. Pasta enlightenment, achieved. $19.95 at Raven Social, 119 S. Mitchell St., Cadillac. (231) 444-6396. Search and follow "Raven Social Cadillac" on Facebook.

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