C.A.Y.A SMOKEHOUSE GRILL, the new restaurant concept by award-winning Executive Chef Jeff Rose and co-owner Rachel Mandell, is now open for dinner introducing the community to the area’s latest smokehouse bistro.
C.A.Y.A. SMOKEHOUSE GRILL, which stands for “come as you are,” offers a casual dining experience focusing on quality food made with local ingredients. The modern menu, designed by Chef Rose, centers around house-smoked beef and pork along with fresh seafood, steaks chops and bistro entrées. Smoked items are cooked for 10-14 hours using hickory, oak, maple, apple and cheery woods. This process ensures all meats are cooked through and naturally tender. The variety of woods used produces a dark outer layer “bark” that caramelizes the outside of the meat. The restaurant also features weekly specials from its creative chefs with plenty of delicious side items and savory desserts. C.A.Y.A. SMOKEHOUSE GRILL has a full bar serving specialty drinks with an extensive wine and beer list highlighting six Michigan craft beers on tap.