Today I decided to try a new restaurant in downtown Grand Rapids, “The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck”. The restaurant is located inside the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel. As you might expect, The Kitchen of a very famous chef, Wolfgang Puck is a bit more upscale than some of the other eateries we have visited. The Kitchen is a beautifully appointed restaurant with a lovely view of the Grand River and in the summer months offers an outdoor seating area. Right next to The Kitchen, also within the Amway, is a more casual, café style eatery called The Kitchen Counter offering breakfast and lunch for those on the go.
Joining me on this food mission was my colleague Tom Blower, who was also eager to see and taste what The Kitchen had to offer. We were blown away by the very diverse menu that included such items as grilled steak skewers, spicy shrimp pizza, a grilled chicken burger and chicken lo mein. Since neither Tom nor I had ever had a chicken burger, we each ordered one. This specialty burger came topped with provolone cheese, avocado, tomato, and aioli sauce on a bakery fresh bun. I can say we were both blown away by the taste and freshness of the burger. The chicken patty was cooked to perfection and the toppings provided just the right amount of flavor. Truly a delightful culinary adventure and I would highly recommend the grilled chicken burger to anyone looking to try something a little bit different.