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Eastern Market’s Gather Reveals New Menu, Relaunch Date

Chef Jessi Patuano’s menu focuses on seasonality

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cornbread in a cast iron skillet
Cornbread off Gather’s new menu by chef Jessi Patuano.
Marina Goldi
Serena Maria Daniels is the editor for Eater Detroit.

Just weeks after an abrupt staff shakeup last month, Gather is gearing up to relaunch with a new menu that focuses on seasonality. Metro Times reports that the Eastern Market eatery will officially reopen on Friday.

Following the departure of Gather’s opening chef Nate Vogeli, co-owners Kyle and Lea Hunt shuttered temporarily and brought on chef Jessi Patuano to rework the eatery’s offerings. She’s been testing out new recipes over the past weeks and on Monday the 34-seat restaurant began serving her dishes to diners for a series of soft openings.

Patuano — a Long Island, NY native who learned the ropes in the kitchen in such celebrated restaurants as the Root in White Lake and the shuttered Torino in Ferndale — has been working for the past few years to cultivate close relationships with local farms.

Among the offerings, house-made jams with local cheeses, a savory meat pie with chorizo, fire roasted baby carrots, confit sweet potatoes and other dishes sourced from local purveyors.

Confit sweet potato with pickled pearl onion, maple and brown sugar aioli, nori dust, and sesame seeds.
Marina Goldi
Smoked new potatos with black olives, hard boiled eggs, feta, arugula, and preserved lemon sauce.
Marina Goldi

Take a peek at the full revamped menu by Patuano below.

Update, 10/11, 12:45 p.m.: A menu and new images were added to this article. Additionally Lea Hunt’s name was misspelled. Eater regrets the error.

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