PLAUDITS

“Every time I travel to Michigan, I stop by Eve’s exquisite restaurant, which makes the long car ride all the more worth it. Eve’s unequivocally divine technique paired with seasonal foods creates the ideal balance of what makes a meal perfect. This cookbook is a testimony to her unfailing devotion to the delicious and all the consistently amazing stuff coming out of her kitchen like a summer storm.”

Mario Batali
Chef/Author

“Eve Aronoff is deeply committed to the Slow Food movement. She buys the freshest livliest ingredients from local, organic farmers and cooks with simplicity and spice”

Alice Waters
Chez Panisse

“Eve is a master at turning a meal into an experience that can never be forgotten. From the moment you sit down, to when you depart, Eve caresses all the senses. Everything that Eve does at her restaurant and writes in this book is sure to bring joy to those lucky enough to experience it.”

Patrick Martins
Founder, Slow Food USA

“Frita Batidos represents Ann Arbor as”one of the most iconic college town food joints across North America. When it comes to food choices, UMichigan students are more than #blessed. Ann Arbor boasts a vibrant restaurant scene, with cuisines ranging from Korean to Mediterranean and everything in between. And yet, Frita Batidos and its Cuban-inspired street food manages to stand out from the rest, and has won the hearts of students and locals alike.”

Tarika Narain
Spoon University

“Frita Batidos, which opened on Dec.7 a year ago, is firing on all the current-trend cylinders, from the fast-casual, order-at- the-counter service style and the clean, modern decor to the Latin-linked flavors and value messaging. All have led to creating a following among both students and non-academes in its home of the University of Michigan.”

Ron Ruggless
Nation’s Restaurant News

“I’d heard that the menu was to be high-concept but simple fare, Cuban inspired but creatively interpreted. Yet I still wasn’t prepared for the novelty, spice, and even emotion this narrow space could radiate during its first cold Winter weeks… Intensive attention to detail has obviously gone into this ”fast-food” menu, and the ingredients are excellent.”

M.B. Lewis
Ann Arbor Observor

“For Eve, ‘contemporary cuisine’ means an imaginative drawing together of seasonings, ingredients and inspirations in intriguing combinations of new flavors and textures with flavors that you see as you taste.”

Durham’s Tracklements

“To find a good burger, see where students are eating. The Cuban-style spot is a college-town favorite.”

USA Today

“The “Beef Frita” is an amazing deal…Eve is passionately dedicated to high quality and locally sourced food. Her grass- fed beef comes from local butcher Bob Sparrow, who main- tains personal relationships with local farms….My God! This burger blew us away…the sweet chili mayo was spicy and sweet and complemented the beef beautifully. The brioche was a perfect foil, moist inside with crispy edges.”

Nick Roumel
Current Magazine

“Lucky for us, Aronoff has a strong imagination. Even when whitefish, which we feared might be bland, stands in for chorizo in one of her frita interpretations, it sings.”

Jennifer Day
Chicago Tribune

“The best (Cuban) burger isn’t in Miami; it’s in Ann Arbor. This is one of the best burgers possible!”

Ali Khan
Host, “Cheap Eats” and author of “Bang for Your Burger Buck”

“If there’s one restaurant you won’t want to miss, it’s Frita Batidos, a Cuban restaurant in the heart of downtown Ann Arbor. The standout culinary experience.”

Intelligent Travel
National Geographic

“The food may not be traditionally Cuban, but paradoxically, the restaurant is entirely authentic, driven by the clarity of chef Eve Aronoff’s Latin-flavored vision”

Eve Hansen
Detroit Metro Times

 

We at Misty Farm and the Valley,  have the honor of including Frita Batidas on our preferred
catering list.  We recommend them highly to our clients who are looking for a very high quality,
local, and authentic cuisine. Not only is the food at Frita exceptional; but their staffing and
service provided is a step above.. We love working with them and are proud to partner with them
to make for a very successful event.
Kelly Frutig 
Misty Farm & The Valley 
Historic Event Barns 
(734) 355-3543 
8040 Scio Church Rd.  
Ann Arbor, MI 48103 
 

Frita Batidos has been amazing to work with every time we need them (which is often for our
many meetings and conferences)! They have catered breakfast and lunch on numerous occasions
and are always prompt, professional, and provide such a wonderful presentation. Eve, Tim, and
PJ do a great job catering to many dietary needs and are very good at putting together a menu
that will fit what you are looking for. I have never had a bad experience and I always receive
feedback that the food was incredible. They are very reliable and I look forward to working with
them in the future.

Lauren Stier, Sr. 
Administrative Assistant
Faculty Academic Affairs   College of Literature, Science, and the Arts | University of Michigan  

Chef Eve and the team at Frita Batidos are always so accommodating of our unique event needs.
We always get rave reviews about the food when we serve Frita at our events, whether it’s a
casual student event or a formal dinner.

Katee Cole
Conferences and Events Manager
Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning  |  University of Michigan 

As the Event Planner at the University of Michigan School of Social Work, it was important to
me that I use local, socially responsible vendors for catering events large and small. I already
knew that Frita Batido’s had great food but after hearing about their generosity in helping
Government Workers during the shut down, I went outside of our procured vendors and
contacted them about catering an event for the Dean and a few of her associates.
On very short notice not only did they accommodate an unusually small order but it was delivered hot and set
up exactly on time. As predicted, the Dean and her guests loved the food. So much so that she
requested Frita’s to cater a celebratory event at her home. 20 years in restaurants, events and
catering and I have never heard so many people rave about the food. Whats even more amazing
is, that without straying from their traditional offerings, I was able to accommodate every guest
regardless of dietary restrictions, allergies or aversions. While I most often have to use more
than one caterer to provide delicious options for GF, vegan or vegetarian guests, Frita’s catered
to everyone with integral, delicious choices. Additionally, the staff went above and beyond with a
beautiful set up, constant maintenance of the buffet and the sunniest of disposition when
answering questions, cleaning up and even helping clear tables.
As an extremely critical patron  of catered events, I can say that Frita’s provided the best food, service and overall experience I
have ever attended or planned. From initial contact all the way through to the end of the event,
the staff at Frita’s gave me the confidence to focus on everything else knowing the catering
would be seamless. I can not say enough good things about the entire experience and I implore
you to use Frita’s for your next event. You will not be disappointed and your guests will rave
from start to finish.

Shannon Lavigne 

PRESS

Dessous (developed by Eve Aronoff) wins “Best New Restaurant” and “Most Overlooked Restaurant” –
Current Magazine’s Voters’ Choice Dining Guide
Frita Batidos wins “Best Restaurant Overall” – Current Magazine’s Voters’ Choice Dining Guide

Frita Batidos featured on Big 10 Network’s “Campus Eats

Frita Batidos featured on “Cheap Eats” hosted by Ali Khan

Frita Batidos wins Burger Battle at Eastern Market, Detroit

USA Today – 10 Slow Food Restaurants That Are Sustainable and Scrumptious

Great Lakes, Great Taste (video)
National Geographic
USA Today – 10best: Awesome Burgers in America
AnnArbor.com
Ann Arbor Current
Chicago Tribune
Crain’s Detroit
Metro Times
Nation’s Restaurant News
New York Times
Spoon University

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