Chef’s Corner

Welcome to Chef’s Corner. Each month, we feature an appetizer, entrée, dessert, and adult beverage from Dressler’s Restaurant. Here is this month’s selections.


Appetizer: Low Country Crab Dip – This is a Dressler’s original from Day 1 in Birkdale Village.  What an amazing way to start off your meal–jumbo lump crab meat with béchamel, jack cheese, and our house blend of spices.  Served piping hot with fresh toasted baguette, it’s a great appetizer to share.

Entrée: Roasted Verlasso SalmonChef Scott has a passion for local foods and for showing responsibility in our industry with regards to sustainability.  Verlasso Salmon is just one more step in that direction.  Verlasso salmon is sustainably farm-raised Chilean salmon from Patagonia.  It is absolutely delicious! We serve it with a creamy roasted tomato risotto and light citrus-herb beurre blanc.  Check out for more great information on this salmon.

Dessert: Mom’s Apple Cake – After the seasonal cheesecakes that Joan Dressler is famous for, the Apple Cake is definitely the staff’s favorite sweet treat.  We serve it warm from the oven, with a little bit of toasted crust, fresh ice cream, and a buttery caramel sauce.  If you take this one home, like many do, make sure you warm it up before serving!

Adult Beverage: Blackberry Collins – Bar manager extraordinaire at the Metro is Brian Lorusso.  One of his most popular creations involves long-marinated fresh blackberries mixed with Hendricks Gin, delicious cucumber & rose petal gin, house-made sour mix, and finished with a splash of club soda.  This drink is the perfect balance of sweet, savory, and sparkly–just like Bar Keep Brian.