Corktown restaurant to serve brains for Halloween

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News
Red Dunn Kitchen has pork brains on special this month.

One Detroit restaurant is getting into the Halloween spirit by serving specialty dishes fit for a hungry zombie. 

Red Dunn Kitchen in Corktown is serving brains this month. Gastronomy is no stranger to organ meat, and brains of pigs, cattle and other animals are eaten as a delicacy in many cultures. 

Chef Jay Gundy at Red Dunn is playing into the Halloween theme by offering dishes with pig and calf brains now through Halloween night. One dish has whipped pork brain with mascarpone, olive, lemon and grilled bread. The other is grilled calf brain with brown butter, sage, hazelnuts, sweet potatoes and balsamic. 

These two specials are served in addition to the regular menu, which has shareable plates like house-made pappardelle noodles with beef Bolognese, veggie flatbread and a Red Dunn burger, plus salads, sandwiches and appetizers. 

Red Dunn is located at the Trumbull and Porter hotel, 1331 Trumbull in Detroit. Call (313) 887-9477 or visit

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