Chef Lorraine Platman’s culinary beginnings started as a
Girl Scout with a field trip to the Detroit Edison Company’s
test kitchen in which she and her troop made Macaroni Beef
Her love of cooking continued through her college years and
early adulthood, when she honed her kitchen skills, cooking
for her future husband at her University apartment and at
their Detroit area home after they were married.
culinary odyssey continued with her opening of a Deli in
1982 in Madison Heights, Michigan, which she operated for 21
In 1984 she opened her
four-Star restaurant, Sweet Lorraine’s Café & Bar with her
husband Gary Sussman in Southfield, Michigan, which still
Lorraine’s restaurants continue to excite guests with her
“World Beat Cuisine” almost thirty years after her first
Today she has namesake
restaurants in Livonia, Michigan and Lahaska, Pennsylvania
as well as the original in Southfield, Michigan.
dishes have always been at the core of Lorraine’s menus.
Some of her guest’s
favorites over the years at her various restaurants have
included Macaroni Salad, Spicy Bangkok Noodles, Salmon with
Angel Hair Pasta, and of course Mac n’ cheese!
Lorraine’s Mac n’ Cheez! Kitchen” is Chef Lorraine’s latest
endeavor, showcasing one of the most popular dishes at all
of her full-service restaurants.
In this “jazzed-Up”
incarnation, 12 different kinds of “Mac n’ Cheez” are
Additionally, guests can
create literally thousands of delicious combinations with
all of the toppings available.
Every time the staff tells someone that we have “Soups,
Salads, Sandwich wraps and 12 types of Mac n’cheez!” Their
up, they smile and say “12 types of Mac n’ Cheez?--WOW!”
And it’s all fresh….Sweet Lorraine’s Mac n’ Cheez! Kitchen
cooks up pasta everyday and coat the noodles to order with
the most amazing Ooey-Gooey Cheddar cheese sauce, top it all
with more cheese and finish it for a minute in the broiler
till it’s bubbly hot!
Classic Mac, but there’s more—11 other combinations that
Chef Lorraine has come up with that are amazing!
That’s what everyone who
tries them are saying!
All of the Mac n’ Cheez! varieties are assembled when you
place your order, so they’re as fresh as possible--Using all
natural chicken, steamed tiger shrimp, freshly chopped
lettuce mixes, and Sandwich Wraps made to order!
There are vegetarian soups
everyday and a fun assortment of beverages, but they don’t
call her “Sweet Lorraine” for nothin’—There are also
freshly-baked cookies and triple-chocolate brownies.
You gotta try it—It’s Cheesy, Fun & Delicious!
Hey--“It’s not your Mama’s Mac n’ Cheez! “