Tell Us Detroit
Mayor Dave Bing this morning joined Detroit Restaurant Week organizers and representatives from participating restaurants for a news conference to announce details of the Spring Edition of the dinner promotion. It begins Friday, April 16 and runs through Sunday, April 25. The news conference was at The Rattlesnake Club in Detroit.
Seventeen of downtown’s finest dining establishments are participating in the follow-up to last fall’s very successful inaugural Detroit Restaurant Week campaign. More than 27,000 people made reservations during the first one, and organizers hope to meet or surpass last year’s total.
"Spring Detroit Restaurant Week is the perfect opportunity for diners to shake off the winter doldrums and enjoy fine dining in Detroit,” said Mayor Bing. “I believe we can build on the success of the first Detroit Restaurant Week, and continue to showcase the great variety of restaurants in the City of Detroit."
New for spring, organizers have added a new restaurant to the lineup with Roma Café, offer a spring-inspired menu, and each restaurant will offer at least one vegetarian dish.
Menus for each restaurant can be reviewed at www.DetroitRestaurantWeek.com.
The price point for a three-course meal that includes an appetizer, entrée, and dessert is once again $27 per person (exclusive of beverage, tax and gratuity) for the 10-evenings of Detroit Restaurant Week at these fine restaurants:
24Grille – Westin Book Cadillac Andiamo Detroit Riverfront – GM Ren Cen
Atlas Global Bistro – Midtown Coach Insignia – GM Ren Cen
Cuisine – New Center Da Edoardo Foxtown Grille - Foxtown
Detroit Fish Market – Paradise Valley Forty-Two Degrees North – GM Ren Cen
Iridescence – MotorCity Casino-Hotel Mosaic Restaurant – Greektown
Opus One – Downtown Rattlesnake Club – Stroh River Place
Roast – Westin Book Cadillac Detroit Roma Café – Eastern Market
Saltwater – MGM Grand Detroit Wolfgang Puck Grille – MGM Grand Detroit
The Whitney – Midtown
Reservations for Detroit Restaurant Week Spring 2010
Organizers for Detroit Restaurant Week note that reservations are not required; however they are strongly encouraged so that restaurants can provide an outstanding experience for each guest.
Detroit Restaurant Week Executive Director Jason Huvaere said, “based on last year’s numbers and the fact that many of the restaurants recorded sellout evenings, it would be a good idea to make reservations sooner rather than later.”
To make a reservation, visit www.DetroitRestaurantWeek.com and select a restaurant to obtain contact information for each establishment. Reservations can be made by contacting restaurants directly or through the Open Table link, which can also be found on the web site.
Prelude Party & Donations to Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan
Detroit Restaurant Week festivities begin on Thursday, April 15 at 5 p.m. with a prelude party at Iridescence and Amnesia located on the top floor of the MotorCity Casino Hotel to benefit Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan.
“We wanted this year’s prelude event to be a party with a purpose,” said Huvaere. “The partnership we have formed with Gleaners Community Food Bank and the Nino Salvaggio International Marketplace will help to provide less fortunate individuals and families from our region with nutritious foods.”
Entry into the Detroit Restaurant Week prelude party is FREE, however attendees are encouraged to either make a monetary donation to Gleaners upon entry, or bring canned food items to donate.
Upon entering guests will be treated to much more than just the breathtaking views of the Detroit skyline. They will be greeted by models in custom-crafted chef coats; five avant-garde food installations; an array of delicious appetizers and decadent desserts; and entertainment by the John Arnold Trio. A cash bar will also be available.
Detroit Restaurant Week Sponsors & Partners
Sponsors: Dig Downtown Detroit, Metrotimes, Half Off Depot, and Dick Huvaere’s Richmond Chrysler Jeep, and Paxahau Event Services. Media Partners: WJBK Detroit Fox 2, Metromix.com, TellUsDetroit.Com, modeldmedia.com, WWJ Newsradio 950, After5Detroit.com, Metromodemedia.com, detnews.com, freep.com, Hour Detroit, The Michigan Front Page, and Yelp.com. Community Partners: City Living Detroit, Inside Detroit Tours and Outings; Eastern Market; The Detroit People Mover, Detroit Metro Convention & Visitor’s Bureau, Detroit Regional Chamber, Pick MI Date, and Opentable.com. Charity Partners: Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan and Nino Salvaggio International Market Place
History of Detroit Restaurant Week
In 2009 the Downtown Detroit Partnership (DDP) approached the leadership of the greater downtown districts — Downtown, Midtown, Corktown, New Center and Eastern Market — to jointly sponsor restaurant week. DDP then recruited Paxahau Event Services to produce Detroit Restaurant Week.