The MGM Grand Detroit and Chef Wolfgang Puck have reinstituted a partnership that will bring two celebrated restaurants to the property. The restaurants will be Wolfgang Puck Pizzeria & Cucina and Wolfgang Puck Steak.
“It’s great to return to Detroit and to the MGM Grand,” said Wolfgang Puck. “I have a long-standing relationship with MGM Resorts International and strong partnership with MGM Grand Detroit. Detroit has a lot of great restaurants and it’s an excellent place for us to be. We’re looking forward to bringing two new concepts to locals and visitors.”
Steve Zanella, the general manager of MGM Grand Detroit, echoed the excitement by explaining what this news means for the area. "We are constantly listening to our guests, reviewing our product offerings and reinvesting in our property. We are very excited to partner again with Wolfgang for the openings of his new restaurants.”
Wolfgang Puck Pizzeria & Cucina will move into the space that is currently occupied by SALTWATER and Wolfgang Puck Steak will be housed in the current BOURBON STEAK location; both under the same chef's leadership.
“Both of our restaurants will be led in the kitchen by Chef Marc Djozlija,” said Puck. “Working with a Chef like Marc is great. He’s a talented chef and a great businessman. And, he’s born and raised in Detroit so he knows the people and the city very well.”
Chef Marc Djozlija is a 10-year veteran of Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group and is the former chef of Wolfgang Puck Grille.His career with Puck began at Spago in Las Vegas in 1992.
Wolfgang Puck Pizzeria & Cucina pays tribute to Italy through house-made Italian favorites including antipasti, salads, signature oven baked pizzas and entrees featuring meats and fish. The beverage list will include a comprehensive selection of Italian wines, domestic and international beers and specialty cocktails.
Wolfgang Puck Steak is a new concept, developed specifically for MGM Grand Detroit. A contemporary steak restaurant, the menu will offer a large assortment of grilled steaks and meats, shellfish and roasted whole fresh fish plus a selection of sauces and side dishes to accompany the entrees. The beverage program will feature an international wine list and artisan, custom-crafted cocktails.
“After five successful years and at the completion of their contract, the Mina Group and MGM Grand Detroit have mutually decided to pursue new opportunities,” said Zanella. “We have greatly enjoyed our relationship with the Mina Group and thank them for their contribution to our success.”