They say if you want to test the skill of a chef, ask him or her to make an omelet. I’d add if you want to judge the care a kitchen takes in preparing its dishes, order the calamari. At Rare by Drai’s, a swank, sexy new steakhouse and lounge on West Hollywood’s Sunset Strip, the calamari is one of the must humble dishes on the menu. But, at a recent press dinner, I couldn’t stop eating it.
While Texas de Brazil may be in Detroit, its lush, tropical floral arrangements and colorful lighting aim to make visitors feel as though they’ve been transported to Rio de Janeiro.
A bohemian venue finds its permanent home.
An interesting new venue opened in Southfield on Wednesday. The Great Lakes Culinary Center, the latest project of a family-owned hotel-supply company, is a state-of-the-art test kitchen, intimate event space and resource for aspiring restaurateurs.
Tie one on - an apron, that is - at local cooking schools, a tasty option for your next meeting or event.
(Photo credit: Cobo Center)
Guess what? Detroit has a bright, beautiful convention facility, and it’s called Cobo Center. The Detroit Regional Convention Facility Authority, the remarkably congenial and low-drama board that oversees the center and its $279 million reinvention, hosted an unveiling Saturday night of Cobo’s new Atrium and Grand Riverview Ballroom. Sweeping views of the river; modern, appealing décor; professional staff: Cobo’s now got it all.
The Michigan Science Center experience has broad appeal: Since reopening, Wilson has booked activities ranging from Weight Watchers demonstrations to lectures and wedding receptions.
(Photo: Bay Pointe Inn)
Michigan boasts many high-caliber, large luxury resorts. We can be proud of properties like the Grand Hotel, Shanty Creek Resorts, Mission Pointe, Crystal Mountain and so many others.
But our state also has its share of hidden gems - smaller properties with serene settings and strong attention to customer service.