News and notes about the metro Detroit food scene from Molly Abraham and the Hour staff.


Shanty Creek Resorts in Bellaire has added a new restaurant. The River Bistro at the Lodge of Cedar River overlooks the 18th green of the golf course ...
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  • SCOTT STROMER has taken over as executive chef at the MotorCity Casino Hotel. The graduate of the Culinary Institute of America has 30 years of experience, most recently at Sullivan University in Louisville, Ky. …
  • BRETT MONTGOMERY has joined the Detroit Marriott Hotel at the RenCen as executive chef, moving from the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel …
  • KATE WILLIAMS, most recently the chef at Rodin, will mastermind two restaurants in the GAR building at Cass and Grand River avenues in Detroit. A single kitchen will serve both Parks & Rec and Republic Tavern in the historic building. They are aiming for an October opening ...

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The champagne is flowing at The Lark, chalking up its 33rd anniversary of serving elegant multicourse dinners in its European country inn setting. Chef John Somerville is marking his 20th in the kitchen …
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Elie Boudt has moved his stock of Burgundies and Bordeaux from Royal Oak to Birmingham. Elie Wines is now in larger quarters at Woodward Avenue and 14 Mile Road ...
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It took 90-plus years, but voters in the City of Sylvan Lake gave the nod to allow restaurants to apply for licenses to sell liquor by the glass. Beer and wine sales were previously allowed. Mike Larco’s Ala Carte received approval for the first license.

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