(Revolver), a forthcoming Hamtramck restaurant, is following in the footsteps of high-end Chicago spots Next and Alinea and enacting a pre-paid online reservation system for its two nightly seatings. The seatings available when they open during Hamtramck's first ever Food Week (September 23 - 28) run $35 for four courses, tax and tip included. And the goal of co-owners and chefs Tunde Way and Peter Dalinowski is to create their take "on a table d'hote restaurant, a concept with origins dating back to the 1600s when countryside inns would serve large family-style meals to their guests." That means frequently changing prix-fixe menus, communal seating, and a rotating (revolving?) cast of five chef partners every night. They won't accept walk-ins, they won't have a bar. While they're opening with 35 guests per seating they will eventually open it up to 60.
Way tells Nicole Rupersburg in a in a follow up interview, "We think of (revolver) as an adjective, an opportunity to do things differently, when it comes to food and the customer experience. It is not an allusion to guns at all. It is strictly a reference to our revolving menu and concept." Check out their site for sample menus, reservations, and more info.
· (revolver), a new table d'hôte restaurant, will open during the first-ever Hamtramck Food Week [Model D]
· [EID Feature] Q+A with (revolver) co-owner Tunde Wey [EID]
· Vellum's Summer, Revolver in Revolving Hamtramck Space [Eater Detroit]
[Photo via (Revolver)/Facebook]