Last fall, developers of downtown's David Whitney building announced plans for Grand Cirque Brasserie, a Parisian-themed restaurant. Grand Cirque will offer "French-American cuisine with a global infusion," says Jacques Van Staden, CEO JVS Culinary Group, in an interview with DBusiness. The menu will include short rib bourguignon, steak au poivre, lamb cassoulet, swordfish provence, quiche lorraine, duck à l'orange, and chicken paillard. Grand Cirque will also feature a U-shaped bar and a full list of spirits, craft cocktails, beer, and wine.
Van Staden has extensive culinary experience but is known locally for opening Bistro Joe's and Papa Joe's Gourmet Market. The CEO says his company is also consulting with Andiamo on a new restaurant headed for the top of the Detroit Athletic Club. Grand Cirque Brasserie, which was initially expected to debut this spring, is now set for a fall opening.
Update, 05/06, 9:36 a.m.: Kramer Design Group will be collaborating with a New York-based design firm on the Grand Cirque Brasserie.