After a whole lot of secrecy and several months of waiting — warp speed by Detroit standards — Campus Martius is nearly ready to unwrap its anticipated fine dining package. The owner’s of Parc, the updated replacement for longtime downtown resident Fountain Bistro, announced today that the restaurant will debut on November 21.
Featuring 270-degree views of Campus Martius thanks to recently installed retractable NanaWalls, Parc will serve upscaled versions of “traditional Midwestern foods.” Helming the menu is executive chef Jordan Hoffman, a Michigan native who’s worked extensively with The Light Group in Las Vegas and done stints at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino Restaurant L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon. Diners can expect dishes like wood-roasted oysters with seaweed butter, tuna tartare, and Otto Farms half chicken.
Parc’s bar program will offer both classic and original cocktails, as well as local and imported beers, and an extensive selection of wines selected by sommelier Dennis Payne.
Parc’s predecessor Fountain Bistro was purchased by Zaid Elia (co-owner of Birmingham’s 220 Merrill) and Matthew Shiffman last winter. The pair shuttered the restaurant for renovations in February following Valentine’s Day weekend. In May, Elia and Shiffman’s restaurant group 800 Parc debuted a seasonal shipping container restaurant The Fountain Detroit downtown.
• Parc Website [Official]