Whereas most Detroit patios have officially opened for the summer, Corktown hotspot Gold Cash Gold has been busy redesigning its backyard al fresco dining space. Now, just in time for peak Michigan humidity, the restaurant is ready to unveil its outdoor area tonight with a patio-only menu.
Designed by the Cooley family alongside general manager Brett Parker Adams, the new patio rendition trades long communal wood tables for individual cement four tops. The space is also now surrounded by stained wood trellises laced with string lights and lanterns and accented by walls of ivy for a more secluded feel. Altogether the area seats 28 patrons.
Chef Brendon Edward’s al fresco menu is divided into a “By Land” section with items like chickpea salad and bruschetta and a “By Air & Sea” section that features blackened chicken tenders, gravlax, and oysters on the half shell. There’s also a seasonal pie available for dessert.
Meanwhile, bartender Marlowe Johnson (Standby, Detroit City Distillery) has also developed a series of bottled cocktails for the patio including a cola old fashioned (house rum blend, bourbon, champagne cola syrup + bitters) and an Ultra Light beam (sake, aloe vera, green grape, absinthe). Wines are also available.
As part of the patio launch, Gold Cash Gold is offering $1.50 oysters all day. Scope out the full menu below:
Gold Cash Gold’s patio opens at 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and for brunch on the weekends (transitioning to the regular patio menu at 5 p.m.).
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