One of metro Detroit’s most exciting new restaurants of the year will debut this week in Birmingham. Lauded chef duo Luciano DelSignore and Takashi Yagihashi the doors of Pernoi at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, September 10 with saffron cappellini and caviar and an impressive wine list.
DelSignore and Yagihashi are two of the region’s most respected chefs. Born in Japan, Yagihashi left perhaps his biggest mark on Southeast Michigan with his work at Tribute in Farmington Hills. He then went on to open the self-titled Japanese restaurant Takashi in Chicago, which earned accolades from national publications as well as a Michelin star, and ramen chain Slurping Turtle (Yagihashi is no longer involved in Slurping Turtle). He’s partnered in the project with DelSignore, proprietor of Bacco Ristorante in Southfield and a co-founder of pizza chain Bigalora Wood-Fired Cucina. Some of metro Detroit’s best chefs have worked in DelSignore’s kitchens including James Rigato.
Together, DelSignore and Yagihashi combining their skills and knowledge of international cuisine to develop the menu for Pernoi, a fine-dining restaurant located in the former Cafe Via space at 310 E. Maple Rd. in Birmingham. The name, itself, is meant to sound French but has roots in an Italian phrase that means “For us.” The 2,700-square-foot restaurant has undergone a full renovation. The new design by Kyle Evans Design is meant to reflect a “luxury yacht” aesthetic and includes paintings by local Korean American painter Dominic Pangborn, per a release.
The restaurant will seat 65 people across three distinct settings from the high-end, jackets-required Maple Room where a la carte and tasting menus are served to the more casual bar area called the Port Room and courtyard called the Terrace where customers can order drinks and a la carte menu items. The opening menu features options like rabbit agnolotti, tuna sashimi, Jerusalem artichoke soup, and Moroccan glazed squab.
Dishes are priced between $16 to $41 with the osetra caviar with saffron cappellini, fumet, and mascarpone clocking in at $75. The prix fixe menu will be released later this fall, a rep for the restaurant confirms to Eater. In addition to classic cocktails, Pernoi will offer more than 400 bottles of wine. Reservations are now open on Resy. Scope out the full menu below.
Pernoi is located at 10 E. Maple Rd.; opens at 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday for dinner service only; website.
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