• Restaurant Recommendation» Osteria

     
    POSTED January 9, 2018
     

    Sophisticated Italian cooking designed for sharing transports guests to Italy.

  • Restaurant Recommendation» Osteria

     
    POSTED January 9, 2018
     

    Sophisticated Italian cooking designed for sharing transports guests to Italy.

  • Restaurant Recommendation» Osteria

     
    POSTED January 9, 2018
     

    Sophisticated Italian cooking designed for sharing transports guests to Italy.

Jeff Michaud and Marc Vetri impressed Philadelphia a decade ago when they opened Osteria, but this rustic Italian spot hasn’t lost any of its luster. “This restaurant is really a true osteria. We’re very family-oriented, so private dining menus are served family-style. We want to transport you to Italy,” says Elizabeth Flamini, general manager.

Indeed, the look and feel is straight out of Italy with simple farmhouse tables and a menu that spotlights northern Italian cooking. The appropriately named Wine Room shares views of the wine cellar and is tucked away in the back of the restaurant. While it has large windows looking out over the street, the blinds can be pulled down for those groups who want extra privacy. The Wine Room accommodates 30 guests for a seated event or up to 45 for a reception-style event. 

Those who want a more open-air ambience should head straight for the patio, where a greenhouse-style roof encourages a light and airy feel yearround. Private menus of three, four or five courses are customized for groups and even allow for up to two choices per course. 

The ultimate hideaway within Osteria is the Kitchen Table. It’s for intimate groups and available after 6:30 p.m. only, since the space is used as a true workspace during the day. That table you’re eating on? They were rolling handmade pasta on it just an hour ago. You’ll walk through a dark and narrow hallway where wait staff bustle about, but once you see the flicker of the candlelight, you know you’re in for something special. Nestled between mixers and kitchen equipment, the stainless steel table seats eight to 14 guests for a truly unforgettable experience. Note to movie scouts: This place is perfect to shoot that scene where the mafia dons congregate to discuss their illicit business. It’s a place you won’t soon forget. 

The time is right; the stage is set. Groups are ready to meet face to face again, and the four-star luxury hotel MGM Grand Detroit is ready to welcome you back.

According to MPI’s report “Spring 2021 Meetings Outlook,” three-quarters of meeting professionals predict a face-to-face event this calendar year. And that definitely rings true for Lisa Williams, executive director of sales for the hotel.

 

Baldamar’s location—next to the Von Maur at Rosedale Center—might give the wrong first impression. The hip, fine dining restaurant is a fresh concept for the area, one that could easily fit into a more foodie-centric area. Randy Stanley, owner of 6Smith in Wayzata, calls Baldamar a legacy restaurant that just happens to be next a mall (he similarly describes 6Smith as a restaurant that happens to have a lake attached). “I’ve always liked this part of the Twin Cities,” says Stanley. “I love the thriving, local community.

 

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