Thursday, January 22, 2009

Latin Jazz Echoes Through The Whitney

Lola Morales, the Nicarguan American chanteuse delivers a sultry mix of Jazz classics and Latin Jazz at The Whitney this Saturday, Jan 24. Back in Detroit after a 2 month tour in China, Lola is eager to share the music from life on the road. Her smooth yet lively musical style has won her fans across the globe. Enjoy Lola Morales here in Detroit as she sets the mood for your Saturday night.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The Whitney Restaurant Now Features an Exclusive Chef's Table

Kick the winter blues at The Whitney’s Exclusive Chef’s Table for a night of gourmet food and wine tasting. The table, a beautiful "massive carved piece," was discovered in 2008 in the Whitney carriage house, and is now in David Whitney's study, seating up to ten people. The private room allows you and your guests complete privacy for the entire evening.

The “Chef’s Tasting Menu” is only available at the Chef’s Table and includes seven courses, each specially paired with a taste of The Whitney’s own wine collection. Chef Michael Lutes will personally describe each course and the wine that goes with it to you and your guests while your private wait staff accommodates your every need.

To see the Chef’s Tasting Menu, please visit or call Emily Driscoll at (313) 832-5700. Reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance.

The Whitney Announces Special Obama Menu

It’s Obama Time in Washington, D.C. and throughout the United States and the world. And at The Whitney restaurant in Detroit.

Starting on Inauguration Day, January 20, The Whitney will add a special menu of Obama favorite foods to celebrate the inauguration of Barack Obama, the first African American to be elected President. The exclusive lunch menu, with items ranging from $4 to $12, will be offered January 20 – 31 with 20 percent of every Obama menu meal contributed to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen in Detroit. Select items also will be available on The Whitney’s dinner menu.

The Obama menu has been selected from a series of accredited articles and websites listing the President-elect’s favorite foods. It will be anchored by the Obama family chili recipe that he serves to his own family, served over white rice with grated cheddar cheese, onions and sour cream. Other items on the special Obama menu include Southern Fried Chicken and macaroni with broccoli, shrimp and grits, Obama’s favorite burger, and Oreo Cookie Cheesecake, reportedly the President-elect’s favorite dessert. The beverage of choice will be another reported Obama favorite, Black Forest Berry Honest tea. Reservations are suggested for Inauguration Day lunch.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Auld Lang Syne!

Happy New Year! The Whitney celebrated the New Year with over 1,000 guests New Year’s Eve - two weekend weddings and another 400 diners over the weekend toasting the New Year and hoping beyond hope that it will be better for Detroit than the old one left behind! Watch this site for future special events and special offers geared to luring you back to the restaurant, the Ghost Bar and, later this year, to our gardens. (Yes, Virginia, the snow will stop falling and the gardens will bloom!) We know the economy’s tough in Detroit and the challenges many. We want to make The Whitney a place where guests can come to relax and get away from it all with food, drink and entertainment you’ll enjoy and at prices you can afford. We look forward to making The Whitney your home away from home and helping to make 2009 a better year for all.