Monday, September 21, 2009

Turning Over the Reigns

To my devoted blog readers- wherever and whomever you are:

Even though I have had a wonderful time telling all of you about my beautiful restaurant and the fabulous events that we've had here, I have decided to retire from my blogging career and turn the reigns over to a young and bright-eyed blogger waiting in the wings. The changing seasons give way to new and exciting endeavors here at The Whitney and our new blogger is very eager to tell you all about what's happening around the mansion - holiday events, Flora's Tea Room, and so much more! Thank you all for reading and please stop by The Whitney to say hello.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


We are, yet again, putting the "class" back into "classic" at The Whitney by introducing Flora's Tea Room. David Whitney's wife, Flora, was the epitome of class and always enjoyed a cup of tea in the afternoon. To honor her, and the historic surroundings of The Whitney, we will offer tea Tuesday-Friday from 12-3pm and on Saturday afternoon for private parties. Flora's Tea room is located on the 2nd floor in Mrs. Whitney's cozy Bedroom and Sitting Room. Once seated, guests will be offered an array of The Whitney's Signature blend in one of a kind hand-painted china. Our afternoon tea also includes a delicious four-course meal individually plated for each special guest and prepared by our renowned chefs.

In honor of the launch of Flora's Tea Room, The Whitney hosted our first Afternoon Tea event- 'A Day of Fashion' featuring a hat fashion show by Mr. Song Millinery, creator of the famous "Aretha" hat, which was seen at President Obama's Inauguration. The event was a great success and made headlines at The Detroit Free Press!! Check out our pictures at:

Be a part of all the fun and class by making your reservations today!!
Please contact Kim Piskos, Director of Tea Services, at 313.384.0880.

Friday, September 4, 2009


There are many things that bring our community together such as parks, schools, businesses and the most! There being so many local restaurants, including The Whitney, it's sometimes hard to decide where you want to wet your whistle and satisfy that hunger.
Our beautiful historic home and delicious cuisine creates a destination that can not be missed and so we have teamed up with as a solution!
By visiting guests can get our location, prices, menus, dress attire and lots of other information that you may need to know. The best part is that you can purchase gift cards to our restaurant at a reduced price!! We are really excited to have started this program and hope that you will join in on all the fun! Search for us at and purchase your Whitney gift certificates today! Our garden oasis is still open and what a better time to bask in the remaining summer weather than at a reduced rate.