Thursday, October 29, 2009

Cub Scouts and Ghost Stories!

What do you think of when you think of The Whitney restaurant? Elegance…great food….an amazing atmosphere…yes. Cub Scouts? Probably not. But, this past Saturday, October 24, uniformed members of Cub Scout Pack 1916 and their families congregated at The Whitney for an exciting afternoon at the stately 1894 mansion.

The scouts, ranging in age from 6 – 11 years old and mostly from the Warren area, had a chance to tour the mansion and develop an appreciation for the craftsmanship and detail of the home and their favorite part....the ghost stories! Our favorite history buff/server guided the tour while telling tales of The Whitney's haunting.

I stood and listened to the young boy's stark skepticism about the so-called haunting in the house. Given that Halloween is just a few days away, I decided to tell them a little about our experiences here. After the story, the boys were not so skeptical after all.

My ghostly encounter:

I have worked here for quite some time now and have always felt comfortable in the house by myself...up until a few months ago. One bright, sunny morning I was opening the restaurant by myself (the chef's were here but in the kitchen) and as I sat in the third floor office returning messages, I looked up and saw a figure walk past the open door. I called out in question of who it was and no one responded to me. Racking my brain of every possible solution to what I saw, I came up simply that it was David Whitney paying me a morning visit. Since then, I have yet to be alone on the third floor by myself!


The DSO is Calling My Name

Being young and loving to explore everything that Detroit has to offer, I've come to realize that I have missed a few crucial aspects of the city. One of these being - The Detroit Symphony Orchestra. I was thinking the other day, if a guy were to ask me out tomorrow and I could have dinner anywhere...I would love to have dinner work (The Whitney) and follow that up with the musical beauty that is the DSO. Thankfully, The Whitney and the DSO have come together once again to offer a package deal that is a perfect solution for a romantic date. The package includes a three course dinner prepared by our amazing chefs and two premium seats to the show of your choosing for just $180 (not including tax or gratuity). I don't know about you, but that's a great way to impress your lady...or man! Make your reservations today because the holiday nights fill up fast!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

New Season at The Whitney!

It's officially Fall here at The Whitney! There is a nip in the air outside and we've turned on the fireplaces to take the chill out of your bones.
I was just talking with the others around the mansion today about our different holiday decorations soon to be put up. The excitement is popping with all seasonal change so come try our new Four -Course Harvest Menu or join us in a few weeks for the Grand Re-opening of the Ghostbar. If that's not enough, just stop in for a hot toddy and stand by the blazing fires!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Detroit Restaurant Week 's Success

Whether you heard it through the grapevine or you were here to witness it for yourself, you know that Detroit’s Restaurant Week was a great success!!! And not only for The Whitney, but for all of the restaurants that participated.

With every seat in the house filled, Chef Dan Maurer's delicious creations had guests licking their lips and patting their tummies. For those of you who experienced all that Restaurant Week had to offer at The Whitney (and even for those of you who didn’t) we have news for you – The Whitney will be offering a four course Harvest Tasting menu for only $35. This menu starts tonight and will run through this month, Tues.-Thurs. from 5-9 p.m. Make your reservations today because this is bound to be a great opportunity for you and for us!