The Rattlesnake Club’s lush Garden Terrace, open for lunch, dinner, and happy hour service beginning May 29th, will again play host to a summer-long series of tasting events starting with “Wines by the Water” on Thursday, June 7th at 6:30pm. The tastings feature samples of eight-to-ten wines paired with small plates and live music; the wines will also be available for retail purchase.
Claudia Tyagi, Master Sommelier, has set a fun and unique theme for each event. “We are kicking off summer with ‘Wines by the Water’ as in where the wines will be served – on The Rattlesnake’s beautiful river-front Terrace – and where in the world the wines are grown and produced – near a body of water,” she explains. Expect a wide variety of wines from around the globe, each imparting specific flavors based on the grapes’ water-side growing regions.
Subsequent Garden Terrace Tasting event dates and themes are:
June 21st – The Coolest Grapes You’ve Never Met
July 12th – Summer Sparklers
July 19th – Summer Cocktails featuring New Holland Artisan Spirits
July 26th – Favorite Backyard Party Wines
August 9th – We Love Local!
August 16th – Craft Beers – The Super Locals
August 23rd – End of Summer Harvest Tribute
Executive Chef Chris Franz and Chef de Cuisine Jeff Lanctot will work with each of Tyagi’s selections to create a small plates menu highlighting the wines. The chefs will be grilling many of the items on the Terrace, a feature always popular with the chefs and guests alike. “We enjoy being outside with the people. It makes us a part of the party,” said Franz. “Plus, the smells and sounds of the food hitting the grill really add to the event.”
The Garden Terrace Tasting events begin at 6:30pm and are $40 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required; please call the restaurant to inquire.The Rattlesnake Club opened in 1988 and was acquired by the Stroh Companies in August 2010. The restaurant is located in the 300 River Place building at the foot of Jos. Campau along Detroit’s RiverWalk. The seasonal a la carte menu reflects the best of local and sustainable produce, wild finfish and shellfish and Prime Certified Angus Beef. An extensive wine list and an all-Michigan craft beer list are offered along with various food and wine programs throughout the year. The Rattlesnake Club has five private dining rooms and twin 5000-square-foot Atrium spaces on-site for special events. The dress code is casual to business casual and reservations are recommended. (http://rattlesnakedetroit.