Chef’s Dinner featuring Verterra Winery & Paul Hamelin / Thursday / May 11, 2017 / 6:30pm
Celebrate Michigan Wine Month with The Rattlesnake! We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Paul Hamelin and Verterra Winery of Leelanau to Detroit! Paul’s wines are definitely some of Michigan’s very best, his tasting room in downtown Leland (right across from historic Fishtown!!) is a must-stop on every northern Michigan winery tour and, basically, he’s just the nicest guy! Verterra Winery’s goals are simple – plant proven varietals, clones & rootstocks in the right soil, in the right vineyards, to makes wines people like. And they hit it out of the park consistently – their Rose of Cabernet Franc won “Best in Class” at the 2016 Michigan Wine Competition and their Pinot Blanc and Unoaked Chardonnay both took home gold medals as well! If you’re a wine lover – especially a Michigan wine lover – if you don’t know what Michigan wine is really all about or if you’re new to Michigan’s wines, this event is for you! You’ll savor six of Verterra’s finest wines paired with six of Chef Chris’s innovative small plates while enjoying Paul’s lively descriptions of his wines along with a few of his best stories, too.
Menu + Featured Wines
Paul Hamelin, Owner & Winemaker at Verterra Winery, at Verterra’s Leland Tasting Room
2013 Verterra Sparkling
Chef’s Stovetop Popcorn Trio
2015 Unoaked Chardonnay
Sea Scallop / Herbed Brown Butter / Sweet Pea Risotto / Crispy Bacon
2016 Dry Rose’ of Cabernet Franc
Grilled Strawberry & Goat Cheese Tart / Baby Arugula / Basil Vinaigrette
2015 Chaos Red
Grilled Pork Tenderloin / Smoked Gouda Grits / Brown Sugar & Chili Splash
2012 Vintner’s Select Reserve Red
Chargrilled New York Strip Steak / Blue Cheese & Garlic Chive Butter / Sea Salt Crusted Michigan Russets
2016 Dry Gewurztraminer
Lavender & Ginger Creme Brulee
Tickets are $65 per person, plus tax & gratuity. Reservations are by ticket purchase only. Please click the button below to purchase yours! Note that 6% sales tax & 21% gratuity will be reflected in the final ticket price.
If you have any questions, please contact Alexandria Franz at 313-567-4400 x6226 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Michigan Wines Showcase / Monday / May 1, 2017 / Trade – 2:00-5:00pm / Public – 6:00-8:30pm
We are thrilled to once again welcome the Michigan Grape & Wine Council’s Michigan Wines Showcase! Join Master Sommeliers Claudia Tyagi and Madeline Triffon and more than 25 Michigan wineries for wine sampling and lavish appetizers created by Chef Chris Franz in our Stroh River Place Atrium. Winemakers and winery owners will be on hand during this fabulous walk-around tasting to share their finest new releases!
CLICK HERE to purchase tickets online for $38. We were sold out for this event in 2016, so be sure to reserve your spot and purchase tickets today! Online ticket sales will end Sunday, April 30, or when all tickets are sold. If tickets remain available after the 30th, they will be $45 at the door. Vintage Michigan members receive a $5 discount per ticket. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are subject to availability. Contact Sherri for details or questions at 517-284-5733.
Upon purchase, you will receive a confirmation email with your tickets. Please print the tickets and present them at the event entrance. Tickets and valid idenitfication are required for entry.
Thank you to our co-sponsors, Plum Market & Vintage Michigan, we couldn’t do it without you!!
Drinks with Maria / Ciao Italia! / Friday / April 28, 2017 / 6:00pm
Join Sommelier Maria Papp for a cocktails-and-small-plates tour of Italy! Four Italian-inspired cocktails will be shaken and shared along side Chef Chris’s always-innovative small plates! It’s a fun date night for groups so call your friends and get your tickets today! Recipes for all of the cocktails will be provided to participants as well. It’s all just $45 per person, plus sales tax & gratuity!
Menu + Featured Cocktails
Aperol Spritz / Fennel & Pork Meatballs / Spinach Risotto
Sangria Italiani / Crab Linguini / Parsley & Chili Oil
The Godfather / Roasted Pork Tenderloin / Apricot Jam / New Potatoes
Lavender Limoncello Drop / Cream Cheese Pound Cake / Citrus Mixed Berries
Reservations are by ticket purchase only – click on the button below to get yours (note that 6% sales tax & 21% gratuity will be reflected in the final ticket price). If you have any questions or would like to be seated with another person or group who bought tickets individually, please contact Alexandria Franz at 313-567-4400 x6226 or send her an email at email@example.com.
Easter Brunch Spectacular / Sunday / April 16, 2017 / 11:00am-2:00pm
SOLD OUT! Please consider joining us for Mother’s Day Brunch on May 14th!
Celebrate Spring and the season of renewal at our family-friendly Brunch! Food stations will be placed around the restaurant allowing you to discover new flavors at every turn! From creative salads & housemade breads to carved leg of lamb, crispy chicken & waffles and made-to-order omelets, not to mention our “Kid’s Zone” and our impressive Dessert & Coffee display, there’s something for everyone at The ‘Snake!
Click HERE to view our Easter Brunch menu.
Adults, $39 / Children 10-4 years old, $12 / Children under 4, complimentary. Prices do not include sales tax or gratuity though both will be reflected in the final ticket price. (Please note that reservations made/tickets purchased for only Children 10 and under will not be honored.)
Reservations are by ticket purchase only – click the button below to get yours! Seatings are available every 15 minutes from 11:00am – 2:00pm so get your tickets early to confirm your preferred seating time!
Please be sure you are “purchasing” a ticket for each child under 4 in your group so that we can be sure your table is set properly. If you have any questions or will need a booster seat or highchair at your table AND/OR if you would like to be seated with another group who has purchased tickets separately, please contact Alex Franz at 313-567-4400 x6226 or send her an email upon completing your ticket purchase!
SOLD OUT! / Chef’s Cooking Class / Italy in Spring / Saturday / March 25, 2017 / 2:00pm
Are you ready for Spring?? I know we are! Chef Chris invites you to join him in the kitchen for a fun afternoon cooking up four dishes inspired by the flavors of Italy, all with an homage to Spring and it’s fresh ingredients! You’ll get to enjoy the four-course meal with paired wines or beers while you help cook (or just watch) AND you’ll take home the recipes for each dish PLUS a special gift.
Cooking Class Menu
Spring Vegetable Scafata / Poached Egg
Fennel, Pancetta & Walnut Gratin
Classic Bolognese / Housemade Noodles
Strawberry-Pistachio Crumble Pie
Tickets are $65 per person, plus tax & gratuity. Seating is very limited so click the button below to reserve yours today! (Note that 6% sales tax & 21% gratuity will be reflected in final ticket price). Questions? Contact Alex Franz at 313-567-4400 x6226 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chef’s Dinner featuring Arbor Brewing Co / Friday / March 10, 2017 / 6:30PM
True pioneers in Michigan’s craft beer industry, Matt & Rene Greff opened the first Arbor Brewing Co Pub & Eatery in downtown Ann Arbor in 1995. Now with a 2nd location in Ypsilanti and a 3rd all the way in Bangalore, India – ABC has definitely taken their expertly crafted beers global! ABC’s brews have won many awards over the years and is even one of the only “green” breweries in the state! ABC employs many waste reduction and energy saving practices, from reclaimed materials to solar power, not to mention their passionate envolvement in their community and commitment to buying local. As these are principles we embrace as well, The Rattlesnake is very excited to present 6 of Arbor Brewing Co’s beers – paired with 6 of Chef Chris’s small plates.
Menu + Featured Beers
Bollywood Blonde (ABV 6% / IBU 7)
Thai Green Curry Hummus / Toasted Coconut / Chile-Ginger Pita Chips
Mr. Delicious Imperial IPA (ABV 9% / IBU 90)
Crispy Country Ham & Stilton Salad / Tuscan Kale & Spinach / Salt & Pepper Walnuts / Pomegranate Seeds
Phat Abbot Belgian Tripel (ABV 9.6% / IBU 29)
Garlic Butter Shrimp / Arugla & Basil Pesto Cous Cous / Fresh Peas
FIGJAM Quadruple (ABV 10.75% / IBU 35)
Angus Beef Sliders / Creamy Roquefort / Fig Jam! / Sweet Potato Straws / Pretzel Bun
Jackhammer Old Ale (ABV 8.25% / IBU 50)
Lamb & Ale Stew / Aged Horseradish Cheddar Sourdough Toast
Michael Faricy’s Irish Stout (ABV 4.5% / IBU 42)
Baked Brie Wedge / Honey & Hazelnuts / Dark Chocolate Ganache Schmeared Grahams
Tickets are just $55 per person, plus sales tax & gratuity! Click the button below to get yours! (Note that 6% sales tax & 21% gratuity will be reflected in the final ticket price). If you have any questions or would like to be seated with another person or group who has purchased tickets separately, please send an email to Alexandria Franz at email@example.com.
Seeing Red (Wine) Chef’s Dinner / Friday / February 17, 2017 / 6:30pm
We’re “Seeing Red” at our next Chef’s Dinner – Red Wine, that is! Join Chef Chris Franz & Sommelier Maria Papp for a tasting exploration of five delicious red wines paired with winter comfort small plates!
Menu + Featured Wines:
Patton Valley Pinot Noir 2014, Willamette Valley
Chef’s Choice Tiny Taste
Donna Laura Ali Sangiovese 2014, Tuscany
Duck Confit / Fruit & Nut Bread Crisp / Arugula / Ramp Vinaigrette
H3 Merlot 2014, Columbia Crest
Roasted Delicata Squash & Pappardelle Pasta / Rosemary Butter / Almonds / Pecorino
Hoopla “The Mutt” Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Napa Valley
Molasses & Mustard Grilled Pork Tenderloin / Baked Carrots / Apple Butter
Bogle Petite Sirah Port 2013, Clarksburg
Lemongrass Creme Brullee / Chocolate-Ginger Brittle
Tickets are just $55 per person, plus sales tax & gratuity! Click the button below to get yours! (Note that 6% sales tax & 21% gratuity will be reflected in the final ticket price). If you would like to be seated with another person or group who has purchased tickets separately, please send an email to Alexandria Franz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Drinks with Maria ft Cuban Cocktails / Friday / January 27, 2017 / 6:00pm
Join Sommelier Maria Papp and celebrate the storied cocktails of Cuba! Enjoy 5 different cocktails (and escape the Detroit winter) with classics like the Hemmingway plus tropical fruit flavors, coconut and more! Chef Chris will feature 4 Cuban-inspired small plates to go with the drinks, too.
$45, plus tax & gratuity. Reservations by ticket purchase are highly recommended as seating is limited! (Sales tax & 21% gratuity are reflected in the final ticket price).
Chef’s Menu Merge: Brunch for Dinner / November 30th-December 3rd
Who says brunch is just for Sunday mornings? Our Brunch for Dinner menu will merge with our Dinner menu to offer even more fun ways to dine at The ‘Snake! Served nightly from November 30th to December 3rd alongside our regular Dinner menu.
Cheesy Bacon Puff Pastry Twists / Apple Butter Dip 6
Citrus Salad / Spiced Honey / Pomegranate / Sea Salt 9
Chorizo & Butternut Hash / Sweet Peppers / Onions / Pepper Jack / Cilantro-Avocado Mash / Crispy Tortilla Strips / Sunny Egg 18
Spicy-Brined & Crispy-Fried Chicken Thighs / Cayenne Butter Dipped / Southern-Style Biscuits / Pickled Slaw / Honey-Blue Cheese Drizzle 20
Swiss Chard Baked Eggs / Garlicky Gruyere Cream / Parmesan / Crispy Leeks / Focaccia Toast 14
Steak & Eggs Benny / Giant English Muffin / Sliced Butcher’s Steak / Maple-Pepper Bacon / Arugula / Poached Egg / Hollandaise 26
Sticky Toffee Monkey Bread / Banana-Butter Pecan Ice Cream 9
Dark Chocolate Mocha Scones / Hot Espresso Dipper 6
Farouk’s Bloody Mary / Clementine & L. Mawby Mimosa /
Sparkling Bourbon-Pear Punch
Chef’s Cooking Class / Brunch for the Holidays / Saturday / December 3, 2016 / 2:00-4:00pm
You’ve enjoyed lots of fun Brunch dishes during our Menu Merge, now join Chef Chris in the kitchen and learn how to make some of them for your family or friends this Holiday season! Each of our Cooking Classes include live, hands-on instruction of four dishes and a take-home menu packet, plus you get to eat the dishes you prepare with paired wines or beers, AND receive a special gift from Chef Chris, too!
Cheesy Bacon Puff Pastry Twists / Apple Butter Dip
Chorizo & Butternut Hash
Sweet Peppers / Onions / Pepper Jack / Cilantro-Avocado Mash / Crispy Tortilla Strips / Sunny Egg
Swiss Chard Baked Eggs
Garlicky Gruyere Cream / Parmesan / Crispy Leeks / Focaccia Toast
Sticky Toffee Monkey Bread / Banana-Butter Pecan Ice Cream
Tickets are $60 per person, plus sales tax & gratuity. Space is very limited and reservations are by ticket purchase only. Please click here to purchase your Holiday Brunch Cooking Class tickets (6% sales tax & 21% gratuity will be reflected in final ticket price).
If you have any questions, please contact Alexandria Franz at 313-567-4400 x6226 or email@example.com.