Garden Terrace Wine Tastings / Jun 9-Aug 25

Rattlesnake’s Garden Terrace Wine Tastings / Thursdays / June 9th – August 25th / 6:00pm

Terrace Tastings FB Pic 2016Summer is back in Detroit and that means it’s time for our Garden Terrace Wine Tastings! The series kicks off Thursday, June 9th with a celebration of Sparkling Wines, featuring samples of 8 wines paired with Chef Chris’ small plates! Tasting events will continue on most Thursdays through August 25th with a fun new theme each week (see the full schedule below).

Our chefs work with Sommelier Maria Papp’s wine selections to create a lavish – and filling! – small plates menu highlighting the wines – plus they’ll be outside grilling live, right on the Terrace! The wines will be available for retail purchase, too! It’s Detroit’s best party, and it lasts all summer long!

Each Tasting event begins at 6:00 pm and advance purchase tickets are required. Tickets are $45 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Please click here to purchase tickets to any of our Garden Terrace Wine Tastings (sales tax and gratuity will be reflected in final ticket price). If you would like to be seated with a person or group who has purchased tickets separately, please send an email to Alex at!

Please contact Alexandria Franz or Maria Papp at 313-567-4400 or with any questions.

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June 9th / Toast to Summer with Sparkling Wines
June 16th / France vs Italy
June 23rd / Whites & Roses
July 14th / Wines of Oregon & Washington
July 21st / Taste of the Alps
July 28th / Wines of Spain
August 4th / Wines of Pure Michigan
August 11th / Down Under Wines of New Zealand
August 18th / Under the Tuscan Sun – Wines of Tuscany
August 25th / Best of Summer Celebration!

Chef’s Cooking Class // August 20th

Chef’s Grillin’ & Chillin’ Cooking Class / Saturday / August 20, 2016 / 2:00pm

It’s our most popular Cooking Class of the year – outdoor grilling on the Terrace! Join Executive Chef Chris Franz on The Rattlesnake Club’s Garden Terrace for an afternoon of  hands-on instruction, fun demonstrations, and his tips and tricks for the beginner to novice home cook. This grilling-inspired menu is perfect for your next summer dinner party. Enjoy your meal paired with our Sommelier’s favorite summer beers & wines, take home a packet with all the day’s recipes and enjoy a special gift, too!


Grilled Thai Coconut Chicken Thighs / Peanut Rice Noodles

Greek Lamb Burger / Tzaziki & Feta / Grilled Pita Bread

Smoked Fingerling Potato & Pancetta Salad

Grilled Banana Splits / Strawberry-Basil Ice Cream / Dark Chocolate Sauce

Tickets must be purchased in advance and are $65 per person, plus 21% gratuity & 6% sales tax (reflected in final ticket price). Space is very limited so be sure to get yours by clicking HERE today! Questions? Contact Alexandria Franz at 313-567-4400 or

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Summer BBQ & Tigers Tailgate / July 30

Summer BBQ & Detroit Tigers Tailgate with Andrew’s on the Corner / Saturday / July 30, 2016 / 4:30-7:30pm

2016 BBQ & Tailgate Logo2Summer isn’t summer in Detroit without a visit to Comerica Park to cheer on our Detroit Tigers! We’re teaming up with our neighbors Andrew’s on the Corner to throw a BBQ Tailgate for the Tigers vs. Astros game on Saturday, July 30th! And if you don’t have tickets to the game, Andrew’s is the perfect spot to watch all the action! Your ticket includes a full BBQ spread (menu to be announced) on The Rattlesnake’s Terrace, 1 drink ticket here and free parking in our secure lot. PLUS, you’ll get a ride on the Andrew’s shuttle to and from the 7:10pm game AND 2 tickets for drinks at Andrew’s either upon your return or to enjoy while you watch the game! You won’t find a better night out in The D than this!


Meats & Mains
Mexican Beef Barbacoa
Chile-Rubbed & Grilled Vegetable Kabobs
Blackened & Grilled Wild Salmon
Smokey Grilled Chicken Thighs

Grilled Michigan Sweet Corn & Avocado Salsa
Sweet & Sour Slaw
Grilled Potato & Blue Cheese Salad
Grilled Asparagus Salad with Smokey Bacon Vinaigrette

Housemade Sauces & Extras
Corn & Flour Tortillas
Housemade Pico de Gallo
Queso Fresco & Sharp Cheddar Cheeses
Rattlesnake’s Sweet & Spicy Sauce
Citrus & Grainy Mustard Sauce
Smokey Buffalo Sauce
Garlicky Garden Herb Sauce
Crispy Onion Straws

Summer Berries / Tequila Cream
S’Mores Bread Pudding / Toasted Marshmallow Ice Cream
Grilled Peaches & Plums / Toffee Crumble

Detroit Tigers BBQ Tailgate tickets are just $45 each, plus tax & gratuity (Tigers’ game tickets are not included). PLEASE CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR TIGERS BBQ TAILGATE TICKETS (sales tax & 21% gratuity will be reflected in the final ticket price). 

Guest Chef Dinner ft Matt Tulpa

Guest Chef Dinner / Tuesday / June 21, 2016/ 6:30pm

Chef Chris Franz of The Rattlesnake is teaming up with Chef Matt Tulpa of Salt & Saffron and Vicecream Detroit for what will be one of the summer’s best culinary experiences… Six courses – 3 by Matt & 3 by Chris – served on The Rattlesnake’s riverfront Garden Terrace. Seating is limited. Reservations by ticket purchase are required – click here to get yours today.


First (Chris): Charred Salad / Local Zucchini & Leeks / Toasted Walnuts / Fresh Parsley / Sumac-Tahini Shrub

Second (Matt): Gazpacho Infused Cucumber / Goat Cheese / Smoked Crème Fraiche / Mint

Third (Chris): Sesame-Seared Sea Scallop Poke / Soy-Pickled Ramps / Avocado & Wasabi Mousse / Crispy Pancetta / Honeyed Ponzu Drizzle

Fourth (Matt): Cod with Pil-Pil Sauce / Semolina Gnocchi / Crispy Pork Puff / Piment d’Espelette / Chive Flower Vinegar

Fifth (Chris): Pistachio-Crusted Michigan Lamb Loin Chop / Roasted Tri-Color Carrots / Black Garlic & Herb Yogurt / Sea Salted Pistachios

Sixth (Matt): Milk & Honey / Brown Butter “Vicecream” / Milk Snow / Chamomile Honey / Duck Egg-Sauterne Sabayon / Bee Pollen

$65, not including tax & tip. Full service cash bar will be available. Ticket price reflects 21% gratuity & 6% sales tax.

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About Chef Matt Tulpa:
Salt & Saffron is the pop-up dinner creative outlet for Chef Matt Tulpa. He’s the in-house chef for Brighton’s certified organic Stone Coop Farm, where he presents true farm-to-table meals andteaches cooking classes. Salt & Saffron has been featured at (revolver) in Hamtramck and The Oakland in Ferndale. Launching soon is Matt’s next culinary venture – Vicecream Detroit, an ice cram truck full of innovative treats like you’ve never seen. After his first year of college, he started washing dishes at a small restaurant in Milford, his hometown. Since then, Matt has maintained an obsessive curiosity to absorb all-things-culinary and feeds his intellectual, creative, and entrepreneurial appetites as an independent private chef, consultant, chef at Stone Coop Farm, with Salt & Saffron & now Vicecream Detroit, too. We are thrilled to work with Matt and can’t wait to see what he brings to the table.

Dine Drink Detroit Dinner w Chef Jared Bobkin / May 26

Dine Drink Detroit Dinner with Chef Jared Bobkin / Thursday /  May 26, 2016 / 7:00pm

We are excited to partner with Dine Drink Detroit for a guest chef dinner featuring Chef Jared Bobkin. Chef Chris and his team will provide the ambiance, the drinks and the dessert while we give Chef Jared full access to our kitchen to do his thing! Tickets are required and can be purchased through Dine Drink Detroit by clicking HERE.5-26-16 DDD Dinner Bobkin

Jared started his career late at 23 years old. His mother and father both really didn’t cook much at home but his love of food was so strong that it took him from a career of playing poker straight into the kitchen. His inspiration for starting was colleagues of his putting out a cook book and the movie ratatouille. Knowing poker couldn’t be a life time career the former poker player pursued what has now become his main passion in life.

A graduate of The Art Institute of Michigan, Jared has worked in private clubs, private schools, publi restaurants, and also was a personal chef. While honing his craft he also competed at the International Shellfish Competition in Prince Edward Island Canada and was recently a contestant on Fox’s Hell’s Kithchen with Chef Gordon Ramsay. He placed in the final five.

Jared will be putting out an amazing all seafood dinner with a special dessert provided by Chris Franz of the RattleSnake.


Course 1
Saffron Rice | Squid Ink | Pink Peppercorn

Course 2
Lobster | Fennel | Mint | Apple

Course 3
Lamb and Clam
Steamed Clams | Lamb Sausage | Pickled Cabbage | Golden Raisin

Course 4
English Pea | Dill | Honeydew | Black Salt

Course 5
Suprise Dessert
Provided by Chris Franz


Michigan Wines Showcase / May 23

Michigan Wines Showcase / Monday / May 23, 2016 / 6:00-8:30pm

Join Master Sommeliers Claudia Tyagi and Madeline Triffon and more than 20 Michigan wineries for wine sampling and lavish appetizers created by Chef Chris Franz in the Stroh River Place Atrium at The Rattlesnake Club. The Michigan Wines Showcase happens just once a year and is a fantastic opportunity to experience the excellence of modern Michigan wines… and to enjoy sumptuous appetizers! Don’t miss the chance to support our beautiful state and indulge in a terrific tasting party.

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Purchase tickets online for $38. We were sold out for this event in 2015, so be sure to reserve your spot and purchase tickets today! Online ticket sales will end Sunday, May 22, or when all tickets are sold. If tickets remain available after the 22nd, 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.

The Michigan Wines Showcase is sponsored by:  Plum Market, The Rattlesnake Club and Vintage Michigan.

Chef’s Spanish Wine & Tapas Dinner / May 20

Chef’s Spanish Wine & Tapas Dinner / Friday / May 20, 2016 / 6:30pm

Join Chef Chris Franz & Beverage Director Maria Papp for an evening full of Spanish flare! Maria will present five different wines from across Spain and Chef Chris will pair each with a tapas-inspired small plate. We’ll dine on the Terrace, weather permitting, too!

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Mestres 1312 Reserva Brut NV, Cava
Ostatu Blanco 2015, Rioja
Ameztoi Rubentis Rose 2015, Getariaka Txakolina
Ostatu Crianza 2013, Rioja
Gine Gine Red 2013, Priorat

Tickets are $45 per person, plus gratuity & sales tax. Reservations are by ticket purchase only – CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR SPANISH TAPAS DINNER TICKETS! (21% gratuity & 6% sales tax will be reflected in final ticket price.)

WDET’s Essential Cooking w Ann Delisi / May 17

WDET’s Essential Cooking with Ann Delisi / Tuesday / May 17, 2016 / 6:30pm

Join us and WDET as we present The Four Seasons of Essential Cooking hosted by Ann Delisi. The spring edition of Essential Cooking brings a menu full of the season’s flavors by Chef Chris Franz. He and his staff are hosting this special dinner on Tuesday, May 17th with proceeds benefiting WDET. Your ticket includes dinner, a wine pairing and a specially curated playlist from Ann. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS THROUGH WDET!5-17-16 WDET Graphic


Start: Chef’s Choice Passed Hors d’Oeuvres

First: House-Smoked Wild Alaskan Salmon & Baby Artichoke Salad / Ginger Vinaigrette / Crispy Ginger

Second: Tangerine & Tarragon Soaked & Pan-Seared Duck Breast / Asparagus Slaw / Pickled Chiles

Third: Shawarma-Spiced Michigan Lamb Chops /Carrot-Raisin Puree / Garlicky Toum / Sumac Crisp

Last: Housemade Meyer Lemon Curd & Blueberry-Olive Oil Ice Cream / Candied Pistachios

Mother’s Day Brunch / May 8

Mother’s Day Brunch / Sunday / May 8, 2016 / 11:00AM-2:00PM SOLD OUT! Our Mother’s Day Brunch is now full. If you would like to be added to a waiting list, please send an email with your name, phone number, and number of guests in your party to Thank you!

Celebrate Mom, the most important person in your family, at The Rattlesnake Club! Food stations will be placed around the restaurant allowing you to discover new flavors at every turn. From fruits, breads & salads to carved leg of lamb and made-to-order omeletes, 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 THE FULL MENU

Mother's Day Brunch 2016

$39 for Adults; $12 for Kids 12-4 years old; complimentary for kids under 4. Prices do not include sales tax or 21% gratuity though both will be reflected in final ticket price.

Reservations are by ticket purchase only – CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOURS!  Seating times are available every 15 minutes from 11:00am to 2:00pm so be sure to 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 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 send an email to Alex Franz at upon completing your ticket purchase!

Have questions? Please contact Alex at 313-567-4400 x6226 or send an email!

Drinks with Maria / Modern Classics / Apr 29

Drinks with Maria / Modern Classics – Cocktail & Small Plate Tasting / Friday / April 29, 2016 / 7:00pm

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Join Beverage Manager Maria Papp along with Bartender Extraordinaire Farouk Elhaje, for a tasting of Maria’s modern twist on classic cocktails + Chef Chris’s seasonally-inspired small plates. It’s a fun and casual night out celebrating all that’s trending in mixology today! Maria & Farouk will mix each drink live and discuss where the drink originates and how they’ve added their own touch to make them unique to The Rattlesnake. What a great way to experience everything The ‘Snake has to offer! #DrinkswithMaria #SnakeBites #MeetMeAtTheSnake


Fennel 75: Housemade Fennel Liqueur, Silver Tequila, Lime Juice, Orange Bitters, Honey Simple Syrup & Sparkling Wine Splash

Grapefruit Hemingway: Two James Old Cockney Gin, Maraschino Cherry Liqueur, Fresh Squeezed Grapegfruit Juice

Coco Chanel: Ciroc Coconut Vodka, St. Germain Liqueur

Vesper: Plymouth Gin, Grey Goose Vodka, Lillet Blanc, Orange Twist

The cocktails will be presented with four of Chef Chris’s small plates – all for just $45 per person, plus gratuity and sales tax. Reservations by ticket purchase are recommended as a limited quantity will be available the day of the event. Sales tax and 21% gratuity will be reflected in final ticket price. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR “DRINKS WITH MARIA” TICKETS! See you at #TheSnake!