The “Ghost Tour” pop-up held at (revolver) Hamtramck
The actual Grey Ghost Detroit Restaurant will open later this year. This pop-up experience I am posting on my Event blog rather than my Restaurant Blog because this was truly an event.
January 8, 2016
I was one of the lucky ones that got a seat at Grey Ghost Detroit’s second pop-up preview dinner before it was sold out – which happened in just over 24 hours.
It was “The Chicken” dinner with all 6 courses dedicated to the ubiquitous bird.
I have known the Grey Ghost beverage manager Will Lee for a couple years from frequent visits dining at Selden Standard and Wright & Co. I know that his cocktails are the absolute best around, but what about the food? I had not met the chefs John Vermiglio or Josef Giacomino, or tasted their food. I had no idea what to expect.
This dinner turned out to be quite an event, and the food…..well it was fantastic.
Each course was introduced by Chef John…. well not merely introduced, it was more of a performance that really set the stage to absolutely enjoy the course just set in front of us. Every course was unique and delicious. The best dish was the bbq chicken skin…no, the chicken noodle soup… no, the chicken ballotine… well, they were all great.
The only disappointment – and it was a big disappointment – was that this venue does not have a liquor license. We could not enjoy Will Lee’s creative cocktails to accompany the courses and add another layer to the flavor experience….but I knew this going in, so it is not a criticism.
The event had a great energy about it, and if this evening is any indication of the personality of the brick and mortar Grey Ghost Detroit restaurant when it opens, it will be a big hit…and I’ll be able to order a drink!
(p.s. – the chicken noodle soup was the best)
Visit my Restaurant blog at Traverse360.com – when their restaurant opens, I will post my review as soon as I can get in (I know already there will be a long line!).
Note: I do not use a flash when I take my photos as to not disrupt the atmosphere of the restaurant I am in. Trust me when I tell you that the food looked much better than represented in the photos but I have posted them just to give you a “taste” of what we had.