Friday, March 13, 2009

Detroit Synergy Supper Club at the Rattlesnake

PRESS RELEASE MARCH 12, 2009: This month Detroit Synergy Group is very excited to announce our Supper Club at the world-renowned Rattlesnake Club. On Wednesday, March 25th beginning at 6:00PM, Supper Club heads to the Detroit riverfront to one of the most acclaimed dining establishments in Michigan—the Rattlesnake Club, located at 300 River Place.

“We’re very pleased to be able to host this event here,” Private Dining and Catering Manager Amy Engelbert declares. “Many people have a misconception of what the Rattlesnake Club is all about. We want to welcome these new faces and show them we’re not ‘stuffy’ at all. And we also want to do something above and beyond past Supper Club events and make this one truly one to remember!”

For this event, participants will indulge in some of world-renowned Chef Jimmy Schmidt’s infamous cuisine, as well as some new inspirations from his kitchen:

Salad (Choice of):
o Organic Field Greens tossed w/Apple Cider Vinaigrette, Golden Beets Carrot Strings, Crispy Onions & Grated Parmesan
o Willy's Caesar Salad w/Romaine Hearts, Garlicky Dressing & Parmesan Crisp;
Entree (Choice of):
o Ginger Scented Wild Atlantic Nova Salmon: Ginger Crystal Coated Salmon Swimming in a Sweet Corn Risotto, Splashed w/Ginger Froth, Scallion & Crispy Ginger Salad)
o Live Smoked CAB Beef Short Ribs Braised in Rich Rattlesnake Barbeque Spices then Live Hickory Smoked Atop Roasted Cauliflower Smash, Tobacco Onion Rings
o Maple Roasted Breast of Free Range Chicken Pan Roasted atop Butternut Squash Ravioli, Roasted Cippolini & Chantrelle Mushrooms, Splashed with Parmesan Froth & Fried Sage
Dessert (Choice of):
o Flourless Pressed Chocolate Cake served w/Housemade Vanilla Ice Cream & Caramel Sauce
o Lavender & White Chocolate Creme Brulee w/Caramelized Raspberries, Burnt Turbinado Sugar Crisp & Pyramid

Tickets are $30.00 in advance at the DSG store,, and include tax and gratuity. (NOTE: Tickets might not be available for purchase immediately. Please check back again.) There will also be an optional two-glass wine flight available for an additional $10.00. Tickets to this event are available by online purchase only, and all purchases must be made by Tuesday, March 24th.

Afterwards, join the Rattlesnake Club for an afterglow in their scenic Grill Room, where fantastic Happy Hour specials will be extended for Detroit Synergy members after dinner. Happy Hour specials are as follows: $2.00 Domestic Beer Bottles, $3.00 Well Drinks, $4.00 Wine Selections, $5.00 Wall of Vodka (100 choices shaken, stirred, or up).

The Rattlesnake Club carries with it quite a bit of “old Detroit” cachet. Chef Jimmy Schmidt began his culinary career in Detroit as the Executive Chef and Executive General Manager at Detroit’s historic and world-famous London Chop House, which he left some 20 years ago to open his own restaurant—the Rattlesnake Club in Denver, followed by the Detroit location. Since then he has opened another location in Palm Desert and continues to offer the same cutting-edge cuisine that has garnered him international recognition, including being honored with the title “Best Chef of the Midwest” by the prestigious James Beard Foundation (and to this day remains the only recipient of this award in Michigan). He is also the Chairman of Chefs Collaborative, which includes culinary stars Jacques Pepin, Wolfgang Puck, and Mark Miller in a collaboration of commitment to sustainable cuisine and utilizing local ingredients. The Rattlesnake Club has garnered international recognition as one of the finest restaurants in the region, and Detroit Synergy’s Supper Club is both fortunate and thrilled to be holding our March event at such a distinctive and prominent location.

Detroit Synergy is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. Its mission is to generate positive perceptions and opinions about Detroit by bringing together a diverse community and building upon the City's strengths and resources to realize a common vision for a greater Detroit. Please visit for more information about the group.