Monday, September 23, 2019

Savant, the restaurant with 'bumps' of caviar, opens in Detroit

Posted By on Mon, Sep 23, 2019 at 6:32 PM

click to enlarge JOE VAUGHN
  • Joe Vaughn

Detroit, you've finally done it. You can now do a “bump” of caviar with edible gold and a champagne chaser.

Savant, the modern French-inspired eatery and one of the year's most anticipated restaurants will open its doors at 51 W. Forest Ave. on Tuesday, Sept. 24 and will offer half-off pricing for its entire menu — for one day only — to celebrate.

Helmed by Chef's Table alumni from the Foundation Hotel — Jordan Whitmore and modern mixologist, Rebecca Wurster — Savant's menu is described as being “comfort food with a twist” and will make use of seasonal ingredients. The menu includes starters, like ratatouille confit byaldi, a foie gras éclair, and the aforementioned caviar “bump” featuring tsar imperial daurenki.

The menu also offers a selection of traditional sandwiches, including the Burger Américain, and the Croque, which comes in both monsieur and madame varieties. The menu also lists a limited item, the Waygu steak-Frites au Poivre, which are priced at $37.95. As of right now, there is only one dessert option and it's as French as it comes: the Crème brûlée.

The menu also highlights a selection of handcrafted molecular cocktails which range from $13-$19, the exceptions being Savant's rum-focused Center of the Universe priced at $38 and the Two James whiskey-centered High Noon Tea Service, served hot for $39, both drinks are suggested to serve 2 people.

Many of the cocktails fall outside the line of traditional mixology, like The Golden Egg — which uses Remy VSOP, Smith & Cross, butter-washed bourbon, lemon, Averna Amaro, and cinnamon and is then frozen into the shape of an egg, and then melts into what is described as a "velvety, boozy, smooth" cocktail. The jet black Challenger Deep will have an edible printout of a squid as the garnish and is listed as having a “silky, daring, and spicy” profile.

The 99-seat space formerly occupied by Bolero is also expected to roll out a brunch service and full bar program. Savant will celebrate its grand opening on Tuesday, Sept. 24 with half-off menu prices starting with a 4 p.m. ribbon-cutting followed by dinner service from 5-11 p.m.

So many restaurants, so little time. Sign up for our weekly food newsletter delivered every Friday morning for the latest Detroit dining news.

Tags: , , ,

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Detroit Metro Times. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Detroit Metro Times, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Detroit Metro Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Metro Times Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Read the Digital Print Issue

November 24, 2021

View more issues


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In Detroit

© 2021 Detroit Metro Times - Contact Us

Website powered by Foundation