July 3, 2013 | Real Detroit Weekly

Slated to open in late summer (which is approaching at light speed, mind you), the former site of Sangria in downtown Royal Oak has foodies in metro Detroit buzzing. "Executive Chef Derik Watson – formerly of Iridescence – has created a French bistro menu, including a selection of raw seafood platters as well as an extensive artisan cheese offering," says new owner Aaron F. Belen. "We will also be offering an expansive list of award-winning wine and champagne." Not only that, the new swanktacular joint will boast a lounge AND a terrace! "The lounge will be open on Fridays and Saturdays (available seven days a week for private events)," says Belen. "Entertainment is featured on both evenings, with more intimate performances (i.e., jazz musicians and smaller bands) from 5 p.m.-9 p.m. and then a DJ and dancing from 9 p.m.-close. The second-level terrace will open with the lounge and will be available seasonally on both Fridays and Saturdays." We're pretty sure that covers it all, and begs the question – what more could you ask for?

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