Valentine's Day celebration features 5-course meal with wine pairings.
Tuesday, January 29
Royal Oak’s Cloverleaf Fine Wine will host a limited seating wine dinner to celebrate Valentine’s Day. The 5-course meal with wine pairings takes place on the evening of Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. at Satay House in Madison Heights. A portion of each ticket will benefit the South Oakland YMCA through the Michael Chetcuti Foundation. Admission is $60/person. The dinner is unique in that Satay House is a new Malaysian restaurant in an area dotted with several new spots featuring Asian cuisine. It also challenges the Cloverleaf staff to find great wine pairings for the light, subtly spiced Malay dishes. “People don’t often think of wine with Asian food,” said Cloverleaf manager Tom Natoci. “But we have some great ideas for wines that work …
Trattoria-style dining comes to Royal Oak's former 1903 power plant this month.
Luciano Del Signore, chef and proprietor of the Bacco Ristorante in Detroit and Pizzeria Biga in Southfield, gave Royal Oak Patch a sneak preview of his second Pizzeria Biga, which opens April 23 on the top floor of the century-old St. Clair Edison building, one of the oldest commercial structures in Royal Oak. The brick building at 711 S. Main Street, which once served as a power plant for the streetcars that ran down Woodward Avenue, will now be a bistro-style pizzeria seating 76 people. With its 30-foot ceilings, the 3,100-square-foot restaurant was filled with plenty of natural light on Wednesday morning. The interior is a mixture of the old (there is an original industrial pulley rig on the main floor) and the new, including a state-…