DECEMBER IS THE MOST MAGICAL MONTH, AS WINDOWS FOG AGAINST THE COLD OUTSIDE AND HIGH SPIRITS INFECT THE CITY.
COME CELEBRATE our december experience aT the detroit foundation hotel, ONE OF THE CITY'S SEXIEST NEW SPACES!
We're featuring a menu by The Foundation Hotel's two-star Michelin chef, Thomas Lents, and presenting author Bethany Ball and her debut novel,WHAT TO DO ABOUT THE SOLOMONS.
JUDY BLUME CALLS IT "funny, sexy and smart." WE CALL IT PERFECT FOR READING IN A BAR WHILE WATCHING THE SNOW FALL. and even better when a world-renown chef is making you dinner!
WE HAVE THREE EXPERIENCES AVAILABLE THIS MONTH:
GUEST | CASH BAR happy hour. MEET THE AUTHOR & mingle with other shady ladies. /FREE
THE HAPPY HOUR |INCLUDES ONE custom COCKTAIL CREATED BY APPARATUS BARTENDER MALLERY HEISE to pair with your SIGNED FIRST EDITION of WTDATS. Plus meet the author, mingle with shadies & tour the hotel. /$40
THE DINNER PARTY | ALL INCLUSIVE: happy hour, tour, author conversation, dinner, wine & signed first edition. / $125-$150
"poignant and full of joy" -- national book review
Bethany Ball was born and raised in Detroit and has lived in Santa Fe, New Jersey, Miami, and Israel. She now lives in New York with her family. "WHAT TO DO ABOUT THE SOLOMONS" IS HER FIRST NOVEL.
Elegant, sexy, and provocative, What to Do About the Solomons weaves contemporary Jewish history through a distinctly modern and very savvy tale of family life. This is an exhilarating first book from a fresh new star in fiction.
Thomas Lents is the Executive Chef of the Detroit Foundation Hotel, overseeing all food and beverage concepts.
Originally from Battle Creek, Michigan, Lents holds an advanced placement culinary art degree from the New England Culinary Institute, as well as a B.A. in philosophy from Wabash College in Indiana.
he served as chef joel robuchon's chef de cuisine -- the first american robuchon hired for a chef position -- and most recently was executive chef at Sixteen Restaurant in Chicago, where he earned two Michelin stars, five-diamonds from AAA, five-stars from the Forbes Travel Guide, four-stars from Chicago Tribune, and four-stars from Chicago Magazine.
the detroit foundation hotel is located in the former detroit fire department headquarters in downtown detroit. the five-story building was also in the film real steel, featuring hugh jackman and boxing robots. did you hear that? boxing robots!
the aparium group of chicago recently renovated the building, spending $34 million to turn the space into a boutique hotel across from cobo center. it opened in may 2017.
the hotel features the apparatus room restaurant on its first floor, which is home to chef thomas lents.