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Sage Restaurant Group Bringing Michigan-focused Restaurant To Novi, MI
NOVI, Mich. – April 15, 2010 - Restaurateur Peter Karpinski of the Denver-based Sage Restaurant Group will open a new restaurant, Toasted Oak Grill & Market, on April 16, 2010 in Novi, Mich.
Toasted Oak Grill will feature American brasserie cuisine in a sophisticated and rustic dining room with a spacious outdoor courtyard designed by renowned hospitality, retail and private residence designer David Ashen. At the adjoining Market, guests can make selections from the well-stocked wine shop, assortment of specialty food items, as well as a variety of gifts for the discerning gourmand.
Sage Restaurant Group is known for opening restaurant concepts that feature a distinctive scene and a subtly infused local vibe designed to appeal to a guest who is “hungry for life.”
Karpinski brought together two Michigan talents to craft a unique dining experience—award-
“At Sage Restaurant Group, our mission is to create a memorable culinary occasion complete with a locally infused vibe. We have achieved that by uniting local talent with high quality local products.” said Co-Founder & COO Peter Karpinski.
The Toasted Oak Grill will highlight locally sourced ingredients such as cherries, lemons, asparagus, tomatoes and herbs in its imaginative menu, which will include: Chef Grostick’s House-made Charcuterie Platter with pickled vegetables and mustards; Blue Hill Bay Mussels Frites with white wine, herbs, shallots and butter; BBQ Wagyu Brisket; and Grilled Pizza with spinach, marinated olives, zucchini, pine nuts and taleggio cheese.
Diners can purchase a wide array of value-driven wines from the adjacent Market to be served with their meal in the restaurant. The extensive drink menu will include a variety of homegrown Michigan wines in addition to those produced nationally and internationally, handcrafted cocktails, infused vodkas and local microbrews.
In the Market and wine shop guests can purchase the array of value-driven wines and house-made charcuteries. Also available will be artisanal farmstead cheeses, unique condiments, special Michigan products including items from Faygo and Sanders, gourmet sandwiches, grilled pizzas, to-go deli items, fresh flowers and gifts for the discerning gourmand
“Our passion for local ingredients was the driving force in creating the menu at Toasted Oak,” said Chef Steven Grostick. “As Sage Restaurant Group chose to expand into Michigan, we have ensured that local products remain under the spotlight at Toasted Oak Grill & Market.”
“Sage Restaurant Group redefines the standards by which new restaurants enter the marketplace. Chef Grostick is known for redefining Michigan dining,” adds Director of Operations Food and Beverage, Theodore Oresky II. “Metro Detroit is in for a real treat.”
About Toasted Oak Grill & Market
The newest restaurant created by the Denver-based Sage Restaurant Group, Toasted Oak Grill & Market features American brasserie cuisine with an emphasis on all things Michigan-made. With a menu created by Chef Steven Grostick, the restaurant and Market will open in Spring 2010 in the Baronette Renaissance Detroit-Novi Hotel in Novi, 27790 Novi Road. For more information, please visit www.toastedoak.com.
About Sage Restaurant Group
Sage Restaurant Group, co-founded in 2005 by Peter Karpinski creates experiences where food, drink and inspired design meet and mix. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner or lingering over drinks, these independent restaurants, adjacent to hotels deliver exceptional catering and in-room dining experiences. Wherever they are located, Sage Restaurant Group’s concepts feature a distinctive scene and a subtly infused local vibe designed to appeal to a guest who is hungry for life. SRG currently operates The Corner Office, a retro-style restaurant and bar with global comfort food and scintillating cocktails, in Denver, CO; Second Home Kitchen + Bar, offering the relaxed feel of a weekend getaway with the slick finish and fine food of an urban restaurant, in Denver, CO; Temple Downtown, a modern Mediterranean bistro in a former Masonic hall, in Providence, RI; Urban Farmer, an organic steakhouse at the Nines hotel in Portland, OR; Departure Restaurant and Lounge on the top floor of the Nines Hotel serving modern Asian cuisine; the acclaimed Mercat a la Planxa at the Blackstone Hotel in Chicago, listed on the Esquire “Top Restaurants List for 2008;” The Original, a Dinerant at the Courtyard by Marriott – Portland City Center, Braddock’s American Brasserie & Braddock’s Streetside Café, at the Renaissance Pittsburgh, PA and the much anticipated Toasted Oak Grill & Market at the Baronette Renaissance Detroit-Novi Hotel Novi, MI. For more information, please visit www.sagerestaurantgroup.com.