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Metro Intelligencer is a periodic column about the vibrant and changing restaurant/dining scene in the metro Detroit area, reported/written by Dana Casadei.

French inspirations

October 24, 2019

 

People really like the bacon at Savant, which opened in late September at 51 W. Forest Avenue, in Midtown Detroit. Like, really love it. “We have a review on Yelp that says we ruined every other bacon experience ever,” laughed Dana Taucher, general manager. The infamous bacon is also included on their just-launched brunch menu, which will be offered on Sundays, and has the fanciest avocado toast ever. The rest of the French-inspired menu from chef Jordan Whitmore and bartender Rebecca Wurster includes foie gras eclairs, ratatouille, imperial Wagyu steak-frites, and multiple vegan and vegetarian options, such as the vegan carpaccio salad with cashew cheese. The cocktails are no joke, either. Taucher said they’re more scientific than just a regular cocktail, and have different powders, dry ice, gels, foams, and flavored ice cubes. Inside the space there’s a walk-in gallery, and an alleyway next to the building that will be used as an art space. The duo also have plans to bring in local DJs and host pop-ups. “We’re the type of business where we want to sponsor other people,” Taucher said.

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