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District Detroit welcomes Basan

The team behind Four Man Ladder, operators of Grey Ghost Detroit and Second Best, opened Basan Detroit in mid-November. The 4,000-square-foot, 77-seat restaurant is located just steps away from Little Caesars Arena on the ground floor of Olympia Development’s Eddystone building in The District Detroit. “We are incredibly excited to introduce the city of Detroit to Basan. We are confident that this corner of Park Avenue will exude the energy matched for the neighborhood and promise to deliver the world-class hospitality the city has come to expect from Four Man Ladder Hospitality. We’re grateful to Olympia Development for this partnership in bringing Basan to life.” says chef and owner John Vermiglio. Designed by Chicago-based design group Simeone Deary, Basan’s aesthetic features include an open kitchen, private dining space, dramatic lighting, plush velvet cranberry red sofas, golden natural wood and custom artwork. A spacious patio will be opening in the spring. Led by executive chef Eric Lees, Basan’s menu features five categories: buns, skewers, small plates, large plates and sweets. Stand-out dishes include: bologna bun with spicy mayo, onion jam, nori and puffed rice; Gyoza-lamb merguez, sweet potato, and coconut; eggplant tempura with lemongrass caramel, peanut and Thai basil; and chicken liver mousse with milk bread, cherry jam and pickled red onion. Basan is open seven days a week, serving dinner and cocktails in both its main dining room and expansive lounge. 2703 Park Avenue, Detroit


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