Motor City Seafood Contributes to Detroit's Culinary Renaissance

Motor City Seafood Contributes to Detroit's Culinary Renaissance

Detroit has been through a lot, but it is gracefully coming back as a world-class city.

One way to confirm this is through the city’s growing culinary offerings. For example, high-quality seafood.

Although, chefs “get most of the glory when it comes to dining… a chef is only as good as their vendors,” as pointed out by “Detroit Metro Times” reporter Tom Perkins.

Perkins was referring to Matthew Wiseman, in particular, co-owner of Motor City Seafood.

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Chef Luciano DelSignore Elevates Italian Fare in Detroit

Chef Luciano DelSignore Elevates Italian Fare in Detroit

By Dorothy Hernandez, Foodable Contributor

Detroit is not lacking in classic Italian cuisine. There’s Roma Café, dishing up traditional Italian since the late 19th century in the Motor City, and Mario’s, an old-school Italian joint right down to the vegetable and relish tray served upon sitting down at the table, just to name a couple of institutions. But Luciano DelSignore has taken the cuisine to new heights with his much-lauded white-tablecloth restaurant Bacco and his wood-fired pizza concept Bigalora. When he first opened Bacco in suburban Detroit more than 10 years ago, the culinary scene was vastly different from the current restaurant boom. Then came the recession, which forced many restaurants to close. 

These days, Detroit is seeing highly anticipated eateries opening their doors on a regular basis. But through it all, Bacco has endured, cultivating a loyal clientele who made it a destination for business meetings and special occasions alike. Its well-executed and imaginative Italian food has been recognized with several awards, including “Restaurant of the Year” honors from the Detroit Free Press, Top Table from Gourmet magazine, and “America’s Top Restaurant” from Zagat, to name a few. A former James Beard semifinalist, DelSignore is one of the area’s most celebrated chefs who is also a successful restaurateur.

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