Thursday, December 6, 2012
The Farmington Hills restaurant's owner, Adrian Tonon, calls breaking bread 'one of the most powerful tools in life'.
Thursday, December 6, 2012
When Café Cortina first opened the doors of its Italian eatery in the suburbs of Metro Detroit in 1976, it was with a sense of family tradition and community responsibility inspired by old world philosophies. Now, more than 35 years later, and under the direction of its second generation, Café Cortina retains its presence as one the country’s leading culinary destinations. Located in an Italian countryside vineyard setting in Farmington Hills, and under the auspices of the Tonon family, Café Cortina started out as a “best kept secret” restaurant that has turned into a world-class foodie destination. This authentic Northern Italian eatery operates with a passion for people, memorably delicious food, genuine Italian hospitality, and an …
Monday, January 23, 2012
The Farmington Hills restaurant has been on the list since 2003.
Café Cortina in Farmington Hills is among a handful of Michigan restaurants listed on the AAA's prestigious Four Diamond list. No Michigan restaurants received a Five Diamond ranking for 2012. In business for more than 35 years, Café Cortina offers an elegant atmosphere with a cozy fireplace. The restaurant prides itself on maintaining a garden that is the source of the fresh herbs and vegetables, including heirloom tomatoes, herbs, cucumbers, greens and peppers. According to the motor club, the Four Diamond rating indicates the restaurant delivers "a distinctive fine-dining experience". "Menus reflect high degree of creativity and complexity using imaginative presentations to enhance market-fresh ingredients," the AAA website notes. Only …
Friday, December 23, 2011
The Farmington Hills restaurant offers authentic Italian cuisine.
There are places in each person’s heart that bring back fond memories of special milestones and happy times. Café Cortina in Farmington Hills strives to be such a place, with the philosophy of “creating moments of happiness in people’s lives.” The restaurant has been a destination for lovers of authentic Italian food since 1976. “We’re preserving the true Italian hospitality and food,” said owner Adrian Tonon, a third generation restaurateur. “We offer old world, with a cutting edge style.” Some of the popular items on the menu include branzino al forno erbate (Italian style Sea Bass) and brasato stracotto in amarone (Braised beef in Amarone wine sauce). The restaurant specializes in artisan pasta that is hand-made on site, as well as veal…
Monday, June 13, 2011
A local restaurant hosts an event that benefits area non-profit organizations.
On Wednesday, Cafè Cortina in Farmington Hills will host a unique event designed to draw attention to at least 16 area non-profit organizations. Yelp Helps! will put community-minded locals in touch with non-profit organizations, including Boys Hope Girls Hope, which offers academic scholarships for underprivileged youths, and the Friends for the Dearborn Animal Shelter, which finds quality homes for adoptable animals. Whatever your interest, you’re sure to find a local organization that would love and appreciate your help. Café Cortina’s owner, Adrian Tonan, embraced the opportunity to showcase this event stating that he was glad to team up with Yelp.com, an on-line business directory founded seven years ago. Yelp.com users post reviews …