Thursday, February 14, 2013
Prentice's Morels restaurant, located next door, remains open.
One of two Matt Prentice restaurants opened last year on Northwestern Highway in Farmington Hills has closed its doors. Detroit Prime shut its doors on Saturday, according to a Detroit Free Press report. The restaurant opened just six months ago, next door to Morels, a Michigan-themed restaurant that remains open. Marcy Hayes, a spokeswoman for Matt Prentice: A Culinary Experience, told the newspaper that Detroit Prime's weekday business was slow, and that he decided to cut his losses "so he can focus on what is profitable and what is going well." She also cited legal fees in an on-going court battle with the owner of Prentice’s former business. Read more: Matt Prentice's Detroit Prime restaurant closes, citing lack of profitability
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Local restauranteur Matt Prentice offers a take-out turkey meal that won't disappoint.
Got enough on your plate this Thanksgiving even without thinking about the food? Let the professionals take over with this unique holiday opportunity offered by one of the Bloomfield area's best-known culinary experts. Matt Prentice, the restauranteur behind the new Morels in Farmington Hills, offers a 'Thanksgiving-to-Go' feast for families this Turkey Day, according to a news release. On the menu are an organic spinach harvest salad, roasted Michigan-raised turkey, Whipped potatoes, Michigan spaghetti squash, braised red cabbage and Jayme's Pumpkin Cheesecake. Add-ons available include jumbo shrimp and Morel's mushroom bisque. The cost is $25 per-person with a minimum order for six people. Morels, formerly located along Telegraph Road …
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Restaurateur Matt Prentice may be hampered by a non-compete agreement as he opens restaurants after a split with his business partner.
Popular local musician Mark Reitenga will be the first act to play Matt Prentice's new Farmington Hills restaurant, even as the restaurateur deals with a new controversy over Morels on Northwestern Hwy. A conflict over the restaurant's opening led to Prentice to resign from Matt Prentice Group, which is now known as The Epicurean Group, in late March. While Morels moved forward, Crain's Detroit reported this week that Prentice may be subject to a noncompete agreement. Crains Detroit also reported that Prentice will in August open a steak house next door to Morels. The two restaurants will be owned by Farmington Hills-based Michigan Bistros, LLC, the report noted. Morels, described in a company press release as "an upscale bistro and …
Thursday, March 29, 2012
New Morels was scheduled to open on Northwestern Highway this month.
If you've been eagerly awaiting the re-creation of Morels restaurant on Northwestern Highway in Farmington Hills, you may be in for some disappointment. Matt Prentice, who last month announced the restaurant's opening, has resigned from his position as company president of Matt Prentice Group, the Detroit Free Press reports. With a new name – Epicurean Group – and new leadership, the company may not continue with the project. Prentice told Farmington-Farmington Hills Patch last month that the site for his new restaurant, a former Macaroni Grill, was "a perfect 10." However, the Free Press reported, unforseen problems with the building led to a disagreement between Prentice and company owner and CEO Stanley B. Dickson Jr. Prentice had …
Friday, February 3, 2012
The restaurant is expected to open next month on Northwestern Highway.
When Matt Prentice walked in to the former Macaroni Grill restaurant building on Northwestern Highway in Farmington Hills, he knew he had found something special. "Restaurateurs tend to look at restaurants as a man looks at a woman," he said. "This restaurant is a perfect 10." Prentice closed a deal with the building's owner over breakfast late last month, and he expects to open the restaurant's doors sometime between March 15 and March 31. Around the first of March, he'll start hiring to staff Morels, to the tune of 100 jobs. Prentice had been scouting locations for the re-opening of Morels, a Bingham Farms restaurant he closed in 2006 after a 16-year run, because of Michigan's flagging economy. The restaurant was located in an office …
Saturday, December 31, 2011
Tips from a Matt Prentice restaurants expert on everything picking the right glassware to serving it at just the right temperature.
Ready for New Year's Eve? Eric Djordjevic, chief operating officer of Matt Prentice Restaurant Group, has a five Champagn tips and tips for party-givers and partygoers: By "clean" I don't mean free of dirt and debris, but instead free of soap residue, as many liquid detergents don't rinse off completely. Aside from imparting undesired lemon and lavender scents in your wine, they will cause Champagne to go flat faster or prevent your wine from adhering to the glass and releasing aromatic qualities. Tip: For hard to clean decanters use a nonscented denture cleaner. After a little soak and good rinse, your crystal is good as new. Each wine has various qualities and aromas; science has proven that these molecular compounds release …