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December 23, 1988 - Image 74

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1988-12-23

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New Tivoli Restaurant
Boosts The Clarion Hotel

DANNY RASKIN

Local Columnist

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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1988

eople drive along
12 Mile Road west
of Orchard Lake Road
and do a double-take now .. .
"Since when has that been
there?" they ask themselves
after seeing the large, il-
luminated Tivoli script sign.
Not long is the answer .. .
In fact, it's part of an addition
put onto the beautiful Clairon
Hotel that used to be called
Quality Inn off 1-696 across
Orchard Lake Road at 12
Mile . . . welcoming guests in
1985 with 160 rooms. Tivoli
Restaurant opened this
month . . . a beautiful room
seating about 80 in a two-
level atmosphere of intimacy
and comfortable, relaxed din-
ing . . . The decor is quiet
elegance with its frosted and
etched glass, frosted and
etched-design mirrors, beiges
and teals motif, chairs with
padded seats and backs and
modernistic lighting fixtures.
I like the fact that food is
brought covered . . . It shows
the quality of a lost art .. .
and is much appreciated .. .
How many times have you
gone to a place, visited a rest
room and returned to find
your food getting cold? .. .
The Tivoli staff brings covers
whether you're there or not
. . . and this is a treat.
I had an appetizer of smok-
ed salmon with capers, chop-
ped onions and cream cheese
. . . And the steamed mussels
were extraordinarily good.
Barrister Mort Eskin and
Mel Rosenhaus had Caesar
salads and wondered where
Tivoli has been so long.
Entrees were far beyond the
norm . . . Mort's broiled trout
dry, Mel's Norwegian salmon
with a dill sauce and my
Norwegian salmon dry . . .
They made for delightful din-
ing in the clean newness
atmosphere.
We all had dishes of fresh
sliced strawberries for dessert
and were impressed by the
conscientious waitpersons .. .
There's nothing like being
greeted with a great big smile
. . . It sort of does things to
make your visit a bit better
. . . That's where an evening
hostess like Paula Mearnick
comes in with her big show of
teeth and congenial
personality.
Head hostess during days is
a gal a lot of folks know .. .
Evelyn "Evie" Obsniuk . . . a
stalwart for years at the Red

562-2050

Sat. 5 p.m.-12 Mid.

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Cedars on Telegraph before a
fire closed it for good.
George Frasher is food and
beverage director and David
Fryd executive chef . . . Tivoli
is not flamboyantly or
ostenstatiously overbearing
with pictures on the beige
walls . . . The room doesn't
call for them . . . Green rail-
ings separate the two levels,
only two steps apart but very
well designed . . . Floating
carnations, cloth napkins and
tablecloths are all on tables
. . . Silk plants give it a rich
look, green padded chairs,
rose padded chairs, print-
covered 1/2 booths, four-
squared drop skylights,
marbelized-looking walls and
columns, etc.
Tivoli is open seven days .. .
Monday through Saturday,
6:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. for
breakfast, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
for lunch . and 5 p.m. to
10:30 p.m. dinner . . . Sun-
days, 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
for breakfast . . . 10:30 a.m. to
2:30 p.m. for brunch . . . Dur-
ing the period between 2 and
5, folks can have snacks or
whatever in the Right Angle
Lounge with its 3 0 seats.
Clairon Hotel, owned by Joe
Slavik, Mel Rosenhaus, and
Lou Bosco, is top of the ladder
in this fine chain that starts
with Comfort Inn and then
Quality Inn . . . When the
new addition was put on, it
also included 44 suites plus a
banquet room that can be
divided into four areas . . . All
told, without the dividers, it
can hold about 300 people,
which sounds like a big boon
for those room-hungry people
seeking places to have their
affairs.
Three suites are off the
swimming pool and nearby
whirlpool and exercise room
. . . Only the sauna is
separated in its floor below
. . . but just a matter of some
stairs away.
Clarion Hotel is unique
with its honor bar in all 44
suites . . . That's where guests
pay for whatever drinks or
snacks they use.
The conference and
meeting rooms are impressive
with state-of-the-art conve-
niences . . . and all suites on
the Clairon's third floor are
also equipped with
whirlpools.
The entrance to Tivoli off 12
Mile Road is covered . . . and
valet parking is provided by
the restaurant for customer
convenience.
Like a cameleon changing
colors ... that's what has

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happened to the former
Quality Inn of Farmington
Hills . . . It has grown up as
a Clarion Hotel . . . and holds
a strong future.
MARY BRADY at Dia-
mond Jim Brady's in the
Town Center recently won a
gold medal and best of show
at the Baltimore Chef's
Association competition .. .
Her category was hot food
(two platters for four and
eight individual plates)
displayed cold ... Mary is a
member of the Schoolcraft
College Culinary Arts Salon
Competiton team . . . She
spent three days in Baltimore
preparing with instructor
Master Chef Jeff Gabrielle.
DELI UNIQUE of Oak
Park on Greenfield north of
Ten Mile may look closed in
the evenings . . . but it is
definitely open . . . While fix-
ing the street, state workmen
pulled out the electrical wires
. . . Deli Unique has been
assured that it will be
repaired.
OPENING DEC. 30 at
the Birmingham Theatre,
through Feb. 5, will be a fun-
to-watch play called Stepping
Out.
Originally directed on
Broadway by Tommy Tune
with Marge Champion as
associate choreographer, it's
been referred to as a low-key
A Chorus Line.
The play shows a class of
not-exactly-young adults
meeting each week in a
church basement to learn tap
dancing . . . They begin their
lessons timidly and awkward-
ly, slowly gaining confidence
and finally emerging as a
full-fledged dance chorus .. .
not exactly the Rockettes, but
with just as much pride and
satisfaction.
FISH IN A BAG is the
feature now at Charley's
Restaurants in the Metro
Detroit area . . . This is the
same as its European
counterpart cooking method
called En Papilotte, where the
fresh fish is lightly steamed
in ,a wine garlic butter sauce
. . . The European tradition is
carried on with a topping of
fresh vegetables and dill .. .
The tasty and unique "Fish
In A Bag" is oven-baked for
8-10 minutes . . . with end
result being fork tender,
moist and flavorful.
WHILE IN TOWN recent-
ly at the Fox Theatre, Frank
Sinatra had backstage guests
Marty and Karen Wilk and
Connie and Angie DiPitro of
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