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September 15, 1995 - Image 104

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1995-09-15

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A New Italian Place
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New Kingsley Dining Room
Executive Chef Dimitri Lolis introduces a
new dining room menu.
Enjoy appetizers that appeal to all...
Entrees to enchant you...
Desserts to die for!!!

KINGSLEY

HOTEL AND SUITES

1475 North Woodward Avenue • Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48304

For Reservations call: 810/642-0100

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n-the-premises ownership ing foods from many family
Chicken is also a favorite ...
is where the owner minds recipes.
lightly breaded boneless, skinless
the store and watches out
Going in and out of restau- breast with Italian herbs; bone-
for his or her restaurant in- rants while in the wholesale food
less breast pan-fried with mush-
vestment.
business, Chris always did want rooms and onions in a sweet
How many times has this im- to get into the restaurant game marsala wine sauce; etc.
portant facet proven to be the link ... And Cicero's to him is much
Always an abundance of pas-
that keeps an operation togeth- like a dream come true.
ta dishes ... usually about 10 se-
er?
As customers are seated, al- lections ... plus filet, grilled lamb
In instances where the owner most immediately a loaf of fresh-
chops, etc. ... and at least eight
or owners may have more than baked bread is placed on the red appetizers.
one successful restaurant, you table coverings with white linen
Cicero's has the warmth peo-
can be sure a watchful eye is be- napkins at dinner ... The bread
ple want in a restaurant ... Cafe
ing kept on all properties.
is topped with a blend of olive oil, curtains have red and green
And in the case of one opera- cheese and garlic.
stripes to go with swag valances,
tion, places like Cicero's Ris-
A certain Italian trait is preva- frosted glass, dark woods, etc. ...
torante, in the Pine Ridge Center lent at Cicero's ... The homemade
Fresh flowers are put on the ta-
on Novi Road between 10 Mile
and Grand River, the importance
is magnified even more because
of closer awareness by its cus-
tomers.
It is a place that can boast of a
dedicated ownership ... Where
the husband and wife bossfolks,
Jim and Chris Stevens, are suc-
cess-bound due to a pattern that
revolves around both or, where
necessary, one or the other being
there at all times.
Always tending ship in person
has reaped rewards for Jim and
Chris, as they see customers re-
turning time and again to Ci-
cero's ... Even their employees at
the restaurant feel better.
Cicero's opened the middle of
May after gutting a former Sal-
vatore Scaloppini and closing for
three weeks of around-the-clock
work by Jim, Chris and their chil-
dren.
The result is an Italian restau-
Chris and Jim Stevens of Cicero's Ristorante.
rant that brings people back ...
And don't for a minute think the
dedication and hard work of mom minestrone soup is basically the bles each day ... a nice touch ...
and dad hasn't rubbed off on their same, but never exactly so from to go with the bottles of olive oil
offspring, too.
day to day ... The slight changes wherever people sit.
Jennifer, 20, is hostess, wait- are hardly noticeable, but home
Wine is served by the glass or
ress, pantry gal, etc. ... Jason, 17, style cooking seldom is the same. bottle ... and along with a full
is a line cook ... Holly, 17, works
The Provimi veal served at Ci- bar, Cicero's also has a beer-and-
in the pantry, does prep work and cero's gives tastes of delight ... wine license for take-out of the
hostessing ... Jennifer and Jason with entrees like medallions beverages.
work weekends, and Holly is sauteed with artichokes; sauteed
It seats 110 ... and is open sev-
there every day ... The three also with mushrooms, thinly-sliced en days a week ... Monday
go to school.
onions in a marsala wine sauce; through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10
Jim washes dishes, cooks, bar- sauteed with artichoke hearts p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11
tends, waits on tables, works in and capers in a brandy cream a.m. to midnight; Sunday, 4 p.m.
the pantry and greets people ... sauce; medallions with shallots, to 9 p.m.
Chris waits on tables, does state- mushrooms and capers in a Di-
On Saturday evenings,
ments, pays bills, washes dishes, jon cream sauce; etc.
strolling minstrels play guitar
etc.
There are always four or five and violin while singing Italian
Both have previous food expe- fish and seafood specials daily ... melodies as folks dine.
rience ... Jim was in the whole- Big seller is the whitefish al-
Jim and Chris always being
sale food business 25 years ... mondine, oven-roasted in an al- at the restaurant is an asset
and Chris was a pastry chef at mondine crust lime beurre blanc that has paid high divi-
Baypointe Golf & Country Club ... Also the lake perch, very light- dends ... In the restaurant busi-
and the former Truffles, plus ly battered and sauteed with a ness, there is nothing more im-
spending 15 years as a waitress meuniere sauce (lemon butter) portant than seeing customers
.. She makes most of the ... or maple planked Norwegian return.
d . esserts at Cicero's and works salmon roasted with red onion
In the comparatively short
with the kitchen gang in prepar- marmalade.
time it has been open, Cicero's

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