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November 12, 2004 - Image 84

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2004-11-12

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The Best Of Everything

Now through
December Y1 , 2004

by Noel Coward

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■ Best Sushi Bar in Town
■ Traditional Floor
Sitting Rooms Available
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And so it is that Chef
he sign of a good
Roberto Caceres is now one
restaurateur points in
of Italian Epicure's main cogs
many directions ... Just
... and among the reasons for
owning a high quality restau-
its
early success ... Back in
rant isn't enough these days ...
the
1970s, Chef Roberto
It takes certain smarts ... Like
received
his gastronomic
surrounding oneself with the
training
at
the fine Cataluna
essentials ... A top chef, excel-
D ANNY
culinary
school
in Barcelona,
lent servers, an outstanding
RA SKIN
Spain
...
graduating
in 1979
menu ... and prices that bring a
S enior
and
going
on
to
ply
his
lot of smiles to happy diners.
Col umnist
kitchen trade in Scotland,
And there are few things bet-
Chile, Spain, America ... and
ter in the restaurant business
aboard
a
cruise
ship out of Haifa, Israel.
than a happy diner ... because he or she
Roberto's
knowledge
of fine cuisine
becomes one of those who help pay a
includes
an
uncanny
ability
of cooking
restaurant's bills ...'with continuous
items that people have seldom or never
return visits.
seen ... It then becomes Ramzi's "old
Here is a restaurateur and owner who
school" knowledge to present at afford-
is also a firm believer in the old school
able prices.
of dining ... where superb dishes at rea-
Italian Epicure seats 227 in three
sonable prices also include accompani-
rooms
... 110 in the West Dining
ments like house salad, home-baked
Room,
60 in the Chianti Room ... 57
bread, vegetable, garlic mashed redskin
in
the
well-appointed
lounge with its
potatoes or another starch (rice, but-
indoor porch look ... This plus 22 bar
tered noodles, baked potato, etc.)
stools, a patio with 60 seats and indoor
Ramzi Naber owns the newly-named
gazebo seating 80 ... Its banquet room
Italian Epicure on Grand River, just
accommodates up to 450.
east of Novi Road, Novi ... It is the for-
The restaurant decor is a cozy, casual
mer Country Epicure and, before that,
and
romantic Northern Italian elegance
Saratoga Trunk.
...
Its
walls are hand painted with beau-
After selling his Pompano restaurant
tiful
murals
... Linen napkins are in
in the Farmington Hills Holiday Inn
alternating colors of mustard and bur-
back in 2001, Ramzi and wife, Connie,
aundv.
paid a visit there to dine at Allegra
Italian Epicure is open for lunch and
Ramzi later told its executive chef,
dinner Monday-Thursday 11-10 and
"When I open another restaurant, we're
Friday 11-11; Saturday dinner only 5-
going to work together."
11 ... Sunday open just for pri-
vate functions.
But there is no stopping at
the culinary expertise of
Executive Chef Roberto
Caceres ... Ramzi, former gen-
eral manager at the Golden
Mushroom when Master Chef
Milos Cihelka was wowing
them with his dishes, knew
that he needed servers who
could properly present Chef
Roberto's fine culinary stylings
... Among them is Scott Allore,
who was a premier server at
Moro's dining in Allen Park ...
His gracious, extremely effi-
cient and highly courteous
ways pointed to just the kind
of waitperson Ramzi was look-
ing for.
Italian Epicure's Ranizi Naber

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