Top 10 Takeover Dinner Series at Cuisine: How to Get Tickets

Top 10 Takeover Dinner Series at Cuisine: How to Get Tickets

Next up in the Detroit Free Press’ Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers Top 10 dining series is Cuisine, the French-inspired eatery in New Center.

Cuisine is the 2024 Detroit Free Press/Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers Restaurant of the Year Classic. Owner and chef Paul Grosz also won the Sylvia Rector Lifetime Achievement Award for Hospitality.

On July 30, Grosz, with his years of passion for French cuisine, will present a four-course menu during our ninth Top 10 Takeover.

Cuisine opened in 2001 in Detroit’s New Center neighborhood, across from the Fisher Building. The following year, Cuisine was named 2002 Restaurant of the Year, making it the longest-running restaurant still open in the program’s 24-year history.

“At Cuisine, Grosz has created a culture of fine dining rooted in French cuisine,” wrote Free Press restaurant critic Lyndsay C. Green. “Since opening in 2001, the restaurant has become a special-occasion destination for locals from across the region. Located across from the Albert Kahn-designed Fisher Building, home to Detroit’s Fisher Theatre and Broadway, it’s a sophisticated spot for showgoers to fill their bellies before a long, lively musical or compare interpretations of a heady play.”

Seating for the Cuisine Top 10 Takeover is at 5:00 and 7:30 p.m. at 670 Lothrop St. in Detroit. Tickets are $88 per person and include tax, gratuity and a donation to Forgotten Harvest.

How do I get tickets?

Tickets for the Top 10 Takeover dining series go on sale every other Thursday, when Free Press subscribers get first access to tickets for each event. Subscribers should check their email at noon Thursday for a link to the ticket sale. Following the subscriber sale, tickets go on sale to the general public at noon Friday at , where you can also find a schedule of upcoming dining events. Visit for more information and see a sample menu below.

Win tickets

Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers are also offering a contest where one diner can win two free tickets to each dinner in the series. You can enter the contest at

Here is the menu for the Cuisine Top 10 Takeover dinner:

First course (choice of one dish)

Tuna carpaccio, foie gras mousse, toast and ponzu


Vegetable crudo, various thinly sliced ​​summer vegetables, plum-lime juice and herbs.

Second course

Summer corn velouté, crab, house-made oyster crackers, fried corn floss (vegetarian option available).

Main course (choice of one)

Alaskan halibut, celeriac puree, red wine butter sauce, fried artichokes


Sous vide tenderloin, mushroom duxelles, potato cake, demi glaze


Vegetable risotto, young vegetables, asparagus, Parmesan cheese, summer truffles.


Cherry pie, raspberry powder, blueberry ice cream

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