When a city makes Time Magazine Top 50 of the world’s greatest places, you know that you are heading towards an amazing experience, one which will stay with you for the rest of your life.
The city has undergone a transformation, elevating it to its rightful position as one of the US’s top cities. The gateway to Michigan, a state that is captivating in its diversity and beauty, and the perfect getaway for the discerning traveller who seeks fine food, good wine, and open roads.
With a farm-to-fork culture in its DNA, Detroit showcases some of the state’s finest foods and beverages in its diverse dining propositions.
Baobab Fare is among the newest, with a take on East African cuisine, including fusions of plantain, peanut stewed spinach, and tender beef in their signature dish Nyumbani, which reassuringly means ‘home’.
With any number of mouth-watering dishes to suit all preferences, each neighbourhood has its own distinctive take on modern and traditional menus.
Fine dining is in abundance, Midtown has its own stand-out restaurants, such as the appropriately named Cuisine with its French American menu theme, which draws its inspiration from the finest local seafood coupled with the best local and international wines.
Among so many dining options, even the humble Pizza has been promoted to new heights! Detroit is the home of square pizza, and it’s baked in car parts, this ubiquitous dish was transformed in 1946 in a little neighbourhood bar called Buddies using blue steel offcuts from the car factory to bake it in, the deep-dish style pizza is simply the most delicious you will ever taste, and the bar and restaurant still welcome visitors to this day.
Detroit is a massive city spanning 139 square miles. Now, that is large enough to fit San Francisco, Manhattan, and Boston within its borders! With the numerous neighbourhoods reflecting the city’s cultural diversity and historic connections, there is so much to see and do.
Of course, it is the home of Motown, and you can still visit where it all started, a lovingly preserved studio complex known as Hitsville USA, and its home to the Detroit Institute of Arts which is considered among the finest art collections in the US.
There’s the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, and this is not just a car museum, it is the largest indoor-outdoor museum complex in the United States – welcoming over 1.7 million visitors every year!
Situated in the Lower Peninsula of the Great Lakes state, positioned on the Detroit River in touching distance of Ontario, Canada, just on the opposite bank…
Detroit is where the adventure begins, and with 12 direct flights a week into Detroit from London Heathrow provided by Virgin and Delta it is easily accessible for all.