Nationally-recognized hospitality firm Method, whose award-winning restaurants include Wm. Mulherin’s Sons (Bon Appetit’s 50 best new restaurants) and Hiroki (best restaurant award from Philadelphia Magazine) is ready to welcome the Book Tower, a seven year long, multi-million revitalization of a historic landmark building alongside Detroit-based real estate developer, Bedrock, which has been receiving a ton of buzz.
Three restaurant concepts will open during the first phase. Already open is Le Suprême, a Parisian-inspired brasserie offering over 300 wines. Kamper’s, which opens tomorrow officially, will be the city’s largest upscale rooftop bar and lounge and featuring a menu of Spanish tapas and craft cocktails. Bar Rotunda, a 70-seat all-day cafe and wine bar, will open next month.
Award-winning mixologists Natasha David and Jeremy Oertel (of NYC’s Death & Co and Maison Premiere fame), serve as creative beverage directors, developing the cocktail and wine programs at Book Tower.
“Dating back to the 18th century, Detroit’s rich French history and its unparalleled contributions to the American manufacturing and music industries were attributes that we wanted to celebrate with the conception of Le Suprême, Kamper’s, and Bar Rotunda,” said Randall Cook, CEO and co-founder of Method Co.
“The revitalization efforts that have gone into Detroit’s downtown core are remarkable, resulting in a renaissance that we are excited to be a part of. Our goal is that Le Suprême, Kamper’s, Bar Rotunda, and our subsequent openings within Book Tower offer guests a new opportunity to discover the beauty and spirit of this legendary city,” he adds.
Le Suprême, a French brasserie, offers a transportive all-day dining experience throughout the restaurant’s cafe and bar, dining room, and outdoor seating along tree-lined Washington Boulevard. Paying homage to Detroit’s nickname as the “Paris of the Midwest,” guests can look forward to French-inspired specialties such as seafood towers, steak au poivre, and moules frites, along with breads, pastries and desserts from the restaurant’s in-house boulangerie and patisserie.
Le Suprême’s full-service bar showcases a traditional absinthe service, a curated cocktail program and a global selection of over 300 champagnes and wines.
Named after the original architect of Detroit’s historic Book Building, Louis Kamper, Kamper’s debuts tomorrow, October 12, as Detroit’s newest upscale rooftop bar in Book Tower’s 14th floor. The space boasts an indoor lounge with a gorgeously appointed interior featuring wood accents, marble mosaic flooring, antique mirrors, velvet drapery, and a paneled millwork bar.
The menu will offer a selection of Barcelona-inspired tapas and pintxos like escalivada, charcoal grilled eggplant with red peppers, onions, and aged sherry vinegar, alongside Spanish cheeses and charcuterie, craft cocktails and a robust wine selection.
Book Tower will introduce more hospitality concepts in the coming months. Bar Rotunda, which opens next month, will offer a design and service-style inspired by the grand cafés and venerable hotel bars of early twentieth-century Paris. The space is canopied by a beautifully restored 100-year old art glass dome. The French-influenced menu serves everything from morning coffees and freshly-made pastries to small plates, wine, and crafted cocktails.
Other upcoming concepts include Sakazuki, an intimate main-level sake pub featuring sandos and exclusive Japanese libations; and Hiroko-San, a new iteration of Method Co.’s famed Philadelphia culinary destination, Hiroki, with izakaya and omakase-style dining.
“Our team has fallen in love with Detroit and it has been an opportunity of a career to play a part in writing the story of Book Tower’s next 100 years,” says Cook. “We have had the privilege to collaborate with Bedrock to conceptualize and bring to life eight different hospitality offerings within one of America’s most iconic properties. We have been ever-mindful of what the restoration of Book Tower means to this city and we’ve worked hard to create hospitality concepts that will excite and reconnect Detroiters to Book Tower once again, and at the same time honor the heritage of this magnificent property.”