Four Man Ladder Management, operators of Grey Ghost Detroit and Second Best, have revealed the name and concept of their third Detroit restaurant project. Originally announced in August, Four Man Ladder’s third restaurant concept is now under construction at 2703 Park Avenue in The District Detroit, on the ground floor of Olympia Development of Michigan’s Eddystone residences.
Basan, the name of a mythological fire-breathing fowl, is slated to open next year. Basan’s kitchen will be centered around a Robata grill producing an eclectic mix of items cooked over open flame. Flavors and dishes will be inspired by Asian street food with an energetic atmosphere reminiscent of an Izakaya, a restaurant known for beverage-forward menus, alongside complementary shareable plates.
“Given the historic Eddystone’s proximity to Little Caesars Arena, we knew this concept needed to match the incredible energy and vibrancy found within The District Detroit and appeal to a wide variety of guests. The Izakaya style of dining felt like a natural fit. Our guests will be able to craft their own experience, whether that’s a pre-game stop for cocktails and a quick bite or a more curated, multi-course dinner,” says Chef John Vermiglio.
The concept debuted on Halloween night at Grey Ghost, where the restaurant “dresses up” for the occasion each year. The sold-out evening gave guests a first look at what Basan will soon be, with preview dishes including Fried Bologna Bao (roasted jalapeño kewpie, cheddar crisp), Shiitake Chawanmushi (fried maitake, puffed black rice, egg yolk) and Shoyu Glazed Short Ribs with wasabi-potato dumplings.
“We are excited to add Basan to the enticing mix of dining and entertainment options in The District Detroit,” said Stefan Stration, Vice President of Olympia Development of Michigan. “This unique and welcoming concept from Four Man Ladder will be a great fit for residents and guests of the Eddystone residences.”
Basan will seat 85 in the indoor dining room, 26 on the patio and will also feature private dining space, lounge area and bar. Design features include an open kitchen, dramatic lighting, plush velvet cranberry red sofas, golden natural wood and custom artwork.
Additional menu details, opening date and key players will be announced next year as construction progresses.
More information about Basan can be found at www.BasanDetroit.com and facebook.com/BasanDetroit. Details about the Eddystone, including leasing information can be found at https://www.EddystoneDetroit.com