Pernoi, a Fine Dining French, Italian, and Japanese Restaurant, to Open in Downtown Birmingham

Pernoi, the long-awaited contemporary high-end restaurant serving French, Italian, and Japanese cuisine, will open at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, in downtown Birmingham. The restaurant will offer three dining experiences and is owned by chefs Luciano DelSignore and Takashi Yagihashi.
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Luciano DelSignore, Takashi Yagihashi
Chefs and owners Luciano DelSignore and Takashi Yagihashi will open Pernoi in downtown Birmingham on Tuesday. // Photo courtesy of Pernoi

Pernoi, the long-awaited contemporary high-end restaurant serving French, Italian, and Japanese cuisine, will open at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, in downtown Birmingham. The restaurant will offer three dining experiences and is owned by chefs Luciano DelSignore and Takashi Yagihashi.

Located at 310 E. Maple Road, the 2,700-square-foot restaurant will offer seating for 65 guests and traditional French service. The Maple Room will offer a formal dining room with a la carte and prix fixe menu options. The Port Room, a more causal bar, will be adjacent to The Terrace, a 35-seat outdoor courtyard.

The Port Room and The Terrace will offer an a la carte menu that includes saffron capellini tossed in fish fumet and mascarpone, as well as sashimi tuna in onion vinaigrette and seaweed.

The menu also includes foie gras torchon, rabbit agnolotti, day boat scallop, Morroccan glazed squab, ginger sesame king salmon, crispy branzino, roasted lamb loin, Iowa wagyu beef, and Jerusalem artichoke soup.

“We wanted to provide three unique dining experiences to meet varying occasions and preferences,” says DelSignore. “The Maple Room offers a formal, jacket-required atmosphere while The Port Room and Terrace will serve a more casual, yet upscale crowd seeking high-end cuisine.”

The space is designed to look and feel like a luxury yacht and was designed by Kyle Evans Design. DelSignore and Yagihashi commissioned art by Dominic Pangborn, a metro Detroit painter.

“Individually, Luciano and I have been very fortunate in our careers,” says Yagihashi. “We believe combining our talents, unique backgrounds, and desire to push the culinary boundaries will result in an unparalleled dining experience for discerning customers in metro Detroit.”

A wine list will offer 400 bottle selections, and the cocktail program adheres to the classics with more than 100 recipes offered.

The restaurant will be open for dinner starting at 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Guests can make reservations here.

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