Morels Debuts in 1990 In 1990, Prentice took another shot at fine dining, and this time he hit a home run.
Morels: A Michigan Bistro, located in the Detroit suburb of Bingham Farms, featured regional cuisine, and it garnered rave reviews from local restaurant critics.
Matt Prentice Restaurant Group (MPRG) offers fine dining, unique atmosphere and impeccable service within an array of fine dining, casual and deli restaurants located in southeastern Michigan.
MPRG is also Michigan's largest privately owned caterer, with a variety of facilities accommodating events for several hundred guests.
Northern Lakes seated 260 and included an oyster and vodka bar, while the delicatessen seated 80, with most of its business consisting of takeout and catering tray orders.
Also during 1996, the firm spent 0,000 renovating the banquet rooms of Relish and creating an atrium and garden there.
The company's Unique Catering unit was growing at this time as well.
A few months later, Relish was opened in Farmington Hills, and in December the Sourdough Café, featuring bread and rolls from the firm's bakery, debuted in the Summit Place Mall.Prentice also opened a Deli Unique next door and Unique Restaurant Corporation (URC), as the firm was now known, installed its headquarters there.The year 1991 saw Sebastian's reworked into the more casual Sebastian's Grill, and the opening of Tavern on 13 in Birmingham, which took the place of a failed restaurant in the same space. In 1992, URC sold the original Deli Unique in Oak Park, and in 1993 the company opened an 11,000-square-foot bakery called the Sourdough Bread Factory in Pontiac and bought a 20,000-square-foot plant for its growing produce unit.That same year, the family-oriented Table Tavern debuted in Sterling Heights, but it was not a hit and closed after less than a year.Also in 1993, Bruschetta Café opened in Oakland Mall, and the upscale Italian restaurant Trattoria Bruschetta debuted in the Hotel Baronette in Novi.
He worked hard to improve it, spending many nights painting and repairing equipment, but after a year the owner announced it would be closed.