Hotel Carmichael is home to distinctive dining, drinks, and entertainment experiences in Carmel
Do you remember the scene in the movie White Christmas when Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye are seated at a dinner theater table watching the “sisters” Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen perform their song, “Sisters”?
That setting … small tables, small bites, drinks, everyone close to the stage … That is the setting of an old fashioned “supper club” where musical acts – both big names and newcomers would have the chance to showcase their talents.
Thanks to Grammy nominated performer and American Songbook founder and champion Michael Feinstein, that classic experience of music, culture and art is coming to Carmel at the Feinstein’s Cabaret, located inside the new boutique Hotel Carmichael.
An upscale entertainment venue developed in partnership with the legendary Feinstein, the hotel’s signature cabaret offers a creative and inspiring space to enjoy live music, entertainment, elevated menus and a refined bar and spirits selection.
The venue, easily accessible at Carmel City Center to both visitors and hotel guests, is modeled after “Feinstein’s/ Below 54” in New York City and in the spirit of the Great American Songbook.
“This beautifully designed hotel is the perfect setting for the latest Feinstein’s nightclub. We look forward to providing an exciting and inspiring line up of live entertainment in this club,” said Feinstein, who also serves as Artistic Director of The Center for the Performing Arts.
“What makes this project particularly special to me is its location in my hometown and being next to The Center for the Performing Arts and the Great American Songbook Foundation. I look forward to delighting audiences for years to come. There is nothing comparable to the performing arts to lift our spirits, especially after surviving the pandemic, we are going to need it more than ever.”
Feinstein’s Cabaret will have a maximum seating of 143, a bar, a “small bites” menu and a private dining room for up to 16 people. The menu promises new takes on classic American cuisine that will set a culinary standard for Carmel and central Indiana entertainment venues. It will offer a world-class seasonal menu served in the breathtaking ambiance of a 1920s Manhattan supper club.
Savor a classic cocktail or spirit as some of the nation’s brightest talents and local performers give it all they have on the club’s cabaret stage. Just steps from the Palladium, Feinstein’s Cabaret offers an only-in-Carmel dining experience that’s both contemporary and utterly timeless.
VIVANTE FRENCH EATERY & ADAGIO LOUNGE
The City of Carmel welcomed the newest addition to its City Center district when the Hotel Carmichael opened its doors on August 27. The 122-room boutique hotel in the heart of the city features old world charm and sophistication with modern amenities. Visitors and locals alike can step into the hotel’s main level Adagio Lounge and enjoy the sounds of the world’s finest high- resolution Steinway player piano and, if it happens to be 4 p.m., can raise a glass for the daily toast to the Great American Songbook. The Songbook, the most important and influential collection of American songs from the early 20th century, is an integral part of the inspiration for the hotel’s design. After drinks at Adagio Lounge, one can head down the grand staircase to the Monon Greenway level and slip in to Vivante, the hotel’s main restaurant. Vivante is open most days for breakfast, lunch and dinner and is bright and airy with floor to ceiling windows and even the option of outdoor seating where guests can enjoy a view of the Palladium and the bustle of the Monon Greenway while enjoying Executive Chef Joseph Hsu’s fantastically prepared cuisine. Restaurant Manager Christen Angermeier describes the restaurant as “approachable fine foods with a focus on French technique” with a menu that will appeal to everyone; from succulent roast duck, perfectly seasoned garlic frites and a classic New York Strip to a charred cauliflower steak and a signature salad with truffle vinaigrette. A knowledgeable and sophisticated staff is ready to assist with custom cocktail suggestions and that “just right” wine pairing to really complement the meal.
The Hotel Carmichael’s boutique design provides an ambience that is elegant yet intimate, luxurious yet approachable. Vivante certainly captures this with its impeccable yet warm décor where one will feel at home whether just dropping in for lunch after a visit to the Carmel Farmers Market or in black tie attire for a nightcap at the stunning bar after an evening at the Palladium.