David Brown, manager of The Townsend Hotel’s fine dining restaurant, The Rugby Grille, and its in-room dining services, joined the property in April 2013. In his role, Brown is responsible for overseeing the restaurant’s daily operations and guest experiences.
Prior to his position with The Townsend, Brown, a certified sommelier, most recently served as the marketing director for SOIF de…, a French wine distributor in Grosse Pointe Park, Mich. He has had more than a dozen articles published in national industry publications, including The Wine Spectator and Wine & Spirits magazine. Additionally, Brown is credited with the original development of the now twice-yearly Michigan Wine Guide, currently published by the state’s Grape and Wine Industry Council.
Since launching his career in the culinary industry in 1997, Brown has served as manager for several well-known and respected area eateries, including 220 Restaurant in Birmingham, Mich. and Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse in Troy, Mich.