Food and beverage events
Royal Oak Restaurant Week: More than 25 businesses in downtown Royal Oak will offer three-course lunch and dinner menus for $15, $25 or $35. Participating restaurants include Bastone, Cafe Muse, Town Tavern, Lockhart’s BBQ, Ale Mary’s Beer Hall, Bistro 82, Strada and more. Through Sunday. dineroyaloak.org.
Blues Feast at the Root Restaurant and Bar: Five course meal from chef Nick Rodgers featuring tostones, ham steak sliders, crawfish boil and more. Live blues from the Corey Dennison Band. 6:30 p.m. Thurs. $65, $90 with beverage pairings. Reservations required. (248) 698-2400.
Irish Taste Fest at Royal Oak Farmer’s Market: Traditional Irish dancing, food and music, plus Irish beer, whiskey, cider, booze and coffee. 6:30-11 p.m. Sat. $15 admission includes pint glass and three drink samples. 316 E. 11 Mile, Royal Oak. IrishTasteFest.com.
Chef’s dinner featuring Belgian beers at Rattlesnake Club: Multicourse meal from chef Chris Franz with Belgian beer pairing and discussion. 6:30 p.m. March 10. $70.54 all inclusive. 300 River Place, Detroit. (313) 567-4400.
Short’s Brewery Tap Takeover at Fowling Warehouse: Speak to the Short’s Brewing team and try one of 10 Short’s beers on tap, including the Cookie Beer, Swirl Stout and Soft Parade. 7 p.m.-midnight March 10. A la carte pricing. 3901 Christopher, Detroit. (313) 264-1288.
Jessi Patuano of Bacco at Yemans Street: A sous chef at Bacco Ristorante, Patuano will serve a six-course meal that is “a celebration of preservation” with foods that are smoked, fermented, cured and pickled. 7 p.m. March 11. $65. 2995 Yemans, Hamtramck. yemansstreet.com
Festival de la Poutine at Place Concorde: Enjoy poutine — French fries smothered in gravy and cheese curds — in the land in which it was invented. Besides traditional poutine, this event offers samples with pulled pork, rotisserie chicken and vegetarian. 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. March 18. $15 Canadian, $7 ages 5-12. Advance purchase is recommended. 7515 Forest Glade, Windsor. (519) 948-5545.
Wine and cheese pairing at Tom’s Oyster Bar: Enjoy four wines chosen by sommelier Chris Brock and beverage manager Brian Arnold paired with executive chef Norman Fenton’s choice of cheeses. 6 p.m. March 24. $26 plus gratuity. 318 S. Main, Royal Oak. (248) 541-1186.
Blackness in America with Lagos: Chef Tunde Wey hosts a family-style Nigerian meal of whole grilled red snapper with sides and dessert. 6 p.m. April 6. $45. 4470 Second, Detroit. fromlagos.com.
Savor Detroit at Great Lakes Culinary Center: Local chefs team up with culinary experts from around the country to prepare multi-course meals with wine pairings. This season’s featured artist is photographer Asia Hamilton, and the featured charity is Gleaners Community Food Bank.
■April 25: Bacco’s Luciano Del Signore with Thomas Lents of Sixteen Restaurant, Chicago
■April 26: Chartreuse Kitchen & Cocktails’ Doug Hewitt with Paul Virant of Perennial Virant, Chicago
■April 27: Selden Standard’s Andy Hollyday with George Pagonis of Kapnos & Kapnos Taverna, Washington, D.C.
■April 28: Standby’s Brendon Edwards with Rich Rosendale of Rosendale Collective, Lansdowne, Virginia
■April 29: Mabel Gray and the Root’s James Rigato with “Top Chef” season 12 winner Mei Lin
6-10 p.m. $125. 24101 W. Nine Mile, Southfield. savordetroit.com.
Whiskey Experience at Eastern Market Corporation: Angel’s Envy, Dalmore, Elijah Craig, Four Roses and Balvenie are just some of the brands represented at this tasting event. Proceeds benefit the Luelle M. Harden Foundation, which raises money for college scholarships and the Leukemia Society. $80-$100. Shed 5, 2934 Russell, Detroit. Eventbrite.com.