Food and beverage events

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. Thurs. $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 Thurs. 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. Fri. $65. 2995 Yemans, Hamtramck.

SIP at the Community House: A fundraiser for the Community House, SIP includes cocktails and small plates with food from popular restaurants, plus music from jazz crooner Ben Sharkey. 6:30 p.m. Sat. $125-$350. 380 S. Bates, Birmingham. (248) 644-5832.

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.

Wine Tasting at Arthur Avenue: This is the first wine tasting at this new Birmingham Italian restaurant. Sommelier Michael Schafer has selected the wines, which will be offered along with light hors d’oeuvres. 6-8 p.m. March 31. $25, advance purchased required. 260 N. Old Woodward, Birmingham. (248) 480-0768.

Brent Foster dinner at Will Leather Goods: Metro Detroit chef Brent Foster, who was a finalist in Rachel Ray’s Great American Cookbook Competition, will present dinner at Will’s. Diners get 15 percent off any store purchase. 7 p.m. March 31. $60, $90 with drink pairings, $110 couples, $162 couples with drink pairings. 4120 Second, Detroit.

Wyandotte Restaurant Week: A variety of specials at some of the area’s most popular restaurants will be available April 2-9. Some deals include three small plates for $20, or free dessert with the purchase of two entrees. There are also deals for $5 and $10. Frank’s Restaurant and Pizzeria, Willow Tree, Glowfish and more are part of the promotion.

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.

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.

Whiskey Experience at Eastern Market Corp.: 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. 6:30 p.m. May 20. $80-$100. Shed 5, 2934 Russell, Detroit.

Melody Baetens

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