food and beverage events

Wine Dinner with Hedges Family Estate at Selden Standard: Chef Andy Hollyday prepares a four-course meal paired with wines chosen by the night’s special guest, Kimberly Cavoores from Hedges Family Estate. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Jan. 18. $125, includes tax and tip. 3921 Second, Detroit. Visit for tickets.

The Pleasure of Port at Grosse Pointe War Memorial: Learn about six varieties of this sweet wine from Portugal with expert Michael Schafer. Class includes light appetizers. 7-9 p.m. Jan. 19. $35. 32 Lake Shore Drive, Grosse Pointe Farms.

Walk Through the Forest dinner at Kung Food Market Studio: This multicourse menu inspired by the woods includes smoked fish, rabbit, sweet soup and more. 6 and 9 p.m. Jan. 20. $65. 1568 Winder, #2, Detroit.

Winter Cocktail Class at Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Learn about cold weather cocktails using seasonal ingredients. Class includes five small cocktails and light snacks. 7-9 p.m. Jan. 23. $50. 220 Felch, Ann Arbor.

Bubble Fest at Blackfinn Royal Oak: This sparkling wine tasting event includes 10 samples, appetizers, music and giveaways. 8:30-10:30 p.m. Jan. 27. $20. 530 S. Main, Royal Oak. (248) 582-9460.

Mina’s Liberian/Mediterranean Dinner at Brooklyn Street Local: Start with lentil soup, kala (a Liberian-style doughnut) and diced plantains, followed by chuck rice, peanut butter stew and burgul-lentil pilaf. 7-10:30 p.m. Jan. 29. $25. 1266 Michigan, Detroit.

Wines for Lovers at Grosse Pointe War Memorial: Sample and learn about a selection of alluring wines with romantic food pairings. 7-9 p.m. Feb. 10. $35. 32 Lake Shore Drive, Grosse Pointe Farms.

Sushi Rolling Workshop at Great Lakes Culinary Center: Join Dr. Sushi in learning now to make three styles of sushi rolls. Class includes supplies and ingredients. You get to eat your creations and take home a sushi-rolling mat. Vegan and gluten-free materials available. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 16. $50; must purchase by Feb. 13. 24101 W. Nine Mile, Southfield. (248) 286-3102 or

Pappy vs. Weller at Sugar House: An educational blind tasting featuring Pappy Van Winkle and Weller Whiskies. Tasting includes Old Rip Van Winkle 10 year 107 Wheated Sazerac and Weller 12 12 Year 90 Wheated Sazerac. Noon-2 p.m. March 18. $95. 2130 Michigan, Detroit.

Melody Baetens

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