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. Fri. $35. 32 Lake Shore Drive, Grosse Pointe Farms.

Lobster Lovers Valentine’s Day Menu at Tom’s Oyster Bar: A special menu featuring lobster will be offered Friday through Feb. 19. Look for lobster ravioli, lobster rolls, lobster tacos and whole Main lobster. Prices vary. 318 S. Main, Royal Oak. (248) 541-1186.

Valentine’s Day at the Arab American National Museum: This curated evening includes dinner at Adonis Restaurant behind the museum and a screening of the 1955 romance film “Days and Nights” at the museum, along with coffee, tea and sweets. 6 p.m. Sat. $120, $100 members. 13624 Michigan, Dearborn. (313) 582-2266 or

Valentine’s Day at White Castle: This popular event nationwide often books up because of the sheer novelty of spending a romantic holiday inside a casual chain. Enjoy table service inside a participating White Castle 4-9 p.m. Tuesday. Reservations are required by calling (248) 477-1450 ext. 10.

Valentine’s Dinner at Social Kitchen & Bar: Choose between two fixed-price meals. A “best of” menu includes four courses and your choice of brick chicken or salmon for $125 per couple Tuesday. For something more casual, get your choice of cheeseburger or turkey burger with fries and warm chocolate chip cookies for $75 per person. Both packages come with a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label. 225 E. Maple, Birmingham. (248) 594-4200.

Be Central Kitchen + Bar’s Valentine: Don’t have anyone to buy you champagne on Tuesday? Central Kitchen + Bar will offer guests a complimentary glass of champagne Tuesday evening. Sign up before 3 p.m. Tuesday at Come in to dine that evening and the restaurant will give you a glass of bubbly and a Valentine’s Day card during dinner. 660 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 963-9000.

Valentine’s Day at Greektown Casino: The casino’s signature restaurant PRISM will serve a fixed-price meal 5-10 p.m. Tues. with choice of lobster tacos or beet and poached pear salad, followed by choice of sablefish, beef wellington or chicken breast for an entree, plus chocolate cake for dessert. The three course dinner is $75 per person. Bistro 555 will also have a three-course meal available for $80 per person. 555 E. Lafayette, Detroit.

Wine dinner at Vinotecca: A guided wine dinner with Michelle DeHayes of Vintners Wine Distribution features six wine samples paired with a gourmet dinner. 7-9 p.m. Tues. $50. 417 S. Main, Royal Oak. (248) 544-6257.

Coneys by Candlelight at American Coney Island: No reservations needed for this fun and casual Valentine’s Day event. Eat coneys in a romantic setting; women get a complimentary long-stemmed rose. 6-9 p.m. Tues. A la carte pricing. 114 W. Lafayette, Detroit. (313) 961-7758.

Dining in the Dark at K.O. Kitchen: Taste blindfolded at let your sense of smell and taste flourish at this popular dining event. The fixed-price meal has a Valentine’s Day theme, and guests will be shown photos of what they ate after the meal, which will be prepared by chef Jeremy Kalmus. 6:30 p.m. check in, 7 p.m. dinner Tues. 2995 Yemans, Hamtramck. (248) 687-9168 or

More Food and Beverage Events

Birmingham Restaurant Week: More than two dozen restaurants will offer $15 three-course lunches and $30 three-course dinners throughout Birmingham. Some participating restaurants include Forest, Bistro Joe’s, 220, Townhouse, Bird & the Bread, Phoenicia, Rugby Grille and Streetside Seafood. Promotion runs through Friday.

Detroit Restaurant Week: More than two dozen restaurants in downtown Detroit and beyond are participating in this 10-day dining promotion featuring three-course dinners for $39, and in some cases $29. Restaurants participating in the $29 level are Detroit Vegan Soul, Mario’s, the Block, Santorini Estiatorio and Traffic Jam & Snug. The $39-per-meal participants are 24Grille, Andiamo Riverfront, Antietam, Chartreuse Kitchen & Cocktails, Cliff Bell’s, Craft Work, Cuisine, Da Edoardo Foxtown Grille, Detroit Seafood Market, Downtown Louie’s Lounge, El Barzón, Gold Cash Gold, Grey Ghost, La Dolce Vita, PRISM, Republic Tavern, Roast, Roma Cafe, the Rattlesnake and Top of the Pontch. Promotion runs through Sunday. Reservations are suggested and should be made with each restaurant directly. Visit

Dearborn Restaurant Week: More than 20 business will participate in this dining promotion, which features three-course meals for $10, $20 or $30 for lunch and dinner. Some participating restaurants include Al-Ameer, Big Fish, Brome Burgers & Shakes, Habib’s, La Fork, P.F. Chang’s, Roman Village and others. Mon.-Feb. 19.

Melody Baetens

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