Wine tastings and more coming up in Metro Detroit
Food and beverage events
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. Fri. $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.
Easter Brunch Buffet at Ernie’s: Chef-carved roast beef, Virginia ham with raisin sauce, stuffed chicken breast, baked cod, whipped potatoes, vegetables, scrambled eggs, country sausage, fruit and more. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. March 27. $27.95, $9.95 ages 5-11. 16655 19 Mile, Clinton Township. (586) 286-8435.
Wine Tasting at Arthur Avenue: This is the first wine tasting at this new Birmingham Italian restaurant. Sommelier Michael Schafer has selected the wines that 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. yumvillage.com.
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 & Pizzeria, Willow Tree and more are part of the promotion. wyandotte.net/restaurantweek
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.
Marvelous Michigan Wine at Grosse Pointe War Memorial: Celebrate Michigan Wine Month with this informative tasting with sommelier Michael Schafer. 7-9 p.m. April 7. $35. 32 Lake Shore, Grosse Pointe Farms. (313) 881-7511.
Taste of Iran at Our/Detroit: The Peace Meal Kitchen will serve Iranian food a la cartealong with Iranian music and a film. Profits benefit the Omid Foundation which empowers disadvantaged women in Iran. 1-6 p.m. April 24. 2545 Bagley, Detroit. (313) 466-4405.
Chefs Eve Aronoff, Kate Williams and Rebecca LaMalfa at Eastern Market: Hamtramck’s permanent pop-up Revolver hosts a dinner at Eastern Market featuring chefs Ever Aronoff of Ann Arbor, Kate Williams of Detroit and “Top Chef” contestant Rebecca LaMalfa of Chicago. April 24. Menu to be announced; tickets on sale soon. Shed 5, Alfred at Russell, Detroit. revolverhamtramck.com.
Gin: the Original Flavored Vodka at Grosse Pointe War Memorial: A celebration of this botanical spirit includes six samples and is guided by sommelier Michael Schafer. 7-9 p.m. May 14. $45. 32 Lake Shore, Grosse Pointe Farms. (313) 881-7511.