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Brunch for Dinner at Rattlesnake: Why wait ’til the morning? This fine dining mainstay is serving cheesy bacon puff pastry twists, chorizo and butternut hash, swiss chard baked eggs, sticky toffee monkey bread and more, alongside the regular dinner menu. Through Saturday. A la carte pricing. 300 River Place, Detroit. (313) 567-4400.

Hunter’s Feast at Chapman House: A six-course dinner from chef Christopher Carson featuring various wild game (rabbit, boar, wood pigeon and venison), plus mead, cider and beer from Cellarman’s. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thurs. $90, $65 without beverage pairings. 311 Walnut, Rochester. (248) 759-4406.

Twelve Days of Milkshake Stout at TAP at MGM Grand Detroit: Thursday through Dec. 12, TAP will feature a different special edition of Rochester Mills Beer Co.’s Milkshake Stout. The flavor of the day won’t be revealed until it’s tapped. 1777 Third, Detroit. (313) 465-1234.

Chef Marcus Samuelsson book signing at Central Kitchen + Bar: Nationally known chef Marcus Samuelsson will sign copies of his new cookbook, “The Red Rooster Cookbook,” and offer dishes and cocktails from the book. 7-9 p.m. Fri. No cover. 660 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 963-9000.

Winter Magic Weekends at Campus Martius: These holiday drink tasting events are every Friday and Saturday. This weekend’s theme is bourbon and barbecue. 7 p.m.-midnight Fri.-Sat. through Dec. 17. $20. 800 Woodward, Detroit. wintermagicweekends.com.

A Christmas Carol Tea at the Whitney: Hosted by Ebenezer Scrooge, this luncheon includes four courses, live holiday music and a special gift. Noon-2:30 p.m. Sat. $50, $30 ages 10 and younger. 4421 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 832-5700.

Jazzy Holiday Tea at the Townsend Hotel: A full tea with all the trimmings to raise funds for the Ronald McDonald House of Detroit. Noon-2 p.m. Sat. $65, $25 children. 100 Townsend, Birmingham. (313) 745-5909.

Chef Preeti Grewal at Yemans Street: A six-course, vegetarian Indian dinner with local chef Preeti Grewal. 7 p.m. Sat. $42.40. 2995 Yemans, Hamtramck. yemansstreet.com.

Tavola in Piemonte at Cafe Cortina: Enjoy foods from the Alpine region of Italy including pasta, fresh truffle, braised meats and chestnuts paired with regional wine. 7 p.m. Mon. $125. 30715 W. 10 Mile, Farmington Hills. (248) 474-3033 or (917) 770-3589.

Prohibition Dinner at Craft: Located underneath Bastone Brewery, this party and dinner includes food, three drinks, swing dance lessons and a champagne toast. Guests are encouraged to dress in 1920s cocktail attire. 7-10 p.m. Dec. 7. $50. 419 S. Main, Royal Oak. (248) 544-6250.

Krug Dinner at Rugby Grille: Nicole Burke, brand ambassador for Krug, will be on hand to discuss the champagne that will be paired with a multicourse meal starting with tuna tartar cones, plus a foie gras panna cotta, olive oil poached and torched sea bass, spice-roasted duck and cheese sampling. 6 p.m. Dec. 8. $200. 100 Townsend, Birmingham. (248) 642-5999.

Short’s Brewing Co. Dinner at the Chop House: Chef Adam VanBerkum has designed a five-course menu to pair with Short’s products. 6:30 p.m. Dec. 8. $59.95 plus tax and tip. Reservations required. 322 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (888) 456-3463.

Flavor at Garden Theatre: This tasting event features food from more than 20 local restaurants, including Coach Insignia, Jim Brady’s Detroit, Om Cafe and El Charro. Tickets include unlimited food samples and 10 drink tickets. 7-11 p.m. Dec. 8. $30 and up. 3929 Woodward, Detroit. mtflavor.com.

Breakfast with Santa at Rusty Bucket Restaurant and Tavern: Breakfast with scrambled eggs, bacon and toast, plus a visit from Santa at the four Metro Detroit Rusty Bucket locations 8:30-10 a.m. Dec. 10. $5 per person. Partial proceeds benefit Toys for Tots. myrustybucket.com.

Holiday Cocktail Class at Community House: Learn the basics of three methods of making drinks, including muddling, shaking and infusing. 7-9 p.m. Dec. 14. $30. 380 S. Bates, Birmingham. (248) 644-5832.

Detroit Beer Book Brewery History Tour: Guided by Motor City Brew Tours owner Stephen Johnson, author of “Detroit Beer — A History of Brewing in the Motor City,” this tour hits pre- and post-Prohibition sites with stops for lunch at Traffic Jam & Snug. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 21. $50, includes transportation from Royal Oak, lunch and beer. Tour starts at 514 S. Lafayette, Royal Oak. motorcitybrewtours.com.

Melody Baetens

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