Pop-up dinners, beer events and more
food and beverage events
Chef Brad Greenhill at Revolver: The chef at Corktown’s popular new spot Katoi will pop-up for a weekend at Revolver. He’ll prepare five courses that you won’t find at Katoi, like apple toast, Brussels sprouts and lasagne verde. 6 and 9 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $55 (tax included, gratuity not included). 9737 Jos Campau, Hamtramck. revolverhamtramck.com.
Holiday Spirits 2016 at Royal Oak Farmers Market: Craft cocktails with a holiday twist will be the star of this show, but the event also includes the Stereo Kings band, beer and wine and food from Bistro Joe’s, Smoke Ring BBQ, Big Boy and more. 7:30-11 p.m. Fri. $20 admission only, $35 admission plus 10 drink sample tickets, $50 early VIP entry plus 15 drink sample tickets. 316 E. 11 Mile, Royal Oak. holidayspirits.com.
Oro de Calabaza Grand Reserve release at Jolly Pumpkin Detroit: Master brewer Ron Jeffries has crafted a special blend of golden ale Oro de Calabaza Grand Reserve aged more than 20 months in oak barrels. Available for a limited time starting Saturday. 411 W. Canfield, Detroit. (313) 262-6115.
Champagne! and All That Sparkles at Plum Markets: Sample, learn about and purchase bubbly for the holidays. 6:30-8 p.m. Dec. 22. $20. 6565 Orchard Lake, West Bloomfield and 3601 Plymouth, Ann Arbor. plummarket.com.
Buon Natale Christmas Eve Dinner at Cafe Cortina: Celebrate the holiday with a six course meal and a complimentary Prosecco toast. Wine pairings are available. 4 and 6 p.m. Dec. 24. $89 (plus tax and tip). 30715 W. 10 Mile, Farmington Hills. (248) 474-3033 or email@example.com.
Compassionate Cookie Co. at Ale Mary’s: A special dessert flight featuring sweets from the Compassionate Cookie Co. (including a vegan dessert) paired with beers from Atwater, Odd Sides and more. 5 p.m. Dec. 29. $25. 316 S. Main, Royal Oak. (248) 268-1939.
Chef Jeremy Grandon at Revolver: The chef and owner of Yardbird Smoked Meats in Keego Harbor will prepare the final meal of the year at Revolver. The five-course meal features oyster chowder, ricotta gnocchi, twice-baked bleu cheese souffle, roasted duck breast and Nutella tiramisu. Later seating includes afterglow and midnight treat. 6 and 9 p.m. Dec. 31. $75-$125. 9737 Jos Campau, Hamtramck. revolverhamtramck.com.
New Year’s Eve Feast at The Root Restaurant & Bar: Executive chef Nick Rogers prepares a lavish eight-course meal featuring raw oysters with trout caviar, beef tartare, roasted cauliflower salad, grilled quail, venison and dessert, plus a champagne toast at midnight. Doors open at 8:30 p.m., dinner begins at 9 p.m. Dec. 31. $100, $30 for sparking wine pairings. 340 Town Center, White Lake. (248) 698-2400.
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 a stop 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.
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 glculinarycenter.com.
Whiskey Experience at Eastern Market: A benefit for the Luella M. Harden Foundation (which raises money for college scholarships and contributions to the Leukemia Society), this whiskey-lovers event includes tastings, industry experts and strolling appetizers. 5:30-9:30 p.m. March 31. $80 before Feb. 2, $100 for VIP before Feb. 2. Shed 5, 2934 Russell, Detroit. facebook.com/luellamhardenfoundation.