Celebrate Chinese New Year this week
Food and beverage events
Chinese New Year at the Peterboro: Celebrate the Year of the Dog with special food and cocktail menu at Peterboro Chinese restaurant. 5 p.m. Thurs.-Sun. 420 Peterboro, Detroit. (313) 833-1111.
Dearborn Restaurant Week: More than 35 participating restaurants will offer fixed-price, three course meals for $10, $20 or $30 for lunch or dinner. Through Sunday. Downtown Dearborn. DearbornRestaurantWeek.com.
Detroit Restaurant Week: Two dozen Detroit restaurants will offer three-course meals for either $39 or $29. Friday-Feb. 25. detroitrestaurantweek.com.
Made to Eat in Michigan at Leon & Lulu: A seasonal farmers’ market with small-batch, artisanal food vendors. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. Free admission. 96 W. 14 Mile, Clawson. (248) 288-3600.
Chinese New Year Dinner at Mon Jin Lau: A fixed-price menu with table-side magic show and a traditional Chinese Lion dance. 6 p.m. Sun. 1515 E. Maple, Troy. (248) 689-2332.
Coven at Donovan’s Pub: A pop-up brew night from Motor City Brewing Works to celebrate their new Motor City Mettle Series. Sip the brewery’s Double Dark Red Ale while browsing works by local artists. Chefs Rob Stone and Ryan Esker will serve tacos. 6 p.m. Mon. 3003 Vernor, Detroit. (313) 964-2267.
Bourbon class at Village Workshop: Learn about America’s whiskey with spirit expert Michael Schafer. Class includes six samples. 7-8:30 p.m. Feb. 22. $45. 455 E. Cady, Northville. (248) 667-7157 or thevillageworkshop.com.
Napa vs. Sonoma Wine Seminar and Dinner at Rugby Grille: This interactive wine dinner is led by sommerlier Nidal Daher and includes a three-course menu. 6:30 p.m. Feb. 28. $95, plus tax and tip. Reservations required. 100 Townsend, Birmingham. (248) 642-5999.
Empty Bowls Detroit at Eastern Market: A fundraiser for Cass Community Social Services, this soup-fest features food from 20 local restaurants, plus beer, wine and desserts. 5-10 p.m. March 9. $40, $100 for sponsors. Shed 5, Russell at Alfred, Detroit. emptybowlsdetroit.com.
Hard Cider and Honey Pairing at Blake’s Orchard: A benefit for nonprofit organization Bees in the D, this event pairs a flight of Blake’s Hard Cider products with five local honeys. The event also includes a tasting of a not-yet-released Blake’s cider. 7-10 p.m. March 9. $44.28. 17985 Armada Center, Armada. Eventbrite.com.
Celani Wine Dinner at Rugby Grille: Hosted by Tom Celani, owner of Celani Family Vineyards, this three-course meal will be paired with his wines. 6:30 p.m. March 28. $150, plus tax and tip. Reservations required. 100 Townsend, Birmingham. (248) 642-5999.
Whisky Experience 2018 at Eastern Market: A benefit for the Luella M. Harden Foundation, which raises money for college scholarships and contributes to the Leukemia Society, this spirit-tasting event is samples, swag, some food and more. 5:30-9:30 p.m. April 20. $54.84, $75.95 for VIP. Eastern Market, 2934 Russell, Detroit. facebook.com/luellamhardenfoundation.
Lady of the Brunch: Popular Corktown restaurant Lady of the House launched brunch service last weekend. Check out chef Kate Williams’ brunch menu 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat.-Sun. at 1426 Bagley, Detroit. Call (313) 818-0218 or visit ladyofthehousedetroit.com for reservations.
Mike’s helps out: Mike’s Pizza Bar at Little Caesars Arena celebrated National Pizza Day last Friday by delivering 30 pizzas to the Neighborhood Service Organization. Both Mike’s and its sister restaurant, Sports & Social, will be collecting donations of gently used warm clothing through Sunday for the NSO.