Dining events and restaurant news
Fall Flavor Weekends at Greenfield Village: Food stories, culinary history, a farmers market, vendors and crafters are all on deck for these seasonal food-centric weekends. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. and Oct. 6-7. $28, $25.50 seniors, $21 ages 5-11, free for members. 20900 Oakwood, Dearborn. (313) 982-6001 or thehenryford.org.
Meet, Greet and Eat Meat Celebration at Farm Field Table: Everyone is invited to this family-friendly event mixing Michigan farmers, restaurant and chefs and neighbors that use the products at this new butcher shop. The party has food, craft beer tastings and educational seminars. 1-5 p.m. Sun. $35. 1030 Woodward Heights, Ferndale. Eventbrite.com.
Sardinia and Sicily Dinner at Cafe Cortina: Experience the wines and food of these two Italian islands with a five-course dinner. This dinner marks the longstanding fine-dining destination’s 42nd anniversary. 5:30 p.m. Sun. $135. 30715 W. 10 Mile, Farmington Hills. (248) 474-3033.
Savor Detroit at Great Lakes Culinary Center: Hour Detroit’s five-night dinner series will raise funds for Give Detroit Challenge and has partnered with featured artist Tony RoKo. Chefs John Vermiglio and Joe Giacomino of Grey Ghost partner with Jessi Patuano of Gather Detroit on Oct. 1; Parc’s Jordan Hoffman and the Whitney’s Natasha Vitta cook on Oct. 2; Matt Baldridge of the Conserva and Jeff Scharf of the Sardine Room are on Oct. 3; London Chop House’s RJ Scherer and the Silver Pig’s Craig Myrand are Oct. 4; Doug Hewitt of Chartreuse Kitchen & Cocktails and Christopher Johnson of the Meeting House cook on Oct. 5. Tickets are $125 per person each night, and include a five-course meal with wine pairings and dessert. 24101 W. Nine Mile, Southfield. savordetroit.com.
Fall Scotch Dinner at Rattlesnake Club: Taste and learn about four select Scotches, including blended and single malt. Each will be paired with small plates from the Rattlesnake’s kitchen. 6 p.m. Oct. 5. $75 in advance, $85 at the restaurant, plus tax and tip. 300 River Place, Detroit. (313) 567-4400 ext. 6235 or 6226.
Boatober Beer Tasting Beer Cruise at Detroit Princess Riverboat: Sample more than 30 fall seasonal beers and ciders while cruising down the Detroit River. 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Oct. 6. $62.50. 1 Civic Center, Detroit. motorcitybrewtours.com.
Detroit Uncorked at Gleaners Headquarters: A wine-tasting event to raise funds for Gleaners Community Food Bank with 300 wines from around the world. 6-9 p.m. Oct. 5. $100. 2131 Beaufait, Detroit. DetroitWine.org.
2018 Pizza Slam at Bigalora Wood Fired Cucina: Some of the area’s top chefs will battle for bragging rights and to have their pizza on the Bigalora menu for a year. Bigalora’s own chef Luciano Delsignore will battle James Rigato from Mabel Gray, John Vermiglio of Grey Ghost, Brad Greenhill of Takoi and Kate Williams of Lady of the House. Proceeds benefit Detroit Dog Rescue. 3-7 p.m. Oct. 14. $50. 6810 N. Rochester, Rochester Hills. Eventbrite.com.
Pleasures of Pinot at Grosse Pointe War Memorial: Wine expert Michael Schafer demonstrates the nuances of pinot wines. 7-9 p.m. Oct. 18. $47. 32 Lake Shore, Grosse Pointe Farms. (313) 881-7511.
Dining and food news
Stoney River location to open in Troy: Stoney River Steakhouse and Grill will open a Troy location on Oct. 29 at 155 W. Big Beaver. Part of J. Alexander’s Holdings Inc., the upscale chain will hire around 100 employees to staff the 8,000-square-foot restaurant. Stoney River serves steaks, seafood and has a full-service bar.
Private dining at Lady of the House: Popular Corktown restaurant Lady of the House has opened a private dining room in the lower level of the popular space. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Punch Bowl rolls out fall drinks: Detroit’s Punch Bowl Social restaurant and bar with a bowling alley has rolled out its “seasonal sippers.” Look for a Van Damme made with Tom Foolery Applejack brandy and pear syrup or the malted maple boozy milkshake.