Metro Detroit dining news and events
A "Future of Food" discussion will be held at Good Cakes and Bakes in Detroit Monday, plus more news and food events coming up around town
30th Anniversary Celebration at Rattlesnake Club: Celebrate three decades of fine wining and dining with live music from Francesco Cavallini and a five-course meal with wine pairings. Fri. $100 in advance, $115 at the door, plus tax and 21 percent gratuity (tickets include a $25 gift card). 300 River Place, Detroit. (313) 567-4400.
Uncork for a Cure at Cauley Ferrari of Detroit: This high-end event aims to raise funds for the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center Breast Oncology Program and Breast Care Center. Dine on cuisine from the area’s top chefs including Luciano DelSignore, James Rigato, Kate Williams, Andy Hollyday and others. Renowned master sommelier Madeline Triffon will also be on hand for the event, which includes a trunk show with Roberto Coin Fine Jewelry. 7-10 p.m. Fri. $500 and up. 7070 Orchard Lake, West Bloomfield. Uncorkforacure.org.
10-Year Anniversary at Grand Tavern: This local bar and restaurant celebrates a decade of food, spirits and sports with food and drink specials all day, plus live entertainment at 9 p.m. 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Sat. 35450 Grand River, Farmington. (248) 476-5700.
Free Meals for Veterans: Locally owned Applebee’s, Olga’s Kitchen, MOD Pizza and Del Taco restaurants will offer free meals to veterans and active military personnel to honor Veterans Day on Sunday. For a complete list of locations, visit teamschostak.com. Also: Local locations of Texas Roadhouse will give free lunch to active, retired and former U.S. military 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sun.
Made to Eat in Michigan at Leon & Lulu: Shop and sample from around 20 local, small-batch food vendors. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. 96 W. 14 Mile, Clawson. (248) 288-3600.
“The Future of Food” at Good Cakes and Bakes: The hosts of the Cherry Bombe podcast are coming to town to record an episode with April Anderson of Good Cakes and Bakes, Lisa Ludwinski of Sister Pie and Amanda Saab of Butter Bear Shop and Dinner with Your Muslim Neighbor and more. Tickets include discussion, treats and networking opportunities. 6-8 p.m. Mon. $30. 19363 Livernois, Detroit. cherrybombe.com.
Hall of Whiskey at Fisher Building Lobby: A tasting event featuring rare whiskey, bourbon and Scotch, plus whiskey-paired snacks from Bistro82 and live music. 7-10 p.m. Nov. 30. $75 in advance, $85 at the door. 3011 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit. mthallofwhiskey.com.
First Anniversary Party at Founders Taproom - Detroit: This Michigan beer maker will celebrate its first year in the Cass Corridor with food, music and exclusive and rare beers. 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Dec. 8. No cover. 456 Charlotte, Detroit. (313) 335-3440.
Dining and food news
Bacco continues Tour of Italy: Each month Bacco Ristorante explores another region of Italy with a three-course meal ($32). For November, it’s Lazio and menu highlights are Roman risotto balls, branzino and veal saltimbocca. Bacco is at 29410 Northwestern, Southfield. Call (248) 356-6600.
GreenSpace Cafe adds comfort foods: The plant-based Ferndale restaurant has added hearty comfort foods to its menu, including loaded nachos, a shittake “bac’n cheezburger,” a sloppy “Joel” and dairy-free milkshakes. Find GreenSpace at 215 W. Nine Mile.
New restaurant for Northville: Downtown Northville will get a new dining destination when Italian restaurant 160 Main opens this month. The family-run business is on Main Street next to Town Square. Visit onesixtymain.com for details.
Canned cherry cider hits shelves: Michigan’s Virtue Cider out of Fennville is releasing its Michigan Cherry cider in 12-ounce cans. The company’s bourbon barrel-aged cider, the Mitten, will be release for the first time in 500ml bottles and also a cherry and a maple variety.