Cheers: Upcoming dining events in Metro Detroit
Food and beverage events
Anniversary Wine Dinner at the Whitney: A three-course meal with a glass of wine and champagne toast for $50, available Tuesday. Start with either the Whitney salad or soup, followed by your choice of tenderloin, whitefish, potato encrusted chicken breast or grilled eggplant. Dessert is pastry accompanied by Frostbitten eiswein. 4421 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 832-5700.
YumVillage Dinner at Colors Restaurant: Chef Steve Kempner presents a five course meal of American-fusion food in a communal setting. Guests rate the chef after the meal for honest feedback. A portion of the proceeds benefit Colors Restaurant. 8 p.m. Thurs. $55, $90 per couple. 311 E. Grand River, Detroit. yumvillage.com
Sip, Savor, Stomp at Royal Oak Farmer’s Market: This spring wine celebration features more than 150 wines from around the world. 7:30-11:30 p.m. Sat. $45, $65 VIP, $15 designated drivers. 316 E. 11 Mile, Royal Oak. neptix.com.
Around the World in 6 Courses with Chef Jay Gundy at Revolver: Executive chef at Cork Wine Pub, Jay Gundy comes to Revolver for a meal of roasted carrots, green eggs and ham salad, grilled jerk chicken, barbeque salmon, pork belly and butterscotch custard. 7 p.m. Sun. $60. 9737 Jos Campau, Hamtramck. (313) 757-3093. Purchase at revolverhamtramck.com.
Women’s Power Happy Hour at Zenith in the Fisher Building: Mix and mingle with female business owners and other community leaders at this second annual event that includes cocktails, food and a silent auction at this hip Mexican restaurant. Proceeds go toward Gleaners Community Food Bank’s goal of raising 1 million meals for children. (On April 22, Gleaners will also host the Women’s Power Breakfast at Gleaners’ Detroit Headquarters, 2131 Beaufait in Detroit.) 5:30 p.m. Tues. $85 and up. 3011 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit. womenspowerbreakfast.org.
Easter Dinner at MGM Grand Detroit’s Palette Dining Studio: Easter dinner all day with carved ham, braised short ribs, Cobb salad, salmon and spinach risotto, eggs Benedict and more. 9 a.m.-10 p.m. April 5. $32. 1777 Third, Detroit. (877) 888-2121.
Grand Opening at Jolly Pumpkin Pizzeria and Brewery: The official opening for this 5,000-square-foot Midtown spot, which has 30 taps of Jolly Pumpkin and North Peak craft beer plus a full menu. 11 a.m. April 11. 441 W. Canfield, Detroit. (313) 285-2390.
Southeastern Michigan Pioneer Wine Trail’s Michigan Wine Celebration: Sample food and wine pairings at eight Michigan wineries. The tour is self-driven and includes Pentamere Winery in Tecumseh, Burgdorf’s Winery in Haslett, Chateau Aeronautique Winery in Jackson, Lone Oak Vineyard Estate in Grass Lake and others. 11 a.m. April 11 and noon April 12. $30 for either day or both. Designated drivers eat free. (517) 423-9000.
Motor City Brew Tours’ Charity Walking Brew Tour in Royal Oak: Walk through and sample products from three Royal Oak breweries: Royal Oak Brewery, Bastone Brewery, Lily’s Seafood Grill & Brewery. There’s also a stop at Lockhart’s BBQ for lunch. Proceeds benefit the American Lung Association. 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. April 18. $45. 215 E. Fourth, Royal Oak. motorcitybrewtours.com.
Savor Detroit at Great Lakes Culinary Center: Each night for five nights, two area chefs will team up for a unique four-course dinner with wine pairings. The upscale event presented by Hour Detroit kicks off April 27 with chefs David Seals Jr. of Due Venti and Guillaume Hazaël-Massieux of Bistro FouFou (Traverse City). On April 28 Marais’ David Gilbert will join forces with La Feria’s Pilar Barón-Hidalgo (this dinner is already sold out, but you can get on the wait list). April 29 is Paul Grosz of Cuisine and the Stand and Cafe Cortina’s Ernesto Antopia, followed by Chris Franz of Rattlesnake Club and Justin Vaiciunas of Top of the Ponch on April 30 and Zack Sklar (Mex, Social Kitchen) and RJ Scherer (London Chop House) on May 1. Tickets, $125, can be purchased at savordetroit.com. 24101 W. Nine Mile, Southfield.