Pop-up dinners, wine events and more
Food and Beverage Events
Marvelous Michigan Wine at Grosse Pointe War Memorial: Celebrate Michigan Wine Month with this informative tasting with sommelier Michael Schafer. 7-9 p.m. Thurs. $35. 32 Lake Shore, Grosse Pointe Farms. (313) 881-7511.
Sarap and Dine Drink Detroit Pop-Up at Harry’s Detroit: This Filipino pop-up will serve pork sausages, shrimp and vegetable fritter served on banana leaves and more. 6 and 8:30 p.m. Sat. $40 (6 p.m. seating sold out). 2482 Clifford, Detroit. app.gopassage.com/events/sarap-pulutan-night-at-harry-s.
Tiny Acres Pop-Up Farm to Table Fundraiser at Baker Streetcar Bar: A benefit dinner for Hamtramck community farm Tiny Acres includes food, live music, comedy and a silent auction. The meal includes herb-crusted Michigan Amish pork loin, stuffed ricotta shells in a tomato cream sauce, micro greens salad and more. 4-10 p.m. Sun. $25 donation. 9817 Jos Campau, Hamtramck. (313) 873-8296.
Morel Dinner at Novi Chophouse: A six-course meal featuring the morel mushroom. Featured dish is seared strip loin with morel ravioli, fava beans and an onion sauce. 6:30 p.m. April 21. $45, $35 to add wine pairings. Crowne Plaza Hotel, 27000 S. Karevich, Novi. (248) 305-5210.
Chefs Hassan Musselmani and Brandon Schatko at Yemans Street: Chef Musselmani was a recent contestant on FOX’s “Hell’s Kitchen.” He’s joined by Top of the Pontch chef Brandon Schatko for a six-course dinner featuring pierogi, oysters, a pork Reuben and tumeric cake for dessert. 7 p.m. April 22. $55. 2995 Yemans, Hamtramck. yemansstreet.com.
“Eaternity” book release and wine social at GreenSpace Cafe: This plant-based Ferndale restaurant hosts celebrity chef Jason Wrobel and former Detroit Piston player and wellness advocate John Salley for a night of vegan treats and Salley’s vegan wine. 4-6 p.m. April 23. $75, plus $25 for signed bottle of wine. 215 W. Nine Mile, Ferndale. (248) 206-7510.
VegFest at Suburban Collection Showplace: A celebration of a plant-based lifestyle with exhibits and activities, plus special guests like NBA star John Salley and reality show actress Simone Reyes. 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. April 24. $12 in advance, $15 at the door, free under age 6, $5 parking. 41600 Grand River, Novi. (877) 778-3464 or vegmichigan.org.
Taste of Iran at Our/Detroit: The Peace Meal Kitchen will serve Iranian food a la carte along with Iranian music and a film. Profits benefit the Omid Foundation which empowers disadvantaged women in Iran. 1-6 p.m. April 24. 2545 Bagley, Detroit. (313) 466-4405.
Chefs Eve Aronoff, Kate Williams and Rebecca LaMalfa at Eastern Market: Hamtramck’s permanent pop-up Revolver hosts a dinner at Eastern Market featuring chefs Eve Aronoff of Ann Arbor, Kate Williams of Detroit and “Top Chef” contestant Rebecca LaMalfa of Chicago. April 24. $150. Shed 5, Alfred at Russell, Detroit. revolverhamtramck.com.
Spanish Evening at Cafe Cortina: Chef Ernesto Louis Antopia will serve his family’s dishes, including tapas, paella and pit-roasted suckling, plus Spanish wines. 7 p.m. April 25. $125 (includes tax and gratuity). (248) 474-3033.
Brunch Bites in downtown Royal Oak: Stroll around the restaurants of downtown Royal Oak to try brunch-style fare. Participating spots include Ale Mary’s Beer Hall, Andiamo, Bigalora, Cafe Muse, La Dulce and others. 9:30 a.m. April 30. $40 in advance, $50 day of. Meet at Bigalora, 711 S. Main, Royal Oak. BrunchBitesEvent.com.
Dining in the Dark Detroit at Great Lakes Culinary Center: Chef Tim Castañeda of Zumba Mexican Catering will prepare a four-course meal that diners enjoy blindfolded in a candlelit room. Includes a Tito’s vodka cucumber martini; cash bar available. 6:30 p.m. May 4. $55. 24101 W. Nine Mile, Southfield. (248) 687-9168.
Wine Party at Mabel Gray: Master sommelier Madeline Triffon teams up with chef James Rigato for an interactive food and wine event with blind pairings, trivia and Q & A. Event includes five courses and 10 wines. 7 p.m. May 9. $150 plus tax and gratuity. (248) 398-4300.
Gin: the Original Flavored Vodka at Grosse Pointe War Memorial: A celebration of this botanical spirit includes six samples and is guided by sommelier Michael Schafer. 7-9 p.m. May 14. $45. 32 Lake Shore, Grosse Pointe Farms. (313) 881-7511.
Whiskey Experience at Eastern Market: Angel’s Envy, Dalmore, Elijah Craig, Four Roses and Balvenie are just some of the brands represented at this tasting event. Proceeds benefit the Luella M. Harden Foundation, which raises money for college scholarships and the Leukemia Society. 6:30 p.m. May 20. $80-$100. Shed 5, 2934 Russell, Detroit. eventbrite.com.