Mother’s Day brunch and other local dining events
Mother’s Day Brunch Buffets
Mother’s Day is May 8.
Punch Bowl Social: All moms get a free mimosa and a chance to bowl a strike and win a free meal. The buffet has carved ham, omelet bar, monkey bread French toast, jambalaya and children’s items. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $29, $15 ages 7-15. 1331 Broadway, Detroit. (313) 749-9738.
Joe Muer Seafood: If your mom likes seafood, this is the brunch with omelets, shrimp, sushi, maple-cured bacon, Belgian waffles, oysters, salmon Wellington and more. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $47.99, $19.99 children older than 5. 400 Renaissance Center, Detroit. (313) 567-6837.
■Bloomfield Township: 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $29.95 adults, $14.95, ages 7-10. 6676 Telegraph, Bloomfield Township. (248) 865-9300.
■Clarkston: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $29.95, $14.95 ages 5-10. Dinner buffet 4-7 p.m. $34.95, $18.95 ages 5-10. 7228 N. Main, Clarkston. (248) 620-9300.
■Dearborn: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $29.95, $14.95 ages 5-10. 21400 Michigan, Dearborn. (313) 359-3300.
■Detroit: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $32.95, $14.95 ages 4-10. 400 Renaissance Center, Detroit. (313) 567-6700.
■Livonia: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $29.95, $14.95 ages 5-10. 38703 W. Seven Mile, Livonia. (734) 953-3200.
■Warren: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $29.95, $14.95 ages 4-10. 7096 E. 14 Mile, Warren. (586) 268-3200.
Brownie’s On the Lake: A carving station with roast beef and turkey breast, plus quiches, seafood, pasta, breakfast foods, pastries and more. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $26.95, $15.95 ages 5-10. 24214 Jefferson, St. Clair Shores. (586) 445-8080.
C.A.Y.A. Smokehouse Grill: Buffet brunch includes eggs and French toast, cold salads, carved meats and desserts. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $24.95, $19.95 11 and younger. 1403 S. Commerce, Wolverine Lake. (248) 438-6741.
Rattlesnake Club: Carved leg of lamb, fruits, salads, made-to-order omelets and more, plus stuff for kids. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $39, $12 ages 4-12 (plus tax and 21 percent gratuity). 300 River Place, Detroit. (313) 567-4400.
Community House: Breakfast and lunch items include cinnamon apple French toast, seared Atlantic salmon, chicken Florentine and more. 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. $35, $12 ages 4-11. 380 S. Bates, Birmingham. (248) 644-5832.
Food and beverage events
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. Sat. $40 in advance, $50 day of. Meet at Bigalora, 711 S. Main, Royal Oak. BrunchBitesEvent.com.
Yalla Eat! Culinary Walking Tours in Dearborn: Stroll down Michigan visiting more than a dozen Arab-American food establishments like Mocha Cafe, Sheeba II, Habib’s Cuisine and more. The two-and-a-half hour tours include free admission to the Arab American National Museum, 1 p.m. Sat. and Tues., also May 7, 10 and 14. $20, $15 museum members. Start at AANM, 13624 Michigan, Dearborn. (313) 582-2266.
Michigan, May I? at Grosse Pointe War Memorial: This cooking class and dinner is a five course, Michigan-influenced meal with chef Frank Turner. It includes carrot hummus, scallop and smoked salmon cakes, lemon lentil soup, sauteed Michigan lake perch and agave and fresh berry parfait. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wed. $35. 32 Lake Shore Drive, Grosse Pointe Farms. (313) 881-7511.
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. Wed. $55. 24101 W. Nine Mile, Southfield. (248) 687-9168.
Tequila’s Temptations at Birmingham Community House: Learn about the history and process of tequila. 7-9 p.m. May 5. $39. 380 S. Bates, Birmingham. (248) 644-5832.
Wine Tasting in Guardian Building: This wine tasting event is a fundraiser for Pontiac’s Furniture Bank, which helps homeless families in the area get back on their feet. 7-10 p.m. May 7. $50. 500 Griswold, Detroit. (248) 332-1300 ext. 209.
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.
Abruzzese Spring Harvest Dinner at Bacco Ristorante: Chefs Luciano DelSignore of Bacco and James Rigato of Mabel Gray prepare a five-course Italian meal. 7 p.m. May 16. $75, $40 additional for wine pairing. 29410 Northwestern, Southfield. (248) 356-6600.
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.