Women collaborate to share food and stories behind it

Four black woman-owned business will get together for two seatings at Brooklyn Street Local in Corktown Tuesday

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News

Pop-up dining events have become the norm around Metro Detroit, but Tuesday’s event at Brooklyn Street Local in Corktown has a storytelling twist.

Lauren Daniels of Sumptuous Spirits, left, Brittiany Peeler of Relish Catering, Ederique Goudia of Gabriel Hall, Le’Genevieve Squires of Relish Catering and Viana Rickett of Simple Goodness will collaborate for a pop-up dinner Tuesday at Brooklyn Street Local in Corktown.

Four women who own Detroit-based food businesses are collaborating for an intimate four-course dinner. Each entree will be presented with a story on the background and history of the dish.

Edrique Gouida of the upcoming New Orleans-style restaurant Gabriel Hall is joined by Brittiany Peeler and Le’Genevieve Squires of Relish Catering, Viana Rickett of Simple Goodness and Lauren Daniels of Sumptuous Spirits. Each will present a signature dish and talk about family history or culture associated with it.

“I’m so inspired by these ladies and their drive, passion, integrity, selflessness and community focus,” said Gouida in a release announcing the event.

Diners can expect smoked leg of lamb with mint chimichurri, crispy cauliflower, maque choux (a corn dish) with grilled Gulf shrimp and a stone fruit cobbler with house-made vanilla bean ice cream. Each course is paired with a wine or cocktail.

The dinners are 6 and 8:30 p.m. Tuesday and are expected to last two hours each. Tickets are $60 per person and can be purchased via; search for “collaborative pop-up.”

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Collaborative Pop-Up

with Gabriel Hall, Relish Catering, Simple Goodness and Sumptuous Spirits

6 and 8:30 p.m. Tuesday

Brooklyn Street Local

1266 Michigan, Detroit

$60 per person