Dining calendar: Mother’s Day, food fests and more
Food and beverage events
Titanic Dinner at Mr. B’s Gastropub
This five-course dinner features dishes from the menu on the famous ship, plus wine and cocktail pairings. Formal or 1920s attire is preferred. 7 p.m. Sat. $50. 215 S. Main, Royal Oak. brownpapertickets.com/event/3414767.
Tavolata in Umbria at Cafe Cortina
Enjoy wine and food of the Umbria region, including Urbani black truffles. 5:30 p.m. May 20. $135. 30175 W. 10 Mile, Farmington Hills. (248) 474-3033 or (917) 770-3589.
50th Anniversary Open House at Frankenmuth Cheese Haus
Free cheese, samples, prizes and a celebration of this beloved cheese store. 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. May 23. Free. 561 S. Main, Frankenmuth. frankenmuthcheesehaus.com.
Michigan Wine & Cider Festival at Eastern Market: Sample products from more than 40 Michigan businesses, plus food trucks. 5-8:30 p.m. May 25. 2934 Russell, Detroit. michiganwines.com
Pierogi Fest at Royal Oak Farmers Market
A sampling Polish cuisine from around Metro Detroit. One vendor will be awarded the 2018 Golden Pierogi Award. 6-9:30 p.m. May 24. $10 in advance, $15 at the door (tickets include $5 food voucher). 316 E. 11 Mile, Royal Oak. celebratemetrodetroit.com.
Taste of Ann Arbor: Dozens of restaurants offer samples priced $1-$4, plus local bands. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. June 3. Free admission. Main and Liberty, Ann Arbor. mainstreetannarbor.org.
Rum & Tequila Fest at Eastern Market Shed 5
Part tiki party and part Mexican fiesta, this event has cocktails, tacos, a pig roast and a piñata competition for adults. 6-10 p.m. June 8. $30-$40. 2934 Russell, Detroit. app.gopassage.com/events/rumandtequilafest.
Kendall-Jackson Wine Dinner with James Rigato at the Root
Chef James Rigato comes home to the Root Restaurant & Bar for a Kendall-Jackson wine dinner with Tim O’Halloran. 7 p.m. June 11. $100 per person plus tax and tip. 340 Town Center Blvd., White Lake. (248) 698-2400.
Food Truck Rally at Royal Oak Farmers Market: Music, family fun and a variety of local food trucks. 5-9 p.m. June 13. Free admission. 316 E. 11 Mile, Royal Oak. (248) 246-3079.
Detroit Sushi Festival at Eastern Market: Food from local sushi restaurants and vendors of Japanese of culture. Aug. 24. $27, $54 VIP. Shed 5, 2934 Russell, Detroit. detroitsushifest.comCQ.
Michigan Jewish Food Festival at Eastern Market: Vendors, caterers, speakers, live music, chef demos and more will celebrate Jewish food. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 26. Sheds 5 and 6, Eastern Market, Detroit. hazon.org/detroit.
Mother’s Day dining ideas
London Chop House: A special four-course menu is available, plus live entertainment with the T-Bone Paxton Trio and the Brad McNett Trio. Noon-6 p.m. 155 W. Congress, Detroit. (313) 962-0277.
Apparatus Room at Detroit Foundation Hotel: Recently named by Conde Nast Traveler as one of the best new hotels, the Foundation Hotel’s Apparatus Room will host a buffet brunch on May 13. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $65, $30 for children under 12. 250 W. Larned, Detroit. Book via Open Table or call (313) 800-5600.
Wolfgang Puck Steak at MGM Grand Detroit: Prime rib special featuring 18-ounce cut with choice of side for $75. Add an all-you-can-eat dessert table for $15. 5-10 p.m. 1777 Third, Detroit. (313) 465-1644.
Mario’s: Buffet brunch with carving station, pasta, salads, omelet station, dessert bar and more. $29.95, $13.95 ages 12 and younger. 4222 Second, Detroit. (313) 832-1616.
The Pink Flamingo: A mobile restaurant made of an airstream trailer serves farm-to-table meals at a community garden. There will be vegan and vegetarian options, plus jazz and reggae music and a bonfire. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 2746 Vermont, Detroit. guerrillafooddetroit.com.
Red Dunn Kitchen: Featured Mother’s Day brunch items like crab cake Benedict, vegan biscuits and gravy and “mom-osas” cocktails made with fresh fruit puree. 7 a.m.-3 p.m. brunch, 3-10 p.m. dinner. 1331 Trumbull, Detroit. (313) 887-9477.
Punch Bowl Social: Buffet brunch with omelet and taco stations, breakfast foods, pastries and more. Free mimosa for mom, plus a chance to bowl a strike for a free meal. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $25, $12 ages 6-12. 1331 Broadway, Detroit. (313) 749-9738.
The Roostertail: Bishop Brothers Events presents this Mother’s Day Gospel Brunch with live music and food, plus a release of butterflies along the river to remember departed mothers. 2 p.m. $74.95, $39.95 children younger than 12. 100 Marquette, Detroit. mothersdaygospelbrunch.com.
Sweet Magnolia’s Southern Cooking: Brunch buffet in banquet room, and a la carte service in the dining room. Buffet is $24.95 and seatings are 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. 29221 Northwestern Hwy., Southfield. (248) 281-6641.
The Henry Hotel: Brunch with international bread display, cheese, fruit, charcuterie, shrimp cocktail shooters, salads, omelet station, pasta, carving station and more. Noon-4 p.m. $50, $15 ages 4-12. 300 Town Center, Dearborn. (313) 441-2000.
Jolly Pumpkin Restaurant and Taphouse: This Michigan sour-beer maker’s Royal Oak restaurant is offering a buffet with carved sirloin, omelet station, roasted salmon, breakfast meats, biscuits and gravy, ham, desserts and more. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $25, $20 age 55 and up, $10 age 12 and younger. 419 S. Main, Royal Oak. (248) 544-6250.
Mr. B’s Gastropub: Mother’s Day brunch with bottomless mimosas ($12 extra). noon-2 p.m. $13.99, $3.99 kids. 215 S. Main, Royal Oak. (248) 399-0017.
Ocean Prime: Expanded hours for the holiday, with a special brunch that includes blackened salmon salad, white truffle caviar deviled eggs, crab and eggs and more. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. 2915 Coolidge, Troy. (248) 458-0500.
Eddie V’s Prime Seafood: A three-course, fixed-price brunch menu, plus live piano performance in the lounge, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $49, $15 children. 2100 W. Big Beaver, Troy. (248) 649-7319.
TCBY: On Sunday moms get the first six ounces of their froyo on the house. Find the closest store at tcby.com.