Enter to win tickets for spring-themed Dish and Design

Maureen Feighan
The Detroit News
Guests are treated to smokey goodness from Chef Jeremy Grandon of J Bird Smoked Meats.  Detroit News Homestyle's Dish and Design Red, White and BBQ at the Great Lakes Culinary Center in Southfield, Michigan on June 27, 2018.

Ready for spring after this endless winter? Get some ideas for how to welcome spring into your home and your decor with the first Dish & Design event of 2019 on March 20.

Tickets are sold out for the "Swing into Spring" themed event, which will start at 6 p.m. at the Great Lakes Culinary Center in Southfield.

But we have some pairs to give away and they can be yours if you enter to win here

There will be a mix of speakers and demonstrations, offering their expertise on everything from spring plantings and gardening ideas to how to get organized. 

Speakers are slated to include:

  • Max Hardy of River Bistro Detroit
  • Nancy Szerlag, Detroit News Garden Columnist
  • Gayle McNally, Interior Designer
  • Shelly Shallcross of We Heart Organizing

Appetizers will also be provided by executive chef Reva Constantine of the Great Lakes Culinary Center. 

Dish & Design, now in its fifth year, is a series of reader-engagement events designed to offer tips on everything from cooking and decorating to entertaining.

If you haven't been to a Dish and Design event before, here's what you're missing: 

In December, we welcomed the holiday season with a new spin on decorating and gift-giving. Mary Liz Curtin of Leon & Lulu hosted and brought everyone back to their inner child with her gift ideas. Chef Omar Mitchell of Craft Creative Catering showed how to bring the "wow factor" with an herb infused shrimp satay with a sticky holiday rice.

In September, we focused on the shifting role of kitchens and how to create the perfect space for both cooking and entertaining. The event took place at EuroAmerica Design in Troy and featured design experts from the Ciot showroom and drinks from Bad Luck Bar.

Before that, in July, we went more traditional with a "Red, White & BBQ" celebration. The event at Great Lakes Culinary Institute covered everything from creating fresh summer tablescapes for your next grill-out to unique cocktails.