Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Upcoming Dining Events

Thursday, March 19th: DYP Mixer at Fishbone’s

Join Detroit Young Professionals (DYP) after work at Fishbone's Rhythm Kitchen Café in Southfield.Enjoy networking and intelligent conversation with young professionals in the festive atmosphere of the New Orleans French Quarter delivered with a Midwestern twist. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres.

Where: Fishbone’s Rhythm Kitchen Café, Detroit
When: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Tix: Free admission, no need to RSVP

Thursday, March 19th: Cowley’s Anniversary Wine Tasting

Celebrate Cowley’s 6th Anniversary on Thursday, March 19th with six courses prepared by Chef Zachariah Peterlin with wine pairings and lecture by Sommelier Michael Larranaga
Reservations Required

Where: John Cowley’s & Sons Irish Pub, Farmington
When: 7:00PM-10:00PM
Tix: $30.00 (excluding gratuity)

Tuesday, March 24th: Black Star Farms Wine Dinner

Enjoy The Very Best Of Michigan

We're pleased to welcome Lee Lutes, Winemaker from Black Star Farms Winery, for a memorable evening of fine food and wine.
Our Chefs have designed a special menu that highlights the unique characteristics of each wine, and showcases food products indigenous to Michigan. Each course will be paired and served with a wine that perfectly complements it from Black Star Farms Winery of Michigan. Lee will be describing the pairings as well as provide information and background on each selection.

Please call for reservations. Seating is limited, so please reserve early for this event.

Where: Maggianos Little Italy, Troy
When: 6:00PM-9:30PM
Tix: $55.00

Tuesday, March 24th: Bell’s Brewery Beer Tasting

Join us as we present Rex Halfpenny & Larry Bell for a tasteful discussion on Bell’s Brewery Beers. Rex will discuss the history and style characteristics while you sample a number of beers. $20 will get you light appetizers, your first pint from our taps, the style samples, and Rex’s Informative Oration.

Reservations Recommended
(248) 474-5941

Where: John Cowley & Sons Irish Pub, Farmington
When: 7:00PM-10:00PM
Tix: $20.00

Tuesday, March 24th: South America Wine Tasting

Featured wines of South America. Taste five wines and enjoy light appetizers and a fun-filled evening with Sommelier Robert Bassett. Tax and gratuity included.

Where: Enoteca Campo Marzo, Detroit
When: 6:30PM-8:30PM
Tix: $30.00

Wednesday, March 25th: Detroit Synergy Supper Club at the Rattlesnake
(click on link above for info)

Wednesday, March 25th: Detroit Wine Organization Wine Down Wednesday

A Tribute to the Award Winning Movies and Wines of Francis Ford Coppola

With two wineries in California, one in Sonoma and one in Napa, Francis Ford Coppola has shown he can make incredible wine as well as highly esteemed movies. We will be showcasing a collection of wines from both The Rubicon Estate Winery and The Rosso & Bianco Winery.

Francis Ford Coppola is best known as the FIVE-time Oscar winning Director, Writer, Producer of such films as "The Godfather" trilogy, "Apocalypse Now", "American Graffiti", "The Great Gatsby". In honor of the 36th anniversary of "The Godfather" winning the Academy Award for Best Picture, come join us at Opus One Downtown for a fun and different Wine Down Wednesday. There will be DVD givaways, Trivia contests and more!!

View the wine list at our web site.

Where: Opus One, Detroit
When: 6:00PM-8:00PM
Tix: $40.00 members, $45.00 non-members

Thursday, March 26th: Leaders Workshop with the DYP at Fleming’s Steakhouse

Don't miss this dynamic professional development workshop, where you'll gain valuable tools and insight on how to enhance your leadership skills. $8 in advance, $10 at the door. Complimentary appetizers.

Join us to hear from:
Faris Alami, Founder and CEO of Integration Systems Management, a popular speaker at Chambers of Commerce, Schools and Conferences, Faris Alami has been a featured speaker in Arizona, California, Florida, Michigan, Nevada, Washington D.C and New Mexico. Named 2008 Diversity Business Leader by CORP! Magazine and 2008 Automation Alley Member of the Year Finalist.

The Workshop:
Provide participants with insights and tools on how to strengthen their skills to be part of the next generation of leaders. Steps that you should take to be part of the next generation leaders of the organization,

1. Learn insights with interactive exercises "what does it mean to part of the next generation of leaders"
2. Specific steps to become part of the next generation of leader
3. Implementation plan starting with what you can today to become part of the next generation of leaders.

Thursday, MARCH 26, 2009:
6:30PM-8:00PM - WORKSHOP
8:00PM-9:00PM - MIXER

Where: Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar, Birmingham
When: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Tix: $8.00 advance, $10.00 at the door

Saturday, March 28th: Micro-Brew and Wine Tasting at Black Lotus

Four (4) tastes of four (4) different Micro-Brewed Beer, two (2) tastes of wine and munchies for $15 per person. Ladies, if your husbands (or significant others) like Beer, this is the event that will allow you to be in the same place at the same time. Also, you ladies can learn more about beer, as well.

Drink What You Like.

Where: Black Lotus Brewery, Clawson
When: 6:00PM-10:00PM
Tix: $15.00

Saturday, March 28th: Dips and Sips for the Movement Against MS at Bella Vino Winery

You are cordially invited to attend our first annual “Dips ‘N Sips For The Movement” at Bella Vino Winery, 350 Eureka, Wyandotte, MI 48192 (

A prepaid donation of $20 per person will gain you entrance to the tasting and all the fun.
We will be “sipping” an array of several white and red wines that are made right at Bella Vino’s. There will also be a selection of refreshments for “dipping” provided by MS volunteers.

Please plan to attend and share this experience with other wine lovers and support a wonderful cause. This will be an excellent opportunity to network, taste some excellent wines and have fun with chances to win some great prizes. Spring is almost upon us and what better way to help celebrate then by raising our glasses and sampling some first class vino!

Please reserve your tickets now by either visiting or emailing Cindy Dildine at

Where: Bella Vino Winery, Wyandotte
When: 7:00PM-9:00PM
Tix: $20.00 advance