Thursday, April 23, 2009

Upcoming Dining Events

A great mix of events with wine tastings, a scotch ale tasting, cooking classes, and food story sharing!

Friday, April 24th: Fridays at Flemings presents “Great Wines of the Great Northwest”

Wines from Washington and Oregon will be featured in this casual, entertaining walk-around tasting with appetizers prepared by Chef Partner Mark Strausberg. To purchase tickets log onto or purchase at Flemings the night of event.

Where: Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar, Livonia
When: 6:00PM-8:00PM
Tix: $35.00

Friday, April 24th: Art After Dark at the Costick Center

Art After Dark allows you to taste a selection of 30+ fine wines and a wonderful array of delectable, complimentary foods, all from Whole Foods Market, while strolling through over 200 pieces of artwork for exhibit and sale, all part of the Farmington Area Festival of the Arts. Live jazz filters through the room, compliments of the 20-piece OCC Jazz Band. The atmosphere is elegant but not dressy--lots of fun for all. And the food and wine are GREAT! Don't miss it!

Where: Costick Center, Farmington Hills
When: 7:00PM-10:00PM
Tix: $20.00 advance, $25.00 at the door

Saturday, April 25th: Great Lakes Bioneers Detroit’s Food Stories at the First Unitarian Universalist Church

Please join us for a day of tales and food, to celebrate the Earth, the new growing season, and our Detroit neighbors who will share their stories about food. Please bring your own food stories to share. Lunch will be provided by Chef Phil Jones of Jones Urban Foods. The Lab's Angela Newsom shares her "Food Story" at this exciting event.

Where: First Unitarian Universalist Church, Detroit
When: 10:00AM-3:30PM
Tix: $3.00-$10.00 suggested donation

Sunday, April 26th: Michigan VegFest

VegFest features food from local restaurants, lectures, cooking demonstrations and free samples. Detroit Evolution Laboratory will have a table and the Lab's Angela Newsom will offer a Raw Foods demonstration. Ferndale High School 881 Pinecrest in Ferndale (south of 9 mile, west of woodward). Admission is $10 at the door $5 for students and free to kids under 6 and VegMichigan members.

Where: Ferndale High School, Ferndale
When: Noon-5:00PM
Tix: $10.00, $5.00 students

Tuesday, April 28th: Scotch Ales Tasting at John Cowley & Sons

Join us as we present Rex Halfpenny for a tasteful discussion on Scotch Ales. 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.

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

Tuesday, April 28th: Raw Gourmet Kitchen Class

The preparation of Raw Foods can be simple or quite complex. For this Raw Gourmet Kitchen Class Angela will share elegant healthy recipes that will inspire beginning and advanced Raw Foodists alike. In this class we will prepare a mouth watering Raw Caponata served with Angel-hair Zucchini Noodles and incredible Raw Garlic Bread. The perfect meal for a lovely spring dinner.

Where: Detroit Evolution Laboratory, Detroit
When: 7:00PM-9:00PM
Tix: $30.00

Wednesday, April 29th: A Taste of Italy at Enoteca Campo Marzio

Wine tasting celebrating Italy. Fun and informative event hosted by sommelier Robert Bassett. Includes appetizers, tax and gratuity.

Where: Enoteca Campo Marzio, Detroit
When: 6:30PM-8:30PM
Tix: $30.00 all-inclusive