Friday, May 15, 2009

Upcoming Dining Events

Saturday, May 16th: Royal Oak Wine Stroll

Join us on May 16, 2009 from 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. in downtown Royal Oak for the 5th Annual Royal Oak Wine Stroll, presented by the Royal Oak Restaurant Association in conjunction with the Downtown Development Authority.
As in years past, the wine stroll will offer patrons the opportunity to explore and experience the diverse restaurants the city has to offer. Strollers will enjoy featured wines and signature hors d'oeuvres from downtown restaurants and shops.
Participating restaurant locations include: Andiamo’s, Bastone’s, BlackFinn, Mr. B’s, Oak City Grille, O’ Toole’s, Oxford Inn, Pronto!, and Rock on Third.
Numerous retail locations will also be participating this year. Stores serving wine include: 5th & Fringe Salon & Spa, Bright Ideas Furniture, Chozen by BC, Cloverleaf Fine Wine, Creative Arts Studio, The Annex, Vintner’s Cellar of Royal Oak, Write Impressions and WOW Smile Express.

Several other retail locations will be offering appetizers and/or discounts exclusively for wine strollers, including Douglas J, LadyBug Shoppe, Noir Leather and Shine.

Tickets are on sale now at participating locations for the event, $30 in advance or $40 day of the event. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southeast Michigan and the Royal Oak Historical Society.

For more information, please visit or, or call 248.246.3065.

Where: Royal Oak
When: Noon-5:00PM
Tix: $30.00 advance, $40.00 same day

Monday, May 18th: Eric Soloman Wine Tasting at Mon Jin Lau

Call Mon Jin Lau for Ticket includes tax and Gratuity-all ticket sales are final
Reservations 248-689-2332 and ask for Sharon or Bryan

Over 2 dozen wines from Eric’s incredible portfolio of Southern France and Spanish wines

Ye Olde Wine Shoppe, Mon Jin Lau and the wine portfolio of Eric Solomon are
teaming up to bring you this incredible walk around tasting featuring some of
the finest wine values in the world! Eric Solomon was one of Robert Parker’s Wine
Personalities of the year, and he is one of this years James Beard wine award
semi-finalists!-Simply put-the wines he brings to us are incredible! The evening
will include access to over 2 dozen handpicked wine selections, Mon Jin Lau’s
famous appetizers and a special “Component table”. Advanced Sommelier Arthur
Black will be on hand offering added insight to the wines at the final table
showcasing some of the aromas and flavor components found in them and techniques
on how to pick them up in your glass. This table will feature 6 world class
wines with reviews of 93-95 points! You are sure to come away from this tasting
having learned something! Local Wine Merchant Dennis Walsh of Ye Olde Wine
Shoppe will also be on hand and offer special show prices on all the wines
presented during the evening. Don’t miss this opportunity to taste some of the
finest wines from the celebrated regions of Priorat, Ribera del Duero, Rias
Baixas, Rioja, Cotes du Rhone and more!

Where: Mon Jin Lau, Troy
When: 6:00PM-8:00PM
Tix: $30.00 advance, $35.00 at the door

Wednesday, May 20th: An Evening With Scott Woodward at Big Rock Chophouse

An Evening with Scott Woodward Owner of Appellation Wine Company:
Hors d’oeuvres
7:00 pm
$100.00 per Guest
Inclusive of Tax and Gratuity
To Purchase Tickets
(248) 647-7774

Where: Big Rock Chophouse, Birmingham
When: 6:30PM
Tix: $100.00

Wednesday, May 20th: Central Coast California Wine Tasting at John Cowley’s

Join us twice a month for our Wednesday night wine tasting featuring Sommelier Mike Larranaga. We will sample four wines each paired with a regional cuisine small plate prepared by Chef Zachariah Peterlin.

$30/person - Reservations Required 248-474-5941

Where: John Cowley & Sons Irish Pub, Farmington Hills
When: 7:00PM-10:00PM
Tix: $30.00