10 Metro Detroit Food Events to Check Out this December
Eat, drink, and be merry!
Alex Young Pop-Up at Frame // Photograph by courtesy of Joe Vaughn/Frame
’Tis the season for a little gluttony. After all, you still have a few more weeks until those New Year’s resolutions. Eat, drink, and be merry at these 10 festive pop-ups, wine tastings, and dinners.
Miracle at The Skip Bar: Christmas-themed pop-up bar Miracle has set up shop at The Skip in downtown Detroit as part of a worldwide, 50-city event. Decked out in holiday decor, the month-long event will feature Christmas-themed cocktails with festive names to match. Nov. 24 - Dec. 24. The Skip, The Belt Alley, 1234 Library St., Detroit; theskipdetroit.com
Alex Young Pop-Up at Frame: Experience French cuisine cooked by James Beard Foundation award winner Alex Young at Frame inside Joebar. Young will prepare an eight-course Parisian meal as a preview for his upcoming Ann Arbor restaurant, The Standard Bistro and Larder. Dec. 1-3. $75. Frame, 23839 John R. Rd., Hazel Park; framehazelpark.com
Gingerbread Houses at Love & Buttercream: Build a sturdy gingerbread house with family and friends at Birmingham’s Love & Buttercream. The Gingerbread House Social will feature all the ingredients to construct a gingerbread house as well as snacks and hot cocoa. Dec. 9. $48+. Love & Buttercream, 746 E. Maple Rd., Birmingham; 248-850-7207; loveandbuttercream.com
Republic Tour de Vin: Republic’s Tour de Vin comes to a close this month. Sous Chef Chris Demuth will prepare a five-course Italian dinner in collaboration with Sean Sutton of Michigan’s Woodberry Wines to celebrate the end of the successful wine dinner series. Dec. 14. $100. Republic Tavern, 1942 Grand River Ave., Detroit; 313-446-8360; republictaverndetroit.com
Meet the Winemaker Tasting: The Royce and Woodberry Wine are hosting Mary Bradley from Côtière in the Santa Ynez Valley. Sample five wines from Côtière along with meat and cheese pairings. Dec. 2. $15. The Royce Detroit, 76 W. Adams Ave., Detroit; 313-481-2160; theroycedetroit.com
Treasure Trove Wine Tasting: Try wine from California and Australia at Birmingham’s The Bird & The Bread. The tasting will feature 35 top wines as well as strolling appetizers. Dec. 6. $50. The Bird & The Bread, 210 S. Old Woodward Ave., Birmingham; 248-203-6600; thebirdandthebread.com
Sugar House Drinking Team - Pappy v. Weller Blind Tasting: Think you know your whiskey? Blind taste test four premium Pappy Van Winkle and Weller whiskies, courtesy of Buffalo Trace Distillery. Dec. 16. $95. The Sugar House, 2130 Michigan Ave., Detroit; 313-962-0123; sugarhousedetroit.com
Nourish: Pop-Up Dinner Series (Feat. SheWolf): As part of Eastern Market’s pop-up dinner series, Chef Anthony Lombardo will prepare a five-course holiday dinner. The Roman-inspired menu is a preview of Lombardo’s upcoming Midtown restaurant, SheWolf. Dec. 4. $50+. Eastern Market Community Kitchen, Shed 5, 2934 Russell St., Detroit; easternmarket.com
Pierogi Pop Up at Kuhnhenns: Fill up on pierogies at Kuhnhenn Brewing Co. A variety of the Polish dumplings will be available for purchase, as well as various soups and sides. Dec. 1. $3+. Kuhnhenn Brewing Co., 5919 Chicago Rd., Warren; 586-979-8361
Detroit Beer, Wine, and Holiday Spirits: Two of Detroit’s biggest holiday parties, the Detroit Beer, Wine, and Holiday Spirits Craft Cocktail Party are coming together for a once-in-a-winter evening of beers, wine, and craft cocktails. Detroit cover band Cosmic Groove will perform and food from local restaurants will be available for purchase. Dec. 15. $20+. Beacon Park Detroit, 1903 Grand River Ave., Detroit; 248-543-1000; detroitbeerandwinefest.com