Local pop-up chefs are bringing diverse dining options to Detroit. Break up your dinner routine with these local pop-ups and social gatherings around the city.
Back from the Philippines with inspiration in hand, Sarap co-owners Dorothy Hernandez and Jake Williams will be hosting another family-style dinner celebrating the food of Bicol, the Philippine province where Hernandez’s mother is from, using local ingredients. A winter green salad, crispy dilis (anchovies), taro leaf-stuffed porchetta, ginataang gulay (vegetables braised in coconut milk), and more highlight the menu. $50. 7 p.m. March 4. The Farmer’s Hand, 1701 Trumbull Ave., Detroit; 313-377-8262. Early tickets are now sold out, but sign up for the wait list.
Honor the women in your life with a five-course meal from Dr. Sushi, Tribalfare, Peace Meal Kitchen, and Warda Patisserie. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Freedom House in support of women seeking asylum in the United States and Canada. $50. 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. March 5. Brooklyn Street Local, 1266 Michigan Ave., Detroit; 313-262-6547.
As part of on ongoing dinner series prepared by some of Detroit’s top chefs, Grey Ghost will take to Shed 5 in Eastern Market for a four-course meal, paired with signature cocktails on tap. Proceeds will benefit the Eastern Market Corporation. $50. 7 p.m. March 13. Eastern Market, Shed #5, Detroit; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Past contestants of Fox’s Hell’s Kitchen including Kim Ryan, Christine Hazel, Barrett Beyer, Hassan Musselmani, and Jared Bobkin will come together to prepare a six-course meal at Cuisine in Detroit. Additional wine pairings will also be available. The dinner will conclude with a meet and greet and Q & A. $85. 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. March 12, Cuisine, 670 Lothrop, Detroit; 248-227-0035.
Detroit chef Sopheana Duch will celebrate the start of a new season with a dinner ode to the end of winter. Dishes will include heartwarming comfort foods and fresh leafy greens. Vegan options are also available. $60. 5:30 p.m. Feb. 27. Great Lakes Coffee, 3965 Woodward Ave., Detroit.
At the Royce’s premiere pop-up event, chef Warung Keke will serve a four-course Indonesian meal complete with satay, made with seasoned grilled meat, and spicy beef rendang. Optional wine pairings are also available. $45-$55. 6 p.m. Feb. 27. The Royce Detroit, 76 W. Adams Ave., Detroit; 734-716-0714.