Food & Drink Pop-Up Events in Metro D this March
By: Cara Boyer
March 4, 2016
Pop-ups have gained popularity in recent years, and as such, we metro Detroiters have experienced the luxury of tasting a variety of cuisines and perusing retail shops we may never have known of otherwise.
Enter BRUT Detroit, Northwest Detroit’s pop-up wine experience, hosting its first of many wine tastings at Page’s Bookshop tonight at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tonight’s guests will taste both red and white wines throughout the evening.
“It is a wine education with a tasting. We’re exploring five different wines that are kind of classic, but affordable and fun,” Nicole Mangis, co-founder of BRUT Detroit said.
Local sommelier Mike Fifer will walk guests through the tasting, including aromatics, coloring, palate and etiquette. The evening will end with the opportunity for guests to ask questions, then the team will welcome their second seating.
While both of tonight’s seatings are sold out, tickets are available for BRUT Detroit’s next pop-up event: a rose educational tasting paired with sweets on Friday, April 1, followed by a Cinco de Mayo themed event with Latin wines and cheeses on Friday, May 6. Tickets cost $20, or two for $35.
BRUT Detroit hopes to eventually open a brick and mortar location and return the favor by hosting other Detroit-based pop-ups.
Later this month, chef Kate Williams will host the second weekend in her Lady of the Market pop-up dinner series at Eastern Market on Friday, March 18 and Saturday, March 19. The pop-up series serves as a preview event for Williams’ new restaurant, Lady of the House, opening in Detroit in late 2016.
“The Lady of the Market dinner series will feature much of the farm focused European influenced food that will be at the restaurant,” Williams said. “It will feature amazing Detroit artisans (and) craftsmen throughout each dinner and in the restaurant. The dinner is intimate, previewing the atmosphere at the restaurant, (which) will be around 40 seats.”
Each pop-up dinner hosts between 16 to 22 guests, and while the menu for this month’s dinner is not yet set, it will feature farm fresh ingredients.
“There have been great restaurants and chefs here for years, but (it) seems to be now magnified. It’s a really fun time to be cooking and eating in the area,” Williams said of Detroit’s culinary scene.
Other food and beverage pop-ups sprouting up in Metro Detroit this month include:
- The Blu Kitchen Macaron Mini Pop-Up at Detroit Marshmallow Co. on Saturday, March 5
- Jessi Patuano of Bacco Ristorante at Yemans Street on Friday, March 11
- Grey Ghost Pop-Up Lamb Dinner at The Meeting House on Monday, March 14
Don’t miss out on any of these exclusive dining and drinking opportunities in the D!