Metro Detroiters hungry for a truly original dining experience will be wowed by the spring edition of Savor Detroit, presented by Hour Detroit magazine, featuring one-night-only menus created in a culinary collaboration between one metro Detroit chef and – for the first time – one celebrated guest star from around the country each night from 6 to 10 p.m., April 25 to 29 at the Great Lakes Culinary Center in Southfield, Michigan. A portion of the proceeds from a silent auction at the event will benefit the charitable efforts of Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan.
The highly-anticipated five-night cooking series is held twice a year in the spring and fall, inviting attendees to get a taste as various chefs infuse their style and expertise into one delicious meal. The experience includes a one-of-a-kind, four-course meal and dessert complete with thoughtfully selected wine pairings, a cocktail hour, light appetizers, live entertainment and art installation by Asia Hamilton and Katie Hawley.
Acclaimed local chefs like Andy Hollyday of Selden Standard, recently named Hour Detroit’s 2016 Restaurant of the Year, and James Rigato of Mabel Gray and The Root Restaurant & Bar will cook alongside nationally lauded chefs bringing their culinary chops to the spring edition of Savor Detroit which include former competitors on Bravo’s Top Chef and Food Network’s Iron Chef America.
“We are thrilled to host the guest chefs from around the country and to sample a taste of their work at Savor Detroit,” said Lauren Mohon, marketing and events director for Hour Media. “It’s also a great opportunity for them to see what’s going on in Detroit’s culinary scene as they collaborate with some of our best chefs, who bring amazing talent to the table.”
The spring 2016 Savor Detroit will feature:
· April 25 – Luciano del Signore of Bacco in Southfield with Tom Lents of Sixteen Restaurant in Chicago
· April 26 – Doug Hewitt of Chartreuse Kitchen & Cocktails in Detroit with Paul Virant of Perennial Virant in Chicago
· April 27 – Andy Hollyday of Selden Standard in Detroit with George Pagonis of Kapnos & Kapnos Taverna in Washington, D.C.
· April 28 – Brendon Edwards of Standby in Detroit with Rich Rosendale of Rosendale Collective in Lansdowne, Virginia
· April 29 – James Rigato of Mabel Gray in Hazel Park, and The Root Restaurant & Bar in White Lake, with Mei Lin, Bravo’s Top Chef winner, season 12, from Los Angeles
Tickets are on sale for $125 per person per night. Seats are very limited for this popular event, and waitlists are forming for the spring edition. For more information on the spring 2016 edition of Savor Detroit, visit www.hourdetroit.com or www.savordetroit.com, and stay tuned for information on the upcoming fall 2016 Savor Detroit.
For food-lovers with a culinary flair of their own, Hour Detroit offers a chance to emulate metro Detroit’s most respected chefs and “savor Detroit” in their own kitchen with the Savor Detroit Vol. 1 cookbook. Featuring a compilation of exclusive recipes from past Savor Detroit events, the vibrantly designed cookbook includes wine pairing suggestions, craft cocktail recipes, chef bios and more, and allows at-home cooks to recreate meals created by 20 of metro Detroit’s noted chefs. Savor Detroit Vol. 1 is available for $19.95 at www.savordetroit.com.
This spring’s art installation features the work of two accomplished local artists, including the striking images of Detroit native and accomplished photographer Asia Hamilton, founder of Nozomi Live Photography, and photography workshop teacher under the name Photo Sensei San Diego, Dallas, Chicago and Detroit, and the fine art of Katie Hawley, co-founder of art gallery and performance venue North End Studios Collective, LLC, and a frequent collaborator and curator in local and international art shows and publications.