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Fire Up the Grill

Are your grilling recipes in ashes? Are you feeling burnt out on hot dogs and hamburgers? Rekindle your BBQ passion with this cooking class! Chef Frank will light up the grill right outside on the terrace, and walk you through a summer meal you won’t forget.

Tuesday, June 6
6:30—8:30pm

Menu

Grilled shiitake and spring asparagus salad
Hearts of palm, marcona almonds, manchego cheese, and low-sodium citrus vinaigrette

Brandy wine tomato carpaccio
Ripe Alger farms brandy wine tomatoes, Detroit Street brick cheese from Zingerman's, parsley vinaigrette, and roasted sweet cipollini onions

Grilled free-range chicken
Put a twist in your BBQ recipe book with Chef Frank's Traverse City cherry barbecue sauce

Blueberry delight
Agave cured blueberries, homemade lemon curd, lady fingers

$45 per person
Pricing includes full coursed meal with wine pairings, and a cooking demonstration.

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Local on the Lake — Chefs for Vets

Presented by EdibleWOW and Taste the Local Difference

Join EdibleWOW and Taste the Local Difference at The War Memorial for an evening of local food, local chefs, and local entertainment! Six influential chefs are teaming up to craft a secret menu featuring local ingredients with impeccable wine pairings provided by The Wine Counselor®, Michael Schafer. A portion of the evening's proceeds will benefit local charity No Veteran Left Behind.

Each chef will personally introduce his course as you dine in The War Memorial ballroom overlooking Lake St. Clair, enjoying a special barn-chic ambiance designed exclusively for this event. Local on the Lake — Chefs for Vets is sure to be a night to remember, and certainly not one to miss!

Thursday, June 8, 2017
6:30pm


Featuring local celebrity chefs

Chef Frank Turner of The War Memorial
Chef Brian Kanak of Toasted Oak
Chef John Piazza of Dorsey Schools
Chef Jeff Rose of C.A.Y.A. Smokehouse Grill
Chef Freeman Gunnell of Cornwall Bakery
Chef Greg Mudge of Mudgie’s Deli

The evening will be emceed by WDET's Ann Delisi
Entertainment provided by J.C. Whitelaw

$90 per person, available exclusively through EdibleWOW
Tickets are not available for purchase through The War Memorial

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ABC — Anything But Chardonnay

A bit bored with Chardonnays? From crisp and zesty to smooth and silky you'll enjoy a wide range of white wines from all over the globe. Discover six mouth-watering alternatives to Chardonnay! You'll be amazed at the variety of white wines available for summer sipping. Light fare provided.

Thursday, June 8, 2017
7:00 p.m.—9:00 p.m.

$35 per person

The Wine Counselor® Michael Schafer

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Vodka Varieties

Yes, vodka varies, a lot! Experience 6 very different versions of the most popular spirit on the planet. Learn what makes each vodka unique and why they have such distinctive flavors. You'll be surprised at the differences once you're an expert!  Light fare provided.

Thursday, June 15, 2017
7:00 p.m.—9:00 p.m.

$45 per person

The Wine Counselor® Michael Schafer

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The Big Three of White Wine Grapes

Chardonnay, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc are the most popular white grapes. You'll enjoy two expressions (total of six wines) of each grape while learning why the same grape can taste so different! New world and old world versions will be compared and contrasted in a fun and informative way. Light fare provided.

Thursday, July 13, 2017
7:00 p.m.—9:00 p.m.

$35 per person

The Wine Counselor® Michael Schafer

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The Joys of Gin

Have you ever wondered what really goes into making your martini? Originally used as medicine, gin is a unique drink. Learn about the different styles of this juniper berry beverage while sampling six different gins. The differences will astound you! Light fare provided.

Thursday, July 20, 2017
7:00 p.m.—9:00 p.m.

$45 per person

The Wine Counselor® Michael Schafer

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