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Detroit Restaurant Week 2011

Detroit Restaurant Week starts today! There are 21 great Detroit restaurants on the list from Roast and Iridescence to Cusine & La Dolce Vita ( a new comer to DRW). You can view the full list here.

For $28 you get a 3 course meal at any of those restaurants, and I would recommend getting reservations early.

Which restaurant are you excited about? Let me know where you go and what you think of it!

x Mira x

James Beard Celebrity Chef Tour – Rugby Grille

James Beard HouseCelebrity Chef Tour” comes to The Rugby Grille at Birmingham’s Townsend Hotel on Sept 22. The dinners raise money for the James Beard Foundation. The Celebrity Chef Tour brings James Beard Award winners and other celebrity chefs to venues around the country for spectacular dining events.

So who will be cooking for you? Chef Aaron Butts of Joseph Decuis and Chef David Gilbert of Forest Grill will join TheTownsend’s Executive Chef Jim Bologna for a culinary adventure throughout the evening. You can read more about the chefs and the event here.

What to expect? You will be enjoying passed hors d’ouevres, a multi-course dinner and expert wine parings. Some items on the menu include  mini Wagyu burgers with heirloom tomato jam and blue cheese mousse and foie gras enrobed in licorice. Yum yum!

The Celebrity Chef Tour starts at 6 pm on Thursday, September 22. All-inclusive tickets for are $160 and are on sale now.

What’s Cooking Detroit + Ticket Giveaway

image credit: Food Network, What’s Cooking Detroit

What’s Cooking Detroit is next weekend, Sept 24 & 25 at the Palace. It is a showcase of food and wine with some of your favorite Food Network Chef’s as well as other personal chefs, specialty food vendors and more.

There will be many food cooking demonstrations and tastings. The “main” demonstrations will be by Claire Robinson from 5 Ingredient Fix, Aida Mollenkamp from Ask Aida, and Anne Thornton from Dessert First with Anne Thornton. You can also check out the list of other chefs and personalities.

You can buy tickets here. They are $20 for one day admission, and $33 for two day admission. The event is on Saturday 24th from 1 p.m. – 7  p.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Courtesy of the good folks over at the Palace, I have two sets of tickets to giveaway. If you win and your hubby/wife/lover has been bad, just leave them at home and take a friend instead 😉

Ticket Giveaway will end Wednesday night at midnight EST. To enter, just comment below on what your favorite Food Network show is. Super duper easy, right? You know me, I love to give additional entries, but you still have to comment below for entries. (Giveaway is now over) For this one, you can do:

1)Tweet this: @mirauncut is giving away tickets for What’s Cooking Detroit at @ThePalace featuring @FoodNetwork chefs http://bit.ly/miraticketgiveaway

2) “Like” me on Facebook to keep up to date with my future recipes, reviews & giveaway

Add an additional comment separately saying which of the above two you did. For eg. if you tweet, add a comment saying “I tweeted it…” Please make sure to include a valid e-mail so I can contact you. Winners will be chosen and notified on Thursday. Tickets will be at will call at the event.

9/22 – Congrats to the winners Wendi Churchman & David Moss!

50-City Cookie CAREAVAN Tour

photo credit: DoubleTree by Hilton

If you don’t like free cookies, then stop reading right now :).

The DoubleTree by Hilton has its Cookie Care-avan going around the whole nation celebrating their 25th anniversary for there iconic chocolate chip cookie they provide to all guests at check-in. Its a crazy trip their cookie truck is taking from Atlanta to Austin, Miami to Minneapolis and St. Louis to Seattle. Its a specially designed food truck embarked on a 10-week, 10,000-mile, 50-city journey.

photo credit: AP Images

On Thursday, June 23, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Cookie CAREavan will arrive at Campus Martius Park to hand out free cookies while supplies last. So make sure to join them and enjoy some free cookies! They also have many other giveaways with the grand prize of a five-day/four-night vacation and airfare for two to any DoubleTree by Hilton property in the U.S.

photo credit: AP Images

Follow them on Facebook to get the low-down on if they are in your town. They are also the sponsor of Food Network’s The Great Food Truck Race, which premieres on August 14th at 10p/9c.

p.s. This is not an ad, and I am not getting anything out of this, other than good karma for sharing info about free cookies! 🙂

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