Michigan Wine Great Lakes Culinary Challenge

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    Celebrate Michigan Wine Month, support our local culinary scene, and foster an up-and-coming chef in one fun evening! The beautiful bay views at Lobdell's Teaching Restaurant will be the setting for this fantastic strolling wine and food affair. Your ticket includes tastings of six inspired small plates and 12 locally renowned wines.

    • This is a culinary challenge for current Great Lakes Culinary Institute students to provide them:
      • Local and regional exposure
      • Real world experience
      • Increased knowledge of local wines
      • Insight and guidance from professional chefs
    • Participating students will develop a small plate that will pair with a style of wine, such as unoaked Chardonnay or dry rosé.
    • The public will choose the six finalists/small plates via a social media voting poll prior to the event beginning April 1st. Please follow Black Star Farms and Bowers Harbor Vineyards on Facebook to participate!
    • The finalists will present their small plates, paired with local wine from Black Star Farms and Bowers Harbor Vineyards the night of the event.
    • A panel of local chefs will judge the finalists and choose a winner that evening.
    • The winner will be awarded a $1000 scholarship and will present their small plate at two popular wine and food events.

    To purchase tickets for this event, please click here.