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DSO Volunteer Council Musical Feast
Dreams of Lundi Gras dance in my head as I recall the Echoes of Holiday Splendor Ė the final event in the DSO Volunteer Councilís 2015 series of 18 Musical Feasts. It was hosted by Lucia Zurkowski in her vintage Bloomfield Hills Tudor and prepared by Doug Grech, aka celebrity Chef Duglass Duglass. (Lundi Gras was an annual benefit for the Archives of American Art that moved from the original London Chop House when it closed to Grechís Restaurant Duglass in Southfield.) As he did for the Lundi Gras events, Grech showcased his consummately creative classicism.
Back in January of 2015, I made my first visit to Forest Grill in Birmingham. At the time Brian Polcyn was the man in charge and Nick Janutol was chef de cuisine. My experience was underwhelming and the review spoke to issues with execution. After it was published I had a conversation with another local chef who is a big fan of Janutol, and he assured me that Janutol was an exceptional chef and ...more»
Two Detroit-area chefs compete in the 15th season of Hell’s Kitchen , hosted by noted chef Gordon Ramsay , which premiered on Fox on Friday, January 15, and airs on Wednesdays at 9 p.m. Detroit-native Hassan Musselmani , a local chef/consultant and creator of the Drunken Rooster food truck, and Oak Park-native Jared Bobkin , executive chef of Ferndale’s Local Kitchen and Bar , face ...more»
Week of 5.13.13 Photos for Social Lights events include the HAVENís Promenade of Hope, Healing Waters Dinner Auction, Kadimaís Healthy Body Healthy Mind, Bound Togetherís High Tea, Cinco de Mayo, and the American Diabetes Associationís Unmasked Gala.
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HAVENís Promenade of Hope Event chairs Meg Gordy (left) of Beverly Hills and Lara Phillip of Rochester Hills with decorations chair Deb Roelofs of Troy