Empson Estates held a wine tasting event on June 17 at Bacco Ristorante in Southfield. The pouring, which drew several dozen wine and food experts, included Barolo and Barbaresco, often referred to as the King and Queen of Italian wines. Photos by Nick Martines.
More than 200 people attended The Garden Party at the Academy of the Sacred Heart in Bloomfield Hills on June 13 to raise funds for the Children's Leukemia Foundation of Michigan and Oakland Community College's Culinary Studies Institute. More than 30 restaurants were featured, including Andiamo, Ocean Prime, Red Coat Tavern, and the Rugby Grill.
The Red Bull Air Race took place in Detroit and Windsor on June 5-6, and included a VIP Party at Reliv in downtown Detroit. The top three racers, in order, were Austria's Hannes Arch, Britain's Paul Bonhomme, and American Kirby Chambliss.
Norman Yatooma's Foundation For the Kids held its' fifth annual Champions for the Kids VIP Dinner and Auction at the Townsend Hotel on June 6th.
BravoBravo! 2010 Destination Fashion held its' 11th annual party at the Detroit Opera House on June 4th. The event included fashion, music, and tastes. All proceeds benefited the Michigan Opera Theatre.
The Muscular Dystrophy Association held its 2010 Black and Blue Ball at the MGM Grand Detroit on May 15.
Following a multi-million-dollar renovation, which includes the new Toasted Oak Grill & Market, the new Baronette Renaissance Detroit-Novi Hotel held a grand opening gala.
Numerous luminaries including U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder, A. Alfred Taubman, and Edsel B. Ford, broke ground for the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights at Wayne State University Law School in Detroit.
The annual dinner for Beyond Basics, a nonprofit organization that pairs certified tutors with students in four Detroit Public Schools who have fallen behind in reading and writing.
The Macomb-Oakland Hospital Taste Fest was held May 26 at the Polish Century Club in Warren.