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Michigan Wine Great Lakes Culinary Challenge

Wednesday, May 27, 2020
6:30 pm (Expired)
Lobdell's Teaching Restaurant
715 E Front St
Traverse City, MI 49686
Cost: $70 per person
Contact & More Info
Contact: Kimberly Zacharias
Email: kzacharias@blackstarfarms.com
Phone: (231) 944-1287
Event posted by: Black Star Farms

 The beautiful bay views at Lobdell's Teaching Restaurant will be the setting for this fantastic strolling wine and food affair. Your ticket includes a welcome pour, tastings of 6 inspired small plates paired with 12 locally renowned wines, and bite-sized desserts.


  • This is a culinary challenge for current Great Lakes Culinary Institute students to provide them with:
    • 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 6 finalists/small plates via voting polls on social media beginning March 29, 2020. Follow any of the links from the sponsors below to participate.
  • A panel of local chefs will judge the finalists and choose a winner that evening.
  • The winner will be awarded a $1000 scholarship and have the opportunity to present their small plate at an upcoming local wine and food event.
  • Attendees will also be able to vote for their favorite dish during the event. The "people's choice" winner will receive a $250 scholarship.

Sponsored by Traverse City Tourism, Black Star FarmsBowers Harbor VineyardsBrys Estate Vineyard & Winery, and Blustone Vineyards