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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 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 chose 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 Farms, Bowers Harbor Vineyards, Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery, and Blustone Vineyards

Venue Information

Great Lakes Culinary Institute
715 E Front St
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 955-1080
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Organizer Information

Black Star Farms

10844 East Revold Road
Suttons Bay, MI 49682
(231) 944-1270

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Black Star Farms Suttons Bay
(231) 944-1287
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