Pairing the Mitten

Pairing the Mitten

Are you a Michigan vinophile? Self-described local food connoisseur? Lover of all things Michigan? Since you’re on the Awesome Mitten, it’s probably a safe bet that you answered “Yes!” to at least one of those questions. If so, Pairing the Mitten is a can’t miss event.

Though we may be a few months from enjoying strolling winery tours in the Michigan summer sun, that doesn’t mean you have to be deprived of a sip and stroll. On Wednesday January 15th, Detroit staple (and operator of Comerica Park, manager of events at Joe Louis Arena, Cobo Arena, and more) Olympia Entertainment is bringing the delicious vino of eight Michigan wineries to the Fox Theatre in Detroit.

Photo courtesy of Olympia Entertainment
Photo courtesy of Olympia Entertainment

Better yet, these exceptional regional wines will be paired with Michigan inspired cuisine prepared by executive chefs from Olympia Entertainment and MotorCity Casino Hotel. Patrons of Pairing the Mitten will be able to visit stations (organized by region) throughout the historic Fox Theatre to sample these dishes and drinks.

If you have ever wanted to visit a Michigan winery, but were daunted by the vast options, Pairing the Mitten is especially perfect for you. As there will be eight local wine makers attending the event (Chateau Chantel, St. Julian, Fenn Valley, Tabor Hill, Mackinaw Trails Winery, J. Trees Cellars, Sandhill Crane and Black Star Farms), the event is tailor-made for those who crave variety.

So whether you’re a foodie who wants to support Michigan agriculture, a wine-enthusiast who wants to enjoy a huge sampling of the best Michigan has to offer, a lover of architecture who wants to enjoy an evening at the historic Fox Theatre, a patron of the 2014 North American International Auto Show who wants a glamorous evening out in the Motor City, or just looking for a great way to support the Mitten on a Wednesday evening, Pairing the Mitten should absolutely be on your calendar. Get your tickets today!

What Michigan wine is your favorite? Is there a particular pairing you’d love to see at Pairing the Mitten?

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Hi, all! A few years ago, I was fortunate enough to meet Awesome Mitten creator Alex Beaton at one of my favorite Michigan landmarks: Michigan State University. Aside from my indulging Spartan roots with trips to East Lansing, I spend most of my time watching movies, cooking, hanging out with my family, and counting down the days until summer, when I can spend a few more days on any of the beautiful lakes of Michigan. Email me at: hayley@awesomemitten.com