After a long day, the last thing most people want to do is cook an entire four-course meal. But the prospect sounds much more appealing when Chef Michael Spatafore is in charge. Armed with all the necessary groceries for an epic feast, the chef stops by homes to create healthy dishes rooted in Italian flavors. Sometimes he even teaches people how to cook the meals themselves.
Whether they're going to be learning to cook or just dining, clients can select their meals in advance from a menu featuring veal parmesan and chicken alfredo as well as plenty of kosher and vegetarian options. No matter what they choose, they’re in for a good time. Chef Michael has 20 years of standup experience, including gigs opening for Richard Lewis and Rob Schneider, so cooking with him is as entertaining as rolling over bubble wrap in a bulldozer. He even cleans everything up after dinner.
OPUS Bar, located within the lavish OPUS Hotel Vancouver, loads its lounge with an eclectic ensemble of light bar fare and a fierce variety of palatable potables. Properly prep stomachs for the delightful drinkables with an "O" Bite such as the pecorino fries, an upscale interpretation of crispy fries accented by luxurious black-truffle oil, chives, and grated pecorino cheese ($9). Dredge crispy squid through decadent kewpie mayo and exotic sweet-chili-sauce terrain before disassembling the makeshift dozers with one swift bite ($9), or nosh on a plate of tandoori wings, spiced with a zesty butter-chicken sauce ($9). Lifestyle cocktails invite guests to analyze their alter egos, pairing fictional personalities with fun drinks, while OPUS's hand-crafted specialties sprinkle drinkable sundaes with cherries, lasers, and precious metals. The Summer Sun places Maker's Mark, calvados, vermouth, and bronze powder into a libation that is both potent and pretty ($16.50), and the Pacific Spa compiles Hendrick's gin, vermouth, rose water, smoked sea salt, silver flakes, and cucumber ($16.50). A quality selection of wines, whiskey, and single malts is also available.
The Detroit Electronic Music Festival is the city’s premier event for lovers of this musical genre. Taking place in March of every year, the festival features some of the biggest, most well-respected names in this musical class, including Juan Atkins, Derrick May and Kevin Saunderson, the founders of techno music, who unfailingly make an appearance at this sensational event. The lineup at the Detroit Music Festival is exhaustively long, guaranteed to appeal to a wide fanbase. Some of the up and coming stars that you can expect to hear performing include Mike Huckaby, Underground Resistance, Cal Craig, Boys Noize, and Richie Hawtin. Best of all, with five closely-bunched stages performing simultaneously, you can catch a bit of two or more performances at the same time.
While some places focus on specialty entrees, the chefs at Detroit’s Finest Soul Food focus on satisfying customers with a whole meal. That’s why they join each entree with a slice of corn bread and a choice of two sides—such as fresh-picked collard greens, mac 'n' cheese made with five cheeses, or spaghetti. They make their meals fresh daily and center them around a chosen cut of meat, such as a slice of hearty meatloaf or chicken in a choice of white meat, dark meat, or barbecue. They often finish meals on a sweet note with crumbly peach cobbler or banana pudding. They also use their grill skills to create half- and full-sized pans of their dishes for weddings, barbecues, and LAN parties.
As the name implies, PicStarz is all about making you the star of your own party. The company hauls its photo booths to special events all around Michigan, where guests proceed to capture timeless moments in all of their high-resolution glory. A PicStarz rental comes with unlimited color or black-and-white photographs, plus a variety of props to infuse shoots with a little extra pizazz. An on-site technician watches over the booth to make sure the flash goes off properly and nobody ever, under any circumstances, presses the red button. In addition to its photo booths, PicStarz brings life to the party with live DJ services.