Made in Michigan, Shop for the Holidays: Gourmet Dinner Harlan “Pete” Peterson doesn’t wrap well—but put him in the kitchen and he’ll perform like the 3-time James Beard Award nominee he is. The former owner of Tapawingo—a restaurant that may be closed but will never be forgotten in the foodie world—makes exquisite dinners for hire through the business that he runs with his partner, Chef Perry Harmon, Fine/Fun Dining & Touring. Prices start at around $100 per guest and vary depending on the menu. 231.883.6051.

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