Wineguys Restaurant Group has a trio of top-notch restaurants in downtown Petoskey, complete with warm-your-bones weekly dinner specials and exclusive dinners. Check out these Northern Michigan events at Palette Bistro and City Park Grill for a gourmet experience, just without the gourmet price.

Passport to the Unknown Wines of Italy | January 23

This five-course tour of Italy, featuring the owner of Enotria Wines Andrea Fassone, will enlighten guests about Italy’s “little known” grapes, such as Roero and Cesanese. The menu includes pumpkin risotto, clam toast, sweet potato gnocchi, housemade ravioli and tiramisu.

Valentine’s Feast | February 13

This five-course meal includes four wine parings. The menu boasts oysters on the half-shell with sparkling rosé mignonette, a smoked duck salad, linguine with shrimp, tomatoes and spinach, chicken cordon bleu and chocolate-covered strawberries. View the complete menu and wine pairings. 

A South American Food and Wine Tour | March 12

Five courses, four wines and a spectacular meal, complete with special guest Bill Miller of Veritas Wines. The South American-inspired menu includes ceviche, empanadas, chupe de Camarones with shrimp and poached egg, steak with homemade tortillas and picarones con dulce de leche; a Peruvian sweet potato doughnut with caramel.

Prime Rib Night at City Park Grill | Fridays thru April 22

Enjoy slow-roasted and lightly-smoked prime rib with a garlic-rosemary jus alongside white truffle oil mashed potatoes and fresh vegetables.

Big Steak Night at City Park Grill | Wednesdays thru April 29

Treat yourself to one pound of New York Strip Steak with a side of white truffle mashed potatoes and fresh vegetable du jour. Plus, it’s wines-day, which means glasses are BOGO $1 and bottles are 40 percent off.

Mussel Monday at Palette Bistro | Mondays thru May 18

All-you-can-eat mussels served with grilled baguette slices along with your choice of sauce—classic French, chorizo or the Chef’s Special.

Pasta Night at Palette Bistro | Wednesdays thru May 20

Enjoy your choice of three different pasta preparations served with garlic bread and a Caesar salad.