Whether you’re looking to celebrate the return of warm weather or reconnect with friends and family, Northern Michigan is serving up unique dinner experiences all spring and summer long. Explore the nine upcoming dinners for this May and June. 

Mother’s Day Prime Rib // May 9 

Treat Mom to a delicious Prime Rib Dinner this Mother’s Day at City Park Grill in Petoskey. Slow-roasted and lightly smoked prime rib served with a garlic-rosemary au jus, white truffle oil mashed potatoes and fresh vegetables.


Trujillo Napa Valley Wine Dinner // May 13

Savor an evening of small production, premium wines with special guest Michael Trujillo of Trujillo Wines. Enjoy a perfectly paired menu prepared by Executive Chef, John Norman at City Park Grille in Petoskey. 

Leelanau Montessori Evening of Art 2021 // May 15

Leelanau Montessori Forever Foundation is hosting our 2021 Annual Evening of Art Event virtually! Tickets include a delicious meal offered by the VI Grill and can participate in an auction showcasing a variety of prizes.

Oregon Spring Wine Dinner // May 20

Speaker Travis Tache of Woodberry Wines will showcase a lineup of wines from Oregon with known grapes like Pinot Noir and lesser-known grapes like Auxerrois – paired with a delicious spring menu prepared by Chef Dan all at Palette Bistro in Petoskey.

Black Star Farms Arcturos Dining Series – Local Mushrooms // May 22

Our culinary team invites you to an evening you will remember forever at the exclusive Inn at Black Star Farms. Our wine-paired, culinary experiences are inspired by the best local, seasonal ingredients sourced from Northern Michigan’s finest farms along with our own in Suttons Bay.

Annual Morel Wine Dinner // June 3

Feast on City Park Grill’s fungi infused Annual Morel Wine Dinner prepared by Executive Chef John Norman. Feature premium pour 2019 Palermo (Cabernet Sauvignon) as an additional option to the flight to sample during this dinner in Petoskey.

Catena Wine Dinner // June 10

This dinner, at Palette Bistro in Petosky, kicks off the summer season with the world-renowned wines of Bodega Catena Zapata from Argentina. Our special guest Pablo Piccolo of Catena, a native of Mendoza was introduced to many world-class wines by his father Pablo will be pouring seven wines paired with lots of exciting summer-focused grilled dishes from Chef Dan.

‘Bubbles + Brunch’ Father’s Day with Schramsberg // June 20

Palette Bistro in Petoskey is hosting this special brunch event for Father’s Day and are lucky to have Schramsberg representative Rimple Nayyar in town to showcase their sparkling Californian wines! Celebrate Dad with some internationally recognized bubblies and cheese + charcuterie, steak + eggs, and more! Cheers!

Summer Wine Dinner Series at WaterFire Vineyards // July 25, August 29

Conifer and Waterfire Vineyards come together to offer you a summer wine dinner series. Enjoy a five course tasting menu with food from Conifer, and a selection of sustainably grown wines by WaterFire Vineyards.