More About The Statler Passport to Wine Series

Stroll through the vineyards of Europe during the Passport to Wine Series which will be taking place monthly at The Statler French American Bistro in the heart of downtown Detroit. You will experience some of the world’s most iconic winemaking regions via glass and plate. You will immerse your palate in flavors from 10 stops around Europe, each featuring three courses prepared by Executive Chef Vince Brady and wine pairings selected by Joe Vicari Restaurant Group sommelier, Lisa Ribaudo.

2024 Passport to Wine Destinations
Wine pairings will be announced at Click for Details the month prior to each tasting event.

Wednesday, February 21, 2024: Off The Beaten Paths - Obscure Varietals
Forgo the “usual suspect” wines like chardonnay and cabernet sauvignon and focus instead on three lesser-known varietals from countries like Italy, Spain, and the corners of France, paired with three dishes inspired by their regions.
• Grilled Octopus Toast paired with Ameztoi Txakoli, N.E. Spain
• Pasta Amatriciana paired with Colpetrone Sagrantino di Montefalco, Umbria, Italy
• Roasted Duck Breast paired with Arnaud Lambert ‘Clos Mazurique’ Saumur, Loire Valley, France

Wednesday, March 20, 2024: Dall’Italia Con Amore
Pairing food with wine doesn’t have to be a daunting task. “What grows together, goes together.” In this fun and education voyage, we’ll guide you through three distinct regions of Italy via glass and plate.
• Antipasto Board
• Carbonara Taliatelle
• Braised Short Rib

Wednesday, April 17, 2024: April in Paris
Slip away to a bistro in Paris where you will enjoy three fresh, market-inspired courses paired with French wines and special libations for a thoughtfully curated experience.
• Provencal Tomato Soup
• Trout Amandine
• Modern Coq Au Vin

Wednesday, May 22, 2024: Spain
Delight in some savory Spanish flavors as we sample three courses paired with wine from northern Spain.
• Late Spring Gazpacho
• Empanada Duo
• Paella

Wednesday, June 19, 2024: Portugal
The table wines and diverse diets of Portugal take center stage at this three-course pairing dinner. The country’s strong Mediterranean influences add diverse flavor profiles to each dish.
• Serra Da Estrela
• Grilled Octopus
• Arroz De Pato

Wednesday, July 17, 2024: Bastille Day Celebration*
Celebrate France’s Independence Day! The evening will begin on the patio with passed hors d’oeuvres and a signature drink followed by a five-course prix fixe meal.
• Vichyssoise
• Fig & Goat Cheese Salad
• Salmon Ratatouille
• Pave De Boeuf
• Fresh Fruit Mille Feuille

Wednesday, August 14, 2024: The Mediterranean Islands
Join us as we sail to the islands of Sicily, Sardinia, and Corsica. Savor the confluence of Italian and French flavors in three delicious dishes paired with regional wines.
• Arancini Ball
• Culurgiones
• Roasted Veal Loin

Wednesday, September 18, 2024: Burgundy: Old World vs New World
Wines from Burgundy will face off against their California counterparts for an Old-World vs New World three-course blind tasting event.
• Escargot
• Gaston Gerard Chicken
• Short Rib Bourguignon

Wednesday, October 16, 2024: Bordeaux: Old World vs New World
Wines from Bordeaux will be pit against their California counterparts for an Old-World vs New World three-course blind tasting event.
• Porcini Mushroom Toast
• Lobster Americaine
• Marget De Canard

Wednesday, November 20, 2024: Friendsgiving Dinner
Friendsgiving at The Statler is all about connecting with old friends and making new ones as you enjoy warm ambiance and engaging conversations. Relax, unwind, and enjoy three festive dishes and wine pairings.
• Butternut Squash Bisque
• Turkey Blanquette
• Stuffed Berkshire Loin

Wine and Food pairing events happen each month at The Statler French American Bistro.
All events begin at 6:30pm with doors opening at 6:00pm.

Wednesday, February 21, 2024 – Destination: Obscure Varietals
Wednesday, March 20, 2024 – Destination: Dall’Italia Con Amore
Wednesday, April 17, 2024 – Destination: Paris
Wednesday, May 22, 2024 – Destination: Spain
Wednesday, June 19, 2024 – Destination: Portugal
Wednesday, July 17, 2024 – Bastille Day Celebration*
Wednesday, August 14, 2024 – Destination: The Mediterranean Islands
Wednesday, September 18, 2024 – Destination: Burgundy
Wednesday, October 16, 2024 – Destination: Bordeaux
Wednesday, November 20, 2024 – Friendsgiving Dinner

Reserve your spot for $99 per person per event. Tax and gratuity are not included.
Space is limited and must be reserved in advance. Wine and menu items are subject to change.
For more information and to reserve your space, visit Click for Details or call 313-463-7111.

*Bastille Day Celebration is a special prix fixe five-course wine dinner for $125 per person plus tax and gratuity.

The Statler French-American Bistro
313 Park Ave.
Detroit, MI 48226

Date & Time

July 17, 2024

Additional Dates

This event also occurs on:
08/21/2024, 09/18/2024, 10/16/2024, 11/20/2024


The Statler
313 Park Ave.
D, MI 48226

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The Statler

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