Chef’s Cooking Class

Saturday | May 18, 2013 | 2:00pm –  Join Chef Chris in the kitchen for a Happy Hour party where you’ll learn all you need to know to host “Happy Hour” for all your friends! Start with instruction in the kitchen – the more hands-on, the better – complete with a recipe packet to take home. Once the dishes are complete, you’ll enjoy your creations paired with beer & wine.

$60, plus tax & gratuity. Reservations are required and space is very limited! Please contact Alexandria Franz at x6226 or to secure your seat!

  • Rosemary & Thyme Pita Chips with Spinach-Yogurt Dip
  • Roasted Plum Tomato Bruschetta with Ricotta, Fresh Herbs and Prosciutto
  • Mediterranean Spiced Chicken Kabobs with Preserved Lemon
  • Quinoa Stuffed Portobellos
  • Smokey Bacon Wrapped Dates with Asiago Cheese
  • Triple Chocolate Fritters with Mango Sorbet, Cherry Reduction

Chateau de Leelanau | Michigan

Tuesday | April 30, 2013 | 6:30pm – April is Michigan Wine Month! Celebrate with one of Michigan’s many renowned wineries and winemakers! We are thrilled to present Matt Gregory, winemaker at Chateau de Leelanau, for a very local edition of our Wines of the World Dinner Series!

Family owned and family farmed, Chateau de Leelanau’s award-winning wines ensure a true taste of Leelanau in every sip. Join us and the always-entertaining Matt for an exclusive evening!


Reception: Riesling, Harvest Select 2010 | Leelanau
Chef’s Choice Tiny Taste Adventures

First: Bianca 2011 | Leelanau
Pan-Seared Atlantic Halibut
Spring Pea and Red Ginger Cream, Crispy Ginger Salad

Second: Solem Farm Red | Leelanau
BBQ Dry Rubbed Pork Tenderloin
Creamy Polenta, Marjoram Essence, Pork Belly Cracklin’s

Third: Pinot Noir 2010 | Leelanau
Black Cherry and Porter Braised Beef Short Ribs
Roasted Baby Carrots, Saved Fennel Salad

Fourth: Cherry Wine | Leelanau
Triple Chocolate Fritters
Mango and White Chocolate Gelato, Cherry Wine Reduction

Rattlesnake French Press Coffees

$65, not including tax and gratuity. Reservations are required.  Please contact Alexandria Franz at 313-567-4400 x6226 or to reserve your seat!

Don’t forget! Purchase tickets to 3 of our Wines of the World Dinner Series events and you will receive 25% off the third dinner!

Penfolds | Australia

March 19, 2013 | 7:00pm – 


Our 25th Anniversary Dinner Series continues as we head down under to Australia! Penfolds, founded in 1844, has garnered worldwide acclaim for their wines from many regions of this beautiful country. Boasting vineyards in locations like Barossa Valley, Eden Valley, McLaren Vale and Coonwarra, Penfolds’ strength comes from putting the wine first. Their range of wines is utterly Australian, evoking a generosity of spirit and the beauty of the Australian landscape.

We are excited to welcome Penfolds to The Rattlesnake Club!




Reception:  Peter Lehman Layers White 2010

Chef’s Choice Tiny Taste Adventures


First:  Penfolds Hyland Cool Climate Chardonnay 2008 | South Australia

Pecan Crusted Wild Halibut Grapefruit Butter Sauce, Crispy Ginger


Second:  Penfolds Bin 2 Shiraz Mourvedre 2007 | South Australia

Herb-Cured Pork Tenderloin Hasselback Potato, Fennel Soubise, Fronds


Third:  Penfolds St Henri Shiraz 2007 | Australia

Sumac and Pistachio Crusted Lamb Loin Chop Cumin and Parsley Roasted Chick Peas, Minted Yogurt Drizzle


Fourth:   D’Arenburg The Stump Jump Sticky Chardonnay 2008 | Adelaide

Sticky Toffee Cake Housemade Orange Ice Cream, Spiced Apricots


Rattlesnake French Press Coffees


$80 per person, not inclusive of tax and gratuity.

Reservations required. Contact Alex or Maria at 313-567-4400 or


*Don’t forget! Purchase tickets to three of Wines of the World Dinners and you will receive 25% off the price of the 3rd dinner!*

Mas de Daumas Gassac | Languedoc

February 19, 2013 | 7:00pm – Our first Dinner takes us to the beautiful French region of Languedoc as we present the wines of Mas de Daumas Gassac and our special guest, Virgile Rousseau. Mas de Daumas Gassac uses several grapes not traditionally planted in Languedoc, including Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. This modest-sized winery has reached cult status – receiving widespread acknowledgement and is frequently referred to as the “Grand Cru of Languedoc.”



Reception:  Moulin de Gassac “Guilhem Blanc” 2011

Chef’s Choice Tiny Taste Adventures


First:  Pont de Gassac Blanc 2011

Grilled Nova Salmon and Sweet Vegetable Ratatouille with Mango Nage, Crispy Ginger


Second:  Pont de Gassac Rouge 2011

Pepper-Cured Breast of Duck with Foie Gras and Leek Ravioli, Truffled Seville Orange Jus


Third:  Mas de Daumas Gassac Rouge 2010

Anchovy-Tumbled Roasted Tenderloin of Beef with Caramelized Yellowfoot Mushrooms, Buttered Tourneau Potatoes, Cognac Cream


Fourth:  Mas de Daumas Gassac Blanc 2011

Lemon and Goat Cheese Tart with Blueberry Coulis, Pistachio Crumble

Rattlesnake French Press Coffees, Ginger Macarons


$70 per person, plus tax & gratuity. Reservations are required.
Please contact Alex or Maria at 313-567-4400 or for more information or to reserve!