Pop-up eats You may not have heard of it yet, but Chartreuse is Detroit's twice-a-month, gourmet raw vegan pop-up supper and brunch club. The person behind the club is Corinne Rice , a certified raw and vegan chef who aims to create "a memorable culinary and social moment that exists briefly and disappears immediately, as if it were a dream." The good news is that Rice is ready to set the table again, this time at the Fisher Building in Detroit's New Center. The menu is raw, vegan and gluten-free as always. First is an Asian salad with mixed greens, coconut noodles, baby corn, scallions and more. Next is a jalapeño-watermelon gazpacho, then a crab cake with Creole slaw, red jalapeño cream and saffron-corn pico de gallo. The meal will end with a combination of almond nougatine, orange-cardamom white chocolate and vanilla bean-sour cherry marmalade. The experience will include live music, as well as a video crew from American Hipster Presents, which will film the meal for its YouTube documentary series. It all happens next week, June 22, at 3011 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit; arrive between 7 and 7:30 p.m., meal starts at 7:30; park in the lot off Third Street, enter through the doors nearest that lot, head down the hallway toward the atrium; tickets are $50 and must be purchased no later than Tuesday, June 19; tickets available at tinyurl.com/85rujot.
Eats for Pops Still don't know what to get the old man for Father's Day? How about a meal at Camp Ticonderoga? The menu will include fresh fish, tender filet mignon, and many other hearty meals for the big guy in your life. At 5725 Rochester Rd., Troy; call 248-828-2825 to make a reservation.
No small beer Speaking of ways to treat the dad in your life to a special day, does he love Michigan beer? How about a riverboat cruise? He can have both things together this Father's Day with the Michigan Beer Tasting Boat Cruise, taking place this week. Join beer-lovers and sample dozens of Michigan craft beers, among other Michigan potables aboard the Detroit Princess. The four-hour jaunt disembarks at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 17, from the dock at 201 Civic Center Dr., Detroit; tickets $49.99; see motorcitybrewtours.com for info.
Chill out The leading provider of quick soup in a casual environment — the chain known as Zoup! — knows that cold soup on a hot day can be tasty and restoring. That's why the chain will mark the first day of summer by offering a free 8-ounce chilled soup to customers, gazpacho or pumpkin pie bisque. It's just a taste of some cooling choices available all summer, which will include herbed tomato shrimp and ginger butternut squash. Drop in for a serving, on Wednesday, June 20. See zoup.com for area stores.
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The Official High Times Cannabis Cookbook: More Than 50 Irresistible Recipes That Will Get You High
by Elise McDonough
Chronicle Books, $18.95
It's official: Americans are more approving of pot. According to a recent poll, half of us favor legalization. Thus it's timely that we stumbled upon Elise McDonough's The Official High Times Cannabis Cookbook: More Than 50 Irresistible Recipes That Will Get You High. The recipes look and sound great! The Bobby Blackout chocolate cake "stones 12," a fitting finish to THC turkey with magic marinade or pot- and pancetta-stuffed beef tenderloin with port mushrooms, all giving new meaning to "the munchies."
the works Cannabis cooking gives you something to look forward to. You can also some fun before those treats have altered your wits. The Gama-Go Pot Leaf pot holder will give everyone a chuckle, while leaving no doubt as to the main content of the dish that awaits you. Not only a novelty, this aptly named product is a useful kitchen tool that is safe to use in heat as hot as 500 degrees. It's also dishwasher-safe, as well as a great gift for any self-respecting, about-to-be-stoned chef. It's available at Amazon for $6.31.