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Savor Detroit Fall 2015
October 5 – 9

Hour Detroit magazine’s Savor Detroit is a five-night dinner series featuring custom menus developed by the city’s most celebrated chefs. Each night, a duo of chefs prepare a one-of-a-kind four-course meal complete with thoughtfully selected wine pairings. Guests also enjoy a cocktail hour, light appetizers, live entertainment, and unique art installations for the ultimate culinary experience.


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Featured Chefs

  • Brion Wong<span style="display: none;"> – </span><br /><span class="port-rest">Formerly from Antietam</span>

    Brion Wong
    Formerly from Antietam

    “Chef Brion Wong’s bio coming soon.”

  • Derek Harris<span style="display: none;"> – </span><br /><span class="port-rest">The Hill Seafood and Chophouse</span>

    Derek Harris
    The Hill Seafood and Chophouse

    Derek Harris, executive chef of The Hill Seafood and Chophouse in Grosse Pointe Farms, has had a passion in the culinary field since he was 14 years old. Harris was born and raised in Warren. He learned a lot of his culinary skills while spending time with his grandmother from Germany and his southern grandfather. He took a few courses in […]

  • Derik Watson<span style="display: none;"> – </span><br /><span class="port-rest">Bistro 82</span>

    Derik Watson
    Bistro 82

    Voted Best Chef of 2015 by the readers of HOUR Detroit Magazine, Derik has spent much of his career working with famed chef Takashi Yagihashi at many awarded Metro Detroit and Chicago area restaurants, including Iridescence, Tribute, & The Rugby Grille prior to taking the helm at Bistro 82. A natural talent in the kitchen, […]

  • Doug Hewitt<span style="display: none;"> – </span><br /><span class="port-rest">Chartreuse Kitchen & Cocktails</span>

    Doug Hewitt
    Chartreuse Kitchen & Cocktails

    A Michigan native, Doug Hewitt is the executive chef at Chartreuse Kitchen & Cocktails, located next to the Detroit Institute of Arts in the Midtown area of Detroit. Hewitt first found himself working in the kitchen at age 14, and he credits those early years of experience for sparking his interest in attending culinary school […]

  • James Rigato<span style="display: none;"> – </span><br /><span class="port-rest">Mabel Gray / The Root Restaurant and Bar</span>

    James Rigato
    Mabel Gray / The Root Restaurant and Bar

    James Rigato is the chef/owner of Mabel Gray in Hazel Park and chef/partner of The Root Restaurant & Bar in White Lake, Michigan. A Howell, Michigan native and Schoolcraft College graduate, his philosophy on cooking stems from a lifelong love of food and an appreciation for the diverse agricultural area in which he was raised. […]

  • Jeff Baldwin<span style="display: none;"> – </span><br /><span class="port-rest">J. Baldwin’s</span>

    Jeff Baldwin
    J. Baldwin’s

    Chef Jeff Baldwin is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y. He has been the executive chef of several fine dining restaurants in the area, including Van Dyke Place, The Whitney restaurant, and Mac and Ray’s. In 2004, Baldwin opened his own restaurant, J. Baldwin’s in Clinton Township, featuring his […]

  • Kate Williams<span style="display: none;"> – </span><br /><span class="port-rest">Lady of the House</span>

    Kate Williams
    Lady of the House

    Chef Kate Williams specializes in nose-to-tail, whole animal preservation and utilization, as well as highlighting local farms. She has honed her skills around the world including New York City, Chicago, and Copenhagen. Williams recently opened and operated Republic Tavern in Detroit and left to open her own restaurant, coming to Corktown in Spring 2016. In […]

  • Mark Casadei<span style="display: none;"> – </span><br /><span class="port-rest">Tre Monti Ristorante</span>

    Mark Casadei
    Tre Monti Ristorante

    Executive Chef Mark Casadei’s interest in cooking began at a very young age, making pasta with his nonna, a Sanmarinese immigrant. He attended Northern Michigan University, graduating at the top of his class with a degree in Hospitality Management and has delved into a number of different cuisines over the last 18 years, eventually choosing […]

  • Matthew A. Fitchett<span style="display: none;"> – </span><br /><span class="port-rest">Big Rock Chophouse</span>

    Matthew A. Fitchett
    Big Rock Chophouse

    Chef Matthew A. Fitchett began his culinary journey at age of 14, washing dishes and preparing toast at Johnson’s Family restaurant located down the road from his home in Canton, Michigan. He knew at an early age he had a love for the art of food and began taking steps early to ensure his bright […]

  • Mei Lin<span style="display: none;"> – </span><br /><span class="port-rest">Bravo’s Top Chef</span>

    Mei Lin
    Bravo’s Top Chef

    Born in China, Mei Lin and her family immigrated to the United States when she was 3 months old. Her family planted roots in Dearborn, and Lin grew up working alongside her father at their restaurant. There she learned the fundamentals of being a well-rounded cook and how to run a restaurant. She cut her […]



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