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Great Lakes ~ Great Chefs Dinner

Great Lakes ~ Great Chefs

Hosted annually by Harlan “Pete” Peterson, chef and owner of the former Tapawingo Restaurant in Ellsworth, Great Lakes ~ Great Chefs features local chefs and local food.

Last year’s event was prepared by Chef-in-Residence Stuart Brioza and Pastry Chef Nicole Krasinski. In 2000, Brioza became an executive chef right here in northern Michigan at what he calls “the restaurant at the end of the world” – Tapawingo, and Krasinski joined him as the restaurant’s pastry chef. Since last year’s Great Lakes~Great Chefs Dinner, Brioza and Krasinski opened a restaurant, State Bird Provisions, in San Francisco. This month, Bon Appetit ranked it number one on their list of Top 10 America’s Best New Restaurants.

Attendees of Great Lakes~Great Chefs have come to expect that level of quality over the years, and this year’s dinner will be no exception. Dinner will be prepared by Chris Dettmer, a native Michigander who has returned to his home state to serve as the culinary director of American Spoon in Petoskey. Dettmer has worked at some of the finest restaurants in the country and has been the Chef de Cuisine at The Restaurant at Meadowood in Napa Valley, one of only nine restaurants in the nation to have earned the three-star ranking from the Michelin Guide.

A date for this year's dinner will be announced soon.


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