Traverse City Record-Eagle

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January 16, 2014

Food in Brief: 01/16/2014

Roll your own sushi

Fancy yourself to be a sushi connoisseur, but couldn’t make a Spider Roll if your life depended on it?

Chef Anie Driscoll will spend two hours tonight teaching students how to roll their own sushi during a class at The Little Fleet, 448 E. Front St.

The event, sponsored by Grand Traverse Resort and Spa is free to anybody who would like to learn to properly form Nigiri or roll Norimaki. Driscoll is a sous chef who works in Aerie, one of the resort’s restaurants.

The event runs from 7-9 p.m. while the bar serves some Japanese-inspired drinks. For more information, call The Little Fleet at 946-1116.

Dinner from the farm

Diners looking for a special meal straight from the farm Friday night should make reservations at The Little Fleet. That night, the restaurant hosts Loma Farms for a special four course dinner for a limited seating of 25 guests.

The special meal costs $35 per person and begins at 6:30 p.m. To make reservations, email organizers at or call 943-1116.

Winter wine warm up

TRAVERSE CITY — The Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula and Old Mission Peninsula-based businesses will warm things up Saturday with the annual Winter Warm Up wine trail event.

Event-goers can sample comfort food paired with wine at each of the seven participating Old Mission wineries from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. The $15 cost per person includes a souvenir mug, which doubles as an admission ticket, and specials at participating Old Mission restaurants and businesses. Restaurant and business hours vary. Tickets are available at

Yarn donations

TRAVERSE CITY — Glen Eagle Retirement Community is in need of yarn donations.

Residents work on service projects all year including Operation Christmas Child and making baby hats for Munson Medical Center’s newborns and Neonatal Unit babies. Yarn donations may be dropped off at Glen Eagle, 3950 Sumac Dr. For details, call April Putman, 935-4553.

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