Folk Detroit: Thanks for Love is Love Valentines Dinner
On Valentines Day, Folk opened up after hours for special dinner event. J’adore Detroit was so please to be invited to spend the evening in this sanctuary space with some of the city’s most creative people. Love is Love was a celebration that provided a seat at the table for everyone, encouraging inclusiveness and safe places amongst restaurants.
I was looking forward to attending the event with my partner and having the opportunity to experience all of the creativity and passion that would come from such an evening. Love is Love far exceeded my expectations.
From the floral decor and installation provided by Curtsy and Bows to the final touches made by Rosemarine Textiles the ambiance of the restaurant was the perfect compliment to the food and flow of the evening.
Each of the dishes of the 5-course dinner was paired with glass of wine, and one with a fragrant cocktail made by Sfumato Fragrances. Each course offered an exciting combination of flavors and presentation. Let me say, the white fish with parsnip puree and the aged dried beef with beet dumplings are two plates of food that my taste buds won't allow me to forget anytime soon.
As the evening progressed there was brief break in dinner in which the guests were blessed with a powerful storytelling by Patricia Wheeler and Dameon Wilburn of The Moth. The conversation began as light-hearted and transformed into a captivating tale of love and friendship. By the end of the story every person in the room appeared to be moved by the shared experience.
Dinner resumed and we all spoke about the great time we were having. Rohani and Kiki also introduced each person and business who contributed to the evening with the guests and shared their thanks.
Throughout the dinner were sat directly aside the open kitchen which only added to the experience by sharing the intimacy that went into the preparation of the food. When the dinner concluded all guests were given takeaway keepsakes from Sister Pie, Rosemarine Textiles and Sfumato Fragrances.
As a final touch to the evening, local restaurant owner Matt Buskard of Bobcat Bonnie’s heard about the dinner’s cause and wanted to contribute. He dropped off a special delivery that gifted each pair who attended with a bottle of Champagne to take home.
Folk certainly made this a Valentine’s Day to remember. Here’s to hoping for more nights at the restaurant after hours enjoying a great dinner in support this important cause.
Lately with Lo