Fun with chefs and owners. Pictured with Lexus client Danielle Rose and Ayiko Broyard, EVP Walton Isaacson (Photo credit: Montez Miller)

Detroit’s tastemakers recently showed up to support the first Detroit-based #LexusUncorked event at the illustrious Garden Theater, located in the city’s revitalized downtown area. The Walton Issaccson agency presented this incredible event, and Detroit’s who’s who showed up en masse. The event boasted a series of food and wine experiences that were designed to delight all of the consumers’ senses, from sight to sound, taste to smell. Guests delighted in tastings from two African American-owned restaurants: Savannah Blue and Le Crepe, and two African American-owned catering companies: LoneStar Catering and Smokey G’s Smokehouse. Each business displayed appetizing tastings paired with select wines that included a savory and sweet mix of delectable cuisine such as the Monte Cristo crepe and the Georgian Hummus from Savanna Blue and Le Crepe, and seared lamb chops with fresh basil and mint butter sauce, a soul food stir-fry, pulled pork sliders, macaroni and cheese with a side of beef brisket from LoneStar and Smokey G’s Smokehouse.

Associate director of Walton Isaacson, Keisha Dixon and friends

The event was emceed by Detroit Fox 2’s Maurielle Lue, who introduced the chefs and guided everyone through the evening. The event also boasted several notable tastemakers that included former Detroit Lion Robert Porcher; former Pittsburgh Steeler Lamar Woodley; Sisters Code owner Marlin Page; 105.9FM radio personality Tuneup Man; Radio One marketing director Wendy Cyrus-Herndon; BET Honors recipient and educator Kwame Simmons; Risa Balayem of PR1 Communication, who represents Pittsburgh Steelers Charlie Batch and James Harrison; as well as Grammy-nominated artist Kem.

Lexus displayed their luxury coupe LC 500 and the RX 350 luxury crossover at the event and local Lexus Dealers Meade Southfield, Meade Lakeside and Lexus of Ann Arbor supported the event. Lexus National client Danielle Rose, senior advertising analyst, was also there to represent the corporate office.

Check out some of the pictures below if you missed this amazing event. You can catch up by using #lexusuncorked #experienceamazing. Sound off in the comments section to let us know what you think about this event.

Photo Gallery Credit: Montez Miller

Stemless Wine Tumblers

Stemless Wine Tumblers

Smokey G_s Smokehouse owner_ Gregory Sims with Guest

Smokey G's Smokehouse owner, Gregory Sims with Guest

RX 350 with Michigan Chronicle

RX 350 with AJ from the Michigan Chronicle

Risa Balayem -PR1 Communications_ Former Pittsburgh Steeler_ Lamar Woodley _ Guest

Risa Balayem -PR1 Communications_ Former Pittsburgh Steeler_ Lamar Woodley _ Guest

Porsha of Rolling Out III

Porsha Monique of rolling out

Mixing and Mingling at Lexus Uncorked

Mixing and Mingling at Lexus Uncorked

Marlin Wilson of Sister Code and other Guests enjoying the event

Marlin Page of Sisters Code and other Guests enjoying the event

Maurielle with the Lexus LC 500

Maurielle with the Lexus LC 500

LoneStar Catering Soulfood Stirfry

LoneStar Catering Soulfood Stirfry

Lexus Uncorked DJ Lil Mic

Lexus Uncorked DJ Lil Mic

Lexus Uncorked Detroit Crowd

Lexus Uncorked Detroit Crowd

Lexus Uncorked Crowd Shot

Lexus Uncorked Crowd Shot

Lexus Uncorked Attendees Looking Fabulous

Lexus Uncorked Attendees Looking Fabulous

Lexus Product Specialist Ready to Provide Information on the RX 350

Lexus Product Specialist Ready to Provide Information on the RX 350

Lexus RX 350

Lexus RX 350

Lexus LC 500

Lexus LC 500

Lexus Interior

Lexus Interior

Lexus Interior II

Lexus Interior

Lexus - Experience Amazine

Lexus - Experience Amazine

Le Crepe - Monte Cristo Sandwich

Le Crepe - Monte Cristo Sandwich

Fun Chef _ Owner Pics with Lexus Client_ Danielle Rose and Ayiko Broyard_ EVP Walton Isaacson

Fun with chefs and owners. Pictured with Lexus Client Danielle Rose and Ayiko Broyard, EVP Walton Isaacson

FOX 2_s Maurielle Lue interviewing Savannah Blue_s Chef McClendon

FOX 2_s Maurielle Lue interviewing Savannah Blue_s Chef McClendon

Dennis C. Williams - Le Crepe

Dennis C. Williams - Le Crepe

Former Lion_ Robert Porcher

Former Lion Robert Porcher

Danielle Rose_ Sr. Advertising Analyst for Lexus

Danielle Rose, Sr. Advertising Analyst for Lexus

Chefs and Owners with Danielle Rose_ Sr. Advertising Analyst at Lexus

Chefs and Owners with Danielle Rose_ Sr. Advertising Analyst at Lexus

Chef Quincy of Le Crepe

Chef Quincy of Le Crepe

Chef Maurice Wallace of LoneStar Catering

Chef Maurice Wallace of LoneStar Catering

Chef Maurice Wallace at Lexus S_R

Chef Maurice Wallace at Lexus S_R

Chef Christopher McClendon

Chef Christopher McClendon

Chef Maurice Wallace - LoneStar Catering

Chef Maurice Wallace - LoneStar Catering

Checking out the RX 350

Checking out the RX 350

Checking out the LC 500

Checking out the LC 500

Porsha Monique

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