The Center's Edible Landscapes Dinners are themed tour and dining experiences, inspired by Cranbrook's history and conducted in partnership with some of the Detroit area's hottest restaurants.

Edible Landscapes Dinners

Edible Landscapes Dinner: Festa Italiana

November 5, 2023

Join us for a celebration of the Vettrainos’ lives at Cranbrook, amid the landscape that they helped to shape and to protect. For the seventh Edible Landscapes Dinner, Executive Chef Cory Barberio of San Morello in Detroit will present an evening of fine dining inspired by the Vettraino family’s origins in the small town of Sant’Elia Fiumerapido, in the Lazio region of central Italy. 


October 23, 2022

For the sixth Edible Landscapes Dinner in the Cranbrook House Library, the Center is partnering with Chef Suzuki and Ken Nagao of Sharaku, Michigan’s most authentic Japanese restaurant, and Forte Belanger. It will be a menu that portrays the evolution of the Cranbrook Japanese Garden, a magical place that reflects the spirit of Japan through an American lens.

An Evening Exploring "All Things British" in the Cranbrook Campus Dining Hall

Sunday, March 15, 2020 - Cancelled due to COVID-19

For the sixth Edible Landscapes Dinner, the Center is partnering with Chef Kate Williams of Lady of the House restaurant in Detroit’s Corktown for an evening of storytelling and a five-course dinner with wine pairings that will take its inspiration from Cranbrook’s many connections to the British Isles.

An Evening in France in the Footsteps of Henry and Carolyn Booth

Sunday, January 27, 2019

The Center's fifth “Edible Landscapes Dinner” offers guests a farm-to-table dining and Cranbrook history experience featuring Chef Matthew Baldridge and Bartender Jarrod Kassis.

An Evening with Ellen Scripps Booth

Sunday, February 25, 2018

The Center's fourth “Edible Landscapes Dinner” offers guests a dining and theatrical experience honoring the centennial of the Cranbrook House West Wing addition and celebrating the matriarch of Cranbrook, Ellen Scripps Booth.

A Night on Lake Como

Sunday, June 11, 2017

The Center's third Edible Landscapes Dinner wove together the story of the Booths' travels to northern Italy and the history of Cranbrook's Boat House, with a farm-to-table dinner featuring the cuisine, wines, and music of Italy.

A Midsummer Night's Dinner

Sunday, June 5, 2016

The Center's second Edible Landscapes Dinner celebrated the 100th anniversary of the performance of the first play in Cranbrook's Greek Theatre, and highlighted the performance of Shakespeare's play by St. Dunstan's Theatre Guild. 

Cranbrook's Edible Landscape

Sunday, September 20, 2015

The Center's first Edible Landscapes Dinner highlighted food items that had been grown in Cranbrook's gardens planted a century ago, as well as heritage apple trees that can be found on campus to this day.