Spring Specialty Dining at Southern Exposure Gardens

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Our Spring 2023 specialty dining offerings are sure to satisfy and offer the opportunity to sit back, relax, and enjoy good company as we take care of your every need. Don’t forget to also check out our spring workshops.

Descriptions and menus for each dining event are listed below.

To reserve your seat, click the “Register Now” button located with the specialty dining of your choice.

All dining events are held at Southern Exposure. (Map & General Info)

Our Spring 2023 Workshop & Specialty Dining options are also available in PDF format.


Sales Tax included in the Price



SE-100: Friday, April 14, 6:30 PM, $85 NEW

A Visit to China: The Chi of Cuisine

Chinese history spans thousands of years, which has led to the development of rich and diverse cultural as well as culinary traditions. The Chinese believe there are five elements which must be kept in balance (fire, earth, metal, water, and wood), to achieve the most prosperous and healthful life.  This belief extends also to food, to create balance inside the body. Ken has spent over a decade visiting China and experiencing the varied and diverse cuisine this country has to offer. Please join us for a classic Chinese meal along with a few of Ken’s countless enchanting stories as Southern Exposure brings Chinese fine dining to southwest Michigan.

Jade Cocktail (welcome cocktail)
Roasted Peking Duck Bites with dipping sauce
Ken’s rendition of a Sichuan favorite:
“The Hot Pot” & make your own dipping sauce
Five Spice Beef Short Ribs in Ching Kiang Sauce
     Sichuan Vegetable Rice
     Baby Bok Choy with mushrooms, garlic, and oyster sauce
Mango Vanilla Pudding with a Green Tea Orange Tart
Glass of wine selected by our Sommelier



SE-200: Friday, April 28, 6:30 PM, $85 NEW

The Charleston: Uniquely Southern!

Charleston is the oldest and largest city in South Carolina, full of southern charm and a rich history of romance and intrigue. Delicious.  Charming.  Wonderfully engaging.  Are we describing an evening in Charleston or dining at Southern Exposure?  Join us tonight and you will be the judge. 

The Charleston (welcome cocktail)
Henry’s Classic Cheese Spread with Crudite’s (vegetables for dipping)
Okra Soup with a medley of fresh vegetables and herbs
Country Captain (Charleston’s spin on curry chicken going back to Colonial America)
     Pilau (long grain rice with onions, garlic, and various spices)
     Roasted Vegetables
     Skillet Cornbread
Huguenot Torte with Apples, fresh whipped cream, and a Benne Wafer
Glass of wine selected by our Sommelier

Mothers Day 2


SE-300: Sunday, May 14, 11:00 AM, $90

Thank you, Mom: A trip down memory lane!

A mother is a selfless, kind, tolerant, forgiving, understanding, and loving person who must sacrifice most of their wants and needs for the wants and needs of their children. Treat the mother in your life to a delightful brunch and small gift at Southern Exposure as we celebrate the strong foundation and values of motherhood.

Mimosa or Bloody Mary (welcome cocktail)
Yogurt Parfait with fresh fruit and croissant
Individual Quiche Lorraine, Arugula Salad with apple, cranberries, and pecans
Glazed Ham with Pineapple Chutney
     Dauphinoise potatoes
     Grilled Asparagus
Chocolate Crème Brulee with berry compote & Chocolate Covered Strawberry
Glass of wine selected by our Sommelier



SE-400: Friday, May 19, 6:30 PM, $95 NEW

Spring Wine Tasting: From ‘the land down under’

When the subject of fine wine enters conversation, thoughts of France, Italy, Spain and California are sure to be the first to come to mind. Very few would think about ‘the land down under’, but Australia is a vastly more diverse winemaking country than it’s given credit. There are craggy mountains, lush pastures, misty mornings and crisp, cool evenings. That’s not to mention varied soils and more than 100 different grape varieties planted across the country in 65 designated wine regions. Join us for an evening exploring the wines and cuisine of Australia as we enjoy good times and great company.

Zucchini Bites with Crostini and Vegemite
Wallumbilla Crustless Quiche
Lamb with Roast-Apple Chutney
     Hasselback Potatoes
     Strawberries and Cream Bread
Chocolate Caramel Slice with Strawberry Lamington
Courses paired with wines selected by our Sommelier

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