In collaboration with Christine Hucal, Golem was a one-night-only evening of sensuous eating hosted by Black Dog Farm. Christine filled the table with handmade ceramics - from cup to candle holder - and I prepared a meze-style dinner for forty.

Menu highlights included wild venison stew, vegetable tagine, U-pick salad, spiced watermelon, dolmas with home-preserved lemon, baba ganoush, seawater sourdough flatbread, and hummus with foraged nettle and seaweed.

For dessert, we had an absolutely unhinged ambrosia with homemade Maraschino Michigan cherries and Lucky Charms marshmallows.

Dishes featured locally-hunted and foraged foods like venison, nettle, sumac, and grape leaves. We purchased locally-grofwn vegetables from Bandhu Gardens, a collective of Bangladeshi women farmers in Detroit.

Along the way, we had performances by Augusta Morrison and Marcus Elliot. After dinner, we came together for a bonfire and shared so many warm, glowing moments.