The culinary team at Michael’s On East is challenged to create new dishes inspired by the world’s most exotic destinations each month. Join us to experience ever-changing, palate-pleasing global cuisine with Michael's Epicurean Adventures. We invite you to enjoy special wine pairings for $10 per glass or $18 for the pairing. 

The three-course dinner menu is available Tuesday through Saturday evenings for $42.95 per person.

Our May Epicurean menu is inspired by the rich culinary traditions of Portugal and the Gulf Coast Connoisseur Club visit to the Douro Valley led by Michael & Terri Klauber in 2018. From the amazing cooking class at Casa de Juste, the fabulous wine dinner at Porto's Yeatman Hotel, and the wonderful vineyard lunches on the banks of the Douro River, Portugal continues to inspire every step of the way! Our team of talented chefs has carefully crafted each dish to showcase some
of the unique dishes that our GCCC group experienced on their Portuguese excursion. From appetizers to desserts, diners will embark on their own sensory visit to Portugal!

Michael, Terri, and their GCCC guests have traveled far and wide, by plane, ship and train, to bring you the most authentic international cuisine possible. We hope you enjoy a taste of Israel and maybe join them on a future trip as a GCCC member!

JAPAN OCTOBER 1-15, 2024

Epicurean Dinner
Croquetes de Carne e Chouriço 

Beef & Chorizo Croquettes with Spiced Mayo & Creole Salsa

Shrimp Mozambique 

Sautéed Shrimp with Piri Piri Sauce & Grilled Bread

Arroz de Marisco Portimão 

Pan-Seared Gulf Shrimp, Mussels, Clams & Sea Bass with Seafood Broth, Cilantro & White Rice

Barca de Alva Grilled Pork Tenderloin & Alheira Sausage Sauce

Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, Grilled Asparagus, Blistered Cherry Tomatoes & Baby Carrots

Pan-Seared Paprika-Crusted Chicken Breast Pinhão

Ensopado de Fava Beans & Baby Kale with Crispy Baby Artichokes, Yuca Frita, 

Grilled Red Onions & Porto Demi-Glace

Pastéis de Nata

Portuguese Custard Tart

Torta de Maçã Caramelada

Upside Down Apple Cake with Caramel, Ricotta & Cinnamon

Suggested Wine Pairings
Vinho Verde "Barão do Hospital", Falua, PT, 2021

Vinho Verde "Barão do Hospital", Falua, PT, 2021

Red Blend, Altano, Douro, PT, 2020

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