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Eat Like It's 1800 At Saint Anne's This December

Celebrate the holidays like an 18th century French Canadian.

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Saint Anne de Detroit.
Saint Anne de Detroit.
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A local organization, Encore Detroit, is inviting people to eat and celebrate the holiday season like it's the 18th century. Local documentarian of the Detroit food scene, Bill Loomis, will speak December 7 at the Detroit River Region French Christmas concert and dinner at the historic Saint Anne de Detroit church.

Loomis, who authored two books on the Motor City's cuisine—both past and present—will speak on the topic of French Canadian food, traditions, and contributions to the region's culture.

In addition to the talk, the event includes a tour of Saint Anne's, a Christmas concert by the Francophone Chorale du Tricentainnaire de Windsor, and a traditional French Canadian la Tourtière (a traditional meat pie) dinner. There will be a cash bar. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under.

Proceeds from the event will support the restoration of Saint Anne's Church, Windsor Assumption Church, and the Alliance Francaise, an organization dedicated to promoting French heritage in the Windsor-Detroit metropolitan areas.