The sixth annual CRUSH Birmingham event to support the Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan is Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Townsend Hotel in Birmingham.
The most anticipated part of the program is the Wine and Food Classic from 6:30 to 9 p.m. with famous chefs, wine personalities and Master Sommeliers from Michigan and across the country. They will be at stations providing wine and food pairings and advising guests on wine choices and culinary matches.
Following the Classic is the After Hours event sponsored by Remy Cointreau at 10 p.m. in the Townsend Hotel’s Regency Ballroom. Guests will be treated to live music and luxury spirits, and late-night bites at 11 p.m.
The Honorary Family Vineyard of the event is Marchesi di Barolo with proprietor Anna Abbona, of Barolo, Italy.
There is a three tier ticket system: General admission for the food and wine classic and afterhours party is $250.
Patron tickets are $350, which also includes a private Champagne reception from 6 to 6:30 p.m.
For young adults age 21-35, the general admission cost for the food and wine classic and afterhours party is $125.
Order tickets here.
For complete details go to the Web site.
Here are the celebrity guests:
HONORARY EXECUTIVE CHEF
Steven Geddes, Executive Chef and Master Sommelier, Local 127 restaurant at 413 Vine Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
HONORARY MASTER PASTRY CHEF
Jacquy Pfeiffer, Master Chocolatier and Co-Founder, The French Pastry School, Chicago, Illinois
GUEST CULINARY MASTERS
Myles Anton, Executive Chef, Trattoria Stella, Traverse City
Michael Connery, Executive Chef, Capital Grille, Troy
Guillaume Hazaël-Massieux, Executive Chef, La Bécasse, Maple City, and Bistro Foufou, Traverse City
Paul Grosz, Executive Chef, Cuisine, Detroit, and The Stand Gastro Bistro, Birmingham
John Korycki, Executive Chef, Zazios, Italian Restaurant and Bar, Kalamazoo
Jesse Nemeth, Executive Chef, Morton’s The Steakhouse, Troy
Eric Patterson and Jennifer Blakeslee, Co-Executive Chefs, The Cooks’ House, Traverse City
Brian Polcyn, Executive Chef, Forest Grill, Birmingham
James Rigato, Executive Chef, The Root Restaurant and Bar, White Lake
Drew Sayes, Executive Chef, The Rugby Grille at The Townsend Hotel, Birmingham
HONORARY WINE DIRECTOR
Ron Edwards, Master Sommelier, Wine Consultant and Educator, Wine Talk Radio Host
Madeline Triffon, Master Sommelier
Claudia Tyagi, Master Sommelier
2013 Pioneers in Medicine Award – Charles A. Schiffer, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Oncology; Head of Leukemia/ Hematologic Lymphoma Multidisciplinary Team, Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
2013 President’s Leadership Award – Founders and Organizers of Gray’s Reef Golf Classic: Rob Bluthardt, Jeff Cavazos, Gary Gonzalez, Mike Hopkins Jr., Craig Pessina, Bill Royce and Ed Williams
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