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  Tickets on sale for 'Tour de Fork' at Eastern Market September 21

• Tour de Fork celebrates our community and its diverse urban culinary delights at Eastern Market
• The evening of food and fun benefits The Children's Center, empowering children and families to shape their own futures
• Ford Motor Company, Tour de Fork’s Presenting Sponsor, continues their 88 years of supporting The Children's Center


DETROIT – This 4th annual Tour de Fork annual fall tasting celebration moves to Eastern Market with an evening showcasing the region’s diverse culinary delights on Thursday, September 21, 2017, to benefit vulnerable children and families served by The Children’s Center.

Tour de Fork takes place Thursday, September 21 from 7 to 10:30 p.m. at Eastern Market, Shed 3, 1445 Adelaide, Detroit, Michigan, 48207. Tickets and reservations can be purchased by phoning The Children's Center at (313) 262-1085 and online at www.thechildrenscenter.com/tourdefork.

Presented by Ford Motor Company, Tour de Fork features an intimate experience with one of Detroit's top chefs, an eclectic and rich sampling of the local restaurant scene, a variety of fun and artful activities, including music and entertainment. Additional sponsors include Platinum Sponsor Cadillac Asphalt LLC, and Silver Sponsors Walgreens and Kenwal Steel Corp. Funds raised support The Children's Center and the services the organization provides annually to 7,500 Southeast Michigan families.

“Detroit is bursting with talented chefs and people are looking to experience the vibrant food scene,” Debora Matthews, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Children’s Center, said. “ Eastern Market is a remarkable destination for food and fun. That makes it a wonderful setting for a most special evening. In addition to the great food and great time, we want to guests to see how their generous support helps us empower families to shape their own futures."

Tour de Fork offers savory samplings from dozens of Metro Detroit chefs, along with beer, wine and craft cocktails .The fun factor includes one of Detroit’s hottest DJs, fowling and lawn games, and the opportunity to watch as works of fine art are created in real time. The evening taps into the high energy of Eastern Market's “Murals in the Market” and related festivities.

Added to Tour de Fork this year is a new Chef Experience with John Vermiglio from Grey Ghost, voted Best Restaurant 2017 by the Detroit Free Press. The Experience includes exclusive access to watch and taste as the chef creates and dialogues about his cuisine. A limited number of tickets are available at $200 per person.

Guests at the 2017 Tour de Fork may also select the Individual ticket with unlimited access to food and drink stations. Priced at $95, they are available now online and, if available, at the door. The Benefactor ticket includes early access prior to general guest arrival and recognition on video screens.

Tour de Fork offers a variety of fare guaranteed to encourage tastings of the dozens of eateries. Patrons also vote among them for the tastiest fare to win the Forkie Award. Returning to defend his 2016 title as Forkie winner is Grey Ghost. Joining him are several new and returning chefs representing dozens of eateries including Provisions by La Palma, Estos Garage, Brome Modern Eatery, Red Dunn Kitchen, Jay Ray's BBQ, Granite City, Huron Room, TRIA and other top establishments.

The evening also includes a raffle designed to delight foodies with gift certificates to popular dining spots and gift baskets featuring local gourmet food items and products from local distilleries. Guests also will enjoy the raffle's other offerings such as unique jewelry and tickets to entertaining night spots and overnight stays at area hotels.




 

 

 

 

 

   
   

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