BIRMINGHAM, Mich., August 23, 2016 – The Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber’s 13th annual fundraiser, Vine & Dine, to benefit Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan, will be held from 6-9 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21 at Cranbrook Institute of Science in Bloomfield Hills.
Vine & Dine offers guests an outstanding selection of domestic and imported wines, a strolling buffet featuring the finest restaurants, a chance auction and musical entertainment. Back by popular demand, director of Nuclassica, violinist and Cranbrook graduate Jordan Allen Broder will provide entertainment for the evening, offering an eclectic mix of modern music played on classical instruments paired with a live disc jockey.
Consistently a sell-out event, Vine & Dine has become the new tradition for wine and food aficionados. Tickets are $85 per person in advance, with special pricing available for bulk tickets of 12 or more. Complimentary valet will be included and guests are encouraged to dress to impress.
“The success of the event is unquestionably accredited to the restaurants and wine distributers who participate, along with the generous donations of auction items from local businesses,” said Joe Bauman, President of Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber. The chance auction contains items such as cocktails and appetizers for up to 16 people at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Winebar paired with a Backstage Pass at Cranbrook Institute of Science. The Backstage Pass is a tour of Cranbook Institute of Science with Director Michael Stafford of artifacts not often seen by the public. Other auction packages include two Delta airline tickets for a domestic flight, “Best of Birmingham,” “Best of Detroit” packages and an overnight stay at the extravagant Townsend Hotel.
Food and wine participants in this year’s Vine & Dine include: Bill’s, Café ML, Roadside Bar & Grill, Mandaloun Bistro, The Bird & The Bread, Forest Lake Country Club, Cameron’s Steakhouse, Mitchell’s Fish Market, Townhouse Birmingham, The Stand Gastro Bistro, BIGGBY Coffee – Bingham Farms, Granite City Food & Brewery, Hills Fine Wine & Spirits, ML Spirits, Eagle Eye Brands, Birmingham Wine & MI Grape & Wine Industry Council.
Sponsors of the 2016 Vine & Dine event include: Diamond, Clark Hill; Silver, Bank of Birmingham and Fenner, Melstrom & Dooling; Bronze, Birmingham Shopping District; Exclusive Entertainment Sponsor, Main Street Bank; Platinum Valet Sponsor, Platinum Motors; Magazine Sponsor, Neighborhood SEEN; and Media Sponsor, C&G Newspapers.
For nearly 40 years, Gleaners Community Food Bank has been “feeding hungry people and nourishing our communities.” Gleaners provides food to 535 partner soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters and other agencies throughout southeastern Michigan. Gleaners collects 34.5 million pounds of food a year and distributes 79,000 meals each day including providing nourishing food and nutrition education to 84,700 children a year. Every dollar donated provides three meals and 93 cents of every donated dollar goes to food and food programs.
The Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber is a membership organization dedicated to promoting the economic development, strengthen the business climate and improve the quality of life in the six communities it serves, Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms, Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township and Franklin, Mich.
To view a current list of food and wine participants and to purchase tickets, please call (248) 644-1700 or visit www.bbcc.com/vine-dine