We love lavishing you guys with gifts, so we get giddy when organizers of awesome events offer us prizes to give away! On the heels of our big contest last week, we have a pair of tickets to another elegant celebration that supports a great cause: Wine & Dine in the D, a Sept. 20 soiree in downtown Detroit that benefits the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation.
All you have to do be entered to win is share your "Michigan Wine & Dine Fantasy" with us. If you were to dream up the perfect night of food and wine — where money and logistics (like distance) were no object — which Michigan restaurant would you go to (and why), what would you order, and what Michigan wine(s) would you pair with your meal (and why)? Email your response to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, and you'll be entered to win two tickets (valued at $300!) to Wine & Dine in the D, courtesy of the event organizers.
Please include your first and last name and city of residence and "Wine & Dine Contest" as the subject line. The winner will be announced Thursday, Sept. 13. (Fair warning: Your responses may be posted on MichiganByTheBottle.com!) You must be at least 21 years old to enter.
Please read on to learn more about Wine & Dine in the D and how you can get your hands on tickets if you're not the winner…
Get the scoop:
Founded by Bloomfield Township resident Sid Moss, Wine & Dine in the D is celebrating its second year of pairing gourmet food, fine wine and top-notch musical entertainment to raise funds and awareness for the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation. Last year's inaugural event reportedly raised more than $80,000.
Presentations will kick off the evening at 5:30 p.m., with talks by Dr. Jeffrey Margolis, medical oncologist at Beaumont Hospital and professor at Oakland University-William Beaumont School of Medicine; Dr. Jeffrey Zonder, associate professor of Medicine and Oncology at Karmanos and Wayne State University School of Medicine; Dr. Michael Lill, head of stem cell research at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles and the MMRF staff.
At 6:30 p.m., attendees can enjoy fare from 25 well-known metro Detroit restaurants like 24Grille, Atlas Bistro, Joe Muer's Seafood, Vincente's Cuban Cuisine, Tre Monti, Andiamo, Forest Grill and more, along with highlights from Michigan wineries and microbreweries and boutique wines from around the globe. It's all amid the unique setting of Orchestra Hall and the jazz vocals of Detroit's own Ursula Walker. A silent auction also will be held.
An after-glow reception for holders of patron tickets only concludes the night's festivities with desserts and cordials.
Moss, who has multiple myeloma, credits MMRF for improving the quality of life for himself and fellow patients through its research efforts. Sixteen years ago, Moss said in a prepared statement, people with multiple myeloma were given only a few years to live. Today, four drugs exist on the market that stemmed from MMRF research, and additional treatments are in testing, he said.
Get the goods:
Tickets to Wine & Dine in the D are $150 apiece. A patron ticket is $250, and gives the bearer access to the exclusive after-glow as well as the general event. Special tickets are available for multiple myeloma patients.
For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit http://WineAndDineintheD.com or contact Michele MacWilliams at (248) 625-0070.