Thursday, September 13, 2012

The Best Ticket Giveaway Ever!

I am offering the best giveaway ever, if you either live in the Detroit area or are willing to travel here for an exceptional event!

The Children's Leukemia Foundation of Michigan - "an independent nonprofit foundation whose mission is to provide and promote compassionate, personalized support to people in Michigan affected by leukemia and other related disorders" - is preparing for an exciting fundraiser.  (This is the same amazing charity that benefited from BRU Fest this past summer.) The event will feature fabulous food, world-class wines, award-winning chefs, and an opportunity to have fun while supporting an exceptional cause:

What a way to cork-off the season! The CRUSH MICHIGAN signature series of events will celebrate its fifth year with the CRUSH Birmingham 2012 Wine and Food Classic to be held on Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. at the Townsend Hotel in Birmingham, Michigan.

There will be 12 local executive chefs in attendance, featuring gourmet dishes. Wine personalities and Master sommeliers will describe, advise, and recommend some of the year’s most exquisite wine choices and pairings. There is also a CRUSH After Hours following the main event.

The mission of CRUSH MICHIGAN continues to be that of creating world-class regional wine and food fundraising events for the benefit of Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan, an independent non-profit foundation serving families throughout the state of Michigan.

Did I mention that several James Beard Award finalists and semi-finalists are among that stellar crowd of chefs who'll be feeding guests? Look at this unbelievably impressive list of participants:

Brian Polcyn
Brian Polcyn, Chef and Proprietor, Cinco Lagos, Milford, and Forest Grill, Birmingham

Michael Laiskonis, Chef, The Institute of Culinary Education, New York

Myles Anton, Executive Chef, Trattoria Stella, Traverse City

Jim Barnett, Executive Chef, Westin Book Cadillac, Detroit

Jim Bologna, Executive Chef, The Rugby Grill, The Townsend Hotel, Birmingham

Daniel Campbell, Executive Chef, Tallulah, Birmingham

Luciano Del Signore
Michael Connery, Executive Chef, Capital Grille, Troy

Luciano Del Signore, Executive Chef, Bacco Ristorante, Southfield

Steven Grostick, Executive Chef, Toasted Oak Grill, Novi

Paul Grosz, Executive Chef, Cuisine, Detroit

Guillaume Hazael-Massieux, Executive Chef, La Becasse, Maple City

John Korycki, Executive Chef, Zazios, A Modern Italian Experience, Kalamazoo and Birmingham

Matt Millar, Executive Chef, Reserve, Grand Rapids

Bartholomew Broadbent
James Rigato, Executive Chef, The Root Restaurant and Bar, White Lake

Ron Edwards, Master Sommelier, Wine Consultant and Educator, Wine Talk Radio Host

Madeline Triffon, Master Sommelier

Claudia Tyagi, Master Sommelier

Bartholomew Broadbent, Broadbent Selections, San Francisco, California

Tickets to this extraordinary event cost $250 ... unless you can win a pair.

That's right: I've been given the opportunity to host this giveaway so that you - yes, you! - might win 2 tickets to CRUSH Birmingham 2012, so you and a date, partner, friend, loved one, whomever can join me at the party and enjoy swoon-worthy dishes and wines while supporting a great cause!!!

Here are the details:

- Leave a comment below telling me that you'd love to win tickets to this fabulous party and would be able to attend.

- Make sure you leave an email address, so I can let you know if you've won.

- The giveaway begins today, and will end at noon on Sunday, September 16.

- I will use to pick a number, then send an email to the winner; you'll have until 8 a.m. on Monday, September 17 to respond, or I'll choose another number.

- The folks at Identity P.R., who are so generously providing tickets to CRUSH Birmingham, will contact the winner by email to confirm names and ages for you and your guest.

- You've gotta find your own way to Birmingham (it's a suburb of Detroit, for non-locals); sorry, no air fare or gas money included in the deal!

- The winner's name will be added to the VIP list, so all you'll need to do is check in at the door when you arrive.

So leave a comment and try to win the tickets! Post this on Facebook and Twitter and whatever other social media you can think of! Send it in an email! Get the word out, because The Children's Leukemia Foundation of Michigan is such a great cause, and this is going to be an amazing party to benefit sick kids and their families.


Unknown said...

Oh WOW!! How frickin' cool would that be? I really would love to win them, but I'll be honest, with everything going on at work I couldn't get the time off for traveling.... so don't count me.. but good luck to whoever wins this kick ass giveaway!!! It truly is the best one ever!!!

Kara D said...

I would love to win tickets and can definitely attend!

Nikki Little said...

Thank you so much for supporting CLF! We greatly appreciate.

Paul Kittle said...

I would Love to Win tickets to this Awesome event, benefitting the Children's Leukemia Foundation!! I'd love to win to take my wife on a much deserved Date-Night! We'd enjoy the ride over to beautiful Birmingham! email address: Thanks!

Gina Kittle said...

CRUSH Birmingham is such an Amazing fundraising event for CLF!! It would be an Honor to WIN these tickets! We'd be Happy to come to Birmingham! Can't wait to meet You, Food Floozie!

Bibi @ Bibi's Culinary Journey said...

That sounds like such a fantastic event and for such a wonderful cause. I wish I was living closer...I would be there!

Lindsay said...

Would LOVE to go to this, and tickets are not in my budget. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!


Unknown said...

we would love to go to this event and such a great, and deserving cause!!!

Andrew said...

I would love an opportunity to attend CRUSH Birmingham 2012 and be a part of this amazing fundraiser. Also, I love your frugal friday articles and have tried almost all of these places and loved the food. Thank you! email:

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

Ohhhh what a complete blast!!! I would LOVE to win!!!!

cgittleman at mi dot rr dot com

Candace said...

What a fantastic opportunity for some lucky person! I wish I were in the position to win and travel there; but there's just no way. Best wishes everyone!

Freddy Rosenthal said...

Sounds great. My wife and I would love to go.

Nanabear said...

Oh My!!!! This sounds like so much fun!!! Sept. 22 is our 39th Wedding Anniversary and it would be so great to celebrate by going. Thank you for this opportunity.

[mkg] said...

I would love to support the Children's Leukemia Foundation and attend this fabulous event. You may reach me at

Unknown said...

This sounds like an amazing event that I would love to attend.

Kathleen said...

I am crossing my fingers!

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