Friday, November 4, 2011
It’s a Throwback to the Classic Cocktail at the Fall Local Roots Dining Event in Greenfield Village
For this unique, strolling cocktail party, The Henry Ford has partnered with New Holland Brewery and Artisan Spirits out of Holland, MI and local mixologists from bars and restaurants around Metro Detroit, to mix classic craft cocktails to order using New Holland’s own distilled spirits. Each signature drink will be complemented with specially-created hors d’oeuvres fashioned in house by The Henry Ford’s award-winning culinary team. The event will also feature Emerald City Designs as a décor sponsor who will create the classic cocktail reception atmosphere.
The local mixologists are from Delux Lounge, Detroit, 24 Grill, Detroit, Twisted Rooster, Belleville, and The Henry Ford. Also, the event will feature the drink from the winner of the Drink Michigan Cocktail contest, Tom Swift.
Guests can endlessly sample a number of these culinary delights, all of which feature a spirit distilled by New Holland Brewery as an ingredient. Hors d’oeuvres, both savory and sweet, will be offered such as shrimp ceviche with micro greens and Duchess Vodka cocktail sauce, pancetta-wrapped foie gras rumaki with a Knickerbocker Gin reduction and caramelized Michigan apples with maple sugar and candied walnuts in a New Holland Amber Rum Sauce over Calder’s vanilla ice cream.
While noshing on the delectable cuisine, guests will have the opportunity to watch professional mixologists demonstrate how to prepare the drinks that highlight each dish, and then be able to sample each cocktail. A cash bar will be available for those wanting a full cocktail.
About The Henry Ford
The Henry Ford, in Dearborn, Michigan, is the world’s premier history destination and a National Historic Landmark that celebrates American history and innovation. Its mission is to provide unique educational experiences based on authentic objects, stories and lives from America’s traditions of ingenuity, resourcefulness and innovation. Its purpose is to inspire people to learn from these traditions to help shape a better future. Five distinct attractions at The Henry Ford captivate more than 1.5 million visitors annually: Henry Ford Museum, Greenfield Village, The Ford Rouge Factory Tour, The Benson Ford Research Center and The Henry Ford IMAX Theatre. The Henry Ford is also home to Henry Ford Academy, a public charter high school which educates 485 students a year on the institution’s campus and was founded in partnership with The Henry Ford, Ford Motor Company and Wayne County Public Schools. For more information please visit our website thehenryford.org.