Fifth Annual CRUSH Birmingham 2012 to Be Held September 22 at Townsend Hotel
By: Mark Winter
TROY, Mich., August 20, 2012 – The fifth annual CRUSH Birmingham 2012 Wine and Food Classic will be held on Saturday, September 22, 2012 at the Townsend Hotel in Birmingham, MI. All proceeds benefit Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan, which is celebrating 60 years as a successful Michigan nonprofit in October 2012.
Wine personalities and Master Sommeliers will describe, advise and recommend some of the year’s most exquisite wine choices and pairings. After the Wine and Food Classic, join us for the CRUSH After Hours event.
Patron admission tickets include a private champagne reception sponsored by Brooks Brothers and access to the main food/wine pairing event and After Hours for $350. General admission for the food/wine pairing event and After Hours is $250. For young adults ages 21-30, the general admission cost is $125. Tickets for just the After Hours event are $65.
Tickets are available for purchase here. To purchase tickets for After Hours, please click here.
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 nonprofit foundation whose mission is to provide and promote compassionate, personalized support to people in Michigan affected by leukemia and other related disorders.
HONORARY WINE PERSONALITY
Bartholomew Broadbent, Broadbent Selections, San Francisco, California
HONORARY EXECUTIVE CHEF
Brian Polcyn, Chef and Proprietor, Cinco Lagos, Milford, and Forest Grill, Birmingham
HONORARY PASTRY CHEF
Michael Laiskonis, Chef, The Institute of Culinary Education, New York
GUEST CULINARY MASTERS
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
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
Guillame 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
James Rigato, Executive Chef, The Root Restaurant and Bar, White Lake
HONORARY WINE DIRECTOR
Ron Edwards, Master Sommelier, Wine Consultant and Educator, Wine Talk Radio Host
Madeline Triffon, Master Sommelier
Claudia Tyagi, Master Sommelier
2012 CRUSH Humanitarian Award – Ellen Lesser Siegel
2012 President’s Leadership Award – The Smith Family
2012 Pioneers in Medicine Award – Moshe Talpaz, M.D.
PREMIER – PRESENTING SPONSOR
The University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center
FEATURED WINERIES AND IMPORTERS
LUXURY SPIRITS SPONSOR
Rémy Cointreau USA
Townsend Hotel, Birmingham, Michigan
GROUND TRANSPORTATION SPONSOR
Acura of Troy
Sydney and Elizabeth Ross Foundation
Nth Degree Fitness
Royal Group Services
For more information about Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan, call (248) 530-3000 or visit http://leukemiamichigan.org.