By M.J. GALBRAITH
DEARBORN — The past, present, and future of Dearborn will be celebrated all at once at the inaugural Farm-to-Table FUNDinner from 6 to 9 p.m. June 15 in downtown west Dearborn.
It’s the first of what organizers hope will become an annual tradition in Dearborn. The second Farm-to-Table FUNDinner is already planned for downtown east Dearborn in the fall of 2020.
Tickets, which are limited and required, are $100, and are available online at www.dearbornareachamber.org/event/farm-to-table-fundinner.
A long table beneath a lighted tent will be constructed on West Village Drive between Mason and Monroe, adjacent to the new Wagner Park.
The event features a five-course dinner with complimentary wine pairings from some of Dearborn’s most celebrated chefs and establishments, including salads from La Pita and a main course prepared by Junior Merino of M Cantina.
“Our primary focus is on bringing locally sourced foods from local chefs,” says Jean Smith, event manager for Downtown Dearborn. “It’s a true culinary event.”
Celebrating the city’s 90th anniversary, organizers are cultivating a 1920s theme. Attendees are being encouraged to dress up in suits and dresses of the era. Musicians from Henry Ford College will be on hand, performing big band hits of the period.
Funds raised from the dinner will go to support Downtown Dearborn events. The group organizes more than 60 events a year.
There will also be a silent auction featuring local businesses.
“This is all about local food and supporting local businesses, how we can provide Dearborn with exquisite events and an evening out and enjoy culinary delights from renowned local chefs,” says Smith.
(This story was reprinted from Metromode Media. It also is available at: https://www.secondwavemedia.com/metromode/devnews/FarmToTableDearborn.aspx.)