DEARBORN, Michigan – Sample some of the best cuisine Michigan has to offer at the Touring the Mitten Local Roots Spring Evening Dining event in Henry Ford Museum, March 8. This quintessential foodie tour created by The Henry Ford’s award-winning culinary team, features delectable dishes, all locally-sourced and made in Michigan. Tickets are $70 per person. Cash bar opens at 6:30 p.m., dinner is served at 7 p.m. Capacity for this event is limited and reservations are required. To purchase tickets, please call (313) 982-6001.
The first Local Roots dinner to be held in Henry Ford Museum, this Michigan-themed dinner will include strolling food stations that will be located throughout the newly-opened Driving America exhibit.
During the dinner, Jesse Eisenhuth, director of food service and catering, will announce the winner of the Local Roots Logo competition. Out of 20 entries, the chosen logo will be recreated and used throughout The Henry Ford’s daily food service and catering operations.
Offering lavish samplings from all over the state, guests and foodies alike will find themselves filling their plates to the brim. The tour begins with passed hors d’oeuvres of Dearborn Sausage kielbasa served with onion pops and a mouthwatering Michigan mushroom ragout on a toasted crostini bun. Next, stroll station to station tasting the main dishes including U.P. wild game pasties, roast strip loin with Detroit Zip Sauce, Detroit mini Coneys and Frankenmuth-style Kassler Rippchen with Rode Kooi Met Appeltjes (beef stew with red cabbage and apples.)
Plate up some side dishes of hearty polenta with venison sausage and grilled ramps, smoked whitefish and shrimp cakes with New Holland Spirits’ vodka sauce, roasted beef and onion salad, Holland cheese straws called Kaasstengels, cheese pierogies and caramelized onions and a Greek and Maurice salad station. Don’t miss the dessert stations featuring Michigan Maple Bread Pudding, Shernni’s Historic Candy display, Detroit Cooler Floats and Sanders Hot Fudge cream puffs.
The Henry Ford continues to be committed to serving the best fare of the season and for this menu will integrate locally-sourced ingredients from our network of farmers and producers. This dinner features Dearborn Sausage, the Stimson Farm, Lawson Farm, Francis Farm, Eat Local Eat Natural, Farmer Jon Goetz, Sanders, Sugarbush, New Holland Spirits, Red Cabbage & Beets, Guernsey Farms and Shernni’s Candy.
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.