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FOODIE RUSTICA: AUGUST 2008

The Henry Ford Celebrates Local Food and Beer

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(Aug. 8, 2008)—DEARBORN, Mich.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—This year, summer in Greenfield Village never tasted better! A new, mouthwatering experience, Blues, Brews and Slow Food BBQ hits the Village Thursday, August 14 with a large assortment of high-quality, and locally-sourced foods and locally-brewed beer. Add music and dancing and were talking a great summer evening event!

Time: Begins at 6:30 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m.

Price: $65, includes tax, gratuity, entertainment and beer tasting

Bar: Open Cash

Contact: Reserve tickets by calling 313-982-6001

Along with dinner will be a Bell's Beer Tasting, followed by The Front Street Blues Band, the 2007 Overall Band Champions of the Detroit Blues Society's Blues Challenge. They will be performing classic songs as well as their original songs for everyone to dance to!

The combination of the food, music and dancing during the Slow Food BBQ creates a feel that only Greenfield Village could create, said Susan Schmidt, Director of Food Services at The Henry Ford. "As summer begins to wind down this event is a great chance to appreciate excellent foods locally grown." The barbeque will consist of a large variety of foods from baked maple custard to fire charred free range chicken directly from the local farmers and purveyors.

Other delicious foods included:

  • Heritage Pulled Pork: Hardwood roasted heritage pork with Detroit honey barbeque sauce, stone ground organic corn bread and bread and butter pickled cucumber and onions.
  • Tomato Tastings: Heirloom tomato panzanella, Farmer Johns tomatoes and heritage bacon BLT and fried green tomatoes with smoked hock and sauce verte.
  • Braised Goat Tacos: Local tortilla, red tomato salsa, cilantro sour cream, Ann Arbor goat cheese and roasted pepper salad.
  • Corn Boil: Boiled local sweet corn with Calders butter bath and an assortment of sea salts.
  • Copious Local Squash Pizza: Squash, zucchini, tomato and basil with a ricotta cheese made at the Village
  • Michigan Blueberry Betty
  • Honey Diples

There are more reasons than ever to become a member of The Henry Ford. Annual membership passes start at as little as $39. Members receive unlimited admission to Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village.

The Henry Ford, located in Dearborn, Michigan was founded in 1929 by automotive pioneer Henry Ford. This history destination includes Henry Ford Museum, Greenfield Village, The Henry Ford IMAX Theatre, The Benson Ford Research Center and The Ford Rouge Factory Tour. The Henry Ford, America's Greatest History Attraction, is the history destination that brings the American experience to life.

For more information please visit our website www.thehenryford.org.

The Henry Ford

Carrie Nolan, 313-982-6126

CarrieN@thehenryford.org

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