Take a walk on the culinary wild side at Meadow Brook Hall’s biggest annual fundraising experience, the Wild Game Dinner & Auction. The event on Thursday, Sept. 15, features a strolling dinner, unique auction items and live music all set against the iconic backdrop of the National Historic Landmark, located in Rochester on the campus of Oakland University.
“The Wild Game Dinner & Auction is one of the most fun ways to support Meadow Brook,” said Shannon O’Berski, external relations director at Meadow Brook Hall. “With live music, sunset views and a truly eclectic array of auction items, the evening has an energy all its own. Not only is the experience itself a unique night out, but every ticket has a big impact on Meadow Brook itself.”
Meadow Brook’s in-house chef has curated a strolling dinner menu featuring inventive takes on wild game-inspired cuisine, such as farm-raised venison chili and pheasant empanadas with avocado crema. It features vegetarian options as well, such as ricotta ravioli with butternut squash cream, roasted Brussel sprouts, toasted pecans and dried cherries. The full menu is available here.
The event will feature a live performance from the local Americana band Athens Creek. The evening will feature cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a unique selection of silent auction items along the loggia terrace as the sun sets over the Great Estate.
Choose from jewelry, travel experiences, exclusive packages, outdoor gear, hunting rifles and much more. The live auction to follow will feature exciting items from exclusive experiences at Meadow Brook Hall to an in-home private chef, and so much more.
Guests can try their luck in the Wild Raffle to win an exciting trip for two—the winner will choose from the following trips: Alaska Frontier Adventure, Tee off in Monterey, Napa Valley Rail and Sky or Kentucky Bourbon Trail. Tickets are $100 each and only 100 tickets will be sold. Guests do not need to be present to win.
The 2022 presenting sponsor is Northern Trust. The organizing committee members include Patrick Brown, Gasper Buffa, Frank Cassise, Anthony Costanzo, Ashley Dewling, Anna Drumm, Millie Gervais, Scott Kunselman, Connor Newton, Michelle Peyerk, Gina Randall, Randy Walker and Mike Westfall.
Advance tickets are required. Wild Game Dinner & Auction tickets are $150 per person. Visit meadowbrookhall.org/wildgamedinner for more information or to book your tickets.
Meadow Brook Hall is fully self-supporting, relying on special events such as the annual Holiday Walk for the preservation and interpretation of this National Historic Landmark. For more information, call (248) 364-6200 or visit meadowbrookhall.org.
Meadow Brook Hall is the historic home built by one of the automotive aristocracy’s most remarkable women, Matilda Dodge Wilson, widow of auto pioneer John Dodge, and her second husband, Alfred Wilson. Constructed between 1926 and 1929, Meadow Brook Hall represents one of the finest examples of Tudor-revival style architecture in America, and is especially renowned for its superb craftsmanship, architectural detailing and grand scale of 88,000 square-feet. It was the center of a country estate that included 1,500 acres, numerous farm buildings, recreational facilities, several residences and formal gardens. Named a National Historic Landmark in 2012, Meadow Brook Hall strives to preserve and interpret its architecture, landscape, and fine and decorative art so that visitors may be entertained, educated and inspired by history. Meadow Brook Hall is located in Rochester, Mich. on the campus of Oakland University.