Take a walk on the culinary wild side at Meadow Brook Hall’s biggest annual fundraising experience—refreshed for 2021—the Wild Game Dinner & Auction. The event on Thursday, Sept. 23, 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.
“Meadow Brook’s Wild Game Dinner is an evening you won’t soon forget,” said Shannon O’Berski, external relations director at Meadow Brook Hall.
“Not only is the experience itself a unique night out, but every ticket has a big impact on Meadow Brook itself. As a self-supporting museum and cultural institution, we rely on touring, special events and community support keep our doors open—particularly as we continue to feel the impact of the pandemic. At Meadow Brook, every ticket counts and every dollar makes a difference.”
New this year will be a live performance from the local Americana band Athens Creek. Meadow Brook’s in-house chef has curated a strolling dinner menu featuring inventive takes on wild game cuisine, such as braised bison brisket chili and elk short rib ravioli with fortified tomato broth & shaved romano.
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. Guests can try their luck in the winner’s choice raffle to win an exciting trip for two—for wine tasting in Napa Valley, golfing in Monterey or to see Hamilton on Broadway! Tickets are $100 each and only 100 tickets will be sold.
The 2021 presenting sponsor is Northern Trust. The organizing committee members include Patrick Brown, Gasper Buffa, Frank Cassise, Anthony Costanzo, Ashley Dewling, Millie Gervais, Scott Kunselman, Mike Murri, Michelle Peyerk, Randy Walker, Mike Westfall
Reservations are required. Wild Happy Hour & Auction tickets are $150 per person. Visit meadowbrookhall.org/wildgamedinner for more information or to make a reservation.
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.