A Celebration of Spirited Dining
10 days - 12 Events
From Bourbon and BBQ, Absinthe and Art to Bubbles and Brunch, Cityfest will offer once in lifetime culinary experiences. Tickets on sale now
Introducing "The Ghost of David Whitney" Amber Ale
Friday, September 14th 7:00 - 10:00
Strolling Beer-centered dinner, featuring beer battered Shrimp, Paella and Oyster shooters
Specialty Beer-Cocktail Demonstration and Tasting
Classic Rock Music and dancing with Ryan Dillaha & The Miracle Men
$75 per person includes Tax & GratuityMore
Cass Community Lobster Bake
New England Lobster Feast
Saturday September 15th 6:30 - 10:30
Champagne and Raw Bar upon arrival
Family Style Lobster Bake with Chowder, Cole Slaw, Lobster, Crab, Corn on the Cob, Redskin Potatoes, Strawberry Shortcake.
Beer & Wine
Music and Dancing with The Aston Neighborhood Pleasure Club
$150/person ($50 donation to Cass Community Social Services Center)More
Art, Bubbles and Brunch
Celebrate the release of Private Label “Sparkling Celebration”
Sunday September 16th 10:00am - 2:00pm
Introduction of New Mansion Artwork
Shuttle service to 2nd Annual "Murals in the Market" at Detroit's Eastern Market
Strolling Brunch with Omelet station, Waffle Station, Breakfast Potato Bar, Pasta station, Seafood Bar, Carved Prime Rib, Bloody Mary Bar, Mimosa Stations.
Dessert Room featuring Flaming Bananas Foster, Bread Pudding, Miniature pastries and more
Live Music by Jelly & Jams
$75 per person, includes Transportation, Tax and GratuityMore
Special Edition Paranormal Dinner Adventure
Dining "with" the Spirits!
Remote dining throughout the Mansion Estate
Witching Hour Welcome reception
Wine & Dine in the Basement Coal Bin, Carriage House Stables, and Elevator overlook.
Paranormal Adventure hosted by "Haunt Investigators of Michigan"
Special Surprise Guest performer
$150 per person includes Tax and GratuityMore
Chocolate and Cognac Tasting
Presented by Hennessy
Monday September 17th 7:00 - 9:00
Start with a Moet Nectar Imperial toast and dip a red ripe strawberry in creamy milk chocolate ganache...
Then enjoy 3 tastes of world's finest Cognacs, culminating with Hennessy Paradis paired with bitter cocoa.
Cognac by Hennessy, Chocolate by Executive Pastry Chef Eric Bunge
Entertainment by Contemporary Cellist Emily Thomas
$60 per person includes Tax & Gratuity
Optional "Battle Royale" ... Paradis Imperial vs. Louie XIII in The Ghostbar following this event.More
Art & Absinthe
An evening with Ernest Hemmingway
Tuesday September 18th 6:30-10:00
Absinthe Drip training with paired appetizers
The spirit of Earnest Hemmingway will discuss his life, literature and Absinthe addiction
Paint like Picasso and take home your own work of Art.
Enjoy Haunting live music in The Ghostbar
$100 per person includes Tax and GratuityMore
Bourbon, Bar-B-Que & Brawlers
Wednesday September 19th 6:30 - 11:00
Appetizers and Bourbon tasting in The Garden
Field trip to Detroit Distillery, first sips of new “Mansion Reserve” bourbon direct from the barrel
Bourbon & BBQ Buffet
Live entertainment and dancing with The Brunswick Brawlers
“Smoking & Joking” Cigar afterglow in The Garden
$125 per personMore
Broadway on Woodward
VIP Garden Party to benefit Michigan Opera Theatre
Thursday September 20th, 6:30 - 9:30
Presented by Veuve Clicquot
Performers from The Michigan Opera Theater will perform some of the Greatest Hits from Broadway and Classic Operas.
Complimentary Champagne and Strawberry Toast on arrival
Cash Bar, full menu, Grilled Specialties
$25 donation. 100% of ticket sales benefit MOTMore
Friday September 21st 7:00-??
Hosted by Executive Chef Natasha Vitti, this evening’s experience will focus on the best female trend setters in Michigan. From Cheesemakers to Wine Tasters, from Craft Cocktails to Specialty Pastries, we will highlight the women who are changing the culinary universe. Jazz Music by Chrissy Morgan and Susie Woodman. A portion of the proceeds benefit "Girls Changing the Game" $125 per person includes Tax, tip and donation.More
Autumn & Apples Tea
4 course Harvest Luncheon
Saturday September 22nd Noon - 2:30
Mary Jones hosts this annual salute to the season with a wide variety of apple based teas, ciders and warm cocktails. Guests enjoy a light luncheon that celebrates the local bounty, with an emphasis on Michigan Apples. Guests take home interesting recipes, a special gift and great memories of the season.
Price $70pp includes 4 course “Harvest luncheon” tax, tip, and a special gift
21 and over onlyMore
The Carnivore's Carnival
Opus Wine Tasting dinner
A Culinary Opus
Saturday September 22nd
7:00 - 10 :30
This very special evening includes:
- Perrier Jouet la fleur toast upon arrival
- Road trip to our Salt aging meat locker in the Eastern Market with Kobe Beef & Scotch tasting
- 5 “Carnivorous” centered Courses
- 4 perfectly paired tastings of Opus One wines
$325 per person includes tax and GratuityMore
2018 Legacy Dinner
Sunday September 23rd
The Whitney proudly honors the commitment and vision of our community's best and brightest.
Strolling dinner and open bar
Live Entertainment throughout the Mansion
Award Presentation at 8:30
Black Tie Optional
Sunday September 23rd, 6:30 - 10:00
$250 per person includes Tax and Gratuity. 20% of all proceeds donated to Honoree's selected charities.
Tickets on Sale July 18thMore