The Detroit Lions are getting ready to roar into the sixth annual Taste of the Lions at Ford Field.
The strolling food and wine event on Wednesday May 16 will feature dozens of Metro Detroit’s top restaurants and an opportunity to meet the 2018 Detroit Lions, along with coaches and Lions Legends.
Local chefs will prepare a signature dish from their restaurants for guests to sample. Several featured restaurants will include Detroit Beer Co., Russell Street Deli, Slow’s BBQ, and MI Cookie Dough. VIP guests will enjoy a private cocktail reception in the MGM Grand Detroit Tunnel Club and early access to food stations on the main concourse.
Players will be available for meet and greet opportunities. Exclusive merchandise for autographs will be available for purchase during the event. Outside items will not be permitted. This year’s event will also include a silent auction.
General admission is $175 plus fees and VIP tickets are $350 plus fees. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 16 at 10 a.m. at www.DetroitLions.com/TasteoftheLions. Season ticket Members will be offered a discounted presale via email.
Event proceeds benefit Detroit Lions community partner Eastern Market and their community outreach programming. As the regional food hub for metropolitan Detroit, Eastern Market supports the city’s economic and social health. Eastern Market’s collaboration with the Detroit Lions leverages the bounty of regional agriculture to build a healthier Detroit by improving access to fresh food options in underserved areas.
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Taste of the Lions is an extension of the league’s Taste of the NFL program, which began in 1992. The annual event is held the night before the Super Bowl in the hosting city and brings together the country’s elite chefs to raise funds for local food banks.
The Taste of the Lions is done in partnership with Henry Ford Health System, Kroger, MillerCoors, Michigan Office Solutions, Somerset Collection and U.S. Park.