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The Garden Party
Rain threatened but did not impact The Garden Party that attracted 450 ($150 ticket) to the big white festival tent at Meadow Brook Hall. OK, so I lied. The classic cars could not be displayed in their usual place on the lawn adjacent to the tent, but the really avid car enthusiasts could find them in the garage courtyard. Most of the ladies wore great hats. Guests socialized and sipped 100 different wines provided by Great Lakes Wine & Spirits. They savored succulent fare from 27 restaurants. This included: Big Rock Chop House’s grilled shrimp with shaved fennel, Morton’s Steakhouse’s braised beef on crispy wontons, Kruse & Muer’s Maine lobster, Gulf shrimp & King Crab gazpacho; Coach Insignia’s marinated lamb lollipops; and the always popular Red Coat Tavern’s classic burger.