By Stacey DuFord

The Forgotten Harvest Champagne Cruise returns for its 11th year on Friday, August 16 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at its signature Westborn Market location in the heart of the Dream Cruise in Berkley.

Set to the backdrop of nostalgic cruising on Woodward and the sounds of Motown, the Champagne Cruise will greet guests with a red carpet champagne reception featuring beverages by Atwater Brewing and Pommery Brut Royal. Sample fare will be offered by Westborn Market and some of Metro Detroit’s best local restaurants, including BD’s Mongolian Grill, Beans & Cornbread, Crispelli’s Bakery and Pizzeria, D’Amato’s, Detroit Seafood Market, The Hudson Café, Maggiano’s Little Italy, The Melting Pot, Oberweis Dairy, Peteet’s Famous Cheesecakes, Vinsetta Garage, Will Cole, and Zoup! Fresh Soup Co.

The Champagne Cruise was created by the Anusbigian family of Westborn Market and has raised nearly seven million meals and more than $1.3 million in financial support for Forgotten Harvest.

“It’s our single largest event that we participate in and sponsor,” said Westborn Market Marketing Director Bryan Bandyk. “We’re honored and proud of having such a positive influence over the years. It’s a quality event; it’s a great cause, and it’s paired with the kickoff to the Dream Cruise itself, which is important to all of Southeast Michigan.”

Founded in 1963 by George Anusbigian, Westborn Market features three state-of-the-art European-style stores in Dearborn, Berkley and Livonia.

Tickets for the event are $150 each ($100 of which is tax deductible) and are available online at Patron ticket packages, including four tickets and listing in the program book, are available for $750. Guests must be 21 years of age or older.




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