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Do I need a ticket to attend this event?

No. There’s no ticket required to take advantage of the specials and prix fixe menus at participating restaurants.

Where is this event taking place?

To enjoy the Taste of the Town, simply go to any of the participating restaurants found here.

Are the specials and prix fixe menus available all week?

Yes. You can enjoy these offers any day the week of August 6-12. Certain specials and menus may only be available at select times. Please refer to each restaurant page for details.

Can I go to more than one of the restaurants?

Yes! We encourage you to visit as many of the participating restaurants as you’d like.

Do I need to attend the Celebrity Cruises' Grand Red Affair or the Food & Wine Festival to partake in this event?

No. Taste of the Town is open to all guests of these participating restaurants.

How much are tickets?

Tickets are $100.

Can I get a refund for my ticket?

No, all sales are final.

What if there is inclement weather?

While most of the Grand Red Affair will take place indoors, a portion of it will be hosted outdoors. The event will be held rain or shine.

What does my ticket include?

Each ticket includes valet, live entertainment, tastings of premium red wines from various wineries, light appetizers and chocolate, cheese, and coffee pairings.

What do I do about parking?

Complimentary valet service is included with your ticket.

Do I need to bring my ticket to the event?

You will need to present a valid ticket to enter. Please be certain you can access your tickets on your mobile device or bring a printed copy. Guests without a ticket will not be allowed entrance.

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

Yes. This event is 21+. Each guest will need to present a valid ID to enter.

Does my Celebrity Cruises' Grand Red Affair ticket grant me access to the Food & Wine Festival?

No. The Food & Wine Festival is a separate, ticketed event.

Will there be other beverages available besides wine?

Water and an assortment of soft drinks will be available.

Is there a dress code?

This is a cocktail tasting event but there is no dress code requirement.

Where in Detroit Zoo will this take place?

The Grand Red Affair will be hosted in the Polk Penguin Conservation Center & The Wildlife Interpretive Gallery.

Will the animal habitats be open during the event?

Guests will have access to the Polk Penguin Conservation Center and the butterfly habitats housed in the Wildlife Interpretive Gallery.

How much are tickets?

Tickets are $65.

Can I get a refund for my ticket?

No, all sales are final.

What if there is inclement weather?

The event will be held rain or shine.

What does my ticket include?

Each ticket includes up to 12 beverage tastings (beer/wine/spirits), unlimited food tastings, live entertainment and exclusive access to the animal exhibits.

What do I do about parking?

Parking is $8 per car. You may pre-purchase a parking pass through the Detroit Zoo by clicking here or pay for parking when you check in at registration.

Do I need to bring my ticket to the event?

You will need to present a valid ticket to enter. Please be certain you can access your tickets on your mobile device or bring a printed copy.  Guests without a ticket will not be allowed entrance.

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

Yes. This event is 21+. Each guest will need to present a valid ID to enter.

If I purchase a ticket to the Food & Wine Festival, can I attend BOTH Friday & Saturday?

No. Each day of the Food & Wine Festival (Friday and Saturday) is considered a separate event requiring a separate ticket.

If I purchase a ticket to the Food & Wine Festival, can I attend EITHER Friday or Saturday?

No. Your ticket is only valid for the day you have purchased it.

Can I purchase extra sampling tickets?

Yes. Extra sampling tickets will be available for purchase on-site.

Can I purchase and take home bottles of alcohol on-site from the vendors?

No, however bottles or cases of alcohol may be ordered on-site through select vendors, and will be available for pick up at one of our featured retail partner locations after the event.

Does this event benefit the Detroit Zoological Society?

Yes, a portion of proceeds benefit the Detroit Zoo to support its mission to celebrate and save wildlife.

Can I purchase food on-site?

Yes. All food vendors will provide complimentary samples and select vendors will have additional food options available for purchase.

Where in the Detroit Zoo will this take place?

The Savor Food & Wine Festival will take place throughout the grounds of the Detroit Zoo.

Will the animal habitats be open during the event?

Yes. Guests will enjoy exclusive access to the Detroit Zoo’s award-winning animal habitats until twilight.

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