Ten Ferndale restaurants are participating in the city's first "Taste of Ferndale" strolling dinner event on "Fat Tuesday," Feb. 24.
The event takes place from 6-9 p.m. at Via Nove restaurant at 344 West Nine Mile downtown. The concept of the fundraiser is to showcase some of Ferndale's popular and diverse restaurants all in one location.
Each restaurant is donating tastings of their popular menu items. Participating restaurants include Pete's Place, Emory, Assaggi Bistro, Anita's Kitchen, Christine's Cuisine, The Flytrap, Via Nove, Howe's Bayou, Starving Artists, and the Blue Nile.
"There are restaurants of many types and styles in this little town," said Dan Martin, Ferndale Community Foundation chair. "This event allows folks to sample all kinds of great fare from a variety of these popular destinations."
The Ferndale Community Foundation funds local projects and charitable efforts in art, culture, education, and youth programs.
Taste of Ferndale benefits the Ferndale Community Foundation and tickets are $30 per person.
The foundation has distributed more than $30,000 in the past several years to fund downtown murals, the "Crow's Nest" sculpture, youth camps, music in the parks, and other efforts to increase the quality of life in Ferndale.
Tickets can be purchased through the Web site at http://www.ferndalecommunityfoundation.org/ or by calling (248) 672-4067.
The event will also feature a silent auction and an afterglow with live music at Howe's Bayou 22846 Woodward Ave.