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DIFFA: Dining by Design in Detroit


Quicken Loans was pleased to present this year’s DIFFA: Dining by Design event at the Federal Reserve Building in downtown Detroit. The event raised funds for the Michigan AIDS Coalition.

The three-night event transformed the first floor of the Federal Reserve Building into a feast for eyes and mouths. Members from the design, architectural and art communities joined together to create beautiful and elaborate table designs for guests to observe as they toured the room and enjoyed appetizers and drinks from Detroit chefs.

Cocktails by Design was the opening night event, which took place on Thursday, September 18. The tables were out for display while attendees enjoyed bites from 25 local chefs from top Detroit restaurants including Small Plates, Wolfgang Puck’s Pizzeria and Cucina, Fountain Bistro and Detroit’s legendary Baker’s Keyboard Lounge.

Artworks, which took place Friday night, was filled with creativity! Over 150 pieces of art were available for bidding. Adding to the artistic flare, local artist Tony Roko painted one-of-a kind pieces while guests toured the sponsored tables.


Saturday capped off the event with Dining by Design, a gala dinner where guests were able to dine at the elaborately designed tables, dance the night away with live entertainment and bid on a silent auction.

Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA) has been funding HIV/AIDS services and educating people on the disease since 1984. Today it is one of the largest funders of services and education in the U.S., providing more than $38 million to AIDS organizations in America.

For more information on DIFFA or the Michigan AIDS Coalition, visit MichiganAIDSCoalition.org.

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