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Society: MOCAD Interchange Art + Dinner Series a winner

The Detroit News
Karen Jacobson, left, Roz Jacobson, Todd Skog

Not only do Scott and Roz Jacobson have a most impressive, tastefully decorated home in Bloomfield Hills, but they know how to utilize it masterfully for entertaining. On Friday, they hosted a little over 100 people at their swank estate, which sits atop a hill near Cranbrook, as part of Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit’s popular summer Interchange Art + Dinner Series.

The house, an expansive contemporary ranch, is English Cotswolds style, rendered modern with white stucco. All rooms of the house encircle an open-air courtyard in the middle of the home. The backyard terrace is elegant, adjacent to a breathtaking infinity pool.

David and Kristen DeMuth

The Jacobson’s striking art collection is mostly contemporary with artists like Yayoi Kusama, Hitomi Uchikura, Liz Cohen, Tony Cox and Anne Lindberg. It also includes French antiques from the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries; French and Italian mid-century modern vintage furniture; European decorative arts and Tiffany glass — a collection of art and furniture from varied periods and moods.

Elysia Borowy-Reeder.

Upon arrival, guests were driven in golf carts from valet to the private pool entrance where cocktails and hors d’oeuvres were served. A strolling dinner was presented in the entertaining rooms of the house. The food, catered by Luciano DelSignore of Bacco Ristorante, was nothing short of amazing — lamb chops, wagyu burgers, homemade pasta, an extensive charcuterie board, and a seafood tower overloaded with succulent lobster tails, Alaskan king crab legs and jumbo shrimp.

Evyenia and Marc Jonna

“It’s only rock and roll,” was the theme of the party, and guests were asked to dress accordingly. The Jacobsons flew in a top-notch band that impersonates The Beatles and the Rolling Stones. The front motor court was transformed into an alfresco lounge where guests danced madly all night under the full moon.

MOCAD’s annual Interchange Art + Dinner Series allows Detroit’s most avid art collectors and supporters to open their homes and spaces for a range of exclusive evenings combining food, drink, and art to create truly unique experiences. Proceeds from the events benefit MOCAD. Tickets to the Jacobson’s party were $500 per person. For more information about the series, call (313) 832.6622.

Chuck Bennett is the creator of TheSocialMetro.com and hosts “Chuck’s World” from 4-5 p.m. Saturdays on 910AM Superstation.