Chefs Dinner Auction 2014




Magnum of Chateau D'Esclans rosé

Wine Spectator says of this fine wine, “The mouth-filling flavors of dried cherry, currant and ripe pear are flanked by concentrated notes of allspice and dark chocolate.”  A magnum of internationally acclaimed rosé from France. Wine Spectator rating: 91 points


Tasting Menu for 12 at Le Bernardin

Enjoy an unquestionably memorable dinner for 12 at Le Bernardin in New York City. The four star, Michelin-rated restaurant is widely regarded as one of the best seafood restaurants in the world. Dinner includes a menu hand-picked by Chef Eric Ripert along with wine pairings by Aldo Sohm. Truly Priceless!


5 Nights in Paris

Enjoy five nights in Paris in a beautiful penthouse duplex apartment with spectacular views of the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, the Centre Pompidou and la Bastille. This penthouse sleeps 5 and boasts a master bedroom, and guest room with en suite baths, and an additional half bath and sleeping loft as well as large windows with southern exposure and French doors that open to balconies throughout. Located on a quiet street right in the Marais District, just steps away from the Place des Vosges, this is a perfect location to enjoy all Paris has to offer. Enjoy a morning croissant from the corner pâtisserie on your kitchen balcony or stroll to the Place des Vosges for the best tartines and chocolat chaud!! Unimaginable food, world-renowned museums and shopping will all be at your fingertips. Trip includes round trip transportation to and from any NYC airport, courtesy of UBER. (*Not available October 20 – November 22 and Christmas vacation. Dates must be mutually agreeable. Housekeeping at bidders expense.)


VIP Access of Bordeaux hosted by The Wine Trust and Chateau Fieuzal

A four night/ five day itinerary for two of the world’s most renowned wine regions with insider access to the most exclusive properties.  Your trip will include accommodations at an exclusive property not open to the general public, Chateau Fieuzal in Pessac Leognan (Grand Cru de Classe de Graves). Also included are visits to Margaux, Pessac-Leognan, Pauilliac, Saint-Emillion, and Pomerol. (*Please allow a minimum of 3 months notification for planning.  Black out dates will apply.)


5 Nights at Heavenly, in Watamu Kenya

Heavenly is regarded as the most spectacular private home in Watamu. Heavenly's fresh & modern feel sets it apart from other (usually more rustic) holiday homes with three stories set on 2 beachfront acres, the house sleeps 13 with 5 bedrooms, a shaded outdoor lounge, a huge pool, 3 dining areas and 2 rooftop lounges. The staff includes a cook, a housekeeper and a "do-everything" guy. Watamu, named the second best beach in all of Africa, is a 5 km long beach set in a marine park with pure white sand, no commercialism—just a peaceful, long stretch of blinding-white beach with pristine conditions most of the year. Enjoy endless activities, whale watching, a sunset cruise, deep sea fishing or snorkeling, all at your fingertips from Heavenly. Gain access to an insiders guide to Kenya from owners of VirginBush Safaris, also the owners of Heavenly, named among "the World's Savviest Tour Guides" by CNN. VB has cultivated its own "little black book" and has insider access to rare and special safari experiences that other tour companies just don't offer. (*Blackout dates apply. Safari and activity expenses not included.)


Broadway Theatre Package of 18 tickets to some of Broadway's Hottest Shows

Tickets to Broadway’s Tony Award-winning shows including four premium seats to Matilda, courtesy of The Schubert Organization, two pairs of Producer House Seats for upcoming smash hits Its Only a Play (Terrence McNally’s backstage comedy starring Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick, opening in September) and The Last Ship  (Sting’s new musical opening in September) courtesy of Roy Furman, as well as two Producer House Seats to each The Book of Mormon, Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Kinky Boots, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill and The River (Hugh Jackman, opening in October), courtesy of Florence and Paul Libin. (*Tickets for The Book of Mormon, Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Kinky Boots, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill must be used prior to September 28. Tickets to The River valid for the following dates: November 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, or the 14th).


Spectacular Hamptons Garden Tour

Six people will tour the magnificent gardens and studios of April Gornik and Eric Fischl, Steve and Laura Riggio, and Toni Ross. Lee Skolnick, architect of all three residences and studios, will guide the tours. You will visit the three beehives on the Ross property and have an opportunity to suit-up with the Beekeeper. Includes a separate consultation with renowned landscape architects Edwina von Gal and Tony Piazza of Piazza Horticultural Group on the benefits and philosophy of toxin free gardening.


East End Chefs Package

Throw the most delicious and unique party with the Hayground School's wood burning pizza oven and Townline BBQ's smoker truck brought to your home for up to 30 people! Also included are Verterra plates and utensils, and certificates for dinner for 6 at both Almond and Stone Creek Inn, courtesy of Chef Jason Weiner and Chef Christian Mir.