You’ll spend your first week in breathtaking Kona, Hawaii, in a beautiful 2-bedroom, 2.5 bath private home in a gated community just outside the historic Kailua Village. The residence features upscale amenities and accommodates 6 people. Feast oceanside at the award-winning Huggo’s. Indulge at world-famous Roy’s Restaurant in Waikoloa Village. Travel inland to the rolling green pastures of Waimea and dine at Merriman’s. Spend your last 2 nights at the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, in an ocean-view room for 2. Join friends for a foursome at The Hualālai, the first Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course on the island. Dine alongside the surf at the ‘Ulu Ocean Grill. Includes airfare for 2.
Donors: Gordon Leong and Yvonne Tatsuno, Merriman's Hawaii, Huggo's, Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, The Hualalai Resort, Roy's Restaurant
Enjoy 3 luxurious nights for two in Beverly Hills, starting with 2 nights at the legendary Beverly Hills Hotel. That night, dine at the world-famous Polo Lounge.
Your next stop is the glitzy SLS, a chic boutique hotel near Rodeo Drive, where you will spend one night. After you settle in, head over to Melrose Avenue. There you will dine at Lucques, James Beard award-winning chef Suzanne Goins’ acclaimed restaurant.
But wait, there’s more! This decadent package also includes 4 VIP tickets to Jimmy Kimmel Live with green room access, and 4 VIP tickets to Wheel of Fortune.
Donors: Beverly Hills Hotel, SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills, Suzanne Goin, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Wheel of Fortune
You and 5 of your friends will enjoy a private dinner with sommelier-paired wines, prepared especially for you by Michael Mina at his eponymous, Michelin-starred restaurant. There, you can congratulate Chef Mina on his recent induction into the James Beard Foundation’s Who's Who of Food & Beverage, one of the highest honors bestowed in the culinary world.
You and your guests are also invited to enjoy VIP treatment when you walk the red carpet with Chef Mina at the summer opening party of his newest San Francisco restaurant, The Company Bar & Kitchen.
Donor: Michael Mina
Go undercover with Michael Bauer, the San Francisco Chronicle’s esteemed restaurant critic and Executive Food Editor. Learn what goes into critiquing a dining experience and writing an award-winning restaurant review. Enjoy an evening of intriguing conversation and a meal that is sumptuous (or not—you decide!). For Bay Area foodies, this package is absolutely priceless!
Donor: Michael Bauer
Join one of the world’s leading authorities on distilled spirits, Stephen Beal, for a tasting of 12 of the world's finest whiskies. The 12 whiskies sampled will be chosen with your help. To make this tasting class even more decadent, we have included an assortment of hand-crafted confections from local chocolatier, Poco Dolce, to pair with the whiskies.
Mr. Beal is a well-known writer, food, wine & spirits lifestyle broadcaster, chef, and culinary instructor. In 2010, Stephen was made Keeper of the Quaich in Scotland, the highest honor bestowed in the distilled spirits world. Stephen also is an ordained priest in the Episcopal Church and serves as assisting clergy at Grace Cathedral on Nob Hill. He volunteers his time working with the City’s homeless.
Donor: Stephen Beal
Escape to the stylish h2hotel located in the heart of Healdsburg for an unforgettable experience. Enjoy a private wine maker dinner at Petrichor Vineyards estate high atop Redwood Hill on the westernmost slope of the Mayacamas Mountains. You'll get a tour of the vineyard, nibble on hors d’ oeuvres and sip bubbles before settling into a gourmet wine-maker dinner at this stunning private estate. Featuring Petrichor estate Les Trois and other wines from the collection of Jim Foley, each will be paired with one mouthwatering course after another. When you awaken, spend your morning exploring the splendor of Healdsburg, capped with lunch at nearby Mateo Granada’s renowned restaurant, Mateo's Cocina Latina.
Donor: Petrichor Vineyards, h2hotel, Mateo's Cocina Latina
Enjoy a special tasting menu with sommelier wine pairings for two at six nationally acclaimed restaurants; Atelier Crenn, Benu, Coi, Gary Danko, Fifth Floor and Quince. Collectively, these fine establishments have eight Michelin stars!
Donors: Atelier Crenn, Benu, Coi Restaurant, Restaurant Gary Danko, Fifth Floor Restaurant, Quince Restaurant
Host a dinner party you and your friends will be raving about without turning on your stove. Michelin star Executive Chef/Owner Mark Dommen, of the venerable One Market Restaurant, will come to your home and prepare a sumptuous feast for 8. Known for blending the freshest seasonal ingredients with classic French technique, Chef Dommen will create a 6-course menu with wine pairings by Tonya Pitts, One Market’s wine director.
Named by Eater as San Francisco’s hottest (translate that to sexiest; aka “the silver fox”) chef, you will be charmed by his winning personality when he joins you and your guests after dinner to discuss each of the dishes and how they were prepared.
Donor: One Market Restaurant
This epicurean adventure begins when you check into your room at the spectacular Meadowood Napa Valley Resort and Spa. That night, you’ll be Chef Christopher Kostow’s guest at The Restaurant at Meadowood, one of only 2 restaurants on the West Coast to hold 3 Michelin stars. The reservations team will consult with you on your preferences, and Chef Kostow will craft a custom tasting menu.
The next day, enjoy lunch at Oenotri, one of Napa’s premier restaurants. And, of course, the trip is not complete without savoring some of the Valley’s finest wine. High atop Pritchard Hill, you will be treated to a VIP tour of the Continuum Estate winery.
Donors: Meadowood Napa Valley, Oenotri Restaurant, Continuum Estate
With the purchase of this package, you have scored reservations for 2 at some of the hottest tables in town: flour + water, Frances, Rich Table, and State Bird Provisions. For those of you who don’t know, these 4 top restaurants are nearly impossible to book and with good cause. Each of these incredible establishments has been recognized by the prestigious James Beard Foundation. Includes dinner and wine for 2.
Donors: flour + water, Frances, Rich Table, State Bird Provisions
This decadent dinner for 6 will take place at the Chef’s Table at Parallel 37 in the swanky Ritz-Carlton Hotel, San Francisco. You and your guests will feast on a sumptuous 8-course tasting menu created by Chef de Cuisine, Michael Rotondo.
Before taking the helm at Parallel 37, Chef Rotondo honed his skills in several Michelin starred restaurants in Europe and then joined world-renowned Charlie Trotter’s, one of Chicago’s few Michelin 2-star restaurants.
Each course of this incredible meal will be paired with a beverage crafted by bar manager, Camber Lay, one of San Francisco’s elite cocktail experts.
Donor: Parallel 37
This 3-night getaway for 2 starts with an exclusive tour of Love Apple Farms. After your tour, check in to the Toll House Hotel in Los Gatos. That night, experience a world-class dinner with paired wines at the Michelin 2-star restaurant, Manresa.
The next day, follow the Summit to Sea Wine Trail as it winds through the mountains. There you will enjoy tastings at 4 boutique wineries. Later, check-in to the Chaminade Resort and Spa in Santa Cruz, before enjoying dinner at La Posta. Wrap up your trip with a stay at the new Hotel Paradox and dine at Solaire Restaurant.
Donors: Manresa Restaurant, Love Apple Farms, Toll House Hotel, Burrell School, Dancing Creek Winery, Loma Prieta Winery, Poetic Cellars, Chaminade Resort and Spa, La Posta Restaurant, The Hotel Paradox, Solaire Restaurant and Bar
With this package, you really can have your cake and eat it too. Yigit (rhymes with sweet) Pura, Top Chef Just Desserts winner, will personally meet with you to design the cake of your dreams for up 20 people. This is a rare opportunity that cannot be missed!
To give you a taste of what’s to come, Yigit will provide a cake from his Tout Sweet Patisserie to enjoy with 6 of your friends the night of the event. Celebrate your winning bid with the included magnum of fine champagne.
Donor: Tout Sweet Patisserie
What time is it? It’s time to treat yourself to the Corum Admiral’s Cup 48 Chrono Sport Luxury Timepiece! This sleek, sporty, luxury men’s watch has a titanium and black rubber case, automatic movement, and is water resistant up to 30 ATM (990 feet).
Founded in 1955 in la Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, luxury watchmaker, Corum, is an exclusive brand featuring an innovative and distinctive watch design. The Admiral's Cup race was first held in 1957 and the Corum Admiral's Cup watch was introduced just 3 years later in 1960. Today, Corum remains one of the top luxury watchmakers in the world.