2018 LIVE AUCTION ITEMS
Dream DC Dining Experience
Win this exciting lot, and you and a lucky guest will jet (business class on Delta!) to Washington, D.C. for the June 13 dinner honoring famed chef Jose Andres, who will send you home with autographed aprons. The multi-course meal with wine pairings, benefitting Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry program, will be held at Union Market’s gorgeous Dock 5 event space, with courses by chefs Matt Friedman (The Red Hen), Nick Stefanelli (Masseria), Kevin Tien (Himitsu), and Kwame Onwuachi (Kith & Kin).
You’ll spend your nights at the posh Intercontinental Washington D.C. The Wharf. While you’re in town, Chef Onwuachi will welcome you to Kith & Kin for dinner and a behind-the-scenes tour
Compliments of No Kid Hungry and Kith & Kin. Package includes $1200 in flight vouchers and $600 in hotel stay
Atlanta Eats Co-Host Experience
Instead of merely being a fan of the popular Atlanta-based TV show Atlanta Eats, the lucky winner of this exciting lot will be a guest co-host! You’ll get to choose a restaurant scheduled during the 2018 season, and then you’ll attend the filming to co-host the behind-the-scenes kitchen action with Atlanta Eats founder and host Steak Shapiro.
During the taping, you’ll feature prominently in the storyline, chatting with one of Atlanta’s hottest chefs and tasting along the way. Then, after the fun of filming, settle in with nine of your friends for a multi-course wine dinner at the featured restaurant. After a fantastic meal, look out for “your” episode of Atlanta Eats, the premier resource for food enthusiasts across metro Atlanta, which will run at least six times this year.
Compliments of Atlanta Eats.
SweetWater Brewery Takeover with Marlow’s Tavern
Round up 50 of your friends for a private party at the mammoth indoor-outdoor brewery. You can’t buy this kind of VIP access! You and your guests will enjoy private brewery tours, tastings and explanations of the award-winning flavors that put SweetWater on the map and specialty glassware to take home.
As the host, you’ll even choose the flavors for a custom cask to serve at the party! All that tasting and drinking will leave your crew hungry. The chefs at Marlow’s Tavern will be on-site with burgers and bites sure to fuel you up for even more fun.
Compliments of SweetWater Brewery, United Distributors and Marlow’s Tavern.
NYC Curated by Food Network’s Alton Brown
You and a lucky guest will fly to the city in Delta’s plush first class cabin. Once you’re on the ground, you’ll settle into one of Alton’s favorite boutique hotels, The Beekman, a historic Thompson Hotel built in the 1700s. Two nights here are sure to make guests feel like Manhattan royalty.
Stretch your legs with a Brown-designed food tour including breakfast at Zucker’s Bagels and coffee at 9th Street Espresso.
Finish your culinary experience with a meal at award-winning Chef Jonathan Waxman’s Barbuto, where the team will make sure your experience is unforgettable.
Johnny’s Hideaway and Vintage Sign
There’s nowhere more iconic to dance the night away in Atlanta than Buckhead’s Johnny’s Hideaway, which has been keeping grown ups young since 1979. So round up 30 of your closest friends for a dance party to remember. You’ll take over the dance floor to tunes from Sinatra to Ludacris and everything in between.
Often called “the Cheers of Atlanta,” Johnny’s expert bartenders will keep the cocktails flowing for three exciting hours. Best of all, the lucky winner of this lot will take home a piece of Atlanta history: the original Johnny’s Hideaway Roswell Road street sign.
Compliments of Johnny’s Hideaway. Dates upon availability, Fridays and Saturdays excluded. Expires May 3, 2019.
New Zealand Ultimate Wine Experience
You and a lucky guest will embark on the trip of a lifetime, hosted by Villa Maria Estate, New Zealand’s most awarded winery, during which you’ll explore both the North and the South islands. Upon arrival in Aukland, you’ll stay two nights at the world-class hotel within the Viaduct Harbour and enjoy a private VIP tour, tastings and lunch at Villa Maria Aukland.
Next, you’ll jetset to Marlborough, the Sauvignon Blanc capital of the world. There, you’ll stay in your very own apartment tucked among the vines of Villa Maria for two nights and enjoy a Kiwi-style BBQ on the grounds. Next you’ll spend one night in Napier in the Hawkes Bay region and taste your way through the award-winning wines of Villa Maria’s boutique winery, Esk Valley.
Compliments of Villa Maria Wine Estate and United Distributors. Trip includes $2,000 in flight credit, expires 5/3/19. Dates must be scheduled 3 months in advance with Villa Maria, subject to availability.
In Home Dinner by Atlanta’s Most Exciting New Chefs
Say you “knew them when” with this dinner! This group of chefs – including Andrew Isabella (Beetlecat), Chris Grossman (Atlas), Jonathan Kallini (Bacchanalia), Matthew Ridgway (Cooks and Soldiers) and Matt Basford (Canoe) will pull out all the stops for a thrilling five-course dinner, right in your own home. Your party of 12 guests will never forget this outstanding meal, which will be custom-designed to your taste, paired with wine and cocktails, courtesy of National Distributing Company.
Compliments of the participating chefs, their restaurants and National Distributing Company. Based on chef and sommelier availability, Sunday – Thursday. Minimum 60 days advance notice, no exceptions. Gratuity not included. Expires 5/3/19.
VIP Sunset Cruise with Atlanta’s Favorite Chefs
This VIP sunset party will take summer fun to the next level, as Chefs Kevin Rathbun (Rathbun’s, KR Steakbar, Kevin Rathbun Steak), Chris Hall (Local Three Kitchen and Bar), Jamie Adams (Il Giallo), Gerry Klaskala (Aria) and Peter Kaiser (Kaiser’s Chophouse) become your hosts for the evening, grilling and whipping up their signature specialities, paired with wine, beer and cocktails from an open bar.
Aboard The Amistad, Tommy Bagwell’s gorgeous three-level houseboat, this floating party will be set to tunes spun by DJ Fernando Fernando. Instead of competing for this exciting lot, encourage your friends to raise their paddles too, since we’re selling 100 tickets, priced at $250 per person. You won’t want to miss this once-in-a-lifetime summer soiree, hosted by some of Atlanta’s favorite culinary personalities!
Bon-Voyage with Award-Winning Chefs
What can bring together the best cuisine of Italy, Greece, Belgium, South Africa and Japan? Raise your paddle and some of Atlanta’s talented international executive chefs will bring an unforgettable dinner for 12 right to your home.
The meal will be tailored to your tastes by Pricci’s Piero Premoli (“Reader’s Choice Best Restaurant” – The Atlantan and Atlanta’s only restaurant recognized by prestigious Accademia Italiana Della Cucina), Umi and Himitsu’s Fuyuhiko Ito (“Best sushi in the South” –The New York Times and “Top 21 sushi restaurants in America” –Time Out Magazine, New York), Cape Dutch and Yebo’s Phillipe Haddad (“Hottest Restaurant 2016” –Jezebel and The Atlantan), and Kyma’s Pano Karatassos (“Reader’s Choice, Best Chef 2016” –The Atlantan and “Best Greek Restaurant in the Country” –The Rosengarten Report). Each course will be paired with top-tier wines provided by National Distributing Company.
Compliments of the participating chefs, their restaurants and National Distributing Company.
Cheer on the UGA Dawgs with Evander Holyfield
Taste of The Nation Atlanta Honorary Chair Evander Holyfield is no stranger to championship titles. What could be better than watching Georgia’s Bulldogs along side the only 5 time heavyweight champion in history? \
On November 17th, you and a guest will accompany the boxing legend for VIP tailgating before the UMass game in Athens’ Samford Stadium. Once the team takes the field “between the hedges,” you’ll experience all the action. Whether coach Kirby Smart’s Dawgs win or lose the day, the high bidder on this priceless sporting package will score memories to last a lifetime.
Compliments of Evander Holyfield
Legends of Atlanta Dining In-Home Dinner
In-home dining experience for 12 from Atlanta’s most famous chefs.
Get ready to bid on a stellar lot – for an unforgettable dinner with some of Atlanta’s biggest culinary stars. Your party of 12 guests will experience a dazzling six course meal customized to your preferences by Chefs Gary Donlick (Bistro Niko), Doug Turbush (Seed Kitchen & Bar, Stem Wine Bar, Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar), Jamie Adams (il Giallo), Chris Hall (Local Three, Muss and Turner’s, Eleanor’s), Kevin Gillespie (Gunshow, Revival, Communion and forthcoming Gamechanger) and Gerry Klaskala (Aria). This priceless dinner will be served in the comfort of your own home and with wine and cocktails, courtesy of National Distributing Company. Bidder, up!
Compliments of participating chefs, their restaurants and National Distributing Company.
*Based on chef and sommelier availability, Sunday – Thursday – minimum 60 days advance notice, no exceptions. Gratuity not included. Expires 4/20/18.
For more information on live auction packages, please contact Allison Palestrini (678)-516-8317