Auction



Thank you to everyone who participated in and donated to our 2018 silent and live auctions!

Chefs for Equality; Auction; Washington National Cathedral

See below for a few of the incredible auction items from our seventh annual event and get a sense of what to expect in 2019:

1. THE CHICEST OF PICNIC BASKETS
Value: Priceless
Donor: Elise and Marc Lefkowitz, Chapel Hill Farm and Javier Arze of Huntsman Game. Includes everything you need for the perfect picnic:

  • Eight Randall Lineback Tenderloin Steaks
  • One Randall Lineback Long Bone Rib Roast
  • Eight Randall Lineback Boneless New York Strip Steaks
  • 16 Premium Randall Lineback 6.0 ounce Patties
  • Eight Randall Lineback Tomahawk Chops
  • One Lobe of Grade “A” Foie Gras
  • Two Packs (eight each) of smoked duck wings
  • One pack (of six) duck legs confit
  • Two Pack Apple/Hickory Smoked Duck Breast
  • One Side (8.75 ounces) of Petrossian Czar Salmon
  • 125 Grams of Petrossian Ossetra Caviar with Blinis and Crème Fraiche
  • Box of 24 Teuscher Truffles
  • One bottle of Champagne

Chefs for Equality; Picnic basket; Randall Lineback

2. SFOGLINA ROOFTOP COCKTAIL PARTY FOR 50
Value: $14,000
Donor: Sfoglina
Gather 50 of your of your closest friends and get ready to have the best time ever on the amazing rooftop of Sfoglina! Soak up amazing views at the restaurant named for the female artisans and Italian cultural icons that carry on the tradition of rolling sheets of pasta by hand with a rolling pin, a technique passed through the generations. Passed appetizers will be chosen by the Chef. The party duration is two hours. Music, speakers, high tops/votives or tables are included. RSVP required for attendance.Valet parking available. Restrictions: Non-transferable and/or refundable for value. Tax and gratuity not included. Event must be booked through the private events team at least one month in advance and is not available on Sundays. Expires on: October 9, 2019

3. $5,000 MITCHELL GOLD + BOB WILLIAMS SHOPPING SPREE
Value: $5,000
Donor: Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams
The most stylish name in home furnishings wants to make your home a more comfortable place! Enjoy this online shopping spree with longtime HRC National Partners Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams. MG + BW’s singular style has made them one of the most sought-after tastemakers in the business with an approach that encourages style for all. They are regularly featured in magazines, TV and a variety of media locations. Restrictions: This item must be redeemed in one order and shipping included within the Continental U.S. Sales tax, if applicable, is responsibility of winning bidder. Expires on October 9, 2019
Mitchell Gold, Bob Williams; Chefs for Equality

4. ESCAPE INTO A SUMMER STATE OF MIND AT THE SOLAZ, A LUXURY COLLECTION RESORT
Value: $5,000
Donor: Marriott
Enjoy a three-night stay in a gallery room, an exceptional room with a plunge pool and outdoor shower, at the Solaz, a Luxury Collection Resort, is an architectural sculpture of design inspired by the majestic landscape of the Baja. Includes breakfast daily for two and two spa treatments. The ambitious project, which opened in the fall of 2018, was carried out by the award-winning Sordo Madaleno Architects and visual art by César López Negrete. The cascading masterpiece has 128 full oceanfront guest rooms consisting of 115 deluxe rooms and 13 suites. Solaz is designated in the Luxury Collection portfolio of Marriott International, an ensemble of more than 100 of the world’s most iconic hotels, each noteworthy for its architecture, art, furnishings and amenities. The properties share a dedication to immaculate service and comfort, and each has a unique heritage inextricably tied to its destination. Includes: $1,000 on American, American Eagle and American Connection carriers for itineraries sold and originating in the U.S., Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands.
Solaz; Los Cabos; Chefs for Equality

5. GETAWAY TO NEW ORLEANS!
Value: $2,500
This package includes a two-night stay at International House, a boutique New Orleans hotel, in Panoramic Corner King — blackout dates do apply. Includes airfare for two on JetBlue! Travel anywhere round-trip in the United States with two travel certificates from JetBlue. Each certificate is good for one-time use by one person in accordance with travel restrictions identified on or in connection with the certificate. Travel must be booked and flown before the expiration date. Redeemed travel is subject to availability, blackout dates, and capacity controls and seats may not be available on all flights. Flights schedules are subject to change without notice. Government taxes and fees apply to travel booked using this certificate, these are the responsibility of the passenger and will vary based on route. Certificate is not valid for bookings on partner or codeshare or interline flights or for use in connection with any other products or services, except that certificate may be applied towards the air portion of a JetBlue Getaways vacation package. You'll also receive a "Dine Around" at the Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group restaurants ($500). Enjoy "Breakfast at Brennan’s," the fanciful morning parade at the iconic French Quarter establishment; fresh oysters and lunch at the colorful Red Fish Grill at the gateway to Bourbon Street; cocktails at the legendary watering hole Napoleon House; and an elegant dinner at Ralph's on the Park in New Orleans City Park ($500 value). During the day you'll enjoy admission for two to the Southern Food & Beverage Museum and to the New Orleans Museum of Art.  Expires on October 10, 2019.

Also includes the following Books:

  • Brennan's New Orleans Cookbook
  • The Hunt Guide to New Orleans
  • 1 Dead in the Attic: Post-Katrina Stories
  • A Topsy, Turvy History of New Orleans & Ten Tiny Turtles


6. A WEEK STAY AT GORGEOUS 8-BEDROOM FARMHOUSE IN UMBRIA, ITALY
Value: $7,000
Donor: Suzy and Bill Menard
Experience Umbria — the “green heart of Italy” — like an insider with the help of Via Umbria owners Bill and Suzy Menard. Your week long base will be La Fattoria del Gelso, the Menard’s 8-bedroom 18th century stone farmhouse located just outside the picturesque village of Cannara, a stone’s throw from Assisi, Perugia, Spoleto and the winemaking towns of Montefalco and Bevagna.

It makes the perfect home base for those who want to explore the surrounding area and with ample grounds and a tranquil swimming pool, is a beautiful retreat for relaxing in peace. An enormous modern kitchen flanked by an ample garden with fresh vegetables and herbs is the perfect space for you and your group to make the perfect meal. Or let the Menards arrange a special cooking class for you taught by a local chef.  Let them introduce you to their vast network of winemakers, olive oil producers, ceramics painting friends that make this corner of the world truly special. Don’t just visit Italy, experience it. Contact the Menards within 30 days of the auction to secure a mutually agreeable date. Must be used before December 2019. Utilities and final cleaning are not included. Includes $1,000 on American, American Eagle and American Connection carriers for itineraries sold and originating in the U.S., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Chefs for Equality; Umbria, Italy

7.YEAR OF TASTING MENUS AT 12 AMAZING RESTAURANTS
Value: $7,902
Enjoy a year of the best dinners in town! This package includes 12 Tasting Menus for four people with beverage pairings from fantastic restaurants around town.

Beuchert’s Saloon / Buck’s Fishing and Camping / Charleston / Dino’s Grotto / Equinox / L’Opossum / RARE Steakhouse & Tavern / Ris / Roofers Union / Siren / The Dabney / Trummer’s on Main

Restrictions: Reservations must be made in advance for each restaurant. Subject to availability. Must be used by October 9, 2019

8. RIOJA WINE EXPERIENCE — 3 NIGHTS IN SPAIN FOR TWO COUPLES FROM TOTAL WINE
Value: $5,000
Donor: Total Wine
Two couples traveling together will enjoy a three-night/four-day stay at the renowned Rioja estate, Eguren Ugarte winery. This is the opportunity of a lifetime to visit this 140-year-old landmark family-owned winery, including one-of-a-kind vineyard and winery tours, a private dinner and wine tasting upon arrival, as well as breakfast. Total Wine & More will also arrange for other VIP wine tastings during your stay as you travel through the different wine regions in Spain. Airfare and transportation not included. Restrictions: Lodging is available Monday through Friday, September through June (excluding the Christmas, New Year and Easter holidays.)
Spain; Total Wine; Chefs for Equality
9. DINNER FOR 4 AT THE INN AT LITTLE WASHINGTON AND STAY AT THE CRAIG CLAIBORNE HOUSE
Value: $5,474
Donor: The Inn at Little Washington
Dinner for four at Patrick O’Connell’s chef’s table at the Michelin Three Star Inn at Little Washington, along with an overnight stay in the Craig Claiborne House. The Claiborne House is a 3,600 sq. ft. guest house. The residence features two bedrooms, both with king beds and full baths on the second floor, a living room with wood fireplace, dining room, full chef’s kitchen, media room, library and half bath on the first floor. A two story veranda overlooking a private garden in the rear offers additional space for outdoor entertaining. Restrictions: Not redeemable on Saturdays. Does not include beverages, tax & gratuity. Expires on: October 9, 2019
The Inn at Little Washington; The Claiborne House; Chefs for Equality

Thank you!

Thank you to all of our participants and guests for a fantastic seventh annual Chefs for Equality.