Thank you to everyone who participated in our 2017 silent and live auctions!

See below for a few of the incredible auction items from our sixth annual event and get a sense of what to expect in 2018:

1. Three (3) Nights in Spain for Two Couples
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 in one of the longest-standing vineyards in all of Europe. During your stay, you will receive VIP Treatment, 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. Lodging is available September through June (excluding the Christmas and Easter holidays).
Spain; Total Wine; Chefs for Equality

2. Fiola Rooftop Cocktail Party for 50
Value: $14,000
Donor: Fiola
Gather 50 of your closest friends and get ready to have the best time ever on the amazing rooftop of Fiola! Soak up amazing views of the Capitol Building, the Washington Monument and the sunset over Pennsylvania Avenue. Fiola is rated the #1 Best Restaurant in DC in Zagat 2015. This package includes house wine, prosecco and passed appetizers. Passed appetizers will be chosen by the Chef. The party duration is two (2) hours. Music speakers, high tops/votives or tables are included. RSVP required for attendance. Nontransferable and/or refundable for value. In the event of inclement weather the event will be hosted on the lower level Banquet Room, Toto Room. Valet parking available. Tax and gratuity not included. Event must be booked through our Private Events team at least 1 month in advance. Not available on Sundays.
Fiola; Washington, DC; Chefs for Equality

3. $5,000 Shopping Spree with Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams
Value: $5,000
Donor: Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams
Enjoy this online shopping spree with longtime HRC supporters Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams. Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams’ 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.

Shipping Included within the Continental U.S. ; Must be redeemed in one order; Sales tax, if applicable, is responsibility of winning bidder.
Mitchell Gold, Bob Williams; Chefs for Equality

4. Tour de José Experience + Barmini for Six People
Value: Priceless
Donor: José Andrés
José Andrés is synonymous with DC’s Penn Quarter, having helped reinvigorate the neighborhood more than 20 years ago with Jaleo, his Spanish tapas restaurant. Today, José offers a veritable culinary world tour with six eclectic, inventive Penn Quarter destinations, all receiving Michelin honors and within a few blocks' radius. Come experience DC José’s Way and try one or all!

You can now visit four of José’s Michelin awarded restaurants in one evening! The new Tour de José is an exclusive, unforgettable dining experience. The evening features a dining tour of barmini, Zaytinya, Jaleo, Oyamel, and China Chilcano with a special menu of 3-5 small plates and a paired round of beverages at each restaurant.

Enjoy this special, VIP tour and once in a lifetime experience!

5. Seven-Night Stay at 7-Bedroom Luxury Spa House in Rehoboth Beach, DE
Value: $13,000
Donor: David Franco
Enjoy 7 nights at this work of art, award winning design, 7-bedroom house with a private courtyard pool and terrace in Rehoboth Beach, DE. Just one mile to the beach, the home includes a 2 story dining room with fireplace that seats 12 comfortably, chef kitchen with marble center island with prep sink, wine cooler and ice maker. Adjacent 2 story living room with home theater and French doors opening to courtyard. The lines between indoor and outdoor are blurred by the 27 glass French doors throughout home, most overlooking or opening to stunning landscaped pool and hot tub terrace with wall of glass. Enjoy Al Fresco dining in the courtyard while the sounds of soothing water descending from the waterfall transport you to a private paradise resort. First floor includes kitchen, dining room, living room, 2 bedrooms with jack and jill bathroom, master suite with mini bar, 3 head shower and shower deck, powder room and laundry room. 2nd floor features 3 bedrooms with bathrooms, 2 decks, 2nd laundry room. 2nd floor garage in-law suite includes huge bedroom with bathroom and mini kitchen. Blackout periods: memorial weekend and June 15- September 9th.  Must be used by December 31, 2018. Bookings are based on availability.
Chefs for Equality; Rehoboth Beach

6. A Week Stay at Gorgeous 8-Bedroom Farm House in Umbria, Italy
Value: $6,000
Donor: Suzy and Bill Menard
La Fattoria del Gelso is the ideal place to experience Umbria. The 8-bedroom home-away-from-home of Via Umbria owners Bill and Suzy Menard, this charming 18th century stone farmhouse is located just outside the village of Cannara. Though this idyllic setting amidst olive groves and fields of sunflowers offers absolute privacy, it is close to many of Italy’s most beloved artistic, cultural and culinary treasures.

It makes the perfect home base for those who want to explore the surrounding region and is a beautiful retreat for relaxing in peace. An enormous modern kitchen, installed previously when the property housed a local restaurant, features a six burner gas oven, pasta making table, stainless steel refrigerator and plenty of working space for you and your group to make the perfect meal. Just outside the kitchen door is an ample garden where you will find the freshest vegetables and herbs for your meals. Must be used before December 2018. Contact the Menard's within 30 days of the auction to secure a mutually agreeable date. 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. Unwind at Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve
Value: $3,500
Donor: Marriott
Immerse yourself in the exquisite Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve for a two-night stay in an Ocean Reserve King Oceanfront room, after arriving via First Class Destination Solutions, the resort’s luxurious transportation service. Making its original debut in December of 2012, the resort is a sanctuary of magnificence and tranquility, tucked away on Puerto Rico’s Atlantic coast. Situated on 1,400 acres of the former Laurance Rockefeller estate, Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve is an intimate refuge offering a true sense of barefoot elegance. Created as an open-air enclave infused with references to the surrounding natural landscape and diverse culture, Dorado Beach is an exclusive haven designed to allure the world’s most discerning travelers through a bevy of one-of-a-kind lifestyle activities. By day, bicycles are available to make it easy to explore miles of stunning scenery – along the coast, through forests and the Dorado Beach enclave. Numerous unique culinary experiences await; this package includes daily breakfast at Mi Casa by José Andrés, which also offers signature dining through a Spanish-influenced journey for the palate. The resort is also home to the award-winning Spa Botánico, a five-acre spa sanctuary built on a pineapple field, where expert aestheticians blend Puerto Rican ingredients and soothing indigenous traditions to impart a holistic sense of well-being. This package includes a spa treatment for two. By night, the sounds of the coqui and the sea will envelop you into nature, deepening your connection to your surroundings and to yourself.

This unique getaway includes luxury ground transportation between Luis M. Muñoz Marin International Airport and hotel. Valid 9/19/17 – 9/18/18. This offer excludes additional meals and transportation. Non-transferable. Not redeemable during certain blackout dates and holidays; other dates are subject to availability. It cannot be combined with any other offers. No certificate from this package is redeemable for cash. Please present certificates at check-in time.
Dorado Beach; Ritz-Carlton; Chefs for Equality

8. Escape into a Summer State of Mind at the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort
Value: $2,000
Donor: Marriott
Experience the brand new Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort, our very own beach house nestled on the Caribbean’s beloved Seven Mile Beach. Having recently completed the extensive renovation of our public spaces, guests can now enjoy modern décor and furnishings that capture the relaxing and casual seaside ambience of island living. Our innovative Anchor & Den gives visitors a unique experience from the moment they step foot into our Cayman Island's resort. Guests can gather, connect, relax, dine and enjoy quality time with family and friends. Memorable experiences are made through fun food, handcrafted cocktails and chic music. Take in breathtaking views of the turquoise Caribbean Sea while enjoying alfresco dining at the revamped oceanfront bohemian Veranda restaurant or the Vista Bar. Our aim is to invoke the happy nostalgia of summertime, when life is brighter and more carefree – a time when families and loved ones reunite and reconnect at the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort.

The Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort is offering four (4) nights in a Deluxe Room with dinner for two (2) at the Anchor & Den Restaurant. Includes special Beach House amenity in the room.

The package is valid for one year and expires on September 19, 2018; Black-out dates apply; Guest can contact hotel directly to make bookings; Winner must present original certificate at the moment of check-in otherwise will not be honored.
Grand Caymen; Chefs for Equality

9. The Chichest of Picnic Baskets
Value: $3,000
Donor: Elise and Marc Lefkowitz, Javier Arze of Huntsman Game, Chapel Hill Farm, Done4ny Truffles and Conrad Kenley
Includes everything you need for the perfect picnic:

  • One pound of Petrossian Tsar-Cut Smoked Salmon, Donated by Elise and Marc Lefkowitz
  • 8.75 ounces (250g) of Petrossian Royal Osetra Caviar, with Blinis and Crème Fraiche, Donated by Elise and Marc Lefkowitz
  • A Lobe of Grade “A” Foie Gras from Javier Arze of Huntsman Game
  • A Deluxe Assortment of Chapel Hill Farm’s Premium, 100% Pasture Born and Raised Randall Lineback Beef, One of the Rarest Breeds in the US: A Rib Roast, Rib Chops, Short Ribs, Osso Buco, Flank Steak, and Ground Meat (Over 20 pounds)
  • Two Ounces of Fresh White Italian Truffles and a Truffle Slicer from Done4ny Truffles
  • Duck Prosciutto and Duck Pastrami from Javier Arze of Huntsman Game
  • A Jeroboam of Billecart-Salmon Rosé Champagne, Donated by Conrad Kenley
  • A 72-piece Box of Dom Pérignon Champagne-filled Milk and Dark Chocolate Truffles from Teuscher, Chocolates of Switzerland, Donated by Elise and Marc Lefkowitz
  • Chanel Plush Blanket donated by Chanel Tysons Galleria

Deluxe picnic; meat; Chefs for Equality

10. Dinner for Four at The Inn at Little Washington and a 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 Two 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 valid on Saturday, holidays, or during the months of May or October.  Does not include taxes, gratuities or beverages.
The Inn at Little Washington; The Claiborne House; Chefs for Equality


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