Demand was so high for Lampo’s Emilio-Romagna wine dinner that it sold out just minutes after being announced. But, you can still attend, and here’s how: be the most generous. Whoever bids the highest donation to Blue Ridge Food Bank will win two tickets to the sold-out dinner. Because of the food bank’s remarkable efficiency, each dollar of the winning bid will provide four meals to the area’s hungry this winter, which is typically the time of greatest need.
One reason for the fervor for the dinner may be that guests will enjoy a rare food experience usually reserved for cheesemongers and cheese makers: tasting a freshly cracked wheel of world class Parmigiano Reggiano, when its flavor is at its peak, thanks to Nadjeeb Chouaf of Flora Artisanal Cheese. This will be just the start of a multi-course wine dinner celebrating Emilia-Romagna. Upon arrival, guests will enjoy the freshly cracked cheese, along with Prosciutto di Parma and Lambrusco. They then will sit down to a four course meal showcasing Lampo’s take on traditional Emilia-Romagnan dishes paired with wines from the region. Each course will incorporate as an ingredient the freshly cracked Parmigiano Reggiano.
The dinner is Sunday November 29 at 6 pm, at Lampo. Place your bid at this Facebook post, or email email@example.com, subject line “Lampo Bid.” Bidding closes Tuesday, November 24 at 12 pm EASTERN time, and the winner will be announced later that day. Auction updates will appear on The Charlottesville 29 Facebook Page. Good luck, and thank you in advance for your generosity.