Pad Thai Auction
Here is your chance to experience Pad Thai like you never have experienced it before, while helping to feed the area’s hungry. It’s The Charlottesville 29 Restaurant Auctions, presented by McGuireWoods. Along with all of the other restaurants in The Charlottesville 29, Pad Thai has created a signature experience available to whoever pledges the highest donation to The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. Pad Thai is generously donating the entire experience, which means the winning bid goes directly to the food bank, and each dollar donated is enough to provide four meals to the area’s hungry. So, a winning bid of, say, $1,000 would mean not just a wonderful meal for the winner and their guests, but also 4,000 more meals for the area’s hungry.
The Pad Thai signature experience for The Charlottesville 29 Restaurant Auctions:
Thai “Street Food” Feast
Pad Thai’s owners, Santi and Utaiwan Ouypron, once ran an eatery out of their home in Thailand. For the auction winner, the Ouyprons are dialing it all the way back to their childhoods. The winner and seven guests will have the entire restaurant to themselves for a feast of traditional, local foods the Ouyprons enjoyed growing up in Thailand. Utaiwan is from Northern Thailand and Santi is from the city, and the feast will draw on both heritages.
Though the Ouyprons have not finalized the menu, it will pull no punches, with fish served whole and less common cuts of meat, such as possibly tongue, tail, pork knuckle, snout, or liver. “My parents will cook their hearts out,” says the Ouypron’s son Jay. So, be prepared for an unforgettable experience – a rare treat to sample the real local foods of Thailand.
To wash down it all, guests may enjoy as much beer as they’d like from one of the best draught lists in town, or, if they prefer, house wines
Note: The auction winner will schedule the feast on a mutually convenient Sunday, when Pad Thai is otherwise closed.
Bidding for the Pad Thai auction ended on June 26.
Winning Bid: $1,100