The Clifton Inn Auction

by Charlottesville29


Here is your chance to experience The Clifton Inn 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, The Clifton Inn has created a signature experience available to whoever pledges the highest donation to The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. Thanks to the generosity of the The Clifton Inn, 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, $2,000 would mean not just a wonderful meal for the winner and their guests, but also 8,000 more meals for the area’s hungry.

The Clifton Inn signature experience for The Charlottesville 29 Restaurant Auctions:

Cooking Class and Overnight Stay

The kitchen of The Clifton Inn has trained more of our area’s top chefs than any other in the area. Chefs who have cooked at The Clifton Inn have gone on to run restaurants like the C&O, Maya, Brookville, Palladio, The BBQ Exchange, and more. Here is your chance to learn in the the same kitchen that trained all of those great chefs.

The auction winner and three guests (ideally, two couples) will enjoy a personal, hands-on cooking class from the Clifton Inn’s Executive Chef and Pastry Chef. First, they will work on savory courses with Executive Chef Yannick Fayolle, as they help to prepare a custom menu with Fayolle, paired with wines.  Next comes dessert with the Pastry Chef, with more wine. After all that cooking, eating, and drinking, the lucky students will not have to go far to rest, as the auction prize includes an overnight stay in two of the inn’s beautiful rooms.

Note: The auction winner will schedule their class and stay on a mutually convenient Sunday through Thursday, subject to availability.


Bidding for The Clifton Inn Auction closed on June 29, 2016.

Winning Bid: $1,400