Public Fish & Oyster Auction

by Charlottesville29


Here is your chance to experience Public Fish & Oyster 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, Public has created a signature experience available to whoever pledges the highest donation to The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. Thanks to the generosity of Public, Donnie Glass, and MarieBette, 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 Public signature experience for The Charlottesville 29 Restaurant Auctions:

Public Reunion Feast

For one night only, Public Fish & Oyster owner and sommelier Daniel Kaufman is reuniting with the chef who helped put Public on the map. Former Public chef Donnie Glass, who now co-owns the seafood-centric catering company Skipjack Purveyors, will return to prepare an over-the-top, multi-course meal for the auction winner and five guests in an intimate setting at MarieBette Cafe & Bakery, which is generously donating space for the dinner. Glass has been baking part-time at MarieBette and says it and Public are “cut from the same cloth – hospitality driven, detail oriented, and bringing people together for the love of food.”  The evening will begin with an array of chef-selected oysters, a signature of both Public and Skipjack Purveyors. Next, guests will enjoy a multi-course meal of “some classic Public dishes with a little white tablecloth edge to them, and a bakery-inspired dessert,” says Glass. Public’s owner Kaufman, who spent much of his career as a sommelier, will break out some of his favorite wines to pair with each course. “Bring your appetite for seafood, as well as your affinity for great wines,” says Glass. It’s a Public Reunion Feast.

Note: The winner will schedule the dinner on a mutually convenient Sunday through Thursday.


Bidding for the Public auction ended on July 12, 2016.

Winning Bid: $2,200