The Charlottesville 29

If there were just 29 restaurants in Charlottesville, what would be the ideal 29?

The Ivy Inn Auction

Ivy Inn

Here is your chance to experience The Ivy 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 Ivy 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 Ivy 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, $10,000 would mean not just a wonderful meal for the winner and their guests, but also 40,000 more meals for the area’s hungry.

The Ivy Inn signature experience for The Charlottesville 29 Restaurant Auction:

The Ivy Inn’s “Taverna” Experience for 20

Charlottesville’s favorite special occasion restaurant has created perhaps its most special occasion of all. The auction winner and nineteen of their guests will have the entire patio to themselves, which The Ivy Inn will transform into a one-time-only, pop-up Greek taverna. Chef Angelo Vangelopoulos, a two-time James Beard award semi-finalist, and his father, a talented Greek chef in his own right, will serve an enormous feast of traditional and modern Greek dishes, wines, and ouzo, with a wide variety of meats, seafood, and vegetables. “It will be a blast!” says Angelo.

Note: The auction winner will schedule the event at a mutually convenient time with the restaurant.

Bidding

Bidding for The Ivy Inn auction ended on July 21, 2016.

Winning Bid: $8,150

Palladio Auction

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Here is your chance to experience Palladio 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. Palladio does not have a Charlottesville address, and so is technically not part of The Charlottesville 29. Instead, it has a “Worth the Drive” designation, reserved for restaurants outside Charlottesville worthy of the 29. But, Barboursville Vineyards’ Luca Paschina is among the kindest men in the industry, and so when he caught wind of the auctions, he asked if Palladio could participate. And so, like the restaurants of The Charlottesville 29, Palladio has created a signature experience available to whoever pledges the highest donation to The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. Thanks to the generosity of Palladio, 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 Palladio signature experience for The Charlottesville 29 Restaurant Auctions:

VIP Experience at Palladio’s Truffle Dinner

The Annual Truffle Dinner at Palladio is always one of the food events of the year, with tickets going for $170 per person. The Palladio auction winner will receive not just four tickets, but over-the-top, VIP treatment at this year’s dinner, November 16 at 7 pm. For all guests at the dinner, the evening will begin with canapes and Brut in the Octagon Cellar. Then, during dinner itself, the VIP treatment for the auction winner and three guests will take hold. They will be seated at a table with Luca Paschina himself, who has made Barboursville’s award-winning wines for decades. Also at their table will be Dr. Jeff Long, the truffle expert whose truffles will be featured at the dinner. In addition, exclusively served at the auction winner’s table will be two very special and rare wines. Sommelier Alessandro Medici will decant Barboursville 1998 Nebbiolo Reserve, which won Double Gold at the 2001 San Francisco Invitational and Barboursville 1997 Cabernet Franc, which won the 1999 Governor’s Cup. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime wine and food experience. Be a VIP at Palladio’s Truffle Dinner. 

Bidding

Bidding for the Palladio auction ended July 20, 2016.

Winning Bid: $1,300