Pad Thai Auction: Thai Homestyle Feast

Pad Thai

Here is your chance to experience Pad Thai like you never have before, while helping to feed the area’s hungry: The Charlottesville 29 Restaurant Auctions. Along with all of the other restaurants in The Charlottesville 29, Pad Thai has created a once-in-a-lifetime experience for whoever pledges the highest donation to The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. Thanks to the generosity of Pad Thai, North American Sake Brewery, and The Wine Guild, the entire winning bid goes directly to the food bank. And, thanks to the efficiency of the food bank, each dollar donated creates four meals for the area’s hungry.

The Pad Thai signature experience for The Charlottesville 29 Restaurant Auctions:

Thai Homestyle Feast

Pad Thai’s owners, Santi and Utaiwan Ouypron, once ran an eatery out of their home in Thailand. For the auction winner and seven guests, the Ouyprons will create a true homestyle feast of traditional, local foods the Ouyprons enjoyed in Thailand. Utaiwan is from Northern Thailand and Santi is from the city, and the feast will draw on both heritages.

The group’s experience will begin with a tasting flight from North American Sake Brewery. Next, the Ouyprons will pull no punches in treating the group to course after course of homestyle Thai food. Using fresh herbs from their garden and old family recipes, the Ouyprons will recreate some of their favorite dishes from their homeland.

To accompany all of the food will be a classic pairing: Gewurztraminer. For many wine-lovers, Gewurztraminer and Thai food goes together like peanut-butter-and-jelly, with the fragrance and spice of the grape complementing that of the food. The experts at The Wine Guild will pair Gewurztraminer with the food, and will contribute an entire case of it to the cause.

To allow the group to continue their enjoyment of wine, the group will receive four free one-year memberships to The Wine Guild. Members of The Wine Guild receive deep discounts and expert recommendations from The Wine Guild’s board members, who taste thousands of wine each year, and choose only the very best to sell to The Wine Guild’s members. These four memberships alone are valued at $800.

Best for adventurous diners, it’s the ultimate Pad Thai experience: a Thai Homestyle Feast.

Note: The auction winner will schedule the feast on a Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday evening that is mutually convenient for Pad Thai. It is recommended that the feast take place in August or September, while the Ouyprons’ herbs are in season.

Bidding

Place your bids by email at charlottesville29@gmail.com. Public bidding ends on August 2, when all prior bidders in the auction for Pad Thai will have a chance to bid again until the highest donation is reached, and a winner is declared. Regular updates of the leading bid will be posted below.

Current Bid: $600