The Charlottesville 29

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Category: Auction

Five Dining Experiences of a Lifetime

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The 2019 Charlottesville 29 Restaurant Auctions will culminate August 20 at Prime 109’s “One Night Only” celebration of restaurants’ generosity, where bidding will end for five remaining dining experiences of a lifetime. Online bidding continues now, and every dollar of each winning bid goes directly to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank.

Life is about experiences, not things. So, help feed our area’s hungry and enjoy one of these unforgettable experiences. From Parallel 38, you can win a package that includes more than $5,000 in rare wine, a wine dinner for eight, a wine class and brunch for eight, and free corkage for life. From Fleurie, you can win a luxurious wine dinner of a lifetime with twenty guests at Lovingston Winery, where Fleurie owner Brian Helleberg will serve some of his most exclusive wines. With Ivy Inn, you can be sous chef to Michelin Star winner Jeremiah Langhorne in the Ivy Inn kitchen, and help prepare a spectacular tasting menu for ten friends, while a professional photographer captures the memories. Lampo will build you a replica of its pizza oven at your home, throw a pizza party to teach you how to use it, and provide free dough for life. And, with Bodo’s, you can win lunch with University of Virginia Men’s Basketball coach Tony Bennett in his office at John Paul Jones Arena.

Bidding is ongoing. For more information and to place your bids, see the links below.

Parallel 38:  A Wine Lover’s Dream Quartet

Fleurie: Wine Dinner of a Lifetime

Ivy Inn: Be a Michelin Star Sous Chef

Lampo: Lampo for Life at Home

Bodo’s: Lunch of Champions with Tony Bennett

 

Sussex Farm Auction: Kimchi Forever!

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Here is your chance to experience Sussex Farm like you never have before, while helping to feed the area’s hungry: The Charlottesville 29 Artisan Auctions. As one of the artisans of Prime 109’s August 20 Celebration of Charlottesville Restaurants, Sussex 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 Sussex Farm, 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 Sussex Farm signature experience for The Charlottesville 29 Restaurant Auctions:

Kimchi Forever!

With a cult-following in the Charlottesville food community, Sussex Farm’s Jen Naylor is a Korean food genius. She makes some of the best kimchi you will find anywhere, and sells it at area farmer’s markets. For an entire year, the auction winner will enjoy one free jar of kimchi each week. Using ingredients from her farm, Naylor’s kimchis can vary with the season, from cabbage to cucumber to apple and more. The auction winner will experience them all. Miss a week? Just pick up two the following week? Already have enough kimchi one week? Give a jar to a friend.

To ensure that the auction winner’s enjoyment continues beyond the year, Naylor will teach the winner how to make their own kimchi at home. The winner and four guests will spend an afternoon at Sussex Farm where Naylor will teach them her family secrets for making authentic Pogi Napa Kimchi. Step by step, the guests till enjoy a hands-on lesson, and will then take their kimchi with them to ferment at home. With the benefit of Naylor’s instruction, for the rest of their lives they can enjoy world-class kimchi whenever they like.

After their lesson, Naylor would not want her guests to leave hungry. So, they will be treated to an authentic multi-course Korean feast, served outdoors beside the farm’s bonfire.

Note: The auction winner will schedule their experience at a time that is mutually convenient for Sussex Farm.

Bidding

Place your bids now by email at charlottesville29@gmail.com. Bidding ends August 20 at Prime 109’s Celebration of Charlottesville Restaurants. Regular updates of the leading bid will be posted below. Minimum increments of $50.

Current Bid: $700

Pippin Hill Auction: Sunset Wine Dinner for Eight

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Here is your chance to experience Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyard like you never have before, while helping to feed the area’s hungry: The Charlottesville 29 Restaurant Auctions. Along with restaurants of The Charlottesville 29, Pippin Hill 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 Pippin Hill, 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 Pippin Hill signature experience for The Charlottesville 29 Restaurant Auctions:

Sunset Wine Dinner for Eight

The auction winner and seven guests will start their evening with a glass of Sparkling Blanc de Blanc in hand while enjoying a vineyard tour from Pippin Hill Vineyard Manager Brooks Hoover.

Next, the group will make their way through the gardens with Head Gardener and Certified Horticulturist Diane Burns, who will lead a tour of the kitchen garden’s planting beds, introduce the farm’s chickens and bee colony, and teach the group how Pippin Hill realizes its vision of a truly local farm-to-table experience.

After the garden tour, the group will enjoy a five-course wine dinner on the Reserve Room Veranda where Executive Chef Ian Rynecki and Vineyard Manager Brooks Hoover will offer an over-the-top feast with special reserve wine pairings, including some from Pippin Hill’s cellar, not otherwise available to the public.

Finally, to complete the experience, each guest will leave with one of Pippin Hill’s favorite award winning bottles of wine and a basket of goodies from the garden.

Note: The auction winner will schedule their experience on a Tuesday-Thursday that is mutually convenient for Pippin Hill Farm and Vineyards.

Bidding

Place your bids by email at charlottesville29@gmail.com. Public bidding ends on August 18, when all prior bidders in the auction for Pippin Hill 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: $2,500