Here is your chance to experience Peter Chang’s 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, Peter Chang’s has created a signature experience available to whoever pledges the highest donation to The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. Thanks to the generosity of Peter Chang’s and The Wine Guild, 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 Peter Chang’s signature experience for The Charlottesville 29 Restaurant Auctions:
The Ultimate Szechuan Corkage Dinner
Heavyweight wine critic Robert Parker is known for his fondness for Szechuan corkage wine dinners, where he and a group of friends bring some of their favorite wines to a top Chinese restaurant to accompany a true Szechuan, family-style meal. The winner of the Peter Chang’s auction will enjoy the ultimate paradigm of such a meal, prepared by someone who many have called the nation’s best Szechuan chef. Peter Chang will cook eight courses of his favorite home-style dishes, served family style to the auction winner and nine guests. Chang will even come out to greet guests and (through a translator) describe the dishes and their preparation. The auction winner and guests will receive the menu in advance so that they can plan their wine selections accordingly. Guests will also receive a personalized menu, signed by Peter Chang, to commemorate the evening.
To help find the right wines for the meal, the auction winner’s package includes five annual memberships to the local wine-buying club, The Wine Guild. Members of The Wine Guild receive deep wine discounts, and can often buy wine for as much as 20% below retail. They also receive 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. And, there are even regular wine tastings, complimentary to members, where The Wine Guild showcases some of their favorites. These five memberships alone are valued at $1,000.
The ultimate Szechuan corkage dinner.
Note: The auction winner will schedule the dinner on a night that is mutually convenient for the restaurant, and when Peter Chang is present at the Charlottesville restaurant. If current members of The Wine Guild win the auction, their prize will include one-year membership renewals, instead of new memberships.
Bidding for the Peter Chang auction closed on July 1, 1016.
Winning Bid: $3,000