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Group Bidding in The Charlottesville 29 Restaurant Auctions


The restaurants of The Charlottesville 29 are creating such extraordinary experiences for The 2019 Charlottesville 29 Restaurant Auctions that many will yield winning bids in the thousands of dollars. Every dollar of each winning bid is a donation made directly to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, and each dollar is enough to create four meals for the area’s hungry.

Interested in an experience but lack the budget to win it all by yourself? Form a group of friends to pool resources and bid together. For a dining experience for ten, for example, a $2,000 winning bid can become just $200 per person. So long as your group has one point person responsible for your bidding and donation, once you win, you may divide up your winning donation anyway you like. So, find some friends, help our area’s hungry, and enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience at your favorite Charlottesville restaurant.

Peter Chang Auction: The Ultimate Szechuan Corkage Dinner for 10

P Chang

Here is your chance to experience Peter Chang 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, Peter Chang 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 Peter Chang and In Vino Veritas, 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 Peter Chang signature experience for The Charlottesville 29 Restaurant Auctions:

The Ultimate Szechuan Corkage Dinner for Ten

Renowned wine critic Robert Parker is known for his fondness of 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 feast. 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.

As for the wine, that will be in the hands of one of our area’s top oenophiles, Erin Scala of In Vino Veritas, once named one of Wine Enthusiast’s 40 Under 40 wine professionals. Scala will receive an advance copy of the feast’s menu, and will send the group to dinner with two bottles each of eight different wines, each one expertly paired with one of the courses. That’s eight courses of Peter Chang’s food and sixteen bottles of showstopping wine. The ultimate Szechuan corkage dinner.

Auction sneak peek here.

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.


Bidding for Peter Chang’s experience has ended. Winning bid: $3,200


The 2019 Charlottesville 29 Restaurant Auctions


In support of the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, The Charlottesville 29 is pleased to present The 2019 Charlottesville 29 Restaurant Auctions, and the raffle to Win a Year of Bodo’s. (Enter the Bodo’s raffle here.)

The Charlottesville 29 answers: if there were just 29 restaurants in Charlottesville, what would be the ideal 29? Now, the restaurants of The Charlottesville 29 have come together to help feed the area’s hungry by creating once-in-lifetime dining experiences for whoever pledges the highest donation to the food bank. Thanks to the generosity of the restaurants, every dollar goes directly to the food bank. And thanks to the food bank’s efficiency, each dollar is enough to provide four meals to the area’s hungry, meaning the auction winners’ meals will result in thousands more for the area’s hungry.

These meals will come at a critical time. One out of every eleven people in our region struggles to put food on the table, which can have lasting consequences for those in need. No one does more do fight this crisis than the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. Now you can join the food bank and the restaurants of The Charlottesville 29 in feeding those in need.

UPDATE: The auctions are now over. Winning bids and links to each auction item are below.

The 2019 Charlottesville 29 Restaurant Auctions 

Peter Chang: The Ultimate Szechuan Corkage Dinner for Ten ($3,200)

Beer Run: Brew Your Own Charlottesville Beer ($4,000)

The Alley Light: Bartender for a Night and Celebratory Feast ($2,200)

Al Carbon: The “29” Molcajete and Margarita Party ($1,700)

Milan: Traditional Indian Feast for 50 ($2,700)

ZoCaLo: Legends’ Dinner for Ten with Jefferson Vineyards ($3,000)

MarieBette: Le Goûter for 12 (times two!) ($3,000)

Oakhart Social: Super Super Bowl Party ($3,000)

Maya: The Ultimate Charlottesville Tailgate Party ($1,400)

TEN: Luxury Omakase ($2,600)

Public Fish & Oyster: Lobster Bake of Your Dreams ($3,000)

Duner’s: Holiday Party for 50 ($6,000)

C&O: Celebration Dinner for 30 ($5,500)

MAS: A Walk Through Spain in 29 Bites ($2,600)

Sultan Kebab: Ziyafet for 50 ($2,800)

Pad Thai: Thai Homestyle Feast ($1,800)

Petit Pois: Autumn Olive Farms, Nose-to-Tail ($3,000)

Brasserie Saison: Harvest Dinner for 20 ($5,000)

Revolutionary Soup: A Year of Revolutionary Soup ($1,600)

Hamiltons’: An Evening of Wine, Chocolate, and Whiskey ($3,333.33)

The Bebedero: Bucket List Mezcal & Tequila Dinner Party ($3,000)

Tavola: Killer B’s Wine Class and Dinner ($3,000)

BBQ Exchange: Virginia Pig Roast for 50 ($3,500)

Bizou: Meatloaf for Four, for a Year ($2,050)

Pippin Hill: Sunset Wine Dinner for Eight ($3,500)

Parallel 38:  A Wine Lover’s Dream Quartet ($7,400)

Fleurie: Wine Dinner of a Lifetime ($10,000)

Ivy Inn: Be a Michelin Star Sous Chef ($10,000)

Lampo: Lampo for Life at Home ($22,000)

Bodo’s: Lunch of Champions with Tony Bennett (times two!) ($108,000)