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Ivy Inn Auction: Be a Michelin Star Sous Chef

Ivy Inn

Here is your chance to experience Ivy Inn 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, Ivy Inn 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 Ivy Inn, 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 Ivy Inn signature experience for The Charlottesville 29 Restaurant Auctions:

Be a Michelin Star Sous Chef

While Charlottesville chefs are no strangers to acclaim, our city has produced just one chef with a Michelin star to his name. Former Ivy Inn sous chef Jeremiah Langhorne went on to open the Washington D.C. restaurant The Dabney, which has earned a star from the Michelin Guide ever since the guide started covering D.C.. Langhorne also won the James Beard award for Best Chef in the Mid-Atlantic.

And now, you can cook with him.

Win the Ivy Inn auction, and you will join Langhorne and chef-owner Angelo Vangelopoulos in the Ivy Inn kitchen to prepare a spectacular tasting menu for ten of your closest friends. You will work side-by-side the two world class chefs in every aspect of an over-the-top seven course meal: from composition to preparation to execution.

Your guests will enjoy your creations in a private dining room, accompanied by specially procured New World and Old World wines with each course. Enhancing the experience will be the company of two of our community’s most enchanting personalities: Luca Paschina and Gabriele Rausse. Paschina is longtime winemaker and GM of Barboursville Vineyards, while Rausse owns Gabriele Rausse Winery and is Monticello’s Director of Gardens and Grounds. The two will share stories of food, wine, and life, while your group enjoys a once-in-a-lifetime feast.

To preserve memories of your experience, nationally renowned food photographer Tom McGovern will take photographs throughout the meal, in both the kitchen and dining room. McGovern has captured Langhorne and Vangelopoulos before at Ivy Inn, and will provide you a digital file of professional photos of your experience.

It’s the Ivy Inn experience of a lifetime: Be a Michelin Star Sous Chef.

Note: The winner will schedule their experience at time that is mutually convenient for all participants. Chef Langhorne does not live in Charlottesville, and so will require advance planning.

Bidding

Place your bids by email at charlottesville29@gmail.com. Public bidding ends on August 20, when all prior bidders in the auction for Ivy Inn 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: $1,750

Bodo’s Auction: Lunch of Champions with Tony Bennett

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Photo by Ian Atkins.

Here is your chance to experience Bodo’s 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, Bodo’s 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 Bodo’s, 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.

In addition to offering the auction experience below, Bodo’s is also raffling off a Year of Bodo’s, so that everyone has a chance to win. Again, every dollar goes directly to food bank. The more you donate, the more chances to win. Enter to win here.

The Bodo’s signature experience for The Charlottesville 29 Restaurant Auctions:

Lunch of Champions with Tony Bennett

For the first iteration of The Charlottesville 29 Restaurant Auctions in 2016, Bodo’s offered a Breakfast of Champions: a catered brunch with every active University of Virginia coach to have won a national championship. UVa Men’s Basketball Coach Tony Bennett was not present because, though a champion in the hearts of UVa fans, his team had yet to bring home a national championship.

That all changed in April.

Now, Bodo’s is helping to celebrate, with lunch in Tony Bennett’s office for the auction winner and up to five additional guests. Upon the group’s arrival to John Paul Jones Arena, a UVa staff member will treat them to a personal tour – a behind-the-scenes look at one of the top facilities in the country, from the locker room to the practice gym to the weight room and beyond. Next, the group will shoot baskets and take pictures on the team’s practice court or, if available, the home floor of the 2019 NCAA Men’s Basketball Champions. Finally, they will head to Coach Bennett’s office, where they will enjoy lunch with Bennett himself. Bodo’s will deliver all of the sandwiches, sides, and drinks that Coach Bennett and the auction winner’s group desire. Over lunch, the group can take photos with the national champion coach and trophy, bring gear to be signed, or just spend time getting to know the best basketball coach in the country.

It’s the ultimate Bodo’s experience: Lunch of Champions with Tony Bennett.

Note: The auction winner will schedule their experience on a day that is mutually convenient for UVa and Tony Bennett. The total experience will last roughly two hours, and lunch with Coach Bennett will last sixty minutes.

Bidding

Place your bids by email at charlottesville29@gmail.com. Public bidding ends on August 20, when all prior bidders in the auction for Bodo’s 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: $3,000

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Tavola Auction: Killer B’s Wine Class and Dinner

Tavola

Here is your chance to experience Tavola 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, Tavola 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 Tavola, 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 Tavola signature experience for The Charlottesville 29 Restaurant Auctions:

Killer B’s Wine Class and Dinner

A longtime winner of Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence, Tavola presents a very special wine and food experience in celebration of the three “B’s” of Italian wine: Barbaresco, Barolo and Brunello. Tavola wine director Priscilla Curley, a certified sommelier who also owns The Wine Guild, will lead the auction winner and five guests through an exploration of Italy’s three most revered wines. Guests will learn about the wines and the regions surrounding them, while tasting extraordinary, world-class examples of each.

To accompany the wines, Chef Dylan Allwood will let loose for a spectacular six-course dinner in Tavola’s private dining room. In addition, Tavola’s award winning bar managers, Steve Yang and Rebecca Edwards, will create a signature cocktail just for the group.

Finally, to complete the theme of Italian “B’s”, The Elysium Honey Co. will provide a variety of their Italian expressions, for use in preparing the dinner. After the meal, every guest will take home an Elysium honey sampler gift set.

Note: The auction winner will schedule their experience on a weekday that is mutually convenient for Tavola.

Bidding

Place your bids by email at charlottesville29@gmail.com. Public bidding ends on August 9, when all prior bidders in the auction for Tavola 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: $1,200