The Charlottesville 29

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Palladio Auction

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Here is your chance to experience Palladio 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. Palladio does not have a Charlottesville address, and so is technically not part of The Charlottesville 29. Instead, it has a “Worth the Drive” designation, reserved for restaurants outside Charlottesville worthy of the 29. But, Barboursville Vineyards’ Luca Paschina is among the kindest men in the industry, and so when he caught wind of the auctions, he asked if Palladio could participate. And so, like the restaurants of The Charlottesville 29, Palladio has created a signature experience available to whoever pledges the highest donation to The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. Thanks to the generosity of Palladio, 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 Palladio signature experience for The Charlottesville 29 Restaurant Auctions:

VIP Experience at Palladio’s Truffle Dinner

The Annual Truffle Dinner at Palladio is always one of the food events of the year, with tickets going for $170 per person. The Palladio auction winner will receive not just four tickets, but over-the-top, VIP treatment at this year’s dinner, November 16 at 7 pm. For all guests at the dinner, the evening will begin with canapes and Brut in the Octagon Cellar. Then, during dinner itself, the VIP treatment for the auction winner and three guests will take hold. They will be seated at a table with Luca Paschina himself, who has made Barboursville’s award-winning wines for decades. Also at their table will be Dr. Jeff Long, the truffle expert whose truffles will be featured at the dinner. In addition, exclusively served at the auction winner’s table will be two very special and rare wines. Sommelier Alessandro Medici will decant Barboursville 1998 Nebbiolo Reserve, which won Double Gold at the 2001 San Francisco Invitational and Barboursville 1997 Cabernet Franc, which won the 1999 Governor’s Cup. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime wine and food experience. Be a VIP at Palladio’s Truffle Dinner. 

Bidding

Bidding for the Palladio auction ended July 20, 2016.

Winning Bid: $1,300

Bodo’s Auction

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Here is your chance for a once-in-a-lifetime experience with Bodo’s Bagels, 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, Bodo’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 Bodo’s and Potter’s Craft Cider, 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, $3,000 would mean not just a wonderful meal for the winner and their guests, but also 12,000 more meals for the area’s hungry.

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

Breakfast of Champions Brunch Party

How often do four national champion coaches come over for breakfast?

Bodo’s is the undisputed champion of fueling our area’s athletes, and the winner of its auction will enjoy a catered brunch party with four national champion UVa coaches: Brian Boland (men’s tennis), Brian O’Connor (baseball), George Gelnovatch (men’s soccer), and Julie Myers (women’s lacrosse). Bodo’s will come to the home of the auction winner and serve an enormous array of bagels, cold spreads, smoked salmon, and fixings, for the auction winner, the coaches, and up to forty guests. To add to the fun, the auction winner will receive two cases (24 bottles) of Potter’s Craft Cider award-winning ciders as well as plenty of organic juice from Lumi, including Harvest Apple and, of course, Wahoo Orange.  And, to preserve memories of this dream experience for a lucky Hoo fan, acclaimed photographer Tom McGovern will capture images of it all, including an 11 x 14 group shot of the auction winners and coaches.It’s a Breakfast of Champions with Bodo’s.

Note: The auction winner will schedule the brunch party at a time that is mutually convenient for the coaches, at a home in the Charlottesville area.

Bidding

Bidding for the Bodo’s auction ended on July 17, 2016.

Winning Bid:  $2,400

Group Bidding for The Charlottesville 29 Auctions

 

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Some have asked whether group bidding is permitted for The Charlottesville 29 Restaurant Auctions.

Of course! In fact, given the scope of many of the auction items, group bidding is expected. Bidders should feel free to collaborate with friends in developing their bids. The only requirements are that, for any group, a single person must place the entire bid and be responsible for ensuring that the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank receives the full amount of the bid, if it wins. So, whether for a group gift to your spouses, a birthday celebration, or just a night out, find some friends, donate some money to the food bank, and enjoy the meal of a lifetime.