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Here are just a few of the auction items we’re really excited about:
Andrew Zimmern’s Private Dinner Experience
Chef Andrew Zimmern of Bizarre Foods fame will create and prepare a menu for you and 11 of your closest friends in his studio kitchen in Minneapolis. Beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages will also be provided. This item will be paired with a $500 Airbnb gift certificate to put toward your Minneapolis accommodations. Airfare not included.
Private dinner at Chris Shepherd’s home with guest chef Ryan Prewitt
This phenomenal experience gives you and 5 guests access to two James Beard Award-winning chefs and one of Houston’s top wine experts in a private dining experience to end all dining experiences. Join chef Chris Shepherd in his own home joined by Ryan Prewitt of Pêche in New Orleans, where they’ll cook you a private meal with wine pairings by Underbelly Hospitality’s wine director Matthew Pridgen. This is the ultimate prize for any gourmand wanting to sample and share in one of the most exclusive dinners that money can buy.
3 night stay for 2 adults and 2 kids in Meadow Home at The Resort at Paws Up in Greenough, Montana.
At the crossroads of incomparable luxury and unspoiled wilderness lies The Resort at Paws Up. This luxury ranch resort is situated in some of the most breathtaking country in the world. This is truly The Last Best Place.
Conveniently located near the Village at Paws Up, the Meadow Home guest ranch accommodations are rich in comfort and western style. With approximately 1,300 square feet of living area, these spacious luxury homes provide plenty of room to roam. Each Meadow Home has two large bedrooms, two full bathrooms, a laundry room, and a four-person hot tub. The fully equipped kitchen offers everything you need, including range; refrigerator; microwave and dishwasher. The great room features well-appointed furnishings and a 70″ flat-screen TV with satellite programming.
4 night stay in a pool villa at the Four Seasons Nam Hai, Hoi An Vietnam
Stay in the lap of luxury in this one bedroom, 2700 sq foot pool villa at The Nam Hai, located directly on the ocean, steps from the sea. The design pays homage to authentic Central Vietnamese garden homes (or “nha vuon”), with large timber frames, decorative panels inside that rise to a pitched roof lined with flat tiles, and a multi-functional central sleeping platform with gossamer nets that create a lantern-like effect.
Chris Shepherd can personally vouch for this place. He spent three nights here in 2015, and there’s a very good chance you’ll be bidding against him on this one.
FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen
The Annual FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen is the crown jewel of world’s food and wine scene. Set against the spectacular scenery of the Rocky Mountains, guests enjoy three fabulous days filled with wine tastings, food sampling and cooking demonstrations.
With this package you receive two tickets to the festival and a $500 Airbnb gift certificate for accommodations.
Southern Smoke Houston Astros jersey
Be the proud owner of this one-of-a-kind Southern Smoke Houston Astros jersey signed by the 2018 Houston Astros. This piece of Southern Smoke and Astros history that cannot be bought anywhere and is a priceless piece of memorabilia for lovers of baseball and BBQ!
Raffle! Custom Southern Smoke Pitmaker Short Sniper Smoker and the meat to go with it from 44 Farms
Once again, our friends at Pitmaker are donating a custom smoker, similar to what Chris uses at the restaurants. And this year our friends at 44 Farms are kicking in 4 highly coveted briskets and 4 racks of short ribs!
*48″ x 24″ Main Cooking Chamber with 3 Cooking Grates:
(2) – 23″ x 46″ Grates, and (1) – 20″ x 46″ Grate = 3012 Sq. Inches Total of Cooking Grate Space!