This year’s auction will feature some delectable gourmet packages and exciting excursions that you won’t find anywhere else. Gather your foodie friends and get ready to bid on these items together!
Chihuly Garden and Glass Tour with Dinner in the Space Needle for Six (Value: $1400)
Tour the spectacular 45,000 square feet of galleries and landsca ping showcasing the work of renowned Northwest glass artist Dale Chihuly. From giant chandeliers and towers to dramatic installations of sea and floral forms to one of his largest sus pended sculptures, you’ll be dazzled by the scale and artistry. Afterwards, enjoy an exquisite dinner at SkyCity Restaurant i n the Space Needle, serving up locally inspired cuisine as well as a stunni ng 360-degree panorama view of Seattle. Includes accommodations for six at the renowned Washin gton Athletic Club (WAC).
Pasta Making at Cafe Lago for Fifteen (Value: $3000)
Seattle’s legendary Cafe Lago prepares its many pasti and doughs fresh by hand, each morning. Now you and up to 14 friends can learn from their pasta chefs special techniques for ravioli and other various filled pasta using local and seasonal ingredients. This weekend midday class includes antipasti, pasta, snacks and wine.
Waterbrook Wine Country Getaway in Walla Walla for Six (Value: $1500)
Enjoy a two-night stay for three couples at the Waterbrook Bungalow, a private, fully-appointed three-bedroom guest house on the 75-acre winery campus. Cook in the gourmet kitchen or opt to dine out in Walla Walla’s many restaurants! Best of all, savor Walla Walla’s great wines. Package includes a complimentary Reserve wine tasting at the Waterbrook Tasting Room and at Waterbrook’s sister properties: Browne Family Vineyards and Canoe Ridge Vineyard.
Cedarbrook Lodge with Dinner and Spa for Six (Value: $2900)
Indulge in an overnight stay for three couples in deluxe accommodations at the award-winning Cedarbrook Lodge. This package includes a five-course seasonal tasting menu with regional wine parings in Copperleaf Restaurant prepared by Executive Chef Mark Bodinet. Round out the week-end with six spa treatments of your choice in the newly minted Spa at Cedarbrook Lodge.
African Deluxe Photo Safari (Value: $5750)
Embark on a week-long deluxe photo safari for two on a 60,000-acre endangered species reserve in South Africa. The reserve is host to many exotic animals including elephant, rhinoceros, lion, leopard, water buffalo and cheetah. Package includes lodging, meals and daily game drives. Trip can be booked anytime for up to two years after purchase.
Michael Symon's Sous Chef on Stage with Autographed Chef Coat -- new! (Value: Priceless)
Here's your chance to cook alongside Michael Symon himself! The highest bidder will join Michael on stage to help him prepare one of his signature meat dishes. You'll also take home your very own chef's coat signed by Michael that night!
Semiahmoo Getaway and Golf for Six (Value: $3150)
Experience deluxe accommodations at this magical seaside resort with an overnight stay for three couples. Ladies will be spoiled with an assortment of spa treatments while the gentlemen will have a tee time at one of two Championship golf courses, Semiahmoo Golf and Country Club or Loomis Trail. Includes a seasonal five-course tasting menu with regional wine paring in the private dining room at Pierside Kitchen.
'Monks in Black' photo (Value: $1000)
You’ve heard of “Men in Black”? Well, we have our very own “Monks in Black”! Who says monks can’t have fun? This beautifully framed photograph captures the spirit and humor of our amazing monks. A limited edition, we have only five framed copies to give! Each photograph is personally autographed by our beloved Abbot Neal Roth.
The Ridge Motorsports Park School for Two (Value: $6000)
Let your inner racer out to play at The Ridge Motorsports Park in Shelton. This package for two includes the one-day “Ridge Driving Experience” with a professional instructor and three more “Ridge Racing School Track Days” to hone your driving skills. Plus an amazing twenty-four “Arrive and Race” Karting sessions at the newly built Olympic Grand Prix Karting Circuit, a scale replica of the big track. The Ridge Motorsports Park is ready … are you?
Adopt a Prosciutto for Eight (Value: $8000)
Four pairs of proud “parents” can each name and nurse a dewily fresh leg of pork to delicately cured prosciutto over a year in this truly unique offering from Salumi Artisanal Cured Meats and Donedei Winery. Each pair will create and dry their own Italian prosciutto just like in the “Old Country” with four joint visits to Donedei Winery, where the curing is done.
Tom Douglas’ Hot Stove Society Cooking Class and Dahlia Lounge Dinner for Eight (Value: $1150)
Master a new cuisine when you and 7 friends take a private evening class at Tom Douglas’ renowned cooking school, the Hot Stove Society. Located in a bright industrial space inside the stylish Hotel Andra in downtown Seattle, the Hot Stove Society opened last year to rave reviews! This is a hands-on experience you can touch, smell and taste for yourself. Culminate your Seattle experience with a dinner for 8 at Tom Douglas' prized Dahlia Lounge.
The CHEW Experience for Four (Value: $6000)
Head to Manhattan, where you and your friends will sit in on a taping of The CHEW, the talk show for foodies featuring our Gala hosts. Follow that with a private tour of Eataly, Mario’s 50,000 square-foot Italian food emporium and lunch at Manzo Restaurant. Then enjoy a fabulous dinner at the award-winning Babbo Restaurant. Package includes round-trip airfare and hotel accommodations.
Raise Your Paddle to “Feed a Mind”!
Your gift provides direct aid to students in financial need, making “The Saint Martin’s Experience” accessible to all. Now more than ever, the country and the world need scientists, engineers, teachers, counselors, doctors, policymakers and other professionals who are as ethical as they are skilled. By supporting Saint Martin’s students, you help ensure that tomorrow’s leaders are prepared to enter their fields with a values-based education and a spirit of service.