Bon Appétit!: A Culinary Showcase

Bon Appétit!: A Culinary Showcase & Auction

On March 15th, join us in Steele Hall, located at Canterbury School (101 Aspetuck Avenue, New Milford) for an evening of:
Bountiful Hors d’ Oeuvres and Dessert,
Wine, Beer, and a Community Culinary School Signature Cocktail,
Live & Silent Auctions,
and Celebrating the Connecticut Community Foundation with the 2014 Distinguished Appreciation Award

Purchase Tickets and See a Sampling of Auction Items below

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Tickets are $75 per person




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Bon Appétit!: Auction Sneak Peek!

Live Auction:
THE MAGIC OF AFRICA
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South Africa beckons you! We are offering a South African Photo Safari for two which includes six days and six nights luxury accommodations at Zulu Nyala Game Lodge situated in the heart of the Zululand and St. Lucia/Sodwana Bay Marine reserve/Lubombo corridor – one of the richest wildlife conservation regions in Africa. You will be treated to a unique bush experience in this lush stretch of paradise which is home to a wide variety of game from elephant to rhino, buffalo, hippo, giraffe and the secretive leopard. You will also be delighted by three delicious meals per day, prepared with an African flavor, of course. Game views are twice a day guided by professional game rangers in open game viewing vehicles. This is an adventure of a lifetime and you can’t win this if you don’t come to “Bon Appetit, A Culinary Showcase and Auction” on Saturday, March 15, 2014. Do you want to see this wonderful trip? Go to www.zulunyala.com and begin planning now! Bid often and it could be yours! (Does not include airfare or transfers, side trips, personal beverages or phone calls.  This auction package is non-transferable and non-refundable)

Donors:

Friends of the Community Culinary School

 


Silent Auction:

ROMANTIC! LUXURIOUS! CLASSIC DINING!

CCS - Mayflower#1 At The Mayflower Grace in Washington, CT, you will experience all of the above and more! With your $300 gift certificate, dining at The Mayflower Grace gives you the best of fine dining in Connecticut with a range of classic and grand New England dining experiences. Arrive in style, because KEE Limousine has donated round-trip services of a sedan car to deliver you to The Mayflower Grace. Want to feel like royalty? Bid on this package for a very special evening with the one you love!


Donors:

Cruise Holidays and KEE Limousine


 

Live Auction:

WINGED FOOT – “A TEMPLE TO THE SPIRIT OF GOLF!”

CCS - Winged Foot Golf Course#1.jpg“The very name “Winged Foot” has a sort of magic for those who know the club from afar. To them it stands for competitive golf at its highest level…a place where history was made by Bobby Jones and others. It is a steady heartbeat of golfing pleasure and sportsmanship, where the game is the thing…Winged Foot is a temple to the spirit of golf!” Winged Foot Golf Course is listed in Golf Digest’s list of America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses, its East course is ranked 76th and the West checks in at No. 8, making Winged Foot the only private club in America with more than one layout in the top 100. WOW…wouldn’t you like to play on that course? Well, your opportunity to play on the West Course at this exclusive Golf Club is here…you and two of your friends will get a chance to play this beautiful course with a member of the club’s golf staff as your fourth. This package is an opportunity of a life-time for the serious golf enthusiast. Bid, bid, bid!! Don’t let this package slip through your fingers! If you win, you’ll also take home a brand new Winged Foot Golf Club golf bag! And…Winged Foot will host the 2020 U.S. Open!

Donor:

Christine Zona


Silent Auction:
FALL ON THE HOUSATONIC
CCS - Lynn WellingsArtist, Lynn Wellings, has been a donor to the Community Culinary School’s benefit auctions for years and we are always so happy to receive one of her paintings. This year, she’s donated a framed 14×11 oil on board, painted en plein aire, of “Fall on the Housatonic,” painted in October 2013. This painting brings the beauty of a New England fall landscape to life. It’s like looking out your window on a perfect New England fall day. Don’t miss an opportunity to own this painting.

Donor:
 

Lynn Wellings


 

 Silent Auction:

MEET ME AT THE HOPKINS…the “In” Inn

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Enjoy a delicious dinner for two at The Hopkins Inn and Restaurant on beautiful Lake Waramaug.

 

Donor:

The Hopkins Inn


Live Auction

BLYTHE IS IN YOUR KITCHEN…

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…and aren’t you lucky! Blythe Roberts, Chef Instructor, is going to perform his culinary magic and you and three guests will get to watch and learn! Chef Roberts, a graduate of the French Culinary Institute of America, will plan the whole meal with you, which includes selections of appetizers, entrees and dessert. Let him suggest a feast from his vast repertoire of dishes and sit down to a sumptuous meal.  Bon appetit! Buon appetito! Guten appetit! Enjoy! (No more than four people, excludes Sundays and weeks ending 4/5, 7/19, 11/1 and holiday weeks. Alcoholic beverages not included)

 

 

Donor:

Community Culinary School Chef Instructor, Blythe Roberts

 


Live Auction:
DRIVE, BABY, DRIVE

Skip Barber #2 (1)How about participating in a one-day high performance driving school at Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, CT? Skip Barber Racing School has donated this one-day experience and you are going to learn life-saving skills and have a life changing experience…all while keeping a smile on your face! AND…you will be driving a Porsche 911, a Lexus ISF and the new Hyundai Genesis! Slides and recoveries, lane-tossing, race line instruction, heel-toe down shifting and more are coming your way…just start bidding and don’t stop until you win! An experience of a lifetime…you’ve never driven like this before! (Valid driver’s license is required and drivers must be proficient operating a manual transmission.
Drivers under 18 must have parental consent and adequate driving experience)

 

Donor:

Skip Barber Racing School

 


 

Live Auction:

THAI COOKING WITH AN EXPERT…IN YOUR HOME!

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Suchada Palmer, a Community Culinary School graduate, is offering a Thai cooking class in your home for you and five of your friends! Originally from Thailand, Suchada was brought up on Thai cuisine and what better way to learn the art of Thai cooking than from a Master? The cooking class will feature Suchada’s Thai specialties, such as Pad Thai with Shrimp and Rice Noodles, Green Curry with Coconut Milk, Chicken and Thai Basil and Chicken Satay with Peanut Dipping Sauce. So game on! Bid often and bid high…you don’t want to miss this fabulous opportunity to learn from the best! You are in for a real treat!

การรับประทานอาหารที่มีความสุข…which means “Happy Eating” in Thai! (Suchada will conduct the class in your home. Location is restricted to the Greater Danbury/New Milford area)

Donor:

Suchada Palmer


Silent Auction:

PROMOTING LOCAL PRODUCTS FROM…

Maywood Farm#2Maywood Farm, Bridgewater, CT. A basket of their farm-made wines, maple syrup, honey, etc.


Donor:

Maywood Farm


Live Auction:
TOP GUN GUEST PILOT:
DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES?!
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Are you up to the challenge? Imagine yourself scanning the skies in a real military aircraft in search of an enemy airplane. You spot a bogey at 3 o’clock, break turn hard and the fight is on! You, as the guest pilot, will get to fly a real military aircraft, an aerobatic, Italian SIAI Marchetti SF 260 with the lines and handling of an aerial Ferrari. Up, down, around, pulling G’s, making quick decisions until you out maneuver your opponent, put the gun sight on them and squeeze the trigger! The enemy erupts in smoke and you roll up and away…victorious!  Your entire flight and each of your victories will be captured by three high-end digital multi camera systems to keep the memory alive for years to come.  Do you have what it takes!? (Participants must weigh less than 250 pounds and be no taller than 6’6”. No pilot’s license is required.  A 30-day advance reservation is required.  Venue dates: Boston – May 31-June 2, 2014 and September 5-7, 2014. Atlantic City – April 26-28, 2014 and August 8-10, 2014. Certificate valid for 12 months from date of issue.)

Donors:

Friends of the Community Culinary School



Silent Auction:

HIT THE LINKS!

Stonybrook Golf CourseHere’s a $200 gift certificate for Fairview or Stonybrook Golf Courses and a $50 gift certificate from Fairview. Come play a round of golf in either Harwinton or Litchfield, CT. Either course will give you a memorable round of golf.
Donors:Terry and Pat Reise and Fairview Farms Golf


Silent Auction:

KAYAK BUILT FOR TWO!

Kayak for Two#3Two of you can rent a kayak for a full day and enjoy the beauty of our Northwestern waterways. Trading Post has donated this rental and what can be more peaceful than a beautiful summer’s day on the water? Afterwards, use this three $15 gift certificates to get something to eat at 1st and 10 Sports Bar & Grill. A perfect ending to a perfect day!
Donors:Trading Post and 1st and 10 Sports Bar & Grill

 


Silent Auction:

LEARN, COOK, EAT

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The Upper Crust’s Executive Chef, Bill Cosgrove, is offering eight to 10 lucky people the opportunity to take part in a cooking class where they will learn hands-on cooking techniques and prepare a four-course meal for all to enjoy! The class will be held at The Silo Kitchen on Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 5:30 pm. Cost for this incredible opportunity to cook with one of the best chefs in the area…$80 per person. Don’t miss this class!!

Donors:

Executive Chef Bill Cosgrove and The Silo – Hunt Hill Farm Trust

 


More items to follow! Come to “Bon Appetit” and see all the other auction packages featured that evening from trips to gift baskets of all sorts, gift certificates, cooking classes, dinner for four cooked by Community Culinary School students, restaurant gift certificates, theater tickets and much, much more. Don’t miss this event and miss out on some of these fabulous auction items.