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Blues By The Bay 2018 Live Auction Highlights

  1. The Fabulous Four ~ The Ultimate Summer for 4!
  • Four special-section “Corona Beach Club” tickets to the June 17th Maroon 5 concert at the BB&T Center in Plantation, FL. Includes: beer, wine, food, parking & overnight hotel accommodations (2 rooms) at the Marriott Renaissance Plantation
  • A Chef Todd Johnson wine dinner for 4 on the dock at Rumrunners Restaurant in Cape Harbour
  • Two-room overnight stay at the gorgeous South Seas Resort of Captiva Island followed by a private sailing class for 4 courtesy of Offshore Sailing School! (some date restrictions apply)
  1. Imagine the Pastabilities!
  • In-home cooking class & 4-course meal for 10 guests by world-renowned Chef Loretta Paganini
  • Chef Paganini began her culinary career in the family pasticceria owned by her mother, a renowned chef in Bologna, Italy. Loretta later studied culinary arts in Bologna under the Simili Sisters and at the Cordon Bleu in Paris, France. In 1989 she opened The Loretta Paganini School of Cooking in Ohio – a destination of worldwide culinary enthusiasts!
  • The evening features gourmet pastas, European delicacies, treasured Old-World recipes and Italian wine pairings!
  1. The Wine Connoisseur
  • Upscale sleek black & stainless steel 51-bottle under-counter Whirlpool wine cooler with custom temperature control courtesy of Good Deals Appliances
  • Distinctive 90pt + bottles including selections from Gamble, Dakota Shy, Merryvale, Benovia, Amici, Myriad & Moone Tsai!
  • A standout exquisite & rare bottle of 100pt 2007 Screaming Eagle Cabernet completes this stellar package – A MUST for the wine lover!
  1. An Insider’s Trip to Cuba with Chef Gloria Jordan
  • Eights guests will explore Cuba with a personal tour guide – Chef Gloria Jordan for 5 fabulous nights!
  • Includes roundtrip airfare, accommodations in a private home & daily gourmet breakfast
  • Visit historical sites, spend an evening at the world-famous Tropicana Club & don’t miss the mojitos, rum & cigars!
  1. Revive the Romance
  • Two ultra-premium Lexus Club tickets for the May 11th James Taylor & Bonnie Raitt concert at the BB&T Center in Plantation, FL – includes valet parking, unlimited beer, wine & extensive gourmet chef-attended food stations
  • 2-night hotel accommodations at the Marriott Renaissance Plantation to relax for the weekend!
  • Premium champagne and chocolate
  • PLUS a three-day use of a beautiful Jaguar or Range Rover of your choice courtesy of Jaguar Land Rover of Fort Myers
  1. Party Time!
  • 20 guests for a private tasting in the wine room of the brand new Total Wine & More of Coconut Point in Estero
  • The evening also features outstanding hors d’oeuvres from Ruth’s Chris of Coconut Point including premium beef, select seafood and artisanal cheeses
  • Four hours of a party bus courtesy of JP Morgan Limousines ensures you arrive home safely and in style!
  1. Traveling the Silk Road
  • Savor the taste sensations of the ancient Silk Road!
  • Explore the culinary creations of St. Charles Yacht Club’s own Chef Justin Fleming as he prepares 5 courses from the terrestrial and maritime routes connecting Asia with Africa, the Middle East and Southern Europe.
  • Skilled wine pairings, décor and florals are also included in this truly special in-home dining experience for 10-guests
  1. Fund-A-Need
  • Sponsor our Heights Kids to Summer Camp and AfterSchool
  • $2,500 sponsors a child through the entire AfterSchool program, Year-long support for at-risk youth allows
    parents to work and kids to succeed.
  • $1,000 provides a safe, fun, enriching Summer Camp experience. All summer long, kids can expand technology skills, learn arts and science and become more physically fit
  • $500 provides one month of summer camp
  • $250 provides one month of After School
  • $100 provides one week of camp for one child, with nutritious food, educational enrichment, and life-skills building programs