1990 Chateau Margaux Bordeaux

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This stunning Grand Cru Bordeaux Wine from the legendary Chateau Margaux Estate in France is an opulent, full-bodied wine with low acidity. Robert B. Parker, founder of The Wine Advocate, gives the 1990 Margaux a perfect score of 100.

The fabulous bouquet is just emerging and it offers an extraordinary aromatic display of spring flowers, cedar, spices, sweet red and black fruits, smoke, vanilla, a never ending finish and no evidence of its 100% new oak cask aging. The wine is just beginning to reach its plateau of full maturity and can be enjoyed now or put in the cellar for another three to four decades.

A truly remarkable opportunity to experience one of the most elegant wines in the world!

Donated by: Glenn and Cheri Smith

Fair Market Value: $1200

 


 

Stunning Costa Rica!

A Seven Day Transformation Vacation for Two

at Rythmia Luxury Resort & Retreat

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Awaken, Renew, Eat and Play at Rythmia Life Advancement Center, nestled on a Pacific coast hillside overlooking golden sand beaches in Guanacaste, Costa Rica.

Costa Rica is 1 of only 5 Blue Zones on the planet, where people live the longest, enjoy life the most and are healthiest.

Enjoy and replenish in this all-inclusive gated resort including:

-Seven nights for two guests, king bed or 2 doubles

-Farm to table, organic meals and snacks

-Spa, steam room, health center, and resort pool

-3 essential oil massages and volcanic mud bath

-2 yoga classes daily

-Guest speakers and workshops on living life to its fullest

-Bicycling on nearby beach

-Shuttle service to and from Liberia airport (airfare not included)

-And so much more!

Donated by: Kimberly Carter Gamble & Rythmia Life Advancement Center

Fair Market Value: $6800

 


 

Astronaut Training Experience

for Two at Kennedy Space Center

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If you ever thought about being an astronaut, or just wanted to experience what it
might be like — here’s your chance! 

Imagine yourself at the controls of the space shuttle, feeling the g-forces of space flight, or preparing for launch at Kennedy Space Center in Orlando, Florida. The Astronaut Training Program immerses you in the exciting world of today’s astronauts with realistic astronaut training. You will hear first-hand from a veteran NASA astronaut, experience a space shuttle mission simulation, and perform hands-on space exploration activities.

Your package includes:

-Simulation Training Experience for 14 years of age and up

-Round Trip Airfare

-3 nights at Hyatt Place Orlando/Universal or Lake Mary

-Lunch with NASA Astronaut

-Guided Tour of Cape Canaveral or Kennedy Space Center

-Concierge service to help with scheduling the trip

Provided by: UAI

Fair Market Value: $4200

 


 

Brazil for Four!

Enjoy Four Nights in Tropical Paradise 

A Trip Advisor Five-star Destination Vacation! 

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A tropical paradise vacation awaits you in the breathtakingly beautiful Peninsula de Marau, Bahia, Brazil next to some of the most spectacular and unspoiled beaches imaginable. Fish of all colors will be swimming with you as you snorkel in the natural pools and scuba dive in the coral reefs. Kite surfing, boating, bike riding on the expansive beaches, and lush tropical forest tours will add to this unforgettable experience.

Nestled in the trees is Pousada dos Arandis, House of Arandis, a small and exclusive boutique hotel focused on sustainability and built among palm trees with wood and tile, uniting rusticity with modern comforts. Every detail has been considered and the hospitality is unsurpassed.

Your accommodations will be in the Garden House, a two-bedroom, 1 bath house with living room, kitchen, wrap around porch, Wi-fi, A/C and 32” flat screen TV.  Appreciate the privacy of the Garden House while enjoying hotel services and amenities – scenic beach view, an open air restaurant and bar, mini spa, massage rooms and yoga. Buffet breakfast is included.

Donated by: Nanana Teixeira & Cacau Falcao

Fair Market Value: $4500

 


 

Lunch for Four with Peter Coyote

at Graffiti Restaurant, Petaluma

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Over lunch with Peter Coyote in beautiful Sonoma County,  imagine listening to
behind-the-scenes stories from the man who has interacted on the cutting edge of social change, the evolution of consciousness, and Hollywood. 

Your lunch, including wine, is at Grafitti Restaurant on the Petaluma River in charming downtown Petaluma.

Peter is an accomplished actor, an Emmy Award-winning narrator with over 175 documentaries covering issues ranging from the environment to world peace to significant local causes to the preservation of the Tibetan culture, a distinguished writer who has penned two memoirs, “Sleeping Where I Fall” and “The Rainman’s Third Cure”, as well as an avid outdoorsman, passionate songwriter and guitarist. He has acted with Harrison Ford, Robin Williams, Julia Roberts, Nicole Kidman, Dustin Hoffman and Samuel Jackson, just to name a few.

Peter’s generosity and desire to make a difference in the world are reflected in his activities throughout his life. In particular to Tibetan Aid Project, Peter has donated his time as the narrator of “The Gift of Compassion” being shown at Taste & Tribute 2016, as well as other films produced by Tibetan Aid Project over the years.

What a delightful and engaging experience – Lunch for Four with Peter Coyote!

Donated by: Peter Coyote and Graffiti Restaurant 

 


 

A Perfect New York Weekend

Getaway for Four

New York, Here We Come!

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Savor a decadent dinner for four at the internationally acclaimed restaurant, Le Bernardin,
co-owned by Chef Eric Ripert
, the host of the Emmy-award winning PBS TV series, “Avec Eric”, and a generous supporter of Taste & Tribute since its inception in 2001. The restaurant has held three stars from the Michelin Guide since its 2005 New York launch and currently ranks 24 on the S. Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants list.

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Your visit to NYC includes a two-night weekend stay at Chambers Hotel, a boutique hotel located in upper midtown moments away from shopping on Fifth Avenue, Central Park, Museum Mile, and Times Square. Chambers is an oasis of calm in the epicenter of one of the most dynamic cities in the world and displays over 500 works of original art.

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American symphony orchestra, the New York Philharmoniccelebrating its 175th anniversary this year. Two Orchestra seats for the 2016-2017 season – a night to remember!

Donated by: Chef Eric Ripert, Le Bernardin, Chambers Hotel, & New York Philharmonic

 Fair Market Value: $2000

 


 

Antique Bone Inlaid Chairs 

Set of Four

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Feel like the Maharajas of India by owning these exclusive, handcrafted bone inlaid wooden chairs with silk cushioned seats. These inviting and comfortable chairs are padded with soft cushions and skillfully carved to forge the intricate floral, creeping vine and bird motifs. The design offers a harmonious and rhythmic flow and will enhance the beauty and
décor of any home.

These timeless chairs are simply stunning and uniquely beautiful, both practical & characteristic of artisan craftsmanship.

Measures approximately 37” h x 21” w x 22” d. Delivery included.

Donated by: Karen Silberman

Fair Market Value: $4000

 


 

Five Nights in St. Maarten

Luxury Penthouse for Six

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Enjoy this beautiful Penthouse for Five Nights in Porto Cupecoy, St Maarten offering a perfect blend of classic sophistication and Caribbean comfort. Porto Cupecoy is a vibrant development set around a marina and bay front promenade with luxury boutiques, acclaimed restaurants and the convenience of a gourmet grocery market.

Cupecoy Bay Beach is just a 2 minute walk.

Penthouse & Services include:

– 3 Bedrooms/3.5 Bathrooms, 2400 square feet

– 2 King Beds & 2 Queen Beds

– Private elevator & 3 terraces with Marina views

– Tennis courts, fitness center and a pool

– Booking & concierge service

Excludes: President’s Day, Spring Break (3/4/17 – 4/22/17), Week of July 4th,

Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s.

Provided by: G2G 

Fair Market Value: $7500

 


 

Seven Day Holland America

Cruise for Two

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Choose Your Destination!

Embark on the seven day Holland America Line cruise of your choice to Alaska, the Caribbean, Mexico or Canada and New England.

  • If your choice is a cruise to Alaska from Seattle, you’ll experience forests, fjords and ice-blue glaciers on your journey, as well as welcoming towns from Ketchikan and Sitka to Homer and Juneau.
  • If warm beaches are more to your liking, you can explore the eastern, western or tropical Caribbean islands on a roundtrip cruise from Fort Lauderdale or Tampa, Florida.  
  • Or closer to home, you could embark on a round trip adventure from San Diego to the Mexican Riviera with stops in Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta.
  • If a journey steeped in history appeals to you, the Canada & New England cruise would be the right choice. Your journey would start and end in Boston with ports of call in Montréal, Québec City, Charlottetown, Halifax and Sydney in Canada as well as the iconic New England coastal town of Bar Harbor.

Regardless of your destination, you and your companion will be treated to exceptional onboard service, exquisite cuisine, an unobstructed ocean view stateroom and a fabulous itinerary.

 Donated by: Holland America Line

Fair Market Value: $4400

 


 

Autographed Chef’s Jacket

& a Limited Edition Art Book from Laurent

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Take home compliments of Taste & Tribute, a Chef’s Jacket personally signed by the renowned Bay Area chefs participating in Taste & Tribute 2016.

Created by Mary Laetitia Gerval, this exquisite, limited edition book is personally signed by Chef Laurent Manrique and celebrates the love of food and the food of love. “00:58,” Gerval explains, “is simply the approximate ‘hour’ where a chef meets the person, ‘xy,’ he or she loves. The book features photographs of 17 chefs in face paint and costumes; food photos and recipes, as well as food-inspired poetry in French and English. It comes in a rich-looking gold and midnight blue slipcase detailed with the Great Nebula in the Constellation of Orion, along with various mathematical, chemical and alchemical formulas.

Chef’s Jacket Donated by: Tibetan Aid Project

Art Book Donated by: Chef Laurent Manrique

Chef’s Jacket Fair Market Value: Priceless

Art Book Fair Market Value: $800

 


 

Maison Surrenne

1975 Cognac Grande Champagne

David Picoron

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A rare find for a Cognac lover! This unblended cognac grande champagne is from the 1975 harvest of a single vintage, single vineyard in Verrieres, near Segonzac, the epicenter of the finest grapes in the region. M. Picoron’s hillside vineyard is on a south slope, yielding beautiful rich flavor with notable extreme finesse

(750ml / 41.9% abv).

There are only 18 bottles of this extraordinary cognac on the planet and you could own one of them!

Donated by: Ansley Coale of Caddell & Williams

Fair Market Value: $700

 


 

Surf and Relax for Six Nights

in the Dominican Republic

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A dream vacation at the beachfront Ocean Dream Resort in Cabarete Bay

located on the north coast of the Dominican Republic, only two hours from Miami.  

This luxury condo offers:

2 Bedrooms & 2 Bathrooms

1 King & 2 Full Size Beds

Fully Equipped/Open Kitchen

Washer & Dryer

A Terrace Overlooking the Pool

Cabarete’s magnificent sandy beach is at your doorstep and lies naturally between sea and mountains. Known throughout the world as one of the best spots for surfing, windsurfing and kite surfing. Available activities include:

Wake-boarding & scuba diving

Rafting & canyoning

Motocross & 4-wheel driving

Golfing, mountain biking, horseback riding

Restaurants and shops provide non-stop entertainment along the beach in a joyful atmosphere of local music. Cabarete also hosts several international surfing competitions each year as well as jazz festivals and even sand castle competitions.

Donated by: Herve Bruckert & Emari Dimagiba

Fair Market Value: $1600

 


 

Wow! Two 49ers Tickets & Four Giants Tickets

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What better what to spend New Year’s Day! See San Francisco’s football heroes, the legendary 49ers play against Seattle’s Seahawks, with two tickets at the epicenter of action in Section 238, Row 8, Seats 3 & 4.

Enjoy exclusive access to YAHOO club and amenities. 

Parking passes are included.

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Get an up close view of the San Francisco Giants with four seats behind the hallowed home plate! You’ll be in the Field Club, Section 113, Row I, Seats 1-4.  You’ll sit so close to the action it will feel like you’re in the game. Parking passes are included. Prepare for a day of edge-of-your-seat excitement and entertainment.

Game dates to be determined for 2017 Season.

Donated by: Maio and Levon Nishkian

Fair Market Value: $1300

 


 

Ferry Building Food Tour for Four

with KCBS Foodie Chap, Liam Mayclem

Emmy Award winning radio & TV personality Liam Mayclem is best known as the host of “The Foodie Chap”

on KCBS which celebrates the home grown culinary stars.

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You will meet at the Ferry Building on a Saturday morning for

a four hour tour which will include the following stops:

– CUESA Market for a tour and chef demo at CUESA Classroom

– Cowgirl Creamery for a cheese flight

– Meet the purveyors

– Champagne and oysters at Hog Island Oyster Company

– Dandelion Chocolate for a sweet ending

Please allow 30 days notice to book, Saturdays only

Donated by: Liam Mayclem

Fair Market Value: $1,600


 

San Francisco Restaurant Package #1

Savor European fare for six by award-winning Chef Laurent Manrique at CAFÉ DE LA PRESSE in iconic Union Square. A 1930’s style French bistro, one of the most popular cafes in the City. Recipient of 2016 Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence.

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Alice Waters’ acclaimed flagship restaurant, CHEZ PANISSE, offers seasonal fare focusing on environmental farming and delicious flavor. Experience a kitchen/chef table for two. This unique opportunity is reserved for special guests only and is not available to the public.

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Experience modern French cuisine at Traci Des Jardins Michelin-starred, JARDINÈRE, where Chef Audi Golder uses locally sourced ingredients to treat you to a sumptuous four course dinner with wine pairings for two that guarantees to surprise and impress every taste bud.

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A decadent four-course dinner and wine pairings for four awaits you at MKT RESTAURANT and BAR in Four Seasons, San Francisco. Enjoy the exclusivity that the View Private Dining Room provides and bask in the spectacular panorama of the Gates of Chinatown.

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Sample the unique intersection of Spanish and French cooking at PIPERADE with a sophisticated dinner for six and wine pairings selected by Chef & Owner Gerald Hirigoyen.

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Engage in a thoughtful culinary experience with a dinner for four at TRACE restaurant, where you’ll experience exceptional cuisine inspired by the vibrant personality of the Bay area and a commitment to seasonal and socially responsible food.

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Donated by: Café de la Presse, Chez Panisse, Jardinière,
MKT Restaurant and Bar, Piperade & TRACE

Fair Market Value: $3200


 

San Francisco Restaurant Package #2

Sample East-meets-West cuisine with a dinner for two at the elegant and intimate ANZU RESTAURANT and BAR in San Francisco’s Hotel Nikko. Anzu’s innovative menu is a fusion of California cuisine and Japanese flavors.

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Savor South Indian fare with a 4-course dinner for six with spice-route cocktails and wine pairings on a Thursday night of your choice at DOSA on Fillmore, the renowned San Francisco restaurant. Explore the menu featuring regional specialties using high-quality, local, organic and sustainable ingredients.

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Enjoy a dinner for four with wine pairings at Grill at the St. Regis, an elevated California fare offering elegant, simple, succulent food in the most intimate of setting at the St. Regis hotel in San Francisco.

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Savor a Chef’s table for four with apéritifs and wine pairings featuring a delicious Vietnamese classic with the perfect fusion of French using the freshest and highest quality ingredients possible at LE COLONIAL. You will be taken back in time with the ambiance of French colonial Vietnam in a lush, romantic setting just minutes from Union Square in San Francisco.

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Be treated to an exquisite tasting dinner for two with wine pairings at LUCE, awarded a Michelin star eight years consecutively and recipient of 2016 Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence in 2016.

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Enjoy a Tour & Tasting and savor a rustic Italian dinner for four at the spectacular SIMI WINERY, where Executive Chef, Kolin Vazzoler, uses fresh ingredients from the onsite garden.

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Appreciate the finest and freshest ingredients California has to offer with a dinner for four with wine pairings at the Michelin-starred SPRUCE in Presidio Heights. Recipient of the prestigious Wine Spectator Grand Award in 2015.

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Donated by: Anzu Restaurant and Bar, Dosa,
Grill at the St. Regis, Le Colonial, Luce, Simi Winery, and Spruce

Fair Market Value: $3590


 

South Bay Restaurant Package

A Chef’s Tasting Menu for four awaits you at PLUMED HORSE in Saratoga, awarded the Michelin Star every year since 2009 and recipient of the Wine Spectator Grand Award in 2016. This special-occasion spot serves Californian fare in an elegant setting with various dining rooms.

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Savor contempary French cuisine at the Michelin-starred CHEZ TJ in Mountain View. Enjoy a Chef’s Tasting Menu for four with wine pairings uniquely located in a beautiful, historic Victorian house. Recipient of Wine Spectator 2016 Best of Award of Excellence.

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Sophisticated farm-to-table American fare and shaped by the rich history of one of California’s oldest buildings, look forward to a unique dining experience at RESTAURANT 1833 in Monterey with a dinner for two and wine pairings.

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Enjoy a dinner for four with wine pairings at THE VILLAGE PUB in Woodside, a high-end American eatery drawing a clientele with gourmet seasonal fare & fine wines. The restaurant has received one Michelin star every year since 2009 and won the Wine Spectator Grand Award in 2015.

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Experience Cal-French cuisine with a decadent seven-course dinner and wine pairings for two at VIOGNIER in San Mateo. Winner of the Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence each year since 2002.

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Donated by: Plumed Horse, Chez TJ, Restaurant 1833, The Village Pub, and Viognier

Fair Market Value: $2840

 


 

Spontaneous Vacations for Four Nights and Up to Ten Guests!

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-Choose from Luxury Beach, Mountain, City and Leisure Destinations

-Travel Must Occur within 30 Days of Booking

-There are 18 Months to Redeem the Certificate and Book a Vacation

-Weekly Emails Are Sent with Availability of up to 20 Destinations during the next 30-Day Period

-Zero Blackout Dates

These luxury private residences include full conciege service and a personal destination manager.

 Provided by: G2G

Fair Market Value: $6000 – $8000