Auction Items for Team Hidi Event – January 27,2013
Thank you for taking time to peruse the incredible lots that we have compiled for the first-ever Team Hidi auction! If you happen to not be able to join us at King Plow on Sunday, January 27 for the live auction, we will be happy to entertain absentee bidding and telephone bidding during the auction.
To arrange for an absentee bid or a telephone bid, please contact Elizabeth McDonald at 404-822-3788 or via email at lizzie[at]localthree.com.
We have worked very hard to put together offerings that you’re not likely to find anywhere else. To that end, we encourage you to ban together, grab your friends and bid it up for Team Hidi!
Just remember, it’s all about the love.
1. Festivals Of Food 2013
Enjoy the best food festivals in the country as you and a companion eat, drink and fete some of the world’s best chefs both near and far. Stay close to home and enjoy two tickets to Taste of The Nation; The Georgia Restaurant Association’s GRACE Awards; Les Dames de Escoffier’s Afternoon in the Country at Serenbe; the Pigapaloozza that is Brady Lowe’s Cochon 555; the Vintners’ Reception and High Museum Atlanta Wine Auction AND three day VIP passes to our very own Atlanta Food & Wine Festival. Then, take it on the road with tickets to the Food & Wine Festivals in Miami, Charleston and the granddaddy of them all the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen.
Date specific tickets for various events in this package include:
Cochon 555 (February 17, 2013)
Miami Food & Wine Festival (February 23-24, 2013)
Charleston Food & Wine Festival (March 1-3, 2013)
High Museum Atlanta Wine Auction Vintners’ Reception and Live Auction (March 23, 2013)
Taste of the Nation (April 11, 2013)
Atlanta Food & Wine Festival (May 30 – June 2, 2013)
Food & Wine Classic in Aspen (June 14-16, 2013)
Grace Awards (Fall 2013)
Afternoon in the Country at Serenbe (November 2013)
2. Ultimate ATL “Staycation”
No need to hit the road with this lot. Just stay right here in Atlanta and enjoy some of the best our fair city has to offer.
Two day-passes to the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival (May 30 – June 2, 2013)
Four Suite tickets to Bon Jovi (February 27, 2013)
Four Suite tickets to Fleetwood Mac (June 10 2013)
Georgia Tech vs. UNC Basketball tickets (February 19, 2013) – two club seats
Dinner for two with cocktails at Sound Table
Dinner for two at an upcoming Push Start Supper Club
Beer Dinner for eight at Wrecking Bar Brew Pub
Overnight in Athens at Hotel Indigo, dinner at Farm 255 and farm tour at Full Moon Farm (for two)
One-year soup subscription from Souper Jenny
One-year pie subscription from Pie Shop
3. Beer, Beer, Beer and some kick ass food……with Brickstore Pub and Leon’s Full Service for 20
What would you do with an old bank vault? Well, we know what our friends at Brickstore Pub and Leon’s Full Service would do, they’d turn it into a beer cellar. Yes indeed, a vault filled with some of the most rare and highly sought after beer on the planet. In the event you get tired of beer, Miles and his team from Leon’s and the eagerly anticipated Kimball Mill will be creating mind-blowing cocktails. At some point, you’re bound to get the munchies and the culinary teams from Leon’s and The Brickstore have you covered with an amazing dinner. Ever been locked in an old bank vault filled with beer, and fed tons of great food and amazing cocktails? Now’s your chance…..Lock us in please……
Lots of beer, a fantastic dinner and fun for 20 in the Brickstore Beer Vault
4. Food, Food, Food
Love to cook? Well, this is the lot for you. First, you’ll get your very own large Big Green Egg with a table. Then, Muss & Turner’s/Local Three grill guru Todd Mussman will show up at your house and do a cooking class/dinner for 10 on your new Egg. But what’s grilling without some beer? Local beer guru Bob Townsend will pull beers from his cellar for your class/evening and be there to regale the group with his great wit and infinite beer knowledge. But we’re not done. We’ve got your pots and pans covered as well with full sets of Calphalon and Le Creuset cookware. And once you’ve learned how to grill, it’s on to pasta. Storico Freso Pasta’s Mike Patrick will teach a pasta class for four. Still need more? How about a year’s subscription to the Love is Love Farm CSA? Finally, with all that cookin’ and eatin’, you’ll need some exercise. So here’s a one-month membership to BTB Crossfit in Vinings with three personal one-on-one training sessions with fitness dude Charles Mayfield.
Big Green Egg with table
Cooking Class and supper for ten with Todd Mussman
Beer tasting with Bob Townsend
Pasta making class
Cookware from Calphalon and Le Cruset
A one-year CSA membership from Love is Love Farm
Three personal training sessions at BTB Crossfit Vinings
5. Ultimate Instant Wine Cellar
Need a wine cellar “on the fly?” Your current cellar a little depleted? Need a little wine bling to get things glowing? We’ve got just the thing for you. This lot is comprised of 100 amazing bottles from the cellars of Atlanta’s finest collectors. From magnums to three-liter bottles and good old 750ml’s, we’ve got you covered. Name dropper? How about Haut Brion, Lynch Bages and Calon Segur, just to name a few. California juice more to your liking? How about Schrader (vertical), Maybach (vertical), Colgin (vertical), Saxum (vertical), Kosta Browne (vertical), Caymus, Peter Michael, Chateau Montelena, Opus One…..and the hits just keep on coming. So many Parker points here we broke our calculator……To top it off, we have a beautiful set of crystal wine glasses (12), a lovely decanter and some top-of-the-line wine accessories to complete the experience.
For a detail on the wines offered in this lot, please refer to the live auction display area in the event space.
6. Best of the Best Dinner – Hugh Acheson, Emeril Lagasse and Ryan Smith with wines by Bertis Downs for 12 at Empire State South
No need to fluff this up as those “in the know” will realize how insane this lot is. Dinner for 12 at Empire State South with Chefs Hugh Acheson, Emeril Lagasse and Ryan Smith behind the stove. That’s right, three rock star chefs. And exquisite wines from the cellar of Bertis Downs. A once-in-a lifetime opportunity……You do not want to miss this one!
Dinner for 12 at Empire State South with Chefs Hugh Acheson, Emeril Lagasse and Ryan Smith
Wine from the cellar of Bertis Downs
7. Golfer’s Dream
Golf in the South doesn’t get much better than this. First, tune up for your Southern Golf Tour with three lessons from East Lake Head Pro Chad Parker (helpful hint: get BBQ lessons and beg for pickles as well as GREAT golf instruction….trust us). Then take your show on the road and play some of the South’s best courses:
Weekend at Mountaintop, Cashiers, North Carolina (May 18th and 19th, 2013*) in a three-bedroom, luxury cabin + a round of golf for three and spa treatments for those who don’t play golf. (While we suggest this date, other options are available.)
Golf for two at the Honors Course
Golf for three at East Lake Country Club
Golf for three at the Piedmont Driving Club
Golf for two at Sage Valley
Golf for two at Peachtree Golf Club
Golf for three at Druid Hills Country Club
Golf for two at Settindown Creek, Ansley Golf Club
Golf for two at Capital City Country Club
Golf for three at Hawk’s Ridge Golf Club
Fine print: rounds must be scheduled with donor (through Chris Hall) on mutually agreeable dates with plenty of advance notice.
8. An evening for 12 at Summerland Farms with Anne Quatrano and Clifford Harrison
Every city has its iconic restaurants. For Atlanta, Anne Quatrano and Clifford Harrison’s Bacchanalia is just such a place. But Anne and Cliff didn’t stop with Bacchanalia. They’ve added Floataway Café, Abbatoir and Star Provisions to the mix. Consistently rated among the top restaurants for years running, they have helped shape the dining scene in Atlanta and creating a benchmark for cities across the South. For one evening, 12 of you are invited to join Anne and Cliff at their beautiful Summerland Farm for an intimate, unforgettable dinner with wines paired from their personal cellar. Transportation to and from the farm is included, so you can sit back, relax, and enjoy a remarkable evening with two of Atlanta’s finest chefs in their own backyard.
Transportation for 12 to and from Summerland Farm
Dinner for 12 with wine pairings
9. Vermont Golf Getaway at Stowe Mountain Resort
Grab three friends and head to beautiful Stowe, Vermont this summer for a weekend of golf and fun. Stay in a luxurious two-bedroom condo at Stowe Mountain Lodge for three nights and enjoy rounds of golf at both the Stowe Mountain Club and the Stowe Country Club. If you have any doubts about how amazing this trip will be, find our friend Chris Goss today and he will certainly convince you it’s a trip not to be missed. The beauty of Vermont in the summer, golf, friends and we’d guess a few libations…..get three friends and start bidding……
Three nights in a luxury Timberline two-bedroom suite
Four golf greens fees (w/cart) at Stowe Country Club
Four golf greens fees (w/cart) at the exclusive and private Stowe
Mountain Golf Club
Fine print: dates to be arranged with mutual consent between Goss and winning bidder. Holidays and peak weekends may not be available.
10. Ryan Squared Dinner for 30 in your home with an AMAZING lineup of the best chefs in the Southeast – on June 2, 2013
Feel like staying home for dinner? Sounds boring, right? Think again! On June 2nd, Ryan Smith of Empire State South and Ryan Hidinger of Staplehouse will round up some of the South’s greatest chefs and head to your house to for an amazing evening of commaraderie and great taste.
Ryan has enlisted the very best chef’s from the South for a nine-course feast:
- Ashley Christensen (Poole’s Diner, Beasley’s Chicken and Honey, Chuck’s, Fox Liquour Bar) Raleigh, NC
- Sean Brock (McCrady’s, Husk) Charleston, SC
- Tyler Brown (Capitol Grill, at the Hermitage Hotel) Nashville, TN
- Tandy Wilson (City House) Nashville, TN
- John Currence (City Grocery Restaurant Group) Oxford, MS
- Scott Crawford (Heron’s at the Umstead) Cary, NC
- Steven Satterfield (Miller Union) Atlanta, GA
- Ryan Smith (Empire State South) Atlanta, GA
- Melanie Durant (Empire State South) Atlanta, GA
Wine pairing by Steve Grubbs (Five and Ten, Empire State South) Athens & Atlanta, GA
All those chef’s cooking in your house. Don’t just imagine it, buy it……
11. A Week in Paradise at Ventana En El Pacifico in Cabo San Lucas (for 10)
Spend a week in Cabo San Lucas with 9 of your best friends (or your family) in the fabulous Ventana En El Pacifico. Live the life of luxury in this stunning 10,000 square foot luxury villa overlooking the ocean. You’ll have a private chef, a butler and the week away you’ve always dreamed of. You’ve got to see it to believe this — so pull out your phone and Google search “Ventana en el Pacifico.” It’s everything we’ve described and so much more. Grab your posse and start the bidding….
Five king-bedded suites for one week (house sleeps 10) – available November thru May with some exceptions including Easter, Christmas and Spring Break
Chef prepared meals
12. Roast a Fatty at Local Three for 50
We like pig butts and we cannot lie…..Actually, we like every part of our beloved swine. Which is why we’re throwing you a pig roast. Grab 50 friends and hang out on the patio at Local Three as the boys throw down a pig roast you’ll never forget. A whole pig, bourbon and beer a plenty……Hey, we need some entertainment! Got it covered as Chris Talley & the Sawhorses will rock the afternoon away for you and your guests. Lest you drink too much and forget your amazing afternoon of swinetastic fun, local artist and genuine great guy Tracy Hartley has created a one-of-a-kind painting to commemorate your pig roast. Perfect for any celebration – birthday, anniversary, rehearsal dinner, company picnic, or just ‘cause — belly on up for an afternoon of Local Three…
Pig Roast on the patio at Local Three for 50, with all the fixin’s
Great libations (beer, bourbon, wine)
One rockin’ live band (Chris Talley & the Sawhorses)
A Tracy Hartley Team Hidi original pig painting
13. Mountain Madness
Tired of city livin’? Try getting away with this lot. First, we’ve got a weekend for four in a beautiful cabin in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Before you head out, stop by Muss & Turner’s for the ultimate picnic basket and your weekend provisions. After your weekend getaway, head north of Clarkesville and visit Abby and Jon Jackson’s fantastic Blackhawk Fly Fishing camp on the Soque River. You and a friend will have an amazing day of fishing with lunch prepared by chef and fisherman extraordinaire Drew Belline of N0. 246. If there’s fishing it only seems right there’d be some hunting. So next you’re off to Burnt Pine Plantation with a friend for an evening dinner and a quail hunt the next morning. To top it off, our friend and custom bladesmith Dan Eastland has thrown in two of his handmade knives. Clean air and country livin’……
One weekend for four in the Blue Ridge Mountains
Provisions by M&Ts and Local Three
One day of fly fishing in Clarkesville with a riverside picnic from Chef Drew Belline
One overnight quail hunt at Burnt Pine Plantation for two
A set of handmade knives
Fine Print: Unless an item is explicitly date specific, please keep in mind that scheduling early and with some flexibility is the best bet for everyone involved. Unless otherwise stated, all auction items/events are good for one year from the date of the auction.
Payment for all auction lots should be made within one hour of the conclusion of the auction on January 27, 2013. Lots successfully won will be available for pick up at the conclusion of the Team Hidi fundraiser. All wine and merchandise is sold as-is.