A Culinary Ride with Chef Hyde


What better way to enjoy a meal of culinary perfection than in the privacy of your own home, surrounded by 11 of your closest friends? Utilizing his expertise for creating gastronomic works of art, Chef Andy Hyde will indulge you and your guests with a 10-course tasting menu that will inspire and expand your pallet. Fall in love with the art of culinary perfection during this memorable evening with one of Southwest Florida’s most renowned chefs. Your in-home dining experience is just a bid away!

Auction Lot #37 – Great Friends, Fresh Food, an Unforgettable Evening

Enjoy a delicious dinner for twelve in the comfort of your own home, prepared by Chef Harold Balink, owner of Harold’s. A master of the restaurant business, Chef Balink serves as one of the most well-known and desired chefs in Southwest Florida, and as the winner of this lot, you and your guests will have the opportunity to indulge in the culinary creations of this talented chef! Chef Balink’s commitment to detail and culinary excellence will create an unforgettable dining experience for you and your guests, and will transform your home into the best dinner party venue amongst your circle of friends.

Auction Lot #4 – In Spirit of Aloha

Get ready for a sensational dining experience at Roy’s Restaurant – Bonita Springs, hosted by one of Southwest Florida’s talented chefs, Chef Jason Grasty. You and nine guests can enjoy a delectable five-course food and wine meal at Roy’s Restaurant – Bonita Springs, with a special menu created just for your party by you and Chef Jason Grasty. Whether you wish to enjoy delectable wines that will pair perfectly with your dining experience, or if you and your guests prefer to showcase wine from your own collections, you have the opportunity to make the night yours.

Auction Lot #29 – Beautifully Organic, Rightfully Fresh

From farm to table, get ready for a unique dining experience hosted by one of Southwest Florida’s talented chefs, Chef Gloria Jordan, chef and owner of Gloria’s La Trattoria Café Napoli and Mermaid Garden Café – Fort Myers. You and eleven guests will enjoy the culinary talents of Chef Jordan as she shares the unique farm-to-table menu created just for your party. Consisting of organic products and locally grown produce, Chef Jordan’s dishes are prepared with flavorful sauces that reflect her culinary talents. Be the talk amongst your friends, by being the proud recipient of this exceptional in-home dining experience!

Auction Lot #1 – Exclusive Wine Dinner by All-Star Chefs!

Recreating the exclusive James Beard House dining experience, an all-star culinary team of celebrity chefs will reunite to showcase Southwest Florida’s locally sourced ingredients along with the fi nest wines! For up to 40 guests! The culinary team includes chefs Fabrizio Aielli, Harold Balink, Todd Johnson and Norman Love. Bon appétit!

Auction Lot #33 – 96 Bottles of Wine in your Closet 

Why aspire to be a wine collector when you can fill your wine cellar with an extensive selection of fine wines instantly? Become the talk amongst fellow wine enthusiasts by possessing a well-rounded collection of highly-coveted Cabernet Sauvignons and Chardonnays from a wine industry legend, Charles Banks. So now that you’ve got the wine, it is time to build your cellar, literally! You can store your newly acquired 96 bottle collection in a custom wine closet, created with the help of Mike Komar of Gecko Woodworks.

Auction Lot #12 – Big Time, Big Wine

When it comes to wine, size matters, and it is time to go big or go home with this exclusive collection of large-format bottles of fine wine, donated by a handful of generous vintners and wine collectors. The rewarding result of large-format bottles is found in the quality of a vintage that has aged gracefully, and with this 14-bottle collection, you are sure to appreciate adding this rare and valuable selection of fine wines to your cellar. Delight guests at your next event or dinner party with an impressive bottle that is sure to make a statement!

Auction Lot #6 – Fabulous Fifteen – A Collection of 100-Point Wines

The 100-point wine is a title received by the most extraordinary wines that deserve your attention, offering compelling character that is representative of the winemaker’s attention to quality. Wines that hold the score of 100 can make your wine collection rise above all others. As the winner, you can add a 15 highly-coveted 100-point wines to your wine cellar, taking your collection to the next level. Become the talk of the town with this fabulous fifteen!

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