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UPS Box 352
Montclair, NJ 07042


Live & Silent Auctions

Cru Meets Brew 2014

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Highlawn Pavilion


Auctioneered by Michael Duarte

Montclair Food & Wine Festival

One table of 10 to the Montclair Food & Wine Festival Gala Dinner 2015 at The Manor on June 8, 2014.  Extra bottle of champagne for your table and recognition in event program.  The winner will also receive two tickets to the Grand Tasting and two tickets to any one (1) on-location seminar. 

Opening bid: $1000

Dinner for 8 with Sharon + Ariane

Sharon knows wine.  Ariane knows food.  Put them together it’s a dinner that can’t be beat! Spend an intimate evening in the Sevrens home with celebrity chef, Ariane Duarte, who will prepare a sumptuous multi-course meal for eight people, while sipping on Sharon’s own private stash of vino.

Opening bid: $1000

SPAtique Spa Party for 6!

Enjoy 90 minutes of ultimate relaxation! Sip sparkling wine while indulging in fine chocolates and pampering at SPAtique. Each guest will receive face-mapping and analysis, customized foot soak, 45 minute SPAtique signature massage and a special SPAtique gift. 

Opening bid: $600

Under the Tuscan Sun

Spend five nights at Villa San Fillipo, a wine-growing estate in Tuscan countryside, for up to eight people,  just two kilometers from Montalcino, and near Quirico d’Orcia, and the hot springs in Bagno Vignoni! Set in a stone building, your visit will include two classic-style apartments (one apartment can host 6 people, the other can host 2) with a kitchen plus a living area with satellite flat-screen TV and CD player.  San Filippo Wine Resort features a garden with outdoor pool and free BBQ facilities.  Booking subject to availability.  Special thank you Roberto Giannelli of San Filippo.

Sharon Sevrens will coordinate and arrange the visit to area Brunello producers.

Opening bid: $2000


A Weekend at The Birdhouse in Hancock, NY

Enjoy a two night stay at the Birdhouse in Hancock. This eclectic getaway is situated five minutes away from the Delaware river and offers a variety of shopping eating and culinary adventures suitable for all.

Opening bid: $300

Chef's Signature Dinner at The Manor for Two

This very intimate dinner for two at The Manor in West Orange will feature a special five-course menu created by The Manor's chef de cuisine. Dinner will also include wines paired with each course. 

Opening bid: $150

So You Wanna Make Ramen

In-Kitchen Ramen Instructional followed by dinner for 4 with beer pairing.  Ramen (ラーメン, らーめん, 拉麺) is a Japanese dish of noodles served in broth originating from China. Ramen is served with a variety of toppings, such as sliced pork (チャーシュー chāshū), seaweed, kamaboko, green onions, and even corn. Almost every locality or prefecture in Japan has its own variation of ramen, from the tonkotsu ramen of Kyūshū to the miso ramen of Hokkaidō.

Opening bid: $200

Local Getaway

Stay local for a weekend getaway.   Enjoy dinner at the Strip House ($100) gift certificate and spend the night at the luxurious Westminster Hotel.  

Opening bid: $200

So You Want to be a Bartender?

A behind the bar cocktail training with New Jersey's most innovative bartender, Christopher James at Jockey Hollow's Vail Bar.  After your mixology immersion, enjoy dinner for two at the spectacular Jockey Hollow Dining Room.  

Opening bid: $150

Escape to Montclair 

Chef Bryan Gregg will dazzle 4 guests for 5 courses of his signature farm to table cuisine.  Dinner will also include two bottles of wine.  

Opening bid: $200

Intensive Therapeutics Bicycles

Description not necessary <wink wink> The bikes are right here, take a look! 

Opening bid: $250

Sommelier for a Day

If you have ever commented that Sharon Sevrens, proprietor of Amani Vino, has the best job ever tasting wine all day, this is for you!  Spend the day in her shoes, as she tastes wines, buys wine, and cuts deals with winemakers and distributors the world over, all from her Church Street office. Sommelier for a day would not be complete without a local lunch at a nearby eatery.  

Opening bid: $500

LifeMosaic Portrait Session

A 1-Hour Portrait Session with photographer Christina Nuzzo of LifeMosaic Photography and one (1) 16 x 20 gallery wrapped canvas of your favorite image from the session. 

Opening bid: $350