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Experience #1

Dinner & Theater Experience for Eight

Begin your night at the prestigious and private Polaris restaurant within the Bellevue Club, the eastside’s premier athletic and social haven. You and your guests will enjoy a sumptuous dinner in an atmosphere dedicated to the well-being of its distinguished members and guests. Local, seasonal ingredients and incredible flavor take center stage at Polaris, a fine dining experience. Indulge in a chef-inspired menu.  

Following your exquisite dining experience, the evening continues at the renowned Village Theatre in Issaquah, WA, a leading producer of musical theatre in the Pacific Northwest since 1979. With a commitment to entertaining and delivering quality productions, Village Theatre has become one of the region’s most attended theatres. Your group will be treated to an enchanting performance, surrounded by the vibrant arts community of Issaquah. 

The experience can be divided into two dates (dinner vs. theatre) to provide flexibility. 

 Expires 3/1/25.  Value: $1,500 

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Experience #2

Summer Houseboat Jazz Party

Your group of up to 12 will be treated to dinner and drinks at the East Lake Union home of Sue Nixon. Guests will enjoy an evening of live music – a mix of Jazz and 70’s music – with her trio while taking in panoramic views from the deck of this quintessentially Seattle houseboat on the heart of Lake Union.

With an iconic view that stretches from the Space Needle to Gas Works Park, you and your guests can watch the baby ducks, sailboat races, rowers, kayakers and resident beavers who frequent the waters near the dock.

To be scheduled on a mutually agreeable date, but summer or fall are suggested to enjoy the best weather and activity.

Please note that this houseboat is stationary!

Expires 3/1/25. Value: $2,000

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Experience #3

2013 Leonetti Reserve Cabernet Six-Bottle Boxed Set

The 2013 Leonetti Reserve Cabernet dominant blend comes all from estate vineyards and is 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Petit Verdot, and 8% Merlot. It has a stunning nose of tar, iron minerality, cassis and dried flowers – especially lavender. On the palate, the wine is powerful and pure, repeating the note of cassis liqueur and black olive compote. All the elements of fruit, acidity, and tannin are perfectly balanced. It has the purity and finesse to drink beautifully today but will have 20-25 years of overall longevity if you have the patience to hide it in your cellar. 

Robert Parker gave this vintage a 96 rating. 

Donated by: Barrels Wine Bar

Pick up at event!  Value: $900

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Experience #4

Making Cinnamon Rolls with Jerilyn Brusseau, Cinnabon Co-Creator

Join the co-creator of Cinnabon, Jerilyn Brusseau, for a delightful day, learning to bake her Grandmother’s cinnamon rolls in your own home kitchen with seven of your friends.

Jerilyn grew up learning to bake alongside her Grandmother who made pies and rolls for the local restaurants In her small Montana town.

She says, “My Grandmother’s Montana Ranch kitchen was a place of magic and mystery. Everything she made tasted just like love. She made everything by hand, without electricity or running water. She baked her legendary cinnamon rolls in a wood-fired oven, filling her home with the spirit and flavor of essential goodness.”

In 1978, these melt in your mouth cinnamon rolls set the stage for Jerilyn opening “Brusseau’s in Edmonds”, an inviting cafe and country bakery in downtown Edmonds.

In 1985, Rich Komen, Restaurants Unlimited CEO, called and said “Hey Jerilyn, how would you like to make the world’s greatest cinnamon roll? She replied, “Let’s do it”! 

She’s beyond happy that this magical cinnamon roll program, has become a national and global brand with 1,200 franchised locations in 50 countries. And, that people would still ask for her autograph nearly four decades later.

This delicious heartwarming event will occur on a mutually agreeable date and time at your home in the greater Seattle area.  Two ovens needed. 

Expires 3/1/25.  Value: $1,500

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Experience #5

A Taste of Bordeaux

What could be more alluring to a wine lover than a visit to Bordeaux, one of the most prestigious and prolific wine producing regions in the world? Your taste of Bordeaux will include:

  • * 5 night/4 day stay at La Villa du Chateau Belloy. Located in Saint-Michel-de-Fronsac, this charming villa offers an authentic French wine country experience with modern conveniences.
  • * The owner, Franck Texier-Travers, will give you a personal tour of Chateau Belloy, which has been in his family for over 100 years. You will have the opportunity to taste the whole range of Chateau Belloy wines.
  • * Franck will help you discover the mysteries of Bordeaux’s appellations, terroirs, wines, and landscapes.
  • Airfare not included.

Expires 3/1/25. Value: $2,500

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Experience #6

Tacos & Margaritas Cooking Class for 10

Rice, Beans & Happiness will host a Mexican home cooking class for up to 10 people. Together with Vicky, you will mix a delicious Margarita and learn to make Vicky’s family recipes for tortillas, guacamole, unique salsas and tacos. Enjoy authentic flavors of Mexican cooking, some culinary history and good company. 

Vicky Garcia began her meal kit and catering business journey at the height of the pandemic out of the need to connect her friends and community. She and her team deliver her amazing Taco Kits, Breakfast Burritos, Enchiladas and other offerings to the Seattle and Eastside areas, in addition to supporting your catering needs. 

The cooking class will occur on a mutually agreeable date and time. Vicky will provide the ingredients; you provide the kitchen. 

Expires 3/1/25. Value: $1,200

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Experience #7

Paella Party with HAH Executive Director David Bobanick

Go behind the scenes at Harvest Against Hunger with David Bobanick as he cooks an unforgettable paella lunch or dinner for up to 16 people at your home or other venue.

David has been preparing paella dinners for groups large and small for more than twenty years, and he will create a delicious batch for you and your friends. David has years of experience and a deep knowledge of food systems, hunger relief, food waste, and farming, so this is your opportunity to ask him lots of questions.

The paella party will occur on a mutually agreeable date and time. Location to be arranged by the winner and must be within King, Pierce or Snohomish County. Winner to provide dishes/cutlery and beverages. 

Expires 3/1/25. Value: $2,000