Cooking for a Cause 2011 Silent Auction

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Amazing Getaways

Hotel Marlowe Deluxe Package

Enjoy a one night weekend stay in a deluxe room at the Hotel Marlowe in Cambridge, plus a $100 gift certificate for their restaurant, Bambera. You'll also receive two tickets to the nearby Museum of Science in Cambridge.

Donated by: Hotel Marlowe, Bambera, and the Museum of Science

Bite of the Big Apple

Enjoy a two-night stay for two at Kimpton Hotels' chic ink48 hotel overlooking the Hudson River. You'll also enjoy a $150 gift certificate good for any of Kimpton Hotel restaurant.

Donated by: Kimpton Hotel and Restaurant Group

A Trip to the Grey Lady

A getaway to the "Grey Lady," Nantucket. You will receive a two-night stay in a guest room at the White Elephant Hotel (based on availability and excluding July and August).

Donated by: White Elephant Hotel

Luxurious Vermont Get-Away

Enjoy the calm and beauty of Vermont with this weekend get-away at the Luxury Stonewall Lodge in Barnard, VT. Situated on 10 very private acres, Stonewall boasts a gourmet kitchen, great room with a wet bar, hot tub, fireplace and wood stove. The residence has two guest beds with full bath, and a master bedroom with marble bath and shower. Comfortable and spacious living and dining areas offer a wood burning stove off of the eat-in gourmet kitchen. Slate floors welcome you into the rock wall finished entry and wet bar areas, then into the two-story great room with floor to ceiling fireplace. Deck with sunken in hot tub offers long-range views. Two other covered porches offer hammock areas for relaxation and great views as well! Privacy all-around and wildlife galore. Separate 4 car indoor parking.

Donated by: John Ruggieri

Get Away From it All in Cambridge

Enjoy a Friday or Saturday night stay in one of the Royal Sonesta's deluxe river view guest rooms, along with brunch for two at ArtBar. (ArtBar brunch value is $50 and does not include alcohol, taxes or gratuities. Royal Sonesta rooms are subject to availability; restrictions apply. Saturday nights not available during the months of June, July, and August. Good through April 30, 2012).

Donated by: Royal Sonesta Hotel, Cambridge


Dining & Wine

O Ya Chef's Tasting Journey

Sample the best of O Ya's award-winning food as part of the multi-course Chef's Tasting Journey.

Donated by: O Ya

$100 Gift Certificate to Bondir Restaurant

An outstanding entrant to the Cambridge restaurant scene!

Donated by: Bondir

$100 Gift Certificate to Hungry Mother Restaurant

Donated by: Hungry Mother

Bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon from Boutique Napa Winery, Gargiulo Vineyards

Donated by: Kathy Wilson

Gift Certificate to Toscano Restaurant

Enjoy outstanding Italian cuisine at this Beacon Hill gem.

Donated by Toscano Restaurant

Your Own Private Wine Tasting and Tour at Westport Rivers Winery

Enjoy a private tour and tasting for 10 at Westport Rivers Vineyard and Winery in beautiful Westport, MA. Westport Rivers sparkling wines are amongst the finest in the U.S.

Donated by: Westport Rivers Vineyard and Winery

Legal Seafood Gift Certificate

Donated by: Legal Seafood

Jerobaom Bottle of 2001 Byron Nelson Vineyards Chardonnay

Donated by: Macy's Liquors

Jerobaom Bottle of YANGARRA Estate Vineyard 2006 McLaren Vale Shiraz

The bottle is personally autographed by the wine maker. It is rated 91 points by the Wine Enthusiast.

6 Liter Bottle of Taittinger Champagne Brut, from France

Donated by: Macy's Liquors

Dinner for Two at Harvest

Enjoy dinner for two, including a bottle of wine, at Cambridge's wonderful Harvest Restaurant.

Donated by: Harvest Restaurant

Gift Certificate to Giacomo's

Every night's Italian night at Giacomo Restaurant in the South End.

Donated by: Richard Talieri

Gift Certificate to Anchovies

Enjoy dinner for two at the fun Anchovies Restaurant in Boston's South End.

Donated by: Richard Talieri

Gift Certificate to Panza

Enjoy dinner in Boston's North End at Panza Restaurant.

Donated by: Richard Talieri

Taste of Cambridge Package

Calling all local foodies! You'll eat well-and often!-with this package, including a $50 gift certificate to Fugi 1546 Restaurant and Bar, two $50 gift certificates to the New Deal Fish Market, and a $50 gift certificate to East Side Grill. And since man cannot live on bread alone, you'll also enjoy two tickets to the Museum of Science!

Donated by: Fugi 1546 Restaurant and Bar, New Deal Fish Market, East Side Grill, and Museum of Science

Dancing Deer Spring Cake and Cookie Collection

Satisfy your sweet tooth with this bountiful gift of baked goodies, memorably presented in a high quality keepsake box. The medley includes two cakes, three flavors of chewy cookies-more than 80 cookies in total!

Donated by: Dancing Deer Baking Co.

Aura Gift Certificate

Enjoy a delicious dinner at the Seaport Hotel's wonderful Aura Restaurant.

Donated by: John Giglio and Jay Hutchinson

KO Prime Gift Certificate

Enjoy a delicious dinner from one of Cooking for a Cause's long-time friends!

Donated by; KO Prime, Boston

Grill 23 & Bar Gift Certificate

Enjoy a delicious dinner from one of Cooking for a Cause's long-time friends!

Donated by: Grill 23 & Bar, Boston

Craigie on Main Gift Certificate

Enjoy a delicious dinner at the award-winning Craigie on Main, prepared by this year's Cooking for a Cause Culinary Chair, Tony Maws.

Donated by: Craigie on Main, Cambridge

EVOO Gift Certificate

Enjoy a delicious dinner from one of Cooking for a Cause's new additions!

Donated by: EVOO, Cambridge

Gargoyles on the Square Brunch for Two

Enjoy brunch for two at Gargoyles on the Square, a long-time friend of Cooking for a Cause!

Donated by: Gargoyles in the Square, Somerville

Garden at the Cellar Gift Certificate

Enjoy a fantastic dinner from one of Cooking for a Cause's long-time friends!

Donated by: Garden at the Cellar, Cambridge

Whole Foods Gift Basket

Enjoy a bountiful basket full of local treats from Whole Foods Market.

Donated by: Whole Foods Market

Whole Foods Gift Card

Donated by: Whole Foods Market

Butcher Shop Gift Certificate

Enjoy dinner at Barbara Lynch's Butcher Shop.

Donated by: The Butcher Shop


For the Kid in Us All

12 Caldecott Gold Medal Winning Children's Books

Get your child's library off to a great start with 12 Caldecott Gold Medal winning books.

These timeless classics include:
1. A Sick Day for Amos McGee
2. The Lion & the Mouse
3. The Invention of Hugo Cabret
4. Jumanji
5. Where the Wild Things Are
6. So You Want to Be President
7. Make Way for Ducklings
8. Owl Moon
9. Flotsam
10. Kitten's First Full Moon
11. Officer Buckle and Gloria
12. The House in the Night

Donated by: Michael Delia

8 Caldecott Silver Medal Winning Children's Books

Encourage your kids to read quality literature with eight Caldecott Silver medal winning books.

These timeless classics include:
1. Madeline
2. The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales
3. Blueberries for Sal
4. Knuffle Bunny $
5. No, David!
6. Click, Clack, Moo Cows that Type
7. All the World
8. Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!

Donated by: Michael Delia

Nintendo Wii with Wii Fit

Get ready for some friendly family competition with a White Nintendo Wii console with Wii Sports, Wii Sports Resort, Wii Remote Plus, Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board. Plus two Hydros personal water filtration bottles to help quench your thirst.

Donated by: East End House and Kim Miller

Behind-the-Scenes Tour of the New England Zoo

Enjoy a unique experience that takes you and five others behind the scenes to get "up close and personal" with the animals of either the Franklin Park Zoo or Stoneham's Stone Zoo.

Donated by: Zoo New England

Xbox 360 Game Console

Donated by: Major League Baseball Players Association

Handmade Sock Dog

Say hello to the cutest and cuddliest new friend ever!

Donated by: Sharon Alama


Merchandise & Gifts

Pandora Bracelet and Gift Certificate

Pandora sterling silver starter bracelet with a heart charm and a $100 gift certificate to be used at the Pandora store at the Natick Collection.

Donated by: Susan Lapierre

Cut and Color at Viselli Santoro Salon

Look great this spring with a cut and color from Viselli Santoro Salonon Newbury by Best of Boston 2009 and 2010 haircut winner, Kashmir.

Donated by: Viselli Santoro Salon, Boston

Enjoy Clean Indoor Air

Get the freshest indoor air with this Honeywell air purifier.

Donated by: Kim Miller

Shellback Adirondack Loveseat

Relax and enjoy the warm summer weather in your very own Adirondack loveseat. This Seaside "Envirowood" Adirondack love seat is made of environmentally friendly, recycled materials with stainless hardware and can stay outdoors year-round. Plus it looks fantastic on anyone's lawn or porch!

Donated by: Gotta Have It! of Fairhaven, MA

Marcus Executive Computer Briefcase

Carry your paperwork in style!

Donated by: Wan Chi Lau and Carolyn Donovan of

Dover Rug Gift Certificate

Make your floors a focal point!

Please note: This gift certificate may be applied towards the full retail value of any HAND-KNOTTED rug in Dover Rug's inventory. May not be combined with any other sales, promotions, offers or discounts. May not be returned for a cash refund. Gift certificate must be presented prior to product selection).

Donated by: Dover Rug Company, Natick

Kindle 3G Wireless Reader

Read anywhere, anytime with a Kindle 3G Wireless Reading Device. It comes with free 3G and Wi-Fi that works globally. It has a 6 inch display with New Ink Pearl Technology. Also included is a black Kindle Light Leather Cover.

Donated by: Pat J. Delia, Jr.

Cuisnart Panini Press

Why go out when you can make delicious bistro-style sandwiches in your own home?

Donated by: Kathy Wilson

Set of Eight Riedel Stemless Wine Tumblers

Includes four Cabernet Sauvignon and four Chardonnay glasses.

Donated by: Kathy Wilson

Set of Three Barefoot Contessa Cookbooks

Learn to cook like everyone's favorite Food Network Star!

Donated by: Kathy Wilson

One of a Kind Necklace by Germana O'Brien

Beautifully handcrafted quartz and ceramic necklace, with gold-plated clasp by artisan Germana O'Brien of Spellbound.

Donated by: Germana O'Brien

Two Hand-Crafted Glass Bowls

Two beautiful hand blown glass bowls made by local artist, Jay Wasserman.

Donated by: Jay Wasserman

Real Housewife of New York Gift Basket

Includes Skinnygirl margarita mix, 2 Leopard Print Glasses, and a Skinnygirl Cookbook

Donated by: Karen Cotten

Patrone Gift Set

Enjoy a bottle of Petrone Silver Tequila, 2 glasses and a chip and dip bowl. Ole!

Donated by: Karen Cotten

Tower of Breakfast Treats

A two-tier wrought iron stand loaded with delectable treats:

Vanilla Chai
Starbucks Peppermint Hot Chocolate
Godiva Arabica Coffee
English Toffee Biscotte
Maple Walnut Scone Mix
Cranberry Orange Scone Mix
Organic Blueberry Perserve
Tiramisu Wafer Rolls

Donated by: Lori Kanestrin

Twelve Rose Glass Wineglasses

Beautiful hand-crafted glasses by Tony Davlin.

Donated by: Tony Davlin

Vera Bradley Bag

Donated by: Stephanie Janes

Tony Davlin Glassware

Renowned Boston artisan Tony Davlin created the Davlin glass accessory program, which features his signature hand-crafted glass combined with 24-karat gold leaf. Included in this package is a waste basket, tray and soap dish.

Donated by: Tony Davlin

Six-Week Class with Boston Casting's Media Performance Institute

Are you ready for your close up? Take a six-week class with the Media Performance Institute at Boston Casting and you will be! Acting for the Camera, Summer Acting Sessions for Kids and Teens, Acting for Films, and Acting for Commercials are just a few of the classes and workshops offered by Boston Casting, the largest casting company in New England.

Donated by: Boston Casting

Fall River Boats

34" x 24" mounted and framed photo by Andrew Montone.

Donated by: Andrew Montone and Cambridge Art and Frame


Sports & Culture

Jonathan Papelbon Autographed Baseball

Donated by: Boston Red Sox Foundation

Wes Welker Autographed Football

Donated by: CambridgeSide Galleria

Celebrity Series Presents the St. Petersburg Philharmonic

Two orchestra seats for the April 10th 3pm performance of the St. Petersburg Philharmonic at Symphony Hall.

Donated by: Celebrity Series of Boston

"Sons of the Prophet" by the Huntington Theatre Company

Two tickets good for any performance (pending availabilty, excludes AA seats) of the Huntington Theatre Company's production of "Sons of the Prophet," April 1-May 1 at Boston's Calderwood Pavilion.

Donated by: Huntington Theatre Company

Membership for Two to Harvard Art Museums

Enjoy a family membership (kids enjoy free admission) to the Harvard Art Museums, providing admission for two to the range of collections at Harvard.

Donated by: Harvard Art Museums

"The Drowsy Chaperone" at SpeakEasy Stage Company

Enjoy two tickets to any Wednesday, Thursday or Friday evening performance of the SpeakEasy Stage Company's production of "The Drowsy Chaperone." Expires June 4, 2011.

Donated by: SpeakEasy Stage Company

Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers

Watch the Celtics on their run to the playoffs! Two seats (section 9, row 23, seats 17 & 18) to the April 5th game at 7:30pm at the TD Bank Garden.

Donated by: Millie Centanni

Boston Red Sox vs. the Oakland A's

What's better than Fenway Park on a summer evening? Enjoy four great tickets (Field Box 52, row F, seats 104, between Home Plate and Third Base) for the August 26th game at 7:10pm vs. the Oakland A's.

Donated by: Cambridge Savings Bank

Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees

Red Sox. Yankees. September. Need we say more? Enjoy two tickets (Section 25, Row 9, Seats 17 & 18-between Home Plate and Third Base) to watch the Boston Red Sox take on the Yankees at the September 1st game at 7:10pm.

Donated by: Donna Gallo and Bill Leary

Opening Night of the Boston Ballet's Bella Figura

Two tickets to opening night of the Boston Ballet's Bella Figura on April 28th at 7pm.

Donated by: John Lam and John Ruggieri

Masterworks Chorale Presents Tchaikovsky's All Night Vigil

Enjoy a gift voucher for two best-available seats for the Friday, May 13, 8pm performance at Sanders Theatre in Cambridge.

Donated by: Masterworks Chorale

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