Sunday, October 26, 2008

March of Dimes' Signature Chefs - The Auction

I'm on vacation in Denver this week (and damn, it's cold!), but I wanted to share some of the highlights from last week's March of Dimes charity auction and dinner. It's too much to tell in one blog entry, so stay tuned for more this coming week.

When we arrived at The Venetian, we followed the other people in tuxes and fancy dresses to an enormous ballroom towards the back of the casino. Ever been to a silent auction? Well, they're a little bit different than the humdidumhumdidumfiftyfivefityfivegoinoncegointwicesold! auctions I am familiar with. Instead, you log your assigned number onto a little sheet in front of the item you wish to bid on. That's the silent part....duh, right?
They had everything from sculptures, to paintings, to dinner and show tickets. Good stuff!

The husband and I even mustered up the courage to bid on a very lovely painting of two glasses of bubbly. We didn't end up winning, but it was still fun to get involved. We drank champagne and mingled with the other bidders. I even got to meet my editors from!


There were servers walking around with the cutest little hors'dourves. One of the the food dudes was even bold enough to agree to let me take his picture.

One thing I noticed was that the color of the night was PURPLE! Can you see it? I guess I wore the right color. Sweet.

Right before they invited the crowd into the dinning area (stay tuned for this blog!), Tom Moloney- the host chef of the night- introduced each and every chef to us. I think this is one of the few times during the year that we'll see this many signature chefs in the same room together! The site was absolutely amazing!

And, although we didn't win the painting we bid on, I know it went for a large amount of money. Which means that all that money went to a great cause- The March of Dimes.

Stay tuned to find out how the dinner portion of the night went (because I know that's what you want to see, right?).


Deb@Mommie Mayhem said...

This is a great post !! My oldest was born 8 weeks early.

Unknown said...

love the knuckle biting! And Matt looks too adorable filling out the silent auction. Looking forward to the food review! :D

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