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May 4 - 6, 2012 ALL PROCEEDS FROM THIS FIVE-STAR EVENT BENEFIT THE MUSC HOLLINGS CANCER CENTER Gourmet & Grapes Sponsors EVENT SPONSORS SIGNATURE SPONSORS TABLE SPONSORS Hyden and Associates MEDIA / ADVERTISEMENT SPONSORS FOOD CULTURE OF THE SOUTH FOOD AND WINE SPONSORS Welcome to the fourth annual Gourmet & Grapes to benefit MUSC Hollings Cancer Center. We thank you for your participation in our special events and we hope that you enjoy a weekend full of culinary talents. We are proud to focus this event towards Hollings Cancer Center’s cutting edge scientific community to the modern culinary approach fea- turing Chef Sean Brock and Friends. The weekend is paired with an assortment of fine wines from some of the most respected winemakers in the world. The 2012 Gourmet and Grapes Board of Directors Gourmet and Grapes Chairman 2012 Bill Lacey Gourmet Committee Robert G. Wysong Jonathan Banta Grapes Committee Hal Jones Southern Wine & Spirits Event Coordinator Nicole Leaf Auction and Charity Committee Jenny Gilson Hollings Cancer Center Marketing Committee Jack Case Event Committee Angie Cimino Finance Committee Tessa Roberts - one - MUSC Hollings Cancer Center Located at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC, the Hollings Cancer Center is the largest Auction Rules and Regulations academic cancer center in South Carolina. It is the state’s only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer center and one of only 66 NCI centers in the U.S. NCI designation means Hollings Cancer Center brings the most cutting-edge treatments to patients as well as 1. Bidding will be by assigned numbers only. working on the cancer problem in South Carolina and beyond. 2. Seller does not warrant or represent, and in no event shall be responsible or liable for the accuracy As the state’s foremost cancer treatment and research center, Hollings unites more than 150 experts in of the description of the item being offered, or the correctness of the program. 3. When bidding on an item, raise the bid card with your number plainly visible to the significant treatment, research, education, prevention and control, and outreach to address South Carolina’sauctioneer. cancer problem. Should a dispute arise between the bidders in the live auction, or should the auctioneer doubt the validity of any bid, the auctioneer shall have the absolute right to resolve the dispute and deter- The center’s resources extend throughout South Carolina via partnerships with other healthcare organizations mine the successful bidder, re-offer, re-sell, or withdraw the lot in question. ensuring that all patients in the state have access to our innovative and compassionate care. For the 23,000 4. No bid shall be valid unless acknowledged by the auctioneer. The highest acknowledged bidder South Carolinians who will be diagnosed with cancer this year, the Hollings Cancer Center is leading the way in shall be deemed to be the purchaser of the lot, subject only to compliance with applicable state changing what is possible in cancer care that he/she will pay the full purchase price therefore forthwith. and local laws. Purchaser warrants Title to any wine or other item sold at either auction shall not pass until payment has been made, at which point the purchaser shall have full responsibility for, and bear the risk of loss to the lot. 5. Payment in full for all items is due on the day of the auction at the auction site by cash, check, or credit card. Checks should be made payable to “MUSC Foundation-Hollings Cancer Center.” Center of Economic Excellence in Lipidomics, Pathobiology, Hollings Cancer Center will accept Visa, MasterCard, and American Express. 6. The silent auction will begin when the event opens at 6:30 PM and will end in sections starting at and Therapy at Hollings Cancer Center 7:30 PM before the live auction. Bidders may bid by writing their assigned bid numbers on the bidding sheets provided. The highest complete a on the bidding sheet at the in Lipidomics, Funds raised at Gourmet & Grapes will help tobid written Center of Economic Excellencetime the silent auction closes will be the successful bid. Should a dispute arise between the bidders in the Pathobiology, and Therapy at Hollings Cancer Center. Each year, South Carolina’s Legislature sets aside silent auction, the auctioneer shall have the absolute right to resolve the dispute and determine the $30 million from the South Carolina Education Lottery to provide matching dollars for South Carolina’s research successful bidder. universities through the Center of Economic Excellence program. HCC has been approved to create a Center of 7. Certain items to be offered for auction at the live and silent auctions that consists of services are subject to published restrictions and convenient scheduling by at lot donors and the successful Economic Excellence in Lipidomics, Pathobiology, and Therapy. This field isthethe cutting-edge of the post bidder. and is otherwise noted, all services and and MUSC and the one of South Carolina have the genomic eraUnless poised to undergo explosive growth,certificates expire state year from purchase on May 5, 2013. distinct advantage of being at the leading edge of this area of development. 8. Lots purchased at the Silent or Live Auction must be picked up and removed by successful bidders Lipids (or fats) are important dietary constituents, not only because of their high energy value, but also because following payment at the conclusion of the event. The Hollings Cancer Center shall not be responsible for any lots fatty acids auction site. certain vitamins and essential left at the are associated with them. The science of this work sounds complicated, but the work of the Center is not. The Center will study these “fats” and their impact on cancer and other 9. In accordance with the Internal Revenue Code, the amount paid as the “winning bid” in excess of the fair value received as provided in affects these “fats” and how auctioned is considered to be diseases; this Center will study how nutrition the catalog of items to be a proper diet can prevent disease;a this Center will utilize all to the Hollings Cancer Center. The Hollings Cancer Center does not and,charitable contributionof the gathered information to develop new and novel treatments for cancer and appraise or estimate the value of items for auctions and all statements of value appearing in the other diseases. program and display have been furnished by the contributors of the items. The Hollings Cancer key to the success corporation and the Federal Tax ID number is 57-6028985. The Center is a 501c3 of the Center will be the appointment of two distinguished endowed chairs who will co-direct the Center. One individual will be a senior translation biomedical scientist with outstanding scholarship 10. These terms and conditions of purchase shall be governed and interpreted by the laws of the State and of South Carolina. will occupy the Distinguished Endowed Chair in Cancer Research with an emphasis leadership skills who on Lipidomics and Pathobiology. The second individual will be an outstanding pharmacologist/chemist who will ALL SALES ARE FINAL. NO REFUNDS. NO EXCHANGES. lead the development of novel therapeutics and who will occupy the Distinguished Endowed Chair in Cancer Unless otherwise noted, all services and certificates expire one year from purchase on May 5, 2013. Drug Discovery with an emphasis on Lipidomics. All funds raised at Gourmet & Grapes will be matched dollar-for-dollar. We thank you for your support of the Hollings Cancer Center and this exciting project! Special Thank You MS. VICKY AGNEW and MR. MIKE VEGIS for helping to ensure the success of this year’s Gourmet & Grapes event through their strong public relations effort. MR. TOM BEWLEY for his continued marketing overview of this event. MR. VIPIN MENON, MS. KRISTEN ROWE, MRS. HOPE SWEENEY, MRS. ANNA THOMPSON, MS. CAROLINE SIMPSON for their time and efforts planning and detailing all the events. MS. TERRI HALL for her help and expertise with designing and installing the Gourmet & Grapes web site for this event. MR. HAL JONES with SOUTHERN WINE AND SPIRITS for all their participation and donation of their valuable time. MS. MARIA HORNER for your assistance as the on-site contact regarding wine placement for the weekend. MS. JESSICA VONNAHME and MS. CANDACE EDWARDS for their time and assistance in keeping such a good track on the reservations process. THE ART INSTITUTE for their support and assistance from the students, as our weekend culinary volunteers. GOURMET & GRAPES AUCTION COMMITTEE for the countless hours of support and dedication to the event’s Live & Silent Auction. Your commitment to the cause is imperative to our success! To all of the businesses and individuals who supported the Hollings Cancer Center with a donation to our Live & Silent Auction, we thank you for your utmost generosity. Interns, Ms. ERIN ERWIN and Mr. BEN HOCKETT, for the endless hours spent addressing invitations, cataloguing auction items and writing letters. Gourmet & Grapes would not be a success without your behind the scenes work. We wish you all the best in your future careers! And a very special thank you to ATTENDEES OF THE GOURMET & GRAPES WEEKEND EVENTS! Without you this event could not be possible. Thank you for your continuous commitment in making this event such a success. - two - Friday,May 4 BLACK TIE DINNER FEATURING SEAN BROCK AND FRIENDS The Ocean Room | 6:30 pm Signature reception and a distinctive multi-course dinner paired with excellent wines, featuring Row 11 Winery, Heitz Wine Cellers and Trinchero Wine Estates. Saturday, May 5 CHEF INTERACTIVE LUNCH FEATURING THIERRY DEBAILLEUL The Ocean Room | 12:00 pm Exclusive demonstration with The Ocean Room’s sweeping views paired with award winning wines from Row 11 and Stratton Lummis. Afternoon Wine Trail is included in the price of lunch. THE WINE TRAIL The Sanctuary grounds | 2:00 pm Explore the lush gardens of The Sanctuary, while tasting exclusive varieties from international wineries. Meet the winemakers as you stroll off the beaten path. WINE ODYSSEY GALA The Terrace Lawn | 6:30 pm Taste and experience the flavors of the Southeast region. Meet the chefs and sample brilliant wines at this main event and auction gala. Enjoy live entertainment and silent auction then dance into the night with champagne and chocolate afterglow. Sunday, May 6 OCEANSIDE FAREWELL BRUNCH The Grand Lawn | 11:30 am Celebrate the weekend and salute the chefs at this seaside brunch sponsored by Moet Hennessy. - three - A Modern Affair GOURMET & GRAPES CELEBRATION DINNER F R I D A Y, M A Y 4 | 6 : 3 0 P M | T H E O C E A N R O O M CHEF KATIE BUTTON Executive Chef Curate first course C H E F K AT I E B U T T O N Ajo Blanco with Green Grape Granita Pedro Ximenez “Raisins” and Steamed South Carolina Crab TRINCHERO “MARY’S VINEYARD” SAUVIGNON BLANC, NAPA 11 second course CHEF ROBERT G. WYSONG CHEF ROBERT G. WYSONG Executive Chef Baby Herbs, Garden Lettuces and Vegetables The Sanctuary Shaved Raw, Dried, Steamed & Chilled Lemon, Tarragon, Honey and Mustard CIVELLO WHITE, 10 CALIFORNIA third course C H E F N AT H A N T H U R S T O N CHEF NATHAN THURSTON Sunburst Farms Rainbow Trout Executive Chef Wrapped In Geechie Boy Mills "Cornbread" Stars Smoked Trout & Ramp Mousseline Wood-Grilled Corn, Blackbird Farms Baby Potatoes Radishes STRATTON LUMMIS CHARDONNAY, CARNEROS 09 fourth course CHEF SEAN BROCK CHEF SEAN BROCK Executive Chef Wagyu Beef with Ramps Fermented in Whey McCradys and Husk Potatoes and Morels TRINCHERO “HAYSTACK VINEYARD” CABERNET SAUVIGNON, NAPA 08 HEITZ “MARTHA’S VINEYARD” CABERNET SAUVIGNON, NAPA 05 fifth course CHEF LAWRENCE BRUBAKER Low Country Strawberries and Chocolate Callebaut Chocolate Mousse & Local Strawberry Variants CHEF LAWRENCE BRUBAKER DOMAINE CHANDON RICHE, NAPA Executive Pastry Chef The Sanctuary - four - A Modern Interpretation Demonstrative Luncheon S A T U R D A Y, M A Y 5 | 1 2 : 0 0 P M | T H E O C E A N R O O M Chef Thierry Debailleul PINEHURST RESORT AND COUNTRY CLUB As Executive Chef, Thierry Debailleul brings over 20 years of experience to Pinehurst’s culinary team. A native of France, Chef Thierry is a graduate of the Ecole Jean Ferrandi in Paris, where he began his journey into the art of classical and modern French cooking. His work has spanned the globe in several Michelin- ranked and Mobil-rated restaurants and hotels, including the Island of Saint Martin in the Caribbean as well as New Orleans where he worked events for groups of up to 3,500 guests. Other career highlights include the stints at the world-renowned Orchid at Mauna Lai in Hawaii, the opening of the Westin Stonebriar Resort in Frisco, Texas and The Arizona Grand Resort in Phoenix, Arizona. Chef Thierry’s culinary career includes extensive experience in high volume kitchens and successfully combining regional influences such as Caribbean, Cajun, Creole, Pacific-Rim, Asian and Southern to his masterful French cuisine. The award-winning Pinehurst Resort is located in the North Carolina Sandhills and is home to three historic hotels and eight golf courses, including Pinehurst No. 2, site of more golf championships than any other course in America. Pinehurst will host the Men’s and Women’s US Open Championships in back-to-back weeks in 2014. COOKING DEMONSTRATION first course OLIVE OIL POACHED SMOKED SALMON WITH CITRUS QUINOA Tarragon Greek Yogurt, Compressed Watermelon, Radish and Baby Wild Arugula Row Eleven Vinas 3 Pinot Noir, California Stratton Lummis Chardonnay, Carneros 2010 second course PEPITA CRUSTED LAMB LOIN WITH GOLD BEET RISOTTO Roasted Toy Box Tomatoes, Chorizo and Feta Cheese Green Tomato Jam Stratton Lummis Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2008 Stratton Lummis The Riddler, Napa Valley Red Blend third course PINEAPPLE UPSIDE DOWN CAKE NO2 Buttermilk Ice Cream and Pine Needle Infused Vanilla Coulis Civello, California 2010 - five- The Saturday Wine Trail S A T U R D A Y, M A Y 5 | 2 : 0 0 P M | T H E S A N C T U A R Y G R O U N D S Stations 1. Hidden Oaks - Heitz Wine Cellars 2. Spa Butterfly Garden - Trinchero Wine Estates 3. Oaks Garden - Bodega Luigi Bosco 4. Jasmine Porch Butterfly Garden - Black Stallion 5. Grand Lawn, West Wing - Treasury Wine Estates 6. Grand Lawn, East Wing - Maison Marques & Domaines 7. Loggerhead Cabana Bar - Louis Latour 8. Sanctuary Boardwalk - Moet Hennessy - six - The Wine Odyssey Gala SILENT AUCTION RECEPTION 6:30 UNTIL 8:00 PM Silent Auction Section One Closes - 7:30 pm Silent Auction Section Two Closes -7:45 pm Silent Auction Section Three Closes - 8:00 pm WINE ODYSSEY GALA AND LIVE AUCTION 8:30 pm SPECIAL GUESTS Richard Todd and Tom Crawford CAUSE AUCTION Every year, the Hollings Cancer Center supports over 80,000 patient visits. Many of these patients cannot afford the simple amenities that would make their journey more endurable. Help us grant their wishes by funding an item from our Patient Wish List at the Cause Auction during the Silent Auction. “One person can make a difference and every person should try.” - John F. Kennedy GOURMET & GRAPES AUCTION COMMITTEE Betsy Callas Julia Causey Kathy Edwards Anita Harrison Sissy Hewitt Marilyn Hoffman Phil Rubin Alex Salamacha Jessica Salamacha Phyllis Shaffer Jessica Simons Barbara Whitling -seven - Weekend Celebrity Chefs JONATHAN BANTA - Chef de Cuisine, Atlantic Room From his youth, Jonathan Banta had a passion for freshness. Cutting his culinary teeth cooking at a cultural arts camp three miles from his childhood home in Pittsgrove, New Jersey, he grew up less than an hour outside of Philadelphia in a rural South Jersey community. He was no stranger to that city’s booming culinary environment and to the fresh produce supplied to them by the farms near his home. From these early beginnings, Banta went on to get his culinary degree from Johnson and Wales University, interning at the Gainey Ranch in Scottsdale, Arizona, under the tutelage of Anton Brunbauer. This became his first experience working in a golf resort setting. He went on to help open the first restaurant at Running Deer golf club in southern Jersey owned by former Eagles quarterback, Ron Jaworski. In Philadelphia, with Iron Chef, Jose Garces and Chef Douglas Rodriquez, he worked at Alma de Cuba. Drawing upon these experiences and gaining more through intense research, he consulted for a local entrepreneur to open up a Neapolitan pizzeria on Daniel Island where he worked as its Executive Chef. Before coming to The Atlantic Room, he was Chef de Cuisine and then Executive Chef at 82 Queen and at Rue de Jean in downtown Charleston. His four great loves are his family, his cooking, his music and, of course, his golf. Banta is excited to bring his experiences and his passions to the Atlantic Room and Ryder Cup Bar. GEOFF BLOUNT - Baking and Pastry Arts, Hospitality Education CPCC (Central Piedmont Community College) Geoffrey Blount, CEPC, ACE, heads up the Baking & Pastry Arts (BPA) program on the Harris Campus. He graduated from CPCC in 1995 after earning an AAS degree in Culinary Arts. Chef Blount also attended the French Pastry School in Chicago. A member of the American Culinary Federation (ACF) and the 2011 Charlotte Pastry Chef of the Year and Educator of the Year, Geoff has earned numerous awards including Best Pastry Shop-2005 & 2006, Top Ten Charlotte Chefs-2004 and his dessert creations were featured at both the 2004 and 2005 James Beard Dinners.Recently Chef Blount competed as part of Team USA at the Gelato World Cup in Italy, where the team won the coveted “Best Taste” award. Between 1992 and 2012, Chef Blount has won over 39 ACF medals for the Hot Food, Bread, Chocolate, Pastry and Cold-Food categories in competitions throughout the US. He currently serves on the National Pastry Committee and is an ACF Certified Judge. His professional career includes stints as Pastry Chef, Executive Chef and Owner in top hotels, shops and clubs throughout the southeastern United States. Chef Blount is also the owner of the Sugar Buzz INC. and began teaching at CPCC in 2007. EXECUTIVE CHEF SEAN BROCK - McCrady’s and Husk Sean Brock was born and raised in rural Virginia where his family grew their own food; which would leave a deep impression on him. Venturing out of Virginia to attend school, Brock landed at Johnson & Wales University in Charleston, South Carolina. Upon graduation, his professional career led Brock to study with chefs at world class restaurants in Charleston, South Carolina; Richmond, Virginia; and Nashville, Tennessee. Brock spent just under three years fine tuning his craft in Nashville before accepting a position as executive chef at McCrady’s Restaurant. In November 2010, Chef Brock opened his second restaurant with the Neighborhood Dining Group. Husk, just down the street from McCrady’s, is a celebration of Southern ingredients, only serving food that is indigenous to the South. The emphasis at Husk is on the ingredients and the people who grow them, and a large chalkboard lists artisanal products currently provisioning the kitchen. Brock’s abilities have resulted in a number of awards and accolades, both locally and nationally. He won the James Beard Best Chef: Southeast award in 2010 and most recently was nominated for the 2012 James Beard “Outstanding Chef” award. He was the winner of the “Next Great Chef” episode of the “Food Network Challenge” and appeared on “Iron Chef America” in December 2010, taking on Michael Symon in “Battle Pork Fat.” Bon Appétit magazine named Husk “Best New Restaurant in America” in September 2011. - eight - LAWRENCE BRUBAKER - Executive Pastry Chef Raised in Michigan, Chef Brubaker began his culinary career at the age of fourteen, taking an after school job washing dishes at a local restaurant. After working his way through various front and back of the house positions, he found his passion in the back of the house. Chef Brubaker received his formal training through the ACF apprenticeship program in Michigan. He then expanded his knowledge through ACF sponsored competitions in Ice Carving, Hot and Cold Food, and Professional Pastry. In 1996 he garnered Olympic Gold in Berlin, Germany in the Professional Pastry Category. A veteran of several 4 and 5 star hotel brigades, he joins us most recently from The Old Edwards Inn and Spa of Highlands, North Carolina where he held dual roles as Executive Pastry and Executive Sous Chef. KATIE BUTTON - Executive Chef of Curate In 2007, Katie Button, Cornell University graduate with a master's degree from L'Ecole Centrale in Paris, France, was about to start a prestigious PhD program in Neuroscience. Instead she decided to drop out of the PhD program in pursuit of passion, life, and happiness. So she sought out a job at a restaurant called Cafe Atlantico/Minibar in Washington DC one of José Andrés' amazing restaurants. Katie describes it as fate that brought her to the doorstep of a José Andrés restaurant. It was there that she fell in love with restaurants, food, cooking, and Félix Meana, a service manager from elBulli, Ferran Adrià´s famous restaurant in Spain. Félix introduced Katie to Spain, elBulli, and applications for liquid nitrogen outside of the lab. After some time working with Johnny Iuzzini at Jean Georges in New York and then at the Bazaar by José Andrés in Los Angeles, she finally made it. With only a couple of years professional cooking experience, Katie entered a 7 month stage at the best restaurant in the world. That experience changed her life. In January 2010, immediately after finishing her internship at elBulli, she moved to Asheville, North Carolina to focus all of her attention on opening her own restaurant with Félix, her mother Elizabeth Button, and father Ted Button. They have since developed the parent company Heirloom Hospitality Group and opened their first restaurant Cúrate, bar de tapas www.curatetapasbar.com. Katie is currently the Executive Chef/co-owner of this traditional tapas bar that opened March 2011. MARC COLLINS - Executive Chef, Circa 1886 Originally from Erie, PA, Chef Marc Collins came to the culinary world by an untraditional path. His original love was in aviation, but less than perfect vision meant his goal of becoming a jet pilot in the Air Force was not in the cards. He turned to food at age 16 after working as a chef apprentice on the Paradise II, a private yacht with a presidential history. That led to a culinary degree from the Pennsylvania Institute of Culinary Arts in Pittsburgh and a string of cooking jobs, including working at the Erie Country Club, where he served under Executive Chef David Spadafore, a Gold Medal Winner in the Culinary Olympics held in Frankfurt Germany. In 1991, Chef Collins moved to San Antonio, where he worked at La Mansion Del Rio under French Chef Guy Collinet and later at La Louisiane, a restaurant specializing in fine French cuisine and Cajun Creole cooking. At 23, he took his first chef position at the Fairmount Hotel, an AAA Four Diamond hotel restaurant. In 2001, Chef Collins was recruited to come to Charleston and take the helm at Circa 1886, where he has remained since, putting his signature stamp on Lowcountry cooking. In 2005, Marc had a budding idea for a food and wine festival to be hosted in Charleston, spotlighting the amazing array of talent and ingredients we have here. Today, the Festival is a prominent weekend that features over 160 chefs and authors from Charleston and across the country, and over 50 food and wine themed events. For his critical work in founding the Festival, Chef Collins is the namesake and first recipient of the 2010 Charleston Wine & Food Festival Marc Collins Chef Award. - nine - CHEF JASON COTE - Chef de Cuisine, Cherrywood BBQ & Alehouse Jason Cote, Chef de Cuisine of Cherrywood BBQ & Ale House, has been member of the Kiawah Island Golf Resort's food and beverage team since 2008. After completing his A.A.S in Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management, Chef Jason took his knowledge and passion for cooking on the road. He spent sixteen years traveling the country honing his skills and gaining experience. While cooking for seaside resorts on the rocky coast of his hometown, Kennebunkport Maine, catering for big budget movies in California and being a private Chef on a sailing yacht off the coast of Florida, Chef Cote has gained a wealth of experience that has made him a strong and versatile chef. After leaving Maine for Charleston, Cote held positions with several prestigious restaurants including Magnolias (Downtown) and Kiawah Island Beach Club before joining the Kiawah Island Golf Resort’s culinary team. During his time here, Cote has been instrumental in the transformation of a lunch only burger restaurant, into the hottest new restaurant on the island that is now Cherrywood BBQ & Ale House. His passion for food and quality continue to make our operation a huge success, and when Jason is not working, you can find him on the golf course or at home cooking for friends and family. THIERRY DEBAILLEUL - Pinehurst Resort and Country Club As Executive Chef, Thierry Debailleul brings over 20 years of experience to Pinehurst’s culinary team. A native of France, Chef Thierry is a graduate of the Ecole Jean Ferrandi in Paris, where he began his journey into the art of classical and modern French cooking. His work has spanned the globe in several Michelin-ranked and Mobil-rated restaurants and hotels, including the Island of Saint Martin in the Caribbean as well as New Orleans where he worked events for groups of up to 3,500 guests. Other career highlights include the stints at the world-renowned Orchid at Mauna Lai in Hawaii, the opening of the Westin Stonebriar Resort in Frisco, Texas and The Arizona Grand Resort in Phoenix, Arizona. Chef Thierry culinary career includes extensive experience in high volume kitchens and successfully combining regional influences such as Caribbean, Cajun, Creole, Pacific-Rim, Asian and Southern to his masterful French cuisine. The award-winning Pinehurst Resort is located in the North Carolina Sandhills and is home to three historic hotels and eight golf courses, including Pinehurst No. 2, site of more golf championships than any other course in America. Pinehurst will host the Men’s and Women’s US Open Championships in back-to-back weeks in 2014. CHEF CHRIS EDWARDS - The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm Raised in Northern Virginia, Edwards returns home to share the technique and passion developed over the course of 20 years of culinary experience. Following a formal education at Johnson and Wales, his experience under several of the best chefs in the world including Ferran Adria of El Bulli, and Fabio Trabocchi of the late Maestro, instilled the foundation of flavor and an imaginative eye for detail. Inspired by the bounty of Patowmack Farm’s organic produce, it’s unique location, and the local loyalties built over time, the team at Patowmack Farm continue to create unforgettable moments and meals for everyone who visits. A modern American style, paired with Certified Naturally Grown and organic produce, organic, wild and natural meats, sustainable seafood and a broad assortment of wines, including organic, biodynamic, and vegan, provide an exceptional dining experience. Chef Christopher’s innovative and skillfully executed dishes deliver intelligent compositions with engaging and inspiring flavors while celebrating local, organic, seasonal ingredients. Menus follow the seasons with daily changes as fresh produce becomes available in our fields and from sustainable fisheries, local livestock producers and artisan cheese makers. - ten - MATTHEW FITZGERALD - -Chef Tournant Sanctuary Chef Fitzgerald, knows how to combine fresh high quality ingredients with simple straight forward preparations to achieve dishes that satisfy even his most discerning guests. Upon graduation from the prestigious Johnson & Wales University with an A.A.S. in Culinary Arts and a B.S. in Food Service Management, Matthew applied his culinary skills as Sous Chef at some of Charleston's leading restaurants such as Fish, 39 Rue De Jean and Coast. He joined the Kiawah Island Golf Resort culinary team in 2006 because of his deep appreciation for the resort's uncompromising dedication to culinary traditions and guest service philosophies. He began his journey in Jasmine Porch working his way up to Sous Chef in less than one year. In 2009, he moved to Turtle Point Clubhouse as Sous Chef and became an instrumental part in creating the concept and opening Tomasso with Chef Joe Dion. When Chef Dion was promoted to another position within the resort, Chef Fitzgerald was the obvious choice to lead the culinary staff of the restaurant. He continues to explore and develop his talent and creations as he now leads The Sanctuary Banquet Division as Chef Tournant. NICK HUNTER - Chef de Cuisine of Tomasso Nick Hunter, Chef de Cuisine at Tomasso at the Turtle Point Golf Course clubhouse, is shaking up traditional rustic Italian cuisine by adding a “southern twist,” from high-end meals to very casual dishes. Hunter trained and graduated from both Memphis Culinary Academy and Johnson and Wales University with A.S.S in Culinary arts and a B.S. in Food Service Management. Born and raised in Southeast Missouri, Hunter was always cooking - whether breakfast for his family or late night dinner for his friends. While new to the Italian scene, Hunter, with his new team, is taking the restaurant to a new level of fun with these exciting new takes on classic Italian dishes. For the last two years, Hunter honed is cooking skills at the resort’s Lowcountry restaurant, Jasmine Porch in The Sanctuary hotel. Prior to joining the Kiawah Island culinary team, Chef Nick worked in the largest catering company in Charlotte North Carolina, Best Impressions Caterers, working in the kitchen in the morning and managing functions in the evening. Six months before starting at Jasmine Porch, Hunter held the Saucier Chef position at The Charlotte City Club, a private club located in the heart of downtown Charlotte. Coming from Jasmine Porch, Hunter continues to support our local farmers and fisheries and will partake in events like Gourmet & Grapes, the Ronald McDonald House “Five Star for a Day” event and others to ensure the Tomasso team is giving back to the community. JIMIHATT - Guerrilla Cuisine Jimihatt, the founder of Guerrilla Cuisine, has been a regular on the Charleston food scene for over 18 years. Guerrilla Cuisine is Charleston’s original collaborative dining project. Well into his fourth season of Guerrilla, he has hosted over 70 underground dinners and continues to gain popularity in Charleston. His dinners are consistently sold out as fans continue to vie for the chance to attend. Each event is collaborated between jimihatt, the chefs, the farmers, the artists and a particular charity. Think of it as a local awareness project with proceeds from each event benefiting a selected charity . . . sometimes national, often local. Combining food, art, and music is jimihatt’s specialty. While juggling his popular underground supper club, he continues to work in local restaurants, collaborate on cookbooks and support numerous local charities. jimihatt has received local, national, and international press for his underground dining movement. Most recently jimihatt has appeared on an episode of Hairy Bikers dedicated to a Guerrilla Cuisine dinner. - eleven - JACQUES LARSON - Executive Chef, Wild Olive Jacques Larson began his professional training at the University of Iowa’s Stateroom, at the age of twenty-one. In 1996, he moved to Charleston to aid in opening Peninsula Grill as a sous chef. After a brief stint in North Carolina, Jacques returned to Charleston to open Union Hall, Cintra and Mercato restaurants. As of September 2009, Jacques is currently at the helm of Wild Olive restaurant in John’s Island. Located in the heart of Charleston’s farming community, Wild Olive enjoys the rich bounty of local products from its committed local producers. This is done in the Italian tradition that puts the focus on simplicity, quality and seasonal ingredients RYLEY McGILLIS - Chef de Cuisine, Jasmine Porch Ryley McGillis, Jasmine Porch Chef de Cuisine, managed various aspects of the restaurant for three years running. Now at the helm of The Sanctuary's signature dining experience, Chef Ryley passionately "revisits" Jasmine's original concept roots; The traditions of the Lowcountry. Chef Ryley trained and graduated from both Le Cordon Bleu Academy and Florida State University. Raised and educated in sunny Florida, Chef Ryley's exposure to food and dining diversity helped develop his natural appreciation and ability towards cooking and entertaining. To this day his favorite cooked items are simple, timeless, whole food dishes. This approach has enriched the food and service ways of Jasmine Porch's award-winning southern style offerings. Prior to joining the Kiawah Island culinary team, Chef Ryley held coveted Charleston restaurant positions: Zinc Bistro and Bar (Mount Pleasant) and Charleston Place Hotel (Downtown). Chef Ryley makes his mark supporting annual community events such as the Taste of Charleston, Gourmet & Grapes, Ronald McDonald House Five Star Day, Charleston Stage Gala and Jasmine's own Stones Throw Series. It is through these efforts that Chef Ryley and the Jasmine Porch culinary team can be stewards of the immediate farm and fishing resource community. NICO ROMO - Executive Chef, Fish In 2007, Chef Nico Romo joined Patrick Properties as executive chef to oversee development and execution of the culinary programs for their four historic properties: Fish Restaurant, Lowndes Grove, The William Aiken House and The American Theater. A native of Lyon, France, Chef Romo graduated from The Helene Boucher Culinary Art School in Vénissieux, France at the age of 19. Following his graduation, he refined his skills training under French Master Chef Patrick Henriroux at La Pyramide Hotel and Restaurant in Vienne, France and under French Master Chef Pierre Orsi in Lyon. Chef Romo began his tenure in the United States as sous chef at Chez Philippe in the Peabody Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee. He then relocated to Atlanta to work as sous chef at The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta before acting as executive chef at The Café at East Andrews. Prior to his current work in Charleston, Chef Romo opened the third location of the B.E.D. restaurant at The Glenn, Atlanta’s first boutique hotel. In 2012, Chef Romo became the youngest chef to ever receive the title of Master Chef of France at the age of 30. The coveted honor and title is awarded to those chefs dedicated to the art of classic French cuisine. Chef Romo is the only chef in South Carolina to hold the refined distinction that he shares with only 500 prestigious chefs nationwide. - twelve - NATHAN THURSTON - Chef of Stars Nathan Thurston, Chef of Stars, is a graduate of the highly acclaimed Johnson & Wales University with degrees in business and culinary arts. Earlier in his career, Chef Thurston was at the helm of the The Ocean Room located in the luxuriously appointed five star and four diamond rated Sanctuary Hotel on Kiawah Island Golf Resort. In addition to overseeing The Ocean Room, Chef Thurston was also responsible for overseeing all culinary facets of The Sanctuary including Jasmine Porch, Loggerhead Grill, and Banquet Operations. Throughout Chef Thurston’s career he has also cooked at the historic four star and four diamond Biltmore Estate (Asheville, North Carolina), Josephine’s Café (Marion, North Carolina), and the four star and four diamond Atlantic Room at Kiawah Island Inn. Chef Thurston is very active in the competitive realm earning first place at The Annual Adluh Grits Competition, the Le Grand Cuisinier Gold Medal, and multiple gold, silver, and bronze medals in American Culinary Federation sanctioned competitions. In addition to Chef Thurston's role at Stars, he serves as Chairman of the Board for The Greater Charleston American Culinary Federation and teaches Southern Cuisine and European Cuisine at The Art Institute of Charleston. “My philosophy is to strive for excellence in every aspect that I endeavor. Embracing this philosophy commits me to utilizing the finest local and artisan ingredients available to craft my southern cuisine.” DENNY TRANTHAM, CEC, CCA - Executive Chef, Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa Executive Chef Denny Trantham was raised in Haywood County, North Carolina. His Southern Appalachian upbringing exposed him, at an early age, to many of the rich southern culinary traditions found throughout the The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa today. As a champion of the slow food movement, Trantham works closely with local farmers to secure the freshest ingredients possible and support the local economy. Chef Trantham attended Johnson & Wales University in Charleston, SC, where he earned his Associate Degree in Applied Science of Culinary Arts along with completing his apprenticeship at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. He subsequently continued his education at Montreat College, where he graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelors degree in Business and is currently pursing his Master’s degree in Business Administration. Trantham’s work history includes earlier chef positions to include Executive Sous Chef at The Grove Park Inn, as well as Executive Chef assignments with both Marriott Sodexo at Western Carolina University and Harrah’s Cherokee Casino. After returning to The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa in 2008 as Blue Ridge Chef de Cuisine, he was promoted to Executive Chef in October of 2009. Chef Trantham has earned the Certified Executive Chef and Certified Culinary Administrator designations from the American Culinary Federation (ACF) along with being the recipient of the 2011 Award of Excellence as well from the ACF. He is currently nominated for the 2012 Chef Professionalism Award for the Southeast Region from the ACF. ANDREW VENABLE - Chef de Cuisine - The Ocean Room After earning Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Philadelphia’s University of the Arts, Venable discovered that food was his real passion - a passion where his artistic flair and imagination could flourish. Fresh out of college, he worked in some of Philadelphia’s top rated kitchens and, at the young age of 24, his drive and passion was rewarded when he was named Chef de Cuisine at Guru, a Pan Asian bistro in the bustling South Street area of Philadelphia. His work there gained notice and he was quickly wooed away by a notable regional chef to join an award-winning team in the suburbs of Philadelphia. Working in Chester County introduced Venable to local farms and ranches where he developed and cultivated strong relationships. Through these relationships he gained a passion and knowledge for farm fresh and locally grown and sourced products. Seeking to expand his horizons, the cutting-edge culinary world of Charleston caught Venable’s eye and in the summer of 2008 he moved south joining the Ocean Room team at The Sanctuary. Once again working his way up the ranks he soon became Sous Chef as the Ocean Room as it transitioned into Kiawah Island Golf Resort’s prime steakhouse experience. He was a driving force of The Ocean Room’s team in developing strong relationships with local farmers and purveyors - a hallmark of The Ocean Room that has helped make it so popular. Chef Venable is excited about the future of The Ocean Room and his role in its continued success. - thirteen - MICHELLE WEAVER - Executive Chef, Charleston Grill An Alabama native, Michelle Weaver was raised with a passion for cooking, learning at an early age about the importance of farm-to-table. She grew up cooking with the freshest ingredients from her mother’s extensive garden and farm, experiencing the natural taste of the soil. Upon realizing her true love of cooking, she received her formal training from the New England Culinary Institute. Weaver moved to New Orleans to work in the French-style kitchen of Chef Daniel Bonnot as an intern, gaining invaluable skills for both cooking and working in a demanding restaurant kitchen. Following school, she joined Chef Bob Waggoner at The Wild Boar in Nashville and subsequently moved with him when he became executive chef at Charleston Grill. Since Chef Weaver joined Charleston Grill in 1997, the restaurant has been consistently recognized with a AAA Four-Diamond and Mobil Four-Star Awards. The restaurant was the only Charleston establishment included in the Nation’s Restaurant News “Fine Dining Hall of Fame” and the book, The Elite 1000. Charleston Grill has received Wine Spectator’s “Best of Award” since 2003 and the Distinguished Restaurants of North America Award beginning in 1997. Chef Weaver has leveraged her visibility within Charleston’s culinary community to help serve the needs of the Lowcountry. She is involved with a host of Charleston-based organizations, including Charleston Chefs Feed the Need, Louie’s Kids, Darkness to Light and more. ROBERT G WYSONG CEC EXECUTIVE CHEF & DIRECTOR - The Sanctuary Food & Beverage Division Robert Wysong performs the dual role as director of food & beverage and executive chef at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, and in his words “enjoys the oversight of the greatest resort hotel dining program in the industry”. Regarding low country cuisine, finds it important to call on the philosophy of “agriculture, season and social customs in agreement” to guide the culinary and beverage experience in The Sanctuary’s restaurant and catering outlets. A Maryland native, he now practices this guiding principal in resourceful coastal South Carolina. A 1993 Graduate of Johnson and Wales University, Charleston, SC, Wysong's career as a culinarian spans twenty five years and includes experience in private clubs, (The Pensacola Country Club) resort hotels, (The Grove Park Inn and Spa), independent restaurants, (Magnolia's Raw Bar and Grill, Asheville North Carolina / Restaurant Marianne, Charleston South Carolina) and the luxury hotelier, (The Ritz-Carlton, Golf Resort Naples), and now since the 2004 opening of The Sanctuary, calls upon the full breadth of this experience to drive the hotel’s five- star food and beverage division. Chef Wysong hosted the inaugural Gourmet & Grapes fundraiser and celebration first in 2009, as well as the Forbes Five Star Hotel and Restaurant Awards in 2010. Wysong currently serves as Chapter President, the American Culinary Federation- Greater Charleston Chapter, is an avid culinary competitor and competition organizer. - fourteen - Winemakers and Special Guests JONATHAN CALO - Bar Manager; Mix Master Jonathan Calo brings 10 years of experience in the food and beverage industry as well as a talent for crafting innovative cocktails to the Indigo Road Group, which he joined in February 2011. A native of Rye, New York, Calo has lived in Charleston since 2007. Though he began bartending as a back-up plan right out of college, he stayed in the industry because he loves creating drinks and making people happy. Calo received an economics degree from Hobart and William Smith College in 2001 but he chose to pursue his passion for food and drinks, which led him to Palm Beach, Florida. When he moved to Charleston, Calo worked at High Cotton as a bar manager for more than a year and then moved on to Social Wine Bar in 2008 as a bartender and wine buyer. He spent more than three years at Social where is helped create its wine list. Calo won and placed in several drink competitions at both High Cotton and Social. At the Cocktail Club, Calo creates and oversees the in-house soda and bitters program. A true “foodie,” he loves cooking and maintains an extensive wine and rare-liquor collection. He is an avid reader of cocktail and cookbooks. Calo is a recognized first-level sommelier, a certified wine educator and a member of the United States Bartenders Guild. Calo’s favorite drinks at the Cocktail Club are the Cloak and Dagger and the Valiant Soldier. RICHARD DE LOS REYES Richard de los Reyes is one of the most experienced and beloved winemakers working today. His unique career has given him unparalleled knowledge of vineyards and wineries, from Chile to Oregon. He has helped many of California’s top winemakers create their own brands and wines. Having more than thirty five years winemaking experience, he was one of the industries youngest Winery Managers accepting that position in 1975 at Noble Vineyards where he met and worked with Agustin Hunneus founder of Quintessa. Richard later became Vice-President of Pacific Land and Viticulture and later President of Coastal Wines Limited. He resigned in 1987 to become a Partner/Vice-President in the Joseph Ciatti Company which purchased the Turrentine Wine Company. These were and are today, the worlds leading Wine and Vineyard brokerage companies. Desiring to return to winemaking, Richard founded the Row Eleven Wine Company, makers of Row Eleven, Stratton Lummis, and Civello, in 2004. Rarely sold in wine stores, these three exciting brands can be found in many of America’s greatest restaurants such as The Four Seasons Hotel Group, Alain Ducasse, Wolfgang Puck’s Postrio, Cut and Spago, Emeril’s Table 10 and Delmonico’s, Melissa Kelly’s Primo, Charlie Trotter’s, Michael Mina’s Knob Hill, Charlie Palmer’s Steak, Joho’s Eiffel Tower and Everest Room, Bobby Van’s Steakhouse, Jean George Vongerichten’s Spice Market and JG Steak, The Fountainbleau Miami Beach, St. Regis Hotel NYC, High Cotton and many more. - fifteen - MARIO MONTICELLI - Winemaker Mario Monticelli grew up in Northern California, where his Italian-born father sparked his interest in winemaking at an early age. Mario has many childhood memories of visiting his grandparents’ home in Madera, California, where he was exposed to every aspect of the winemaking process; from driving tractors in the vineyards to picking the grapes, Mario experienced it all from grape to glass. “My grandparents moved to the United States from Italy in the 1950s. Madera had many other Italian families, and resembled a co-op community where families would trade for goods. One guy down the street made cheese, we made wine and we all bartered for everything we needed,” Mario explained. Mario attended the University of California, Davis and immediately continued his passion for winemaking by selecting viticulture as his major. It was customary for viticulture majors to take a fall semester off in order to work a harvest from start to finish. Mario traveled abroad to his family’s native Italy, where he studied and worked at venerable producer Antinori in the heart of Chianti. Mario, who is fluent in Italian, conducted clonal research on Sangiovese while also putting in time in the cellar during the harvest. Upon his return to the United States, Mario graduated UC Davis with a Bachelor of Science of Viticulture and Enology as well as with a Bachelor of Art of Italian Language. After college, Mario became the assistant winemaker at Melka Wines, assisting Philippe Melka on some of the most celebrated wines in the Napa Valley, including Quintessa, Hundred Acre, Vineyard 29, Caldwell, and Lail Vineyards, to name a few. After four years under Philippe Melka’s tutelage, Mario took the position as head winemaker for Quixote Winery where he was responsible for all winery operations, including harvest, cellar work, analyses, blending, bottling and vineyard management. In 2007, Mario became the winemaker for Trinchero Napa Valley. His focus is on the estate grown, single-vineyard selections under the Trinchero Napa Valley label, which showcase the Trinchero family’s significant holdings in the Napa Valley AVA. “I am a minimalist,” Mario says. “It is my goal to put forth the best expression of the fruit and land from which it is grown. I like to keep things as natural as possible and choose not to use a lot of enzymes and chemicals. The estate vineyards that make up the Trinchero Napa Valley program are some of the most exceptional in the Valley and I’m excited to create wines that reflect the terroir of these individual sites.” Mario lives in Napa with his wife Anna, who is the winemaker for Piña Cellars. In their spare time, Mario and Anna enjoy time at their cabin in Yosemite where Mario can go hunting for porcini mushrooms. KATHLEEN HEITZ MYERS - President, Heitz Wine Cellars Kathleen Heitz Myers grew up in the wine business, inspired by her parents’ unwavering dedication to producing the finest wine in the world. Instilled with those values and a keen sense of adventure, Kathleen decided to pursue an international education. She began with scientific studies in Switzerland and completed her degree in biology at the University of Oregon. She also attained a lifetime teaching credential in California and taught high school biology for several years. In 1978, she returned home to the Napa Valley to join the family business. Beginning in sales and marketing, she learned every facet of the business, gradually earning the family’s vote of confidence to lead the entire operation. Since 1998, Kathleen has been the president of Heitz Wine Cellars. She has charted a highly effective course of innovation and advanced technology while preserving Heitz signature winemaking traditions. She has also been among the vanguard of those working to preserve the agricultural heritage of the Napa Valley through sustainable and organic farming. This year Heitz Wine Cellars celebrates its 51st anniversary - a milestone signifying her family’s legacy and success in the Napa Valley. As the winery’s most visible ambassador, she has traveled across the country and around the world to develop and promote Heitz distinguished wines. As president of the board of the Napa Valley Vintners and first vice chair of the California Wine Institute, she is also an enthusiastic advocate for California wines and the Napa Valley region. “We are honored to be part of the rich history of Napa Valley winemaking and very pleased that the Heitz label has become a classic, iconic brand around the world.” KATHLEEN HEITZ MYERS - sixteen - Participating Grapes from Around the World BLACK STALLION WINERY (NAPA VALLEY) Black Stallion Winery is the latest addition to the distinguished collection of wineries in the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley. Each of the varietals is handcrafted and carefully blended from several small vineyard lots. Black Stallion Winery crafts wines that are elegant and distinctive yet approachable. BODEGA LUIGI BOSCA (MENDOZA REGION, ARGENTINA) Located in Argentina’s Mendoza wine region and owned and managed since 1901 by the Arizu family, the founding family of Argentina’s wine industry, Bodega Luigi Bosca wines are renowned for quality and inventiveness. TREASURY WINE ESTATES (AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, NAPA VALLEY) Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) is a unique global wine company with an international portfolio of new world wines. From the establishment of Australia’s Penfolds in the mid 1840s to the 1876 founding of Beringer Vineyards, Treasury Wine Estates is a winemaking legacy. The TWE portfolio includes iconic brands such as Chateau St. Jean, Lindeman’s, and Wolf Blass. MOËT HENNESSY Is the leading importer and marketer of luxury wines and spirits in the U.S. The Moët Hennessy portfolio includes renowned brands such as: Hennessy Cognac; Moët & Chandon, Dom Pérignon, Krug, Veuve Clicquot and Ruinart champagnes; Belvedere vodka; 10 Cane Rum; Grand Marnier; Glenmorangie and Ardbeg single malt Scotch whiskies; and fine wines, including Chateau d’Yquem, Cheval des Andes, Numanthia, Terrazas de Los Andes, Cape Mentelle, Cloudy Bay, Newton Vineyard and Domaine Chandon California sparkling among others. Moët Hennessy has a strong consumer focus with an uncompromising commitment to building prestigious brands as part of the world wide leader in luxury, LVMH Moët Hennessy - Louis Vuitton HEITZ WINE CELLARS (NAPA VALLEY) Heitz Cellars has earned countless accolades for its dazzling wines every year since 1961. Their three renowned vineyard-designated wines - Martha’s Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Trailside Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon and Bella Oaks Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon - are the highlight of the winery’s distinguished résumé. Heitz Wine Cellars’ Chardonnay, Grignolino, Zinfandel and Port have also earned their share of ardent fans over the years. STRATTON LUMMIS/ROW ELEVEN WINERIES (CALIFORNIA) Founded in 2004 by Richard de los Reyes, the Row Eleven Wine Company (makers of Row Eleven, Stratton Lummis, and Civello) earns top billing on the best wine lists. Rarely sold in wine stores, these three exciting brands can be found in many of America’s greatest restaurants, such as The Four Seasons Hotel Group, Alain Ducasse, Wolfgang Puck’s Postrio, Cut and Spago. TRINCHERO FAMILY ESTATES (NAPA VALLEY) Owned and operated by the Trinchero family, Napa Valley vintners since 1948, the company produces more than 22 brands of wine including Sutter Home, Trinchero Napa Valley, Main Street, Napa Cellars, Terra d’Oro, Montevina, Trinity Oaks, Folie à Deux, and Ménage à Trois. LOUIS LATOUR The family run company of Maison Louis Latour is one of the most highly respected negociant-eleveurs in Burgundy. Renounced throughout the world for the quality of its red and white wines the company has built a repetition for tradition and innovation. MAISONS MARQUES & DOMAINES Maisons Marques & Domaines USA Inc. was founded in 1987 as the U.S. sales and marketing arm for Champagne Louis Roederer and its California winery, Roederer Estate. Today, the company has grown into a well-respected niche-marketer and importer of family-owned, prestigious producers. From France to Portugal, Italy to Spain, and California to South Africa; Maisons Marques & Domaines represents some of the most highly esteemed properties in the world. - seventeen - Live Auction Items 1. FOUR PRESS CREDENTIALS TO THE 2012 PGA CHAMPIONSHIP Have the experience of a lifetime at the 94th PGA Championship at the Ocean Course on Kiawah Island on Thursday, August 9, 2012 - Sunday, August 12, 2012. The lucky winner will receive four (4) press credentials, which allow access on the course for the entire Championship. These tickets are not available to the public and will offer you access to one of the premier sporting events in the world. This exclusive pass is only available to select media outlets only. Donated by: CBS Value: Priceless 2. OPPORTUNITY TO NAME A CHARACTER IN DOROTHEA BENTON FRANK’S NEW NOVEL Born and raised on Sullivan’s Island, Dorothea Benton Frank is a New York Times best selling author of over 10 novels about the Lowcountry. Do not miss this rare opportunity to help create a character in the pages of a future best seller! Donated by: Ms. Dorothea Benton Frank Value: Priceless 3. ELLIPTIGO 8C- THE BEST OF RUNNING, CYCLING AND INDOOR TRAINING! The ElliptiGO is an outdoor bike that combines running, cycling and the indoor elliptical trainer to provide a low-impact but high-output workout. Created by a former cyclist and Ironman triathlete who suffered from hip and knee injuries, the ElliptiGO is designed to help runners avoid injury as well as provide a low-impact workout to all fit- ness levels. The ElliptiGO 8C features eight different levels of resistance and can handle steep hills up to a 30% grade. The perfect solution for fitness enthusiasts, the ElliptiGO would be perfect on all terrains, even the Kiawah bike trails! Donated by: SeaCoast Sports & Outfitters Value: $2,499 4. TRIP FOR FOUR TO CANNERY ROW, MONTEREY CALIFORNIA Two couples will have the opportunity to discover a city like no other in Monterey, California. In the heart of Steinbeck’s Cannery Row and one block from the Monterey Bay Aquarium, these two newly remodeled and furnished condos are perfect for a Californian getaway! Private decks overlook Cannery row and have great views. The recreational trail is just steps away and you can walk to Lover’s Point or Fisherman’s Wharf. Great restaurants, shopping and entertainment are all close at hand from this convenient Cannery Row location! Great for families who want a little extra room to spread out, your two condos each include one bedroom with king beds, one bathroom, all new furnishings, a fully equipped kitchen, dining room and private decks. The historic waterfront district of Cannery Row is located on Monterey Bay and was made famous by John Steinbeck. Released in 1945, Cannery Row was one of Steinbeck’s best and most widely read fictional works. The novel immortal- ized Cannery Row as a one-of-a-kind neighborhood and made it one of the most famous streets in America. The best of Monterey attractions, recreation, authentic Monterey restaurants, convenient shopping and exciting nightlife are found on Cannery Row, Monterey. Donated by: Ms. Irene Miller & Mr. Gary Donner Value: $4,500 5. DOUBLE DATE NIGHT FOR A YEAR Treat your special someone and another couple to a double date every month for the next year! A three-course dinner for four (4) people for the next year will be provided by twelve (12) of Charleston’s favorite restaurants including 82 Queen, Anson’s, Charleston Grill, Cru Café, Cypress, FISH, Graze, Hall’s Chophouse, Jasmine Porch at The Sanctuary Hotel, McCrady’s, Oak Steakhouse and The Macinstosh. Restrictions: Reservations required and subject to availability. Donated by: Participating Charleston Restaurants Value: $5,000 - eighteen - 6. CHATEAU COS D’ESTOURNEL VERTICAL Chateau Cos d’Estournel is one of the most well known wineries in the Bordeaux region of France and routinely receives the highest ratings for its wine. It was classified as one of the 15 Deuxiemes Crus (Second Growths) in the original Bordeaux Wine Official Classification. This lot represents your chance to acquire four (4) of the most sought-after vintages of Cos d’Estournel and to have three (3) bottles from each of the vintages to experience how the wine continues to evolve over time. The vintages and reviews from Robert Parker and Wine Spectator follow: 2000 Cos d’Estournel - (3 bottles) Wine Spectator Rating: 96 Wine Spectator Notes: Absolutely gorgeous on the nose, with currants, blackberries and freshly cut flowers. Full-bodied, with ultrafine tannins and a solid core of fruit. The essence of class and refinement. Superb quality. No better Cos since 1989. Best after 2010; 20,830 cases made. 1995 Cos d’Estournel - (3 bottles) Robert Parker Rating: 95 Robert Parker Notes: A wine of extraordinary intensity and accessibility, a sexier, more hedonistic offering than the muscular, backward 1996. Opulent, with forward aromatics (gobs of black fruits intermixed with toasty pain grille scents and a boatload of spice), this terrific Cos possesses remarkable intensity, full body, and layers of jammy fruit nicely framed by the wine’s new oak. 1995 will be difficult to resist young, although it will age for several decades. 1990 Cos d’Estournel - (3 bottles) Robert Parker Rating: 94 Robert Parker Notes: Not as concentrated as the 1982, or as most of the vintages made since 2001, the 1990 Cos has reached full maturity. It exhibits sweet berry fruit intermixed with spice box, herbs and spring flowers. Expansive, round and sensual, with wonderful purity as well as lushness. 1986 Cos d’Estournel - (3 bottles) Rating: 95 Tasted seven times since bottling, with consistent notes, the 1986 is a highly extracted wine, with a black/ruby color and plenty of toasty, smoky notes in its bouquet that suggest ripe plums and licorice. Evolving at a glacial pace, it exhibits massive, huge, ripe, extremely concentrated flavors with impressive depth and richness. Donated by: Ms. Irene Miller & Mr. Gary Donner Value: $3,500 7. NICE ICE, LADY! 14K GOLD MESH AND DIAMOND BRACELET AND NECKLACE SET This exquisite 14K gold mesh and diamond necklace features five triple bars of white gold with 1.59 TCW of diamonds and measures 17 inches. The matching bracelet also features 14K gold mesh and diamonds with three triple white gold bars with .96 TCW of diamonds. This set is sure to complete any evening outfit! Donated by: Mrs. Marilyn Hoffman, Nice Ice Fine Jewelers Value: $9,930 8. THE FIVE STAR EXPERIENCE Treat yourself to a once-in-a-lifetime, five-star experience at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort. Your experience begins with three (3) nights in The Sanctuary’s Presidential Suite, the exquisite 3,000 ft2 suite with sweep- ing views of the Atlantic Ocean. The Presidential Suite features a formal study, dining room that seats twelve, and over 200 ft2 of balcony space overlooking the Grand Lawn and the Atlantic Ocean. Your three night getaway will include breakfast, lunch and dinner each day at Kiawah Island Golf Resort’s award-winning restaurants. During your stay at The Sanctuary, enjoy one (1) round of golf for two (2) people at The Ocean Course, home of the 2012 PGA Championship and one (1) round for two (2) people at Turtle Point, the Jack Nicklaus designed course. After spending two days working on your golf game, relax at The Sanctuary’s Spa, ranked by Travel + Leisure as the #2 Resort Spa in the continental US and Canada. This package includes two 90-minute facials and two 90-minute massages. Restrictions: Subject to availability. Gratuities and alcohol not included. Donated by: Kiawah Island Golf Resort Value: $18,000 - nineteen - 9. PRIVATE CONCERT WITH QUENTIN BAXTER, A CHARLESTON JAZZ LEGEND Make your next party the talk of the town with Charleston jazz legend, Quentin Baxter. A Charleston native, Quentin Baxter has played the drums for as long as he can remember. Though he now calls Charleston home once again, Quentin has toured the world including Europe, Japan, Korea, Guam, St. Croix, Hawaii and Jamaica. As an internationally recognized jazz drummer, he is currently considered one of the most sought after musicians in the southeastern United States. Your party will be for twenty (20) people and will include a 75-minute private concert with Quentin Baxter and his quintet. Light hors d’ oeuvres will be provided by Sermet’s Downtown and a cash bar will be available for your guests. You and your group will be hosted at The Mezz, Charleston’s Premier Jazz Venue and the newest venture from Sermet Aslan of the famed Sermet’s Downtown. Recently completely renovated and located conveniently on King Street in Downtown Charleston, the second floor mezzanine jazz club will be the perfect venue for this intimate affair. Restrictions: Concert may be scheduled at a mutually agreeable time between the Quentin Baxter Ensemble, The Mezz at Sermet’s Downtown and the winning bidder. Concert must occur on a Sunday, Monday or Tuesday evening between June 17, 2012 - October 30, 2012. Donated by: Mr. Quentin E. Baxter and The Mezz at Sermet’s Downtown Value: $7,500 10. 14K WHITE GOLD, TANZANITE AND DIAMOND NECKLACE AND EARRING SET This stunning 14K white gold pendant and chain features 2.60 TCW of natural tanzanite and .54 TCW of diamonds. The matching earrings are 14K white gold with 2.94 TCW of natural tanzanite and .54 TCW of diamonds. The gorgeous color of this set will look wonderful against any summer wardrobe! Donated by: Kiawah Fine Jewelry Value: $10,700 11. ONE WEEK AT THE RITZ-CARLTON CLUB ON ST. THOMAS Enjoy seven (7) nights in a lovely 3-bedroom, 3 ½-bath residence at the Ritz-Carlton Club on the beautiful island of St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands. The Ritz-Carlton Club is comprised of a small group of elegant plantation-style buildings situated along the powder-white beach of idyllic Great Bay. Daily maid service and turn-down service are included. This is an extraordinary oceanfront resort with extensive hotel, spa, and water sport activities. Championship golf is available at the nearby Mahogany Run Golf Course. There is a Ritz Kids activities program; the Lady Lynsey catamaran is available for day sail trips and sunset sails. Restrictions: Your stay must occur during the week of Saturday, July 7- Saturday, July 14, 2012. Prior to booking, winner must contact owner to confirm purchase (contact information provided upon payment). Donated by: Dr. & Mrs. Paul J. Hletko Value: $5,310 - twenty - 12. ULTIMATE BMW DRIVING EXPERIENCE Do you want to know what the adrenaline of a racecar driver feels like as he takes a turn speeding through the course? You and a guest will get this opportunity with a three-day trip to the Upstate. Start your trip off right by picking up a new BMW model of your choice that will be yours for the weekend. Drive to Greenville and check in at the newly renovated Greenville Marriott then head to the BMW Performance Center for your first day of BMW 101. Over the next two days, you and your guest will experience three two-hour segments including the following. • Driving on the course, under the guidance of a professional driving instructor, in the BMW model of their choice. • Discussing and reviewing the operation of a current BMW with a knowledgeable Product Specialist. • Touring the BMW Manufacturing facility and Zentrum museum. After your two days of immersing yourself in the BMW culture, take the short trip across the mountains to Asheville for a one-night stay at the Grove Park Inn. A historic resort hotel on the western-facing slope of Sunset Mountain within the Blue Ridge Mountains, The Grove Park Inn is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The hotel plays an important role in history and has hosted numerous historic figures such as Thomas Edison, Woodrow Wilson, John D. Rockefeller, Dwight Eisenhower and most recently, President Obama. Enjoy lunch at Curate ($125 Gift Certificate) located in downtown Asheville followed by dinner for two at Horizon’s, the Grove Park Inn’s fine dining establishment. Restrictions: Advance reservations must be made; subject to availability. Donated by: Rick Hendrick BMW, The Grove Park Inn and Curate Value: Priceless 13. CHEF BOB WAGGONER DINNER FOR TEN AT YOUR HOME Enjoy a spectacular food and wine dinner by nationally acclaimed Chef Bob Waggoner, host of “U Cook! With Chef Bob” and “U Travel! With Chef Bob.” A public television program, “Ucook!” graciously invites the audience into Chef Waggoner’s kitchen where each episode guides one lucky guest through the joys of gourmet cooking and wine selection. Chef Waggoner’s career spans the globe and has taken him from a high school home economics course in Southern California to becoming the first American to own his own restaurant in France to the esteemed Executive Chef at numerous award winning restaurants including Watermark Restaurant in Nashville, Tennessee. But Bob's home will always be Charleston and he will always be recognized as one of the leading chefs who transformed Charleston into the dining spot that it has become. Chef Waggoner will prepare an exquisite five-course tasting menu dinner for ten (10) using ingredients sourced from local farms, regional specialists and artisan producers. Each course will be paired with specially selected wines from the Louis Latour portfolio. This dinner will be at your home for you and your friends- up to a party of ten (10). Restrictions: Subject to Chef Bob Waggoner’s availability Donated by: Chef Bob Waggoner, Louis Latour, Ms. Irene Miller & Mr. Gary Donner Value: Priceless - twenty one - Silent Auction Items 1. DINNER FOR FOUR ABOARD THE SPIRIT OF CAROLINA Your group of four (4) will enjoy three unforgettable hours on the Charleston Harbor aboard the Spirit of Carolina. A gourmet, multi-course dinner to rival any downtown restaurant awaits you with entertainment and dancing under the starry skies with breathtaking views that only Charleston can provide. Restrictions: Bar drinks, desserts, and gratuities are not included. Expires January 19, 2013. Donated by: Spirit Line Cruise Value: $218 2. TWO GORGEOUS ORCHIDS The white phalaenopsis orchid is among the easiest plants to grow indoors. Placed next to a simple piece of furniture, their subtle glow will bring beauty to the room. The harlequin phalaenopsis orchid has a more unique, spotted petal. With proper care, this pair of orchids will bring joy for years to come. Donated by: Palmetto Point Value: $250 3. WORLD FAMOUS FROGMORE STEW PARTY Host a “World Famous Frogmore Stew” party for 50 people cooked at your choice of location in Charleston. Relax on a Sunday afternoon as you and your guests feast on Frogmore Stew served by Ben Moise, described by the Post & Courier as an “iconic outdoorsman regarded as an excellent cook as well as one of the Lowcountry’s most colorful characters.” Restrictions: Must be on a Sunday afternoon. Subject to availability. Donated by: Mr. Ben Moise Value: $750 4. “THE RICE PLANTATION” FRAMED PRINT BY BILL STROUD South Carolina native Bill Stroud is known for his watercolor depictions of iconic South Carolina scenes. Donated by: Ms. Barbara Whitling Value: $500 5. SALT MARSH ADVENTURE ECO-TOUR Experience a two-hour guided tour for up to twelve (12) passengers through a beautiful Lowcountry salt marsh. This adventure promises not only a fun experience with family and friends, but also the opportunity to learn more about the marsh’s ecosystem. Donated by: Tideline Tours Value: $540 6. FASHION ACCESSORIES FROM WORTH NEW YORK Dress like a model from a fashion magazine with these fashion forward accessories from Worth New York. Carry all your essentials in this black leather Helen handbag. Cinch your waist with a black leather pyramid stud buckle belt, and top off your look with a black & white printed silk scarf. Complete your fashion statement with a $200 gift certificate to Worth New York’s outlet in Hilton Head. Donated by: Worth New York Value: $1,700 7. INTIMATE CELEBRITY CONCERT: MUSIC WITH FRIENDS For this unique item, you will experience a one-of-a-kind night for you and a date. Music with Friends has been described by the Post & Courier as a “new, upscale, live music alternative” that held its first performance last spring with Motown legend Diana Ross. Past performers also include Smokey Robinson, Bonnie Raitt, and Earth, Wind & Fire. The concerts are exclusive and hosted in the Dock Street Theatre. They include cocktails before the performance and an after party. Your tickets will be for the fall concert, with dates and performers to be announced. Donated by: Music with Friends Value: $1,000 - twenty two - 8. PHOTOGRAPHY & DESIGN PACKAGE FROM ASHLEY WARNOCK Photographer Ashley Warnock will create a photographic journal of cherished loved ones and moments in your life. This package includes a two-hour photo session and an online gallery of proofs. Following your session, Ashley will design your choice of a calendar, holiday card or birthday party invitation to showcase your new pictures. Restrictions: Calendar and invitation printing costs are not included. If scheduling shoot in time for holiday cards or gifts, the session must be booked by November 1, 2012. Donated by: Ms. Ashley Warnock Value: $450 9. ROMANTIC DATE NIGHT IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN Enjoy a three-course dinner for two (2) at the highly acclaimed Tristan’s Restaurant. After dinner, spend the night at The French Quarter Inn, a AAA Four Diamond Hotel. Restrictions: French Quarter Inn offer expires August 30, 2012. Donated by: Tristan, The French Quarter Inn and Batson & Diane Hewitt, Jr. Value: $500 10. COLLECTION OF FOUR SILK BRIONI TIES Enhance your tie collection with four (4) silk Brioni ties. Produced from the finest silk, all Brioni ties are handmade and among the most beautiful ties in the world. Founded in Italy in 1945, the Brioni brand’s incomparable elegance has been worn by famous clientele including, Clark Gable, Al Pacino, Robert Kennedy, and Kirk Douglas. Donated by: Brioni Value: $780 11. FUN WITH CHILDREN IN CHARLESTON Treat your family to one year memberships at Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry and The South Carolina Aquarium. The Children’s Museum offers exceptional learning adventures and opportunities for your young ones to unleash their creativity. After a morning of finger-painting, and playing in the mock supermarket, head over to the Aquarium for an afternoon of fun. There they can explore all the marine wildlife the ocean has to offer. Visit the albino alligator and let your children feel stingrays in the touch tank. After a long day, take the family to Hyman’s Seafood ($100 gift certificate) for some re-fueling and relaxation. Known for their family-friendly atmosphere, even picky eaters will find something on the menu at Hyman’s! Also take home a colorful puzzle by Tate Nation, an internationally recognized painter and featured Spoleto artist, a puzzle that will keep your children busy for hours! Donated by: The South Carolina Aquarium The Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry, Hyman’s Seafood and Tate Nation Value: $305 12. AUDUBON’S PASSION This stunning 20 x 30-inch canvas print of birds in flight by Penny Hoey will look wonderful in any Lowcountry home. Penny photographs to create representations and impressions that reveal the beauty of nature and individuals, fostering in each image the respect and love that should be nurtured for both. Donated by: Penny Hoey Photography Value: $450 13. TOURIST IN YOUR TOWN Spend a weekend attending some of Charleston’s favorite tourist attractions. Start with a Connoisseur tour of Drayton Hall. Lasting up to two hours and led by Senior Interpreters, the tour will cover the entire house and can be tailored to meet the specific interests of the group, up to five guests. Head to downtown Charleston and take advantage of your Year Family Membership to the Charleston Museum before heading to the Gibbes Museum (admission for four people) to view Charleston’s most unique and famous art gallery. After your tour through the Gibbes Museum, bring your friends down to Jestine’s Kitchen ($100 Gift Certificate) for quintessential down-South cooking. Restrictions: Drayton Hall tour is by reservation only. Gibbes Museum and Jestine’s Kitchen expire December 30, 2012. Donated by: Drayton Hall, The Charleston Museum, The Gibbes Museum of Art, and Jestine’s Kitchen Value: $336 14. FENCE WOOD MIRROR Made from recycled fence wood, this 28 x 36 inch mirror is a unique piece that will add a rustic vibe to your home. It was created by craftsman David Brown, whose pieces have been used in several HGTV Green Homes. Donated by: Mr. David Brown Value: $375 - twenty three - 15. GRAPHIC DESIGN SERVICES Janet Schatzman & Associates, LLC, will provide you with graphic design services that include Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, PowerPoint, Keynote, advertising, and web pages. Clients include notable brands such as GAP, Cisco, Dell, Visa, and IBM. Donated by: Janet Schatzman & Associates Value: $1,500 16. GICLEE PRINT ON CANVAS, “MR. BELL’S BOAT” A 20 x 30-inch stretched canvas giclee print by local artist John Nickerson. A well-known photographer in Charleston, John Nickerson has spent time in South America photographing beautiful landscapes. “Mr. Bell’s Boat” will be the perfect addition to any beach house. Donated by: Mr. John Nickerson Value: $200 17. WEEK BEACHSIDE ON EDISTO ISLAND Spend a week relaxing with friends and family in this gorgeous beachfront house on Edisto. Featuring seven (7) bedrooms and six (6) bathrooms, this home can accommodate 16 people. Invite relatives for a family reunion, or enjoy a fun week with friends. Restrictions: Subject to availability. Donated by: Mr. and Mrs. Alton Phillips Value: $1,800 18. DEWEES ISLAND EXPERIENCE Enjoy two (2) nights in The Sea Oats Suite on secluded Dewees Island, a private barrier island located just north of the Charleston harbor. This package includes ferry transportation to and from the island, a golf cart for use during your stay, and a one-hour Golf Safari. Relax on pristine beaches or spend the day on the water fishing and crabbing. Restrictions: Excludes major holidays. Donated by: Dewees Island Property Owners Association Value: $1,150 19. HANDMADE ART DECO GLASS BOWL As a young wife and mother, Maria Slough owned and operated one of the largest ceramic and pottery studios in Ohio. Residing with her family in Beaufort for the past 25 years, Maria continues to create functional and decorative pieces in her studio. Donated by: Ms. Maria Slough Value: $129 20. TWO NIGHTS AT THE HILTON HEAD WESTIN RESORT & SPA Enjoy a two (2) night stay at the Westin Hilton Head Island Resort and Spa. Located within the gracious Port Royal Plantation, the resort is set on a pristine stretch of sandy beach along the Atlantic Ocean. Explore and enjoy championship golf, beach activities, the Heavenly Spa by Westin or grab a chair; and just relax. After unwinding on the Island, head to nearby Bluffton for lunch or afternoon tea at The Cottage ($20 Gift Certificate). Restrictions: Resort reservations are based on availability and blackout dates may apply; expires May 5, 2013. The Cottage certificate expires December 30, 2012. Donated by: The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa and The Cottage Value: $620 21. BEAUTIFUL FRAMED PRINT 20 X 24-inch framed giclee “June, July, and August” by Candace W. Lovely. Her inspiration and technique come from the masters and traditions of the Boston School, America’s oldest continuing school of painting. Born in Vermont, Candace W. Lovely lives on Hilton Head Island where she maintains her studio. Donated by: Ms. Candace W. Lovely Value: $800 22. FRAMED ORIGINAL OIL ON LINEN This 8 x 10-inch painting by Candace W. Lovely is the perfect addition to any girl’s room. Her inspiration and technique come from the masters and traditions of the Boston School, America’s oldest continuing school of painting. Born in Vermont, Candace W. Lovely lives on Hilton Head Island where she maintains her studio. Donated by: Ms. Candace W. Lovely Value: $2,100 - twenty four - 23. STUNNING PALMETTO TREE PENDANT Keep South Carolina close to your heart with this gorgeous palmetto tree and moon cubic zirconia necklace. Don’t miss out on adding this lovely piece to your collection. Donated by: Golis Family Jewelry Value: $100 24. ONE WEEK STAY IN FOLLY BEACH HOUSE Spend a week just steps from the beach in this gorgeous house on Folly Beach near The Washout. Invite friends and family to stay in this 5-bedroom, 4-bath house with a great open kitchen and living space. Enjoy views of the marsh and lighthouse from your covered porch. For dinner, cook up some fresh crabs caught from your own private crabbing dock. Restrictions: Not available May - August, Thanksgiving, or Christmas. Donated by: Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth King Value: $3,000 25. HANDMADE ORIGINAL NECKLACE Created by designer Amy Kahn Russell, this beautiful necklace is made of mother of pearl, fresh water pearls, citrine, and sterling silver. Her distinctive pieces incorporate fossils, natural minerals, pearls, and semi-precious stones with sterling silver. Amy painstakingly designs every piece herself often using rare and unusual materials which make duplication impossible. Donated by: Eggs’n’tricities Value: $158 26. PRIVATE TOUR OF HISTORIC CHARLESTON Join Angie Chakeris, a licensed tour guide, on a two-hour walking tour of historic downtown Charleston. This tour can accommodate up to 20 guests. Learn more about the fascinating history of this beautiful city. Restrictions: Expires April 30, 2013. Donated by: Mrs. Angie Chakeris Value: $600 27. ORIGINAL ROSE PETAL COLLAGE Created by artist Marty Siebers of Hilton Head, this collage is created with real yellow rose petals accented by rich blue and purple paper. This framed work of art would be a beautiful addition to any home. Donated by: Marty Siebers Value: $300 28. ORIGINAL WINE FOIL PRINT This unique work of art made from the discarded foils of wine bottles is the creation of French artist Gerard Puvis Perfect for any wine lover, this piece would make a great addition to any kitchen or sitting room. Donated by: Old Town Vintage Posters Value: $90 29. MAGNUM OF 2003 CHAPPELLET SIGNATURE CABERNET SAUVIGNON The Signature Cabernet Sauvignon has been Chappellet’s flagship wine for more than three decades. Early rains and late heat spikes contributed to overall lower yields in 2003, but produced a vintage of high quality, great color concentration and intensity of flavors. The nose opens with aromas of concentrated blackberry and cassis accented by spicy cedar and vanilla. Sweet chocolate and flashy oak notes add opulence and complexity to this fully ripe and extracted Cabernet Sauvignon. Big, rich Cabernet characters of dark fruits, herb and cedar expand on the palate. Firm but balanced tannins give structure and texture to the mouth as the flavors flow seamlessly into a long chocolate/berry finish. The bottle has been continuously stored in a temperature and humidity-controlled wine cellar. Donated by: Mr. Sean Gallagher, Chappellet Vineyards Value: $275 - twenty five - 30. MAGNUM OF 2003 CHAPPELLET SIGNATURE CABERNET SAUVIGNON The Signature Cabernet Sauvignon has been Chappellet’s flagship wine for more than three decades. Early rains and late heat spikes contributed to overall lower yields in 2003, but produced a vintage of high quality, great color concentration and intensity of flavors. The nose opens with aromas of concentrated blackberry and cassis accented by spicy cedar and vanilla. Sweet chocolate and flashy oak notes add opulence and complexity to this fully ripe and extracted Cabernet Sauvignon. Big, rich Cabernet characters of dark fruits, herb and cedar expand on the palate. Firm but balanced tannins give structure and texture to the mouth as the flavors flow seamlessly into a long chocolate/berry finish. The bottle has been continuously stored in a temperature and humidity-controlled wine cellar. Donated by: Mr. Sean Gallagher, Chappellet Vineyards Value: $275 31. 1996 ROBERT MONDAVI CABERNET SAUVIGNON RESERVE Opulent layers of cassis, blackberry, spice and hazelnut, with elegant tannins. The 1996 Robert Mondavi Reserve is made from grapes grown in several of Napa Valley’s most esteemed vineyards, including the historic To Kalon Estate. The wine was gently clarified with six barrel-to-barrel racking during 21 months of aging in new French Oak barrels, and then bottled unfiltered to fully retain the rich, powerful flavors. The bottle has been continuously stored in a temperature and humidity-controlled wine cellar. Donated by: Mr. Sean Gallagher, Chappellet Vineyards Value: $115 32. 2008 CHAPPELLET PRITCHARD HILL CABERNET The most sought-after wine in the Chappellet portfolio, this limited-production Cabernet Sauvignon is a rich a multifaceted wine offering abundant ripe fruit aromas of blackberry, dark cherry, and cola that flow from the glass. Dark chocolate and espresso notes add depth and definition to the fruit, while spicy oak aromas of cinnamon, clove, and brown sugar contribute lively top notes to the wine’s charming personality. The tannins are both sizable and seamlessly integrated, making this a wine with excellent aging potential. The bottle has been continuously stored in a temperature and humidity-controlled wine cellar. Donated by: Mr. Sean Gallagher, Chappellet Vineyards Value: $115 33. GE PROFILE WINE CHILLER Store up to 29 bottles of wine at the ideal temperature with this beautiful GE Profile Wine Chiller. No need to waste time at the store, your new wine chiller will come pre-stocked with over $500 in wine including the following highlights: 1999 Caymus Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, 2003 Tignanello, 2005 Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico and many more! Enjoy! Donated by: Mr. & Mrs. Norman Nirenblatt and the Hollings Cancer Center’s Citizens Advisory Council. Value: $1,100 34. “SIDEWAYS” PINOT NOIR WINE PACKAGE Includes a full-screen edition of the movie, Sideways, that put the world of California Central Coast Pinot Noir on the map. This wine lot comes in a decorative basket with “Labeloff” label removers and a foil cutter for your wine bottles. Includes the following four bottles of special and rare Pinot Noir: • 2006 Cambrai Julia’s Vineyard - Wine Enthusiast Magazine’s #1 Wine for 2009 • 2006 Bryon Nielson Vineyard - Wine Enthusiast rated 92 Points • 2007 LaZarre Estate - Only a twelve-barrel lot • 2007 Chamisal Vineyards Califa Estate - Only a nine-barrel lot Donated by: Mr. & Mrs. Steven Parker Value: $230 35. 1998 BORGOGNO BAROLO RISERVA Intense garnet color with orange highlights. Ethereal, persistent, intense “goudron” perfume. Dry, harmonious, velvety, full-bodied, austere and generous taste. This 750 ML bottle will pair well with roasted, skewered, or grilled red meats and ground game. The bottle has been continuously stored in a temperature and humidity-controlled wine cellar. Donated by: Mr. & Mrs. Steven Parker Value: $95 - twenty six - 36. MAGNUM BOTTLE OF 1998 SEQUOIA GROVE CABERNET SAUVIGNON This elegant yet full-bodied wine is a classic expression of the Napa Valley style of Cabernet. Its fragrant, perfumed bouquet of black fruit and cassis is offset by notes of smoke, cedar and vanilla, which are confirmed on the palate in a structure of ripe, supple tannins and a full, velvety texture. This wine is ready to be enjoyed now or within the next few years. The bottle has been continuously stored in a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar. Donated by: Mr. & Mrs. Steven Parker Value: $95 37. MAGNUM BOTTLE OF 2000 DUCKHORN MERLOT Founded in 1976, Duckhorn Vineyards has been crafting Bordeaux varietals from Napa Valley for over 30 years. This bottle of 100% merlot grapes from three Duckhorn vineyards was aged 19 months in 100% new French Oak, is ready to enjoy. It is recommended to let the wine breath for 30 minutes before decanting and enjoying. The bottle has been continuously stored in a temperature and humidity-controlled wine cellar. Donated by: Mr. & Mrs. Steven Parker Value: $165 38. WINE BASKET The perfect housewarming gift! This basket includes a pair of unique Riedel Vinum Aquavit glasses made in Germany. These wide tulip-shaped glasses are traditionally used for cognac but also make beautiful wine glasses. Also enjoy a bottle of Domaine Chandon Etoile Brut, a sparkling California wine bursting with notes of baked apple, honey, and cinnamon. Finally a $50 gift certificate to R&D Wine Boutique in Bluffton, South Carolina finishes off this fun basket. Donated by: R&D Wine Boutique Value: $150 39. MAGNUM BOTTLE OF 2002 CORTON CHARLEMAGNE, GRAND CRU, DOMAINE LOUIS LATOUR Spicy stones can be discerned in the aromatics of the 2002 Corton-Charlemagne. Light to medium-bodied, fresh and revealing impressive depth as well as concentration, it displays liquefied rock, pear, and apple flavors throughout its lengthy character. Notes of roasted herbs and minerals make their presence felt in its long, suave finish. Donated by: Louis Latour Inc Value: $300 40. FRAMED DIGITALLY ENHANCED PHOTOGRAPH & BLUFFTON CHANGING TIDES Beautiful photography, historical information and quotes from those who know Bluffton come together to engage, entertain and inform readers of this unique, beautiful, quirky and eccentric part of the Lowcountry. The framed digitally enhanced photograph is featured in this beautiful book. “De Crabby Lady,” with its nautical themes and colors will look great in your beach house. Donated by: Ms. Marge Agin & Mrs. Julia P. Causey Value: $500 41. GOLD AND QUARTZ BRACELET Add to your jewelry collection with this beautiful 14kt gold link bracelet with lemon and smoky quartz stones. Donated by: Croghan’s Jewel Box Value: $2,000 42. YELLOW GOLD & GEMSTONE DROP EARRINGS Add some color to your spring wardrobe with these beautiful earrings from Skatell’s Manufacturing Jewelers. These yellow gold earrings dangle with drops of blue topaz, amethyst and citrine. Donated by: Skatell’s Manufacturing Jewelers Value: $700 43. PERMANENT COSMETICS Choose eyeliner, eyebrow color, or lip color to be applied permanently to feel confident and looking your best! Check out www.BrendaWhitlow.com for more information. Donated by: Dermacolor, Permanent Cosmetics in Hilton Head Island Value: $700 44. WEEKEND RETREAT TO PALMETTO BLUFF Retreat and rejuvenate in your own private hideaway for two nights at Palmetto Bluff. Your spacious private cottage for two (2) people welcomes you with 1,140 luxurious square feet of indoor/outdoor space and a well-appointed interior featuring pine floors, vaulted ceilings, half kitchen, fireplace and spectacular water views. With 20,000 acres of pristine wilderness and untamed beauty, Palmetto Bluff is one of the most beautiful natural retreats in North America. Located minutes from Hilton Head Island, “The Bluff” has been has been a haven to those in-the-know for more than a century. - twenty seven - Your two-night package includes breakfast each day and a round of golf for two (2) at the private May River Golf Club. Designed by Jack Nicklaus, May River was named “Best New Course” in South Carolina in 2005. Donated by: The Inn at Palmetto Bluff Value: $2,110 45. GOURMET GIFT BASKET Stock the kitchen for your next dinner party or spur-of-the-moment get-together with a gourmet gift basket from Caviar & Bananas. The basket includes a variety of local and international products. Donated by: Caviar & Bananas Gourmet Market and Café Value: $150 46. RESIDENTIAL ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES Free consultation and up to $1,000 of residential architectural services from locally owned and operated TMD Architects. Principal architect and owner Trevor McNeil Draper has been featured in Charleston Home & Design Magazine and has a reputation for personalized attention to clients and the project details. Whether you are looking to build a new home or remodel your current home, TMD Architects will help design the perfect solution. (Standard hourly rate is $95) Restrictions: Expires March 31, 2013 Donated by: TMD Architects- Mr. & Mrs. Trevor Draper Value: $1,000 47 ORIGINAL OIL PAINTING “BEACH PARTY” An 11 x 14-inch framed original painting by Charleston artist, Chris Rutigliano. Known for her wildlife and coastal South Carolina oil paintings, Chris’ work can be seen at Piccolo Spoleto, the Michael Cyra Gallery in Freshfields and at the 14th Street Antique Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia. Donated by: Ms. Chris Rutigliano Value: $695 48. COTTAGES ON CHARLESTON HARBOR Enjoy two (2) nights at a private cottage on the Charleston Harbor. Located at historic Patriot’s Point, The Cottages on Charleston Harbor are beautifully arranged just yards from the water’s edge. Your cottage will feature two bedrooms, three baths and a screened porch with rocking chairs, hammock, table and chairs. Other amenities include heart pine flooring, a spacious living area, gas fireplace, and fully-equipped kitchen. One afternoon grab a friend take a drive out to Garris Landing and catch the Bulls Island Ferry. Once on the island, you’ll be on your own to explore the seven miles of sandy beach. The well-tended roads and trails and large expanse of pristine beach make Bulls Island perfect for exploration. On your way home from Bulls Island, stop by Crave Kitchen for dinner ($50 gift certificate). Restrictions: Expires May 4, 2013; Not valid during holidays or weekends and is subject to availability. Donated by: Cottages on Charleston Harbor, Coastal Expeditions & Crave Kitchen Value: $630 49. SKINCARE ESSENTIALS Rejuvenate your complexion with a choice of services and/or products ($150 Gift Certificate) in aesthetic dermatology from the MUSC Department of Dermatology. Services include microdermabrasion, chemical peels, Botox, hair removal and much more. Keep your skin glowing at home with Estee Lauder’s most luxurious and transforming skin treatment. The Ultimate Life Age- Correcting Collection includes 1.7 oz moisturizer, .5 oz serum, .22 oz eye crème, and 1.7 oz hydrating crème cleanser packaged together in a beautiful silver woven cosmetic travel bag. Donated by: Belk Towne Center & MUSC Department of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery Value: $445 50. GOLF AND LUNCH AT SEABROOK ISLAND CLUB Escape for a day to Seabrook Island and enjoy a round of golf and lunch for four (4) people. A private island community, Seabrook Island is located 30 minutes south of Charleston and adjacent to Kiawah Island. The course boasts uncrowded playing conditions and 36 holes of championship golf on challenging courses. After a morning of golf, enjoy a delicious lunch for four (4) people at the Island House. Restrictions: Tee time may be scheduled up to one week in advance. Expires December 31, 2012. Donated by: Seabrook Island Club Value: $700 - twenty eight - 51. GOLF AND LUNCH AT YEAMAN’S HALL CLUB Designed by Seth Raynor in 1925, Yeaman’s Hall is blessed with the firmest conditions of any course on the eastern seaboard. It is ranked the 92nd best golf course in the world has only 250 members. Enjoy a day of golf and lunch for four (4) at this exclusive club. Restrictions: Lunch available October, 2012- May, 2013. Donated by: Mr. Joseph J. Gilchrist Value: $800 52. GOLF, CART, AND LUNCH AT BULLS BAY GOLF COURSE Enjoy a day of golf for four (4) at Bulls Bay Golf Club, a beautiful course designed by the late Mike Strantz. An accomplished golf architect, Strantz transformed a once-flat stretch of Lowcountry coastline into a landscape reminiscent of the great links courses of Scotland and Ireland. This course promises a European golf experience only minutes from downtown Charleston. Restrictions: Valid Monday, Wednesday, or Thursday. Donated by: Bulls Bay Golf Club Value: $400 53. MEN’S GOLF ESSENTIALS Pick up the essentials for a day on the golf course with a pair of Maui Jim polarized sunglasses from Jackson Davenport and a comfortable grey and coral Nat Naste golf shirt. Donated by: Jackson Davenport Value: $280 54. FOUR ROUNDS OF GOLF AT THE LINKS AT STONO FERRY This beautiful championship course designed by Ron Garl is set amid Lowcountry breezes from the nearby Intracoastal Waterway. Invite three (3) friends for a day of golf, or enjoy this idyllic golf course yourself four (4) times. Restrictions: Excludes holidays. Donated by: The Links at Stono Ferry Value: $250 55. TAYLORMADE GOLF DRIVER Improve your golf game with the TaylorMade R11S Driver. Faster, longer, and more tunable than ever, this driver has an increased range of tuning incorporated into the maximum-sized 460 cc clubhead. The advanced technologies in this driver allow for a completely adjustable club that will fit your game perfectly. Donated by: Adidas Group Value: $500 56. GOLF AT DEBORDIEU COUNTRY CLUB One round of golf for four (4) at DeBordieu Country Club, a private course in Georgetown, South Carolina featuring a championship 18-hole golf course designed by Pete and P.B. Dye. Restrictions: Tee times must be made within 48 hours of play. Not available Saturdays. Donated by: DeBordieu Country Club and Mr. & Mrs. Dick McCann Value: $520 57. MYRTLE BEACH GOLF GETAWAY Enjoy two nights in a luxurious ocean view room at the Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort, a beautiful resort located at the north end of Myrtle Beach. During the day, take advantage of the weather with a round of golf for two (2) people at The Dunes Golf & Beach Club. The course has been ranked one of the best in the world by nearly every major golf publication and is Myrtle Beach’s only course named in America’s Top 100 Courses by Golf Magazine, Golf Digest and Golfweek. Additionally, Esquire Magazine recently listed The Dunes as one of the 18 Most Important Courses in America. At night, enjoy dinner at Roz’s Rice Mill Café ($65 Gift Certificate) located in Pawley’s Island. Restrictions: Resort certificate valid September 1, 2012-May 4, 2013. The Dunes Golf & Beach Club is not valid in April, May or October and expires April 13, 2013. Donated by: Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort, The Dunes Golf & Beach Club & Roz’s Rice Mill Café Value: $645 58. ROUND OF GOLF FOR TWO AT CHARLESTON NATIONAL GOLF CLUB Rated by Golf Digest as the best non-resort course in the Charleston area it truly is Charleston’s hidden gem. Spend the afternoon golfing on this championship course designed by Rees Jones who has created some of the country’s most beautiful courses. Following your round of golf, head to Basil of Mt. Pleasant for lunch ($50 gift certificate). Restrictions: Golf is valid Monday - Thursday and not valid weekends, holidays, March, April or May. Donated by: Charleston National Golf Club & Basil Value: $200 - twenty nine - 59. RED FISH BRAND - “LOWCOUNTRY COAT” From early-season quail hunting on St. Helena Island to oyster roasts with friends in the Lowcountry, the Red Fish Brand Lowcountry Coat will fill every need. Handmade with Port Royal Island Cotton Duck Canvas, the Lowcountry Coat is made entirely in the Carolinas and will provide warmth and protection from the elements for years to come. Donated by: M.H. Frank, Ltd. of Clemson, SC Value: $540 60. HILTON HEAD ISLAND WEEKEND ESCAPE Enjoy a two (2) night stay at the Main Street Inn & Spa, Hilton Head Island’s most intimate bed and breakfast. Distinctive in every detail, the Inn represents a time-honored tradition of luxury, enhanced with the most lavish amenities found in a small luxury hotel. Every day, you will be treated to breakfast, enjoyed either in the privacy of your guest room, in the welcoming surroundings of the dining room or in the beautiful shaded gardens. Venture out of the Inn for lunch at Captain Woody’s ($25 Gift Certificate), and dinner at Le Bistro Mediterranean ($75), and shopping at Lettrs ($15) and Attitudes Salon ($50). Restrictions: Subject to Availability. Donated by: Main Street Inn & Spa, Captain Woody’s, Le Bistro Mediterranean, Lettrs and Attitudes Salon Value: $565 61. GET FIT! Make this the year you reach your fitness goals! Begin your new routine right with five (5) semi-private pilates classes at Mount Pleasant Pilates. Continue reaching your fitness goals at home with exercise DVDs from Bluefish Fitness. After your workouts, relax with a series of six (6) massages from Integrative Cancer Care (ICC) at the Hollings Cancer Center. ICC is known for providing services to patients undergoing treatment, but also provides health, nutritional, and massage services to the general public. Donated by: Mt. Pleasant Pilates, Bluefish Fitness & Integrative Cancer Care Value: $600 62. ONE WEEK STAY IN THE BEAUTIFUL CARIBBEAN Is it time for a nice relaxing getaway in the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean? Escape to San Costanzo, a three bed- room villa on Fish Bay on St. John. St. John is truly an island paradise with white sand beaches, pristine waters, and world-class snorkeling. Situated on the edge of the Virgin Islands National Park, Fish Bay is one of the most serene bays on the island. San Costanzo offers unmatched views of this island paradise. This 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom villa features large decks on two levels with breathtaking views of Fish Bay. For more information, and to view pictures, please visit www.seaviewhomes.com/san_costanzo.htm Restrictions: Available between May 1, 2012- November 15, 2012 (excluding September). Donated by: Drs. Abul and Ann Abbas Value: $2,000 63. LIMITED EDITION “BROWN PELICAN” BY ANNE WORSHAM RICHARDSON A limited edition print by Anne Worsham Richardson from an original painted in watercolor. Anne Worsham Richard- son was inducted into the South Carolina Hall of Fame in 1991. Donated by: Anne Worsham Richardson - Birds I View Gallery Value: $75 64. HOST A CATERED BBQ PARTY ALONG THE SULLIVAN’S ISLAND SHORES You and 29 of your friends will enjoy a catered BBQ party from Crazy Dutchman Catering. Enjoy Cider Pulled Pork BBQ with two homemade BBQ sauces – Honey Chipotle and Crazy Dutchman Gold - paired with pimento mac & cheese, Charleston red rice, green beans, and coleslaw. Host your party along the shore at a private Oceanfront Sullivan’s Island residence with stunning proximity to the water and rustic garden views. Restrictions: Subject to availability. Donated by: Crazy Dutchman Catering & Ms. Jenny Sullivan Sanford Value: $450 65. UNIQUE BLOWN GLASS SCULPTURE This one of a kind glass sculpture was created by David Goldhagen, whose approach to art glass marries bold colors to brilliant clear crystal in a clean modern style. Donated by: Anna and Lewis Shanks Value: $200 - thirty - 66. A SHOPPER’S DREAM Experience Charleston’s finest shopping with gift certificates to Finicky Filly ($200), Anne’s Downtown ($100), Leggiadro of Kiawah ($250), RTW ($500), and Gwynn’s of Mount Pleasant ($300). After your shopping spree, head over to Linda Jones’ Beauty Salon on Archdale Street for a haircut ($75). Finally put on your new outfit and grab a date for a night on the town. Begin your romantic evening with dinner for two ($100 gift certificate) at The Library at Vendue Inn in the heart of Charleston. Donated by: Finicky Filly, Anne’s Downtown, RTW, Leggiadro, Linda Jones’ Beauty Salon, The Library at Vendue Inn and Gwynn’s of Mount Pleasant Value: $1,425 67. ALL OF YOUR BEAUTY ESSENTIALS Cover all of your beauty essentials with this package from Clinique, Stella Nova, and London Hair of Mt. Pleasant. Real beauty starts with healthy, glowing, skin and this complete skin care basket from Clinique will get you started. Your basket includes all of the essentials for a complete skincare regimen. After you’ve mastered skincare, show off your glowing skin with two make-up lessons at Stella Nova for you and a friend. A Stella Nova expert will apply make-up to half of your face and instruct you on how to complete the other half. The customized lessons will leave you looking radiant and feeling confident with the tools and knowledge to glow every day. Put the finishing touches on your new look at London Hair in Mt. Pleasant with your choice of haircut, color or other service ($150 Gift Certificate). Restrictions: Stella Nova lessons expire on January 19, 2012. Donated by: Clinique- Belk Towne Center, Stella Nova, & London Hair Value: $430 68. FOUR TICKETS TO THE “LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN” Enjoy four (4) tickets to a live taping of the “Late Show with David Letterman” for the summer and fall 2012 seasons. The comedian is one of the long-reigning kings of late-night talk shows. Since the “Late Show with David Letterman” debuted in 1993, it has been one of the most critically acclaimed shows of the past two decades. Restrictions: Tickets are subject to availability. Redeemable Monday-Wednesday tapings and not available February, May, July, or November. All attendees must be over the age of 18. Donated by: CBS Value: $250 69. MARTINIS FOR TWO Enjoy a night in with your sweetheart with this martini gift basket. Includes everything you need to create the perfect martini hour: two martini glasses, a bottle of Beefeater London Gin, jalapeño olives, pimento cheese stuffed olives, cocktail stirrers, and cocktail napkins. Donated by: The Complete Home & Bill’s Liquors Value: $75 70. THREE HOURS OF INTERIOR DESIGN TIME WITH J.BANKS DESIGN Update your home with a three-hour interior design consultation with Cindy Munn of J. Banks Design. Ranked #139 in Interior Design Magazine’s Listing of “Top 200 Interior Design Giants,” J. Banks Design is known for high quality residential design. Designer Cindy Munn has over 25 years of experience and specializes in client-driven design for new construction and renovation. Donated by: Cindy Munn, J. Banks Design Value: $450 71. FRAMED CANVAS LANDSCAPE PAINTING Painted by Sandy Rhodes of Estill, South Carolina, this 11 x 14-inch oil on canvas landscape is the perfect gift for nature lovers. Donated by: Wildlife Art & More Value: $175 72. DIAGNOSTIC HEARING EVALUATION Do you have concerns about your hearing? Schedule a hearing evaluation with Dr. Mary Anne Larkin. Dr. Larkin is board certified by the American Academy of Audiology and was named “Audiologist of the Year” in 1999 by the Audiological Resource Association. Donated by: Dr. Mary Anne Larkin Value: $160 73. WINE & CHEESE ESSENTIALS: ANTIQUE CARVING KNIFE AND FORK This beautiful carving knife and fork set has stainless steel blade and prongs, accented with silver handles. Make an impression at your next dinner party by using these to carve and by serving a bottle of J Vineyards Pinot Noir. Donated by: Stock Farm Antiques & Piggly Wiggly Value: $120 - thirty one - 74. WALT DISNEY WORLD TICKETS Four (4) One-Day Park Hopper passes to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. These passes are valid during normal operating hours and provide admission to a magical experience at each of the unique theme parks: the Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom for one day. Park Hopper passes give you the flexibility to come and go through all four theme parks on the same day and help your group see more throughout your time at Walt Disney World. Let the memories begin! Restrictions: Tickets expire on March 10, 2014. Tickets cannot be upgraded nor can they be applied towards a package to meet eligibility requirements. Donated by: Walt Disney World Value: $480 75. “SHARECROPPERS” ORIGINAL OIL ON CANVAS An original oil on canvas from the series “From the Fields to the Factories.” A professionally trained artist, Daryle Halbert’s artwork represents the stories and traditions that have been passed down from generation to generation in African American families. Inspiration for this piece comes from stories that the artist’s grandfather told about life growing up picking cotton in Mississippi during the 1930’s. Donated by: Mr. Daryle Halbert Value: $3,000 76. TWO NIGHT OCEANFRONT STAY ON HILTON HEAD ISLAND AND SPA PACKAGE Enjoy a two (2) night stay at the Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort. Located on the sugar sand beaches of Hilton Head Island, the Omni Hilton Head is a tropical paradise unlike anywhere else. Offering beautiful oceanfront views, the resort has a private beach, three resort pools and is part of the prestigious Palmetto Dunes Resort community, which offers an 11-mile lagoon ideal for kayaking, canoeing, bike trails, tennis and of course, golf. If you are in need of relax- ation, escape down the road to Faces Day Spa for a “Pamper Sampler,” which includes an Original Skin Facial, Quick Fix Back Scrub and Pronto Pedicure. Restrictions: Hotel and Spa expire May 5, 2013. Hotel requires advance reservations and is subject to availability and blackout dates. Donated by: Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort and Faces Day Spa Value: $475 77. BOAT TOUR OF HISTORIC RICE FIELDS ALONG THE COMBAHEE RIVER Experience the rice fields of the Combahee River in Colleton County from a unique perspective. The tour can accommodate up to four (4) individuals. You will tour historic rice fields and see a variety of 18th and 19th century features of rice culture, including functioning rice fields, a rice mill constructed by the Heyward family, and centuries old infrastructure and water control structures. The tour lasts from 60-120 minutes. Wine and appetizers will be served. Donated by: Travis Hayes Folk, Ph.D- Biologist- Folk Land Management Value: $400 78. OIL STILL LIFE BY CATHY HESTER This beautiful 18 x 24-inch oil still life is the perfect addition to any breakfast nook or dining room. Donated by: Ms. Cathy Hester Value: $250 79. ONE SET OF FOUR MICHELIN TIRES One set of four (4) Michelin 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 or 20 inch rim diameter passenger or light truck tires. Restrictions: Tires are limited to current production. Certificate for tires expires November 5, 2012. Donated by: Michelin North America, Inc. Value: $500-$1,200 80. GIFT BASKET FOR YOUR FIRST TIME AT STUART LAURENCE SALON One gift certificate for a highlight and haircut with Katherine at Stuart Laurence Salon. Your gift basket includes samples from the popular AVEDA line. Restrictions: Gift certificate is for a new client only and must be used in one visit. No substitutions in services. Donated by: Stuart Laurence Salon Value: $220 81. MARKET AT NIGHT FRAMED PRINT "Market at Night" was created as photographer Steven Hyatt perched atop the Wells Fargo building at the corner of Meeting and Market Streets on a cool October evening about an hour after the sun had set. A combination of 5 photographs, the intention was to show two Charleston landmarks, the Ravenel Bridge and the Market, as solid, enduring symbols of Charleston while maintaining the fluid motion always swirling around them. Part of a limited edition of 100, this is a signed and numbered 20x30 framed print which is printed on archival metallic photo paper. Donated by: Steven Hyatt Photography Value: $600 - thirty two - 82. REAL-ESTATE CLOSING FEE Preparing to buy a house? Weeks & Irvine are here for you with one real estate closing fee and title insurance. Donated by: Weeks & Irvine Value: $750 83. STERLING SILVER GRAPE EARRINGS This pair of beautifully designed sterling silver earrings is in the shape of grape leaves and is perfect for any wine loving lady! Donated by: The Bluffton Jewel Box Value: $150 84. MOUNTAIN HOME IN BLAIRSVILLE, GEORGIA Experience a relaxing getaway near the quaint mountain village of Blairsville, Georgia. The home has exceptional views and sleeps six-eight guests. Restrictions: Subject to availability. Donated by: Ms. Beni Sturken Value: $800 85. CITIZEN “CRABBIN” FRAMED LINOCUT BY LESE CORRIGAN A 14x11 framed linocut of Charleston Landmark, Colonial Lake. A Charleston native, Lese Corrigan’s artwork has been presented to Barbara Bush and is featured in collections spanning the globe including the United States, France, Great Britain, and Japan. Donated by: Ms. Lese Corrigan, Corrigan Gallery LLC Value: $250 86. LOWCOUNTRY BOIL FOR 50 PEOPLE Gather together your closest 50 friends for an unforgettable Lowcountry Boil by Jamie Westendorff of Charleston Outdoor Catering. According to the Post & Courier, Jamie is “known as the guy who cooks for the Lowcountry.” Not only will he serve up a delicious Lowcountry Boil, but Charleston Outdoor Catering will also provide all the fixings, including tomatoes and feta, Jamie’s slaw, and rolls for your party. Restrictions: Subject to availability Donated by: Mr. Jamie Westendorff & Charleston Outdoor Catering Value: $900 87. PALMETTO TREE & CRESCENT MOON WELCOME SIGN Spruce up your entryway with this beautiful Palmetto Tree & Crescent Moon welcome sign by Lowcountry Welding Specialists. This sign will look beautiful in any Lowcountry home! Donated by: Lowcountry Welding Specialists Value: $150 88. MAHOGANY OCCASIONAL TABLE From the New Hampton Collection of Southwood Reproductions, this 30 inch round mahogany occasional table has a beautiful ebony finish. Donated by: Ms. Betsy Bamburg, Market Place Interiors Value: $1,000 89. GETAWAY TO THE WOODLANDS INN Treat yourself to a getaway in your own backyard with a one-night stay in a luxury suite at the Woodlands Inn in Summerville. One of the world’s finest small hotels, Woodlands Inn is one of only six recipients of the Forbes Five Star and AAA Five Diamond awards for lodging and dining. Your luxurious stay will include an afternoon lunch for two (2) people. Restrictions: Advance reservations necessary; Subject to availability. Donated by: Woodlands Inn Value: $395 90. RALPH LAUREN MEN’S PEERLESS NAVY BLAZER Rendered in smooth, natural wool for a refined, polished look, this handsome sport coat is expertly tailored and finished with gold buttons for a classic touch. Grady Ervin & Co. will custom fit this timeless wardrobe staple for the owner. Restrictions: Certificate expires November 5, 2012. Donated by: Grady Ervin & Co. Value: $395 91. WEEKEND FOR FOUR AT HAIG POINT CLUB ON DAUFUSKIE ISLAND Visit this charming island community right across the Calibogue Sound from Hilton Head Island and enjoy two (2) nights for four (4) guests in the Historical Strachan Mansion or Lighthouse. Includes ferry transportation from Hilton - thirty three - Head Island, a golf cart to use while staying at Haig Point, daily breakfast, and dinner at the waterfront Calibogue Club one evening. Enjoy access to the pool, fitness center, tennis courts, and equestrian center. This fantastic package includes one (1) round of golf for four (4), including carts and lunch. Restrictions: Subject to availability. Expires May 5, 2013. Alcohol, taxes, and gratuity not included. Donated by: Haig Point Club & Community Association Value: $2,700 92. MEN’S STYLE UPDATE Does a man in your life need a little style update? Set him straight and get him started with a few essential items. Your package will include three colorful bowties handcrafted right here in Charleston by Magnolia Row Bowties and a $75 gift certificate to M. Dumas & Sons. Let’s not forget a little pampering! Old South Barber Spa will provide an Old South Signature Haircut and Old Fashioned Blade Shave, provided by stylist Stacey Goode with complimentary beverage from the bar. Located on State Street and featuring exposed brick, original antique heart pine floors, fire- places and lounge setting, The Old South Barber Spa will take you back in time while offering all of your favorite modern day amenities. Donated by: Magnolia Row Bowties, M. Dumas & Sons and Old South Barber Spa Value: $255 93. PRIVATE DINNER FOR EIGHT WITH CHEF BRETT MCKEE Enjoy a private dinner for eight (8) people by Chef Brett McKee of Eli’s Table and Chef Scott Vosburg of Tabulli Grill at the venue of your choice. Restrictions: Expires May 5, 2013, Subject to Availability. Donated by: Chef Brett McKee and Charleston Hospitality Group Value: $1,600 94. HEYS LUGGAGE Planning a summer vacation? This Heys lightweight luggage is perfect for long vacations and will help you avoid extra over-weight charges at the airport! Donated by: Peter & Son’s Value: $350 95. DINNER AND A MOVIE DOUBLE DATE Enjoy dinner and a movie in Mount Pleasant. Begin your evening with dinner for four ($130 Gift Certificate) at P.F. Changs in Towne Centre. After dinner head to Cinebarre with four tickets to your favorite new release. Donated by: P.F. Changs and Cinebarre Value: $170 96. LADIES DAY IN THE SUN This beautiful quilted tote bag has plenty of room to hold all of your essentials for a day on the beach. Don’t forget to protect your eyes with a pair of ESPIRIT sunglasses. Donated by: Merle Norman Cosmetics & Dr. Michael S. Henderson Value: $140 97. INTERIOR DESIGN CONSULTATION Does your home need a makeover? Let the professionals at Group 3 Interior Design help you. Their award-winning team of designers can help create the home of your dreams with this 90-minute consultation. Start your new style off right with a unique yellow leopard print garden stool that will be the perfect accompaniment to the design styles of Group 3 Interior Design. Restrictions: Expires May 31, 2013. Donated by: Group 3 & The Store Value: $350 98. NIGHT OUT IN DOWNTOWN CHARLESTON Enjoy a night away from the kids in downtown Charleston. Begin your evening with a dinner for two (2) at the Barbados Room at the Mills House Hotel. Named for the extensive trading between Charleston and the West Indies in the 18th century, The Barbados Room delights restaurant patrons with a warm and intimate atmosphere. After dinner, retreat to your deluxe king guest room at the Francis Marion Hotel for a one-night stay followed by complimentary breakfast in the morning. Restrictions: Based upon availability; excludes holidays and Charleston’s special events. Donated by: Francis Marion Hotel & The Barbados Room Value: $415 - thirty four - 99. INDOOR/OUTDOOR 5x7’6” AREA RUG Looking to spruce up an outdoor living space this summer? This beautiful rug is made for both indoor and outdoor use and would look lovely on any Charleston porch. Donated by: KPM Flooring, Hilton Head Island Value: $425 100. DINING WEST OF THE ASHLEY Enjoy some of West Ashley’s favorite spots with gift certificates to Red Orchid China Bistro ($100 Gift Certificate), The Glass Onion ($25) and venture to John’s Island for a trip to the Fat Hen ($25). Donated by: Red Orchid China Bistro, The Glass Onion and The Fat Hen Value: $150 101. NEW YOUTH SKIN TREATMENT SYSTEM Rejuvenate your skin with a New Youth Skin Treatment System gift basket from E.R. Finger M.D., an Anti-aging Expert, Author & Board Certified Surgeon. Your basket will include various treatments that will help to give your skin a beautiful glow! Next time you travel to Hilton Head Island, partake in a facial from Le Spa, a full service salon and day spa. Donated by: Finger & Associates, New Youth Medical Spa and Le Spa Value: $365 102. ESTATE ROSE QUARTZ & CORNELIAN JEWELRY The following three pieces have been passed down through generations of Charleston families. • 30 inch strand of 15 mm rose quartz beads with a gold filled clasp • 17 inch strand of 15 mm rose quartz beads with a large cloisonné bead • 30 inch strand of 17 mm cornelian beads alternating with cloisonné beads and a large carved cornelian pendant Donated by: The Estate of Judy Solomon Value: $1,900 103. HALF DAY OFFSHORE FISHING TRIP ABOARD TEASER Join Captain Mark Brown aboard the “Teaser 2” for a truly memorable offshore fishing experience. This half-day off- shore trip for six people takes off from the Water’s Edge Restaurant on Shem Creek. The “Teaser 2” is a 45’ custom-built sportsfiserman featuring an air-conditioned cabin, bathroom facilities, and a spacious open deck with plenty of fishing space. Captain Brown specializes in Snapper, Grouper, King Mackerel, and much more. Restrictions: Subject to availability. Donated by: Captain Mark Brown Value: $1,200 104. ROBERTO COIN 18K YELLOW GOLD BABY HEART NECKLACE This precious 18K yellow gold necklace features a heart shape and simple diamond. Donated by: Roberto Coin for Paulo Geiss Jewelers Value: $340 105. ROBERTO COIN CAPRIPLUS BANGLE- SILVER, 18k GOLD, EBONY & DIAMONDS This beautiful bangle bracelet will look fabulous on the wrist of any lady! Features 18K gold, ebony wood with clus- tered cognac diamonds, this bangle is a unique piece that will fully accessorize a myriad of outfits. Donated by: Roberto Coin for Paulo Geiss Jewelers Value: $4,700 106. SET OF 24 CRYSTAL GOBLETS These handcrafted mouth blown lead crystal goblets will look beautiful on your dining room table. 24 goblets are fea- tured in this set, which will be a wonderful addition to your crystal collection. Donated by: Mrs. Josephine Hewitt Value: $960 107. LOWCOUNTRY LUXURY MAGAZINE ADVERTISING FOR THREE MONTHS Your full color, full page advertisement will be featured in the body of the magazine and will run for three consecutive months. Lowcountry Luxury is a new publication, which provides elite resources that will inspire you and continually connect you with the South’s most luxurious goods and services. Lowcountry Luxury aims to be your first source for inspiration that will heighten your lifestyle in your personal, social and professional endeavors. Donated by: Lowcountry Luxury Magazine Value: $15,000 108. CAROLINA PANTHERS AUTOGRAPHED GAME BALL This authentic breast cancer awareness game ball is signed by the All-Pro running back and Carolina Panthers team leading rusher #34 DeAngelo Williams. Donated by: Carolina Panthers Value: $150 - thirty five - 109. GOLF AND CULINARY EXCURSION AT BRIAR’S CREEK Begin your day at Briar’s Creek with a lunch for three people at the Briar’s Creek Clubhouse. Following lunch, you and your two guests will be accompanied by the Briar’s Creek Developer, Mr. Steve Koenig, for a round of golf on the precisely designed Rees Jones course. After your golf game, have your guests invite their spouses out for a private dinner for six people back at the Briar’s Creek Clubhouse. Minutes from Charleston, and moments from Kiawah Island, Briar’s Creek is a private golf community designed by Rees Jones, featuring spacious estate home sites in the heart of the Lowcountry. Set on more than 900 acres of scenic land, this exclusive retreat provides an unhurried lifestyle among ancient forest, rare birds and wildlife and world-class golf. Restrictions: Subject to availability. Must be scheduled at least seven days in advance. Donated by: Mr. & Mrs. Steven J. Koenig Value: $1,500 110. WEEKEND ESCAPE TO SEA ISLAND Escape to Sea Island, Georgia for two nights at your choice of The Cloister or The Lodge. A luxury, five-star resort, Sea Island is consistently ranked one of the top resorts in the world. The Cloister is central to the resort experience, featuring 175 world class rooms and suites; you will have the full spectrum of resort amenities and activities. This renowned Mediterranean masterpiece extends into lush, captivating gardens, while rising boldly at the river’s edge. If you choose your accommodations at The Lodge, you will be greeted by a distinctive English country manor. Set majestically on St. Simons Island, The Lodge and its 40 guest rooms are secluded, inviting and grand. You cannot go wrong with either choice! Your two-night package also includes a round of golf for two (2) at one of Sea Island’s three exceptional championship courses. Rated the No. 1 in the U.S. among the “World’s 50 Best Golf Hotels” by Golf Digest Index, your trip to Sea Island wouldn’t be complete without a round of golf! Restrictions: Subject to availability. Resort fees, taxes, card and forecaddie fees are included. Donated by: Sea Island Value: $2,200 111. FRESH WATER PEARL NECKLACE This 48 inch long fresh water pearl necklace features a 24K gold plated silver chain and toggle closure. The necklace can be worn long, doubled or tripled, for versatility in any outfit! Donated by: Ms. Frances Thrasher, Beloise Jewelry Value: $250 112. STERLING SILVER URCHIN PENDANT NECKLACE This stunning pendant has a Swarovski crystal center stone and is dangling on a sterling silver and multi-color tourmaline chain. Donated by: Ms. Frances Thrasher, Beloise Jewelry Value: $200 113. TURQUOISE LARIAT PENDANT NECKLACE A 36 inch turquoise lariat featuring Maltese cross pendants hangs on a 24K gold plated sterling silver chain. The Maltese crosses are handcrafted bronze. Donated by: Ms. Frances Thrasher, Beloise Jewelry Value: $175 114. AMAZONITE LARIAT NECKLACE This large gold plated aluminum chain lariat features gorgeous Taj style Amazonite drops. Donated by: Ms. Frances Thrasher, Beloise Jewelry Value: $100 115. APATITE AND CHALCEDONY LARIAT NECKLACE This Apatite lariat features Taj style Chalcedony drops. Donated by: Ms. Frances Thrasher, Beloise Jewelry Value: $175 116. TAJ TASSEL LARIAT NECKLACE This Taj style multi-color tourmaline tassel lariat necklace hangs on a sterling silver chain. Donated by: Ms. Frances Thrasher, Beloise Jewelry Value: $300 - thirty six - MUSC Hollings Cancer Center Located at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC, the Hollings Cancer Center is the largest Auction Rules and Regulations academic cancer center in South Carolina. It is the state’s only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer center and one of only 66 NCI centers in the U.S. NCI designation means Hollings Cancer Center brings the most cutting-edge treatments to patients as well as 1. Bidding will be by assigned numbers only. working on the cancer problem in South Carolina and beyond. 2. Seller does not warrant or represent, and in no event shall be responsible or liable for the accuracy As the state’s foremost cancer treatment and research center, Hollings unites more than 150 experts in of the description of the item being offered, or the correctness of the program. 3. When bidding on an item, raise the bid card with your number plainly visible to the significant treatment, research, education, prevention and control, and outreach to address South Carolina’sauctioneer. cancer problem. Should a dispute arise between the bidders in the live auction, or should the auctioneer doubt the validity of any bid, the auctioneer shall have the absolute right to resolve the dispute and deter- The center’s resources extend throughout South Carolina via partnerships with other healthcare organizations mine the successful bidder, re-offer, re-sell, or withdraw the lot in question. ensuring that all patients in the state have access to our innovative and compassionate care. For the 23,000 4. No bid shall be valid unless acknowledged by the auctioneer. The highest acknowledged bidder South Carolinians who will be diagnosed with cancer this year, the Hollings Cancer Center is leading the way in shall be deemed to be the purchaser of the lot, subject only to compliance with applicable state changing what is possible in cancer care that he/she will pay the full purchase price therefore forthwith. and local laws. Purchaser warrants Title to any wine or other item sold at either auction shall not pass until payment has been made, at which point the purchaser shall have full responsibility for, and bear the risk of loss to the lot. 5. Payment in full for all items is due on the day of the auction at the auction site by cash, check, or credit card. Checks should be made payable to “MUSC Foundation-Hollings Cancer Center.” Center of Economic Excellence in Lipidomics, Pathobiology, Hollings Cancer Center will accept Visa, MasterCard, and American Express. 6. The silent auction will begin when the event opens at 6:30 PM and will end in sections starting at and Therapy at Hollings Cancer Center 7:30 PM before the live auction. Bidders may bid by writing their assigned bid numbers on the bidding sheets provided. The highest complete a on the bidding sheet at the in Lipidomics, Funds raised at Gourmet & Grapes will help tobid written Center of Economic Excellencetime the silent auction closes will be the successful bid. Should a dispute arise between the bidders in the Pathobiology, and Therapy at Hollings Cancer Center. Each year, South Carolina’s Legislature sets aside silent auction, the auctioneer shall have the absolute right to resolve the dispute and determine the $30 million from the South Carolina Education Lottery to provide matching dollars for South Carolina’s research successful bidder. universities through the Center of Economic Excellence program. HCC has been approved to create a Center of 7. Certain items to be offered for auction at the live and silent auctions that consists of services are subject to published restrictions and convenient scheduling by at lot donors and the successful Economic Excellence in Lipidomics, Pathobiology, and Therapy. This field isthethe cutting-edge of the post bidder. and is otherwise noted, all services and and MUSC and the one of South Carolina have the genomic eraUnless poised to undergo explosive growth,certificates expire state year from purchase on May 5, 2013. distinct advantage of being at the leading edge of this area of development. 8. Lots purchased at the Silent or Live Auction must be picked up and removed by successful bidders Lipids (or fats) are important dietary constituents, not only because of their high energy value, but also because following payment at the conclusion of the event. The Hollings Cancer Center shall not be responsible for any lots fatty acids auction site. certain vitamins and essential left at the are associated with them. The science of this work sounds complicated, but the work of the Center is not. The Center will study these “fats” and their impact on cancer and other 9. In accordance with the Internal Revenue Code, the amount paid as the “winning bid” in excess of the fair value received as provided in affects these “fats” and how auctioned is considered to be diseases; this Center will study how nutrition the catalog of items to be a proper diet can prevent disease;a this Center will utilize all to the Hollings Cancer Center. The Hollings Cancer Center does not and,charitable contributionof the gathered information to develop new and novel treatments for cancer and appraise or estimate the value of items for auctions and all statements of value appearing in the other diseases. program and display have been furnished by the contributors of the items. The Hollings Cancer key to the success corporation and the Federal Tax ID number is 57-6028985. The Center is a 501c3 of the Center will be the appointment of two distinguished endowed chairs who will co-direct the Center. One individual will be a senior translation biomedical scientist with outstanding scholarship 10. These terms and conditions of purchase shall be governed and interpreted by the laws of the State and of South Carolina. will occupy the Distinguished Endowed Chair in Cancer Research with an emphasis leadership skills who on Lipidomics and Pathobiology. The second individual will be an outstanding pharmacologist/chemist who will ALL SALES ARE FINAL. NO REFUNDS. NO EXCHANGES. lead the development of novel therapeutics and who will occupy the Distinguished Endowed Chair in Cancer Unless otherwise noted, all services and certificates expire one year from purchase on May 5, 2013. Drug Discovery with an emphasis on Lipidomics. All funds raised at Gourmet & Grapes will be matched dollar-for-dollar. We thank you for your support of the Hollings Cancer Center and this exciting project!
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