2018 HeartLink Gala Silent Auction Sneak Peek

Here’s a sneak peek of the wonderful silent auction packages for the 2018 HeartLink Gala on October 26! These items are included in the Cocktail Reception that begins at 6:00. Find instructions about parking at the Hilton Minneapolis and other details at the bottom of this email.
 
SONOMA MISSION INN & SPA FOR TWO 
This fabulous getaway for 2 people to Sonoma, California is for 2 nights at Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa and includes one round of golf at the Sonoma Golf Club, private wine tastings, and 60,000 U.S. Bank FlexPoints (valued at up to $900 in award travel).
VALUE: $4,000
DONATED BY: FAIRMONT SONOMA MISSION INN & SPA, SONOMA GOLF CLUB, U.S. BANK FLEXPOINTS
 
DINNER FOR TEN PREPARED BY LENNY RUSSO AT THE HOTEL LANDING
Longtime St. Paul restaurateur and perennial James Beard nominee Chef Lenny Russo will prepare a 5-course dinner for 10 with wine pairings in the Presidential Suite at the beautiful Hotel Landing in downtown Wayzata. Chef Russo, formerly with Heartland Restaurant, is now the head chef at ninetwentyfive at Hotel Landing. Expires September 26, 2019.
VALUED AT UP TO $5,000
DONATED BY: CHEF LENNY RUSSO, NINETWENTYFIVE, THE HOTEL LANDING
 
 
COASTAL SEAFOODS IN-HOME SUSHI CLASS FOR TEN
This demo-class for 10 with Chefs Nils Westdal and Keane Amdahl of Coastal Seafoods covers the fundamentals and more, from selecting the seafood to the techniques needed to produce the perfect sushi rice. You will make and sample various styles of sushi.
VALUE: $650
DONATED BY: CHEFS NILS WESTDAL AND KEANE AMDAHL
 
 
INTERCONTINENTAL MSP OVERNIGHT STAY FOR TWO
A one-night stay for 2 people at the beautiful and luxurious new InterContinental MSP, the only hotel connected to the airport. The InterContinental has two outstanding restaurants, the Elevations Luxury Spa, and breathtaking views from the 12th floor Altitude observation bar. Package includes overnight stay, spa services, breakfast, and valet parking.
VALUE: $1,000
DONATED BY: INTERCONTINENTAL MSP
 
 
IN-HOME DINNER PARTY FOR TEN WITH CHEF JO SEDDON
Imagine hosting a dinner party for 10 in your home with the meal prepared by Jo Seddon, a British chef trained at the River Café in London. She was part of the team that opened the popular Bellecour in Wayzata, and is still with the Spoon and Stable family.
VALUE: $3,000
DONATED BY: CHEF JO SEDDON
 
 
DINNER AND OVERNIGHT IN SAINT PAUL FOR TWO
Enjoy an evening of elegance and relaxation for you and a guest at these beloved and historic landmarks. Deluxe overnight accommodations for 2 at The Saint Paul Hotel and a $100 gift card for WA Frost & Company.
VALUE: $700
DONATED BY: THE SAINT PAUL HOTEL, WA FROST & COMPANY
 
 
AWARD-WINNING INDIAN CUISINE IN YOUR HOME WITH CHEF RAGHAVAN IYER FOR SIX
Welcome the exotic aroma of Indian curries into your home with this hands-on, interactive cooking demonstration for 6 people. You will have a memorable night filled with exceptional dishes! A Bombay native and author of The New York Times bestseller 660 Curries and Indian Cooking UnfoldedChef Iyer has an impressive resume as a cookbook author, culinary educator and spokesperson.
VALUE: $2,600
DONATED BY: CHEF RAGHAVAN IYER
 
 
HOTEL IVY AND MONELLO FOR TWO
A one-night weekend stay for 2 people in downtown Minneapolis at Hotel Ivy, in a Superior King or Queen Room. Package includes a $160 gift card for Monello, the restaurant home of James Beard Award semifinalist Chef Mike DeCamp. Monello celebrates the cuisine of the Campania region of Italy. Expires October 26, 2019.
VALUE: $500
DONATED BY: HOTEL IVY, MONELLO
 
 
IN-HOME DINNER PARTY FOR TEN WITH CHEF PHILIP DORWART FROM CREATE CATERING & THE DINING STUDIO
Philip Dorwart is the award-winning owner and Executive Chef at Create Catering & The Dining Studio in Northeast Minneapolis. He is committed to supporting organic food, sustainable agriculture and local artisans, and he will prepare a meal for 10 in your home, working with you to create the menu.
VALUE: $3,000
DONATED BY: CHEF PHILIP DORWART
 
 
VIETNAMESE IN-HOME DINNER FOR SIXTEEN WITH CHEFS KATIE AND TRUNG PHAM
A taste of Vietnam in your home! Entertain up to 16 guests and leave the cooking in the capable hands of Chefs Katie and Trung Pham of Pham’s Rice Bowl. Guests can lend a hand in the kitchen if they like and learn a few things about Vietnamese cuisine and culture in the process.
VALUE: $1,500
DONATED BY: CHEFS KATIE AND TRUNG PHAM, PHAM’S RICE BOWL
 
 
LOEWS HOTEL STAY + CHEF TIMOTHY FISCHER’S COSMOS TASTING DINNER FOR FOUR
A downtown Minneapolis luxury food and hospitality package for 4 guests featuring: an overnight (1 night) weekend stay at the Loews Hotel Minneapolis in a Superior Level Room, prosecco and chocolate truffles upon arrival, a Chef’s Tasting Dinner at Cosmos with a champagne toast, and Cosmos breakfast buffet. James Beard semifinalist, Executive Chef Timothy Fischer will prepare a Chef’s Tasting experience for you and your guests at Cosmos. Your menu will be tailored for you, featuring Chef Fischer’s signature farm-to-table cuisine and wine pairings.
VALUE: $2,500
DONATED BY: LOEWS HOTEL, COSMOS
 
 
THE SPANISH TABLE FOR TWENTY-FIVE IN YOUR HOME WITH CHEF FRANK MACHADO
Entertain and impress your guests by having Chef Frank Machado of Twin Cities Paella come into your home and prepare one of the most famous dishes from Spain, paella! Enjoy a Paella Party for up to 25 people that can be delivered right to your door or cooked on site. Choose your style – Home Style, Farmer’s Paella or Vegetarian, complete with tapas and sangria. No Fri/Sat/Sun dates available.
VALUE: $1,500
DONATED BY: CHEF FRANK MACHADO, TWIN CITIES PAELLA
 
 
COMMON ROOTS PRIVATE DINING EXPERIENCE FOR FIFTEEN
A private dining experience celebrating local foods in the Common Room at Common Roots, where you and up to 14 of your friends will enjoy an interactive 4-course meal prepared by Head Chef Denali Tufto. It will begin with a visit to Common Roots’ side garden to pick some of the ingredients that will be used to make your dinner special. Then relax with drinks, appetizers and conversation followed by a family-style meal. Guests will receive a special Common Roots bag of local produce.
VALUE: $1,700
DONATED BY: COMMON ROOTS CATERING
 
BIRCHWOOD CAFÉ BRUNCH FOR SIX WITH CHEF MARSHALL PAULSEN
What a perfect way to start the day! At Birchwood Café‘s Chef’s Table, a party of 6 will enjoy 4 courses prepared and served by Head Chef Marshall Paulsen himself, with a glass of bubbly or a mimosa, coffee, and delicious brunch entrees made with organic, local ingredients.
VALUE: $500
DONATED BY: BIRCHWOOD CAFÉ
 
 
IN-HOME DINNER FOR TEN BY CHEF TOMME BEEVAS OF PIMENTO JAMAICAN KITCHEN
Invite your friends to a Jamaican party in your home, centered around Chef Tomme Beevas’s famous jerk chicken, a secret recipe from his grandmother! Pimento’s story began many years ago in the kitchen of West Kingston matriarch, Sylvia “Baby Lue” Jones, where she taught her grandson, Tomme “Young General” Beevas, how to lovingly prepare amazing meals.
VALUE: $1,000
DONATED BY: CHEF TOMME BEEVAS, PIMENTO JAMAICAN KITCHEN
 
 
TORO SNOWBLOWER
When the snow arrives, you will be ready for it! The Toro Power Max HD 826 OXE cuts a 26-inch wide swath and has up to a 40-foot throwing distance. The powerful engine, six forward gears and two-stage impeller is built to handle up to 20 inches of snow depth in a single pass! Control the chute direction on the fly with the Quick Stick™ joystick!
VALUE: $1,200
DONATED BY: TORO
Hilton Minneapolis,1001 Marquette Avenue South. There is valet parking at the hotel, and there is also an attached parking ramp that you can enter from 2nd Avenue South or 11th Street. Once you arrive at the Hilton, take the escalator to the 3rd floor.