Cow by Bear is the vision of an anonymous chef that simply goes by “Bear.” Started out of Bear’s home in 2011, Cow by Bear is now a highly regarded dinner party experience operating out of one of several secret downtown San Diego locations. Enjoy a five-course dinner, highlighting a 50-day aged ribeye entrée. After receiving a cocktail and hors d’oeuvres upon arrival, each course is paired with fine wine expertly curated by Bear. Dinner reservations are sold out for the next six months but you can bypass the wait list for this special dinner. Cow by Bear is not just a dinner. It is a dinner party experience like no other!
Restrictions: Valid Sunday through Wednesday evening. Reservations required. Date must be mutually agreed upon by all parties. Expires March 11, 2018.
DONATED BY: Cow by Bear
Enjoy an evening of deliciously prepared food with complementary wine! Join Denise and Jeff Bowman, wine growers and a member of the Scripps Health Board of Trustees. Screaming Chief is the pride of Jeff and Denise who have put their hearts and souls into the vineyard, sparing neither time nor expense to ensure that their grapes ripen to their fullest potential. The evening will entertain eight adults at the Escondido winery where you will meet the winemaker, learn exclusive information about Screaming Chief wines, enjoy barrel tasting, and a personalized tour of the winery followed by dinner at JD Vineyard. Guests will be treated to a four-course, dining experience enjoying beautiful vineyard views and tasting multiple flights of Screaming Chief wines. To add to the enjoyment of the evening, Karen and Tom Gammiere will be rolling up their sleeves to provide their help in the kitchen and as servers!
Restrictions: Date must be mutually agreed upon by all parties. Summer or Fall dates encouraged. Expires March 11, 2018
DONATED BY: Denise and Jeff Bowman, Karen and Tom Gammiere
Experience the peaceful freedom of Napa Valley with this relaxing, two-day wine tasting trip for three couples. First, arrive in style on a private jet from San Diego to Napa Valley! You will enjoy two nights at the elegant and sophisticated Meritage Resort and Spa. This Tuscan inspired retreat is located at the southern tip of Napa Valley, located in the heart of the Caneros wine region that connects Napa and Sonoma Counties. Enjoy the weekend with private VIP wine tasting experiences in the Napa Valley region.
Restrictions: The Meritage Resort and Spa: Reservations required. Based on availability. Expires March 11, 2018. Cloudbreak Capital: Travel dates are subject to approval from pilot/owner. Private jet leaves from Gillespie Field in San Diego. Must be used in conjunction with auction package. Expires March 11, 2018.
DONATED BY:Cloudbreak Capital, The Meritage Resort and Spa
Enjoy an amazing four days and three nights at the exclusive Las Ventanas resort in Mexico, Thursday through Sunday. This trip is guaranteed to relax your mind, body and spirit. Stay in a deluxe two bedroom condominium and enjoy the tranquility and elite service of the Las Ventanas resort. This is where the Hollywood elite go to retreat in Mexico with its unparalleled level of service and dining.
Restrictions: Occupancy based on availability. Blackout dates apply only to Christmas, New Years and Easter week. Expires March 11, 2018.
Donated by: Rick and Eliza Jaime
Do not miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience a private, overnight fishing trip for five people aboard the 70 foot luxury, long range sport fisher, “Sea Venture.” Featured on BBC America’s “The Hunt” this boat has been on fishing adventures from Alaska to the Galapagos Islands. Five guests will leave Coronado Cays at 6:00pm for an overnight fishing trip and will return the following evening. Sea Venture is ready to take you where the fish are. This fishing trip includes comfortable sleeping berths, bait, tackle, food and non-alcoholic beverages. With two experienced captains and crew, a memorable experience on a private overnight fishing trip right here in San Diego awaits! Features of the boat include: seakeeper zero speed gyro stabilization, finest fishing tackle, large bait capacity and fish fileting. This is a unique opportunity to enjoy a quality fishing experience and leave you wanting more!
Restrictions: Valid for five people. Bait, tackle, food and non-alcoholic beverages included. Fishing licenses not included. Must book between September 15- October 31, 2017.
Donated by: Patricia and Daniel Fitzgerald
Set sail on the open seas and experience first-class comfort! Discover the Mediterranean as only Seabourn can deliver it – iconic cities, secluded harbors and authentic cultures. Explore timeless treasures in Florence, Lisbon, Barcelona and Rome; resplendent resorts on the Cote d’Azur and Costa del Sol create unforgettable first impressions on an ultra-luxury Mediterranean cruise. You and a guest will enjoy a seven-day Mediterranean cruise aboard one of Seabourn’s Odyssey-Class ships in a Veranda Suite. Your room includes a private balcony, comfortable living area, queen size bed, dining table, walk-in closet and a large, spacious bathroom. Seabourn cruises to the Mediterranean region’s renowned cities, and to the places in between, offering traditional and innovative experiences alike – in a relaxed and elegant style. A voyage with Seabourn is beyond anything you’ve experienced before with luxurious accommodations, personal service and superb dining.
Restrictions: Non-refundable, non-transferable and no extensions. Reservations required. Valid for a seven-day Mediterranean cruise only. Ground transfers, airfare, insurance, government taxes and any personal shipboard expenses incurred during the cruise are not included. These expenses may include charges for shore excursions, casino, spa and beauty salon services and purchases from the ship’s retail shops. Accommodation upgrades are available based upon availability 30 days prior to the sailing date.
DONATED BY: Seabourn
Experience a private concert and reception event at the simply stunning and historic Darlington House in downtown La Jolla. This venue echoes a lifestyle of gracious living and delightful musical concerts in a beautiful setting. Your private concert will include music by George Svoboda and Fred Benedetti. George Svoboda and Fred Benedetti are classical guitarists whose elegant music is widely known and greatly admired by many in the San Diego community and beyond. This elegant evening will also include a private catered hors d’oeuvre reception for twenty guests prepared and served by Chef Andrew Spurgin. Andrew has designed parties and menus, and overseen the production of events honoring dignitaries and glitterati for the past three decades. He has cooked for three US presidents, Martha Stewart, Jane Goodall and at the James Beard House in New York City. In addition, bar services and signature craft cocktails will be provided by Snake Oil Cocktail Co.
Restrictions: Darlington House: Date must be mutually agreed upon by all parties, Sunday – Thursday and excludes nationally recognized holidays. Expires March 11, 2018. Snake Oil Cocktail Co.: Snake Oil Cocktail Co. to provide bartender and bar services of craft cocktails for 20 guests for two hours. Expires March 11, 2018. Andrew Spurgin: Reception for 20 guests. Includes all staffing and kitchen equipment. Expires March 12, 2018.
DONATED BY: Maureen and Charlie King, Lois and William Stanton, MD, Snake Oil Cocktail Co., Andrew Spurgin Bespoke Event Styling and Menu Design