Wine and Dine
The King is second to none and so is this once-in-a-lifetime experience with our very own Community School parent John Corry, Brewmaster at St. Louis’s finest, Anheuser Busch. You and 5 of your friends will be led on a private tour of the entire Budweiser brewing process including the historic brewhouse, fermentation cellars and sampling just-born Bud from a beer tank. You will also have a beer tasting lesson and sample The Big Number 1! If afterwards you feel a little stewed, head to Sidney Street with a $100 gift card for delicious food.
John Corry, Sidney Street Cafe ($100) Value: Priceless
Let Aaron Teitelbaum treat you to his chef’s tasting menu for 2. You and your special guest will enjoy a 4-course meal with wine pairings at Herbie’s in Clayton.
Herbie’s Value: $150
Entertain up to 40 guests with a Mexican fiesta prepared by Mauricio and Rosa Varquez. The dynamic duo will bring the prepared food to your home, set it up and then clean up after the last amigo leaves! A photo booth for your guests from The Film Perspective will ensure all your fun memories are captured. Dishes are up to you, but stock up on the Patrón because you’re getting 48 margarita glasses and a jumbo 56-ounce glass for the big drinker of the evening, or your party favors… whatever floats your piñata!
Anonymous, The Film Perspective VALUE: $600+
All you need is to choose who gets to join you for this romantic date night for 2 at Stone Soup Cottage. Dinner and wine flights are included. No worries about getting there or home- we’re giving you a driver for the evening so you can kick back, relax and enjoy your special someone!
Stone Soup Cottage, Pook Family VALUE: $550
Your budget: $400. Your mission: dinner and wine. Your itinerary: Get a party of 4 together and plan a night to remember with this cozy package to The Crossing in Clayton, a true classic.
The Crossing VALUE: $400
Enjoy a taste of Italy with this selection of all things divine! Start at An Olive Ovation with an olive oil tasting session for 8 guests. Take your included Italian basket to share with guests and then stroll over to Giovanni’s Kitchen in Ladue to use your $150 gift certificate. Buon appetito!
An Olive Ovation, Giovanni’s Kitchen VALUE: $360
See what the hype is all about when you and nine of your friends are led on a private VIP tour and tasting of the original downtown brewery, the Schlafly Tap Room! After your behind-the-scenes peek of the brewing process, quench your thirst with some sips straight from the tank. Then, hops on over to Hi-Pointe ($100) and sink your teeth into some award-winning grub!
Schlafly Tap Room, Hi-Pointe Drive-In VALUE: $200
This trio of WOW wines from Alpha Omega Winery in Napa Valley, will truly please your palate. This sophisticated bordeaux blend, nestled in its original wooden crates are yours for the drinking. Not so fast! To ensure their value, these bottles are sleeping in a cellar and can be picked up or delivered any time after auction night.
The Werner Family VALUE: $375
Over the river and through the woods to Chandler Hill you’ll go… 8 of you will be shuttled to the region’s most exquisite winery for lunch and libations. Have no fear, the shuttle is near, to drive your sauced bums home.
Brad Werner VALUE: $700
Tapas this! Spray Tans, blow drys and small plates for 6 at BARcelona. Close your eyes: Is this the Costa Brava?
Blown Away, Bronze Tan, Barcelona/Frank Schmitz VALUE: $820
It’s a sophisticated pub crawl! A sommelier will choose your wines to sample at Robust as you snack on light appetizers with your guests. Then head to Almonds in Clayton for a casual dinner for 4. This package is good on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday only.
Robust, Almonds VALUE: $500
Remember the days when all you needed was a keg to host a party? Get your party started with a pony keg from Total Wine and BBQ from Sugarfire ($250). To entertain the kids, Book-N-Bounce STL will set up a bounce house for the day. Warning for the adults: keg stands at your own risk.
Sugarfire, Book-N-Bounce STL, Total Wine VALUE: $375
For the wine connoisseurs, this vertical is a must-have! This offering of Bryant Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon is a rare opportunity for the enthusiast to expand their cellar. The renown Robert Parker rated these extraordinary vintages 93/2002, 96/2003 and 98/2004. Because of it’s delicate nature and extraordinary value, these wines are laying down in a nearby cellar in the heart of Ladue. You may pick them up the day after the auction.
Mark and Stephanie Schnuck VALUE: $1,350
Make your Italian grandmother proud. Put on your apron because two of you will be making fresh pasta behind the scenes (or actually right in front of it) at Pastaria with St. Louis’ James Beard award winner, Ashley Shelton. You will spend an hour with your hands covered in semolina flour at the pasta-making station. Afterwards, invite another couple to join you for a carb-loaded feast of your creations. And if it tastes terrible, you can eat Gerard’s pasta instead.