Growing Chefs! From Farms to Forks 5 Silent Auction Preview!

Get yourself ready because here is a sneak peak at just a few of the fantastic items we have lined up for you in our From Farms to Forks 5 silent auction on Oct 5th, 2014!
 
1. GROW YOUR CELLAR
Donated by: Enotecca Wineris and Resorts Inc.
Savour a selection of LaStella Winery and LeVieux Pin winery vintages.
 
2. EXPLORE VANCOUVER!
Explore Vancouver like never before and be a tourist in your own town with tickets to some of the city's most exciting attractions.
Includes: Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver Aquarium, Beaty Biodiversity Museum, Capilano Suspension Bridge, VanDusen Botantical Garden.
 
3. DINE OUT FOR A YEAR!
Taste what Vancouver has to offer. Enjoy gift certificates to fabulous Vancouver restaurants. Dine out every month for more than a year!
Includes: The Abbey, Pourhouse, Dockside, Parker, Hamilton St. Grill, Bambuddha, Rangoli, Maenam and more!
 
4. THE PAIRINGS
Donated by: Constellation Canada
Relive the night's wine tastings with a bottle of each pairing!
 
5. COOK LIKE A CHEF!
Donated by: Pacific Insitute of Culinary Arts
Pick up some serious skills from the professional chef instructors here at Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts. Includes: A gift certificate for two to one of PICA's Cook! in the City Programs. Choose from a wide range of basic classes, such as 'The Science of Dough', 'Butchery Basics', 'A Pastry Chef's Magic', or from one of the fun themed evenings and learn all about the food of Spain, India, Japan, and more!
 
6. THE TEA & COFFEE COLLECTION
Donated by: Namasthe Tea Co. and Ethical Bean
A collection of fine coffee and locally blended teas. 

Three different roasts from Ethical Bean Coffee & a selection of locally blended teas from Namasthe Tea Co
 
7. TAKE A CULINARY TRIP TO KELOWNA
Donated by: Delta Grand Okanagan Resort & Raudz
Enjoy a Romantic Culinary Inspired Getaway in the Okanagan.
Includes: One Night Stay in a Mode Club Room at the Delta Okanagan Grand
Continental Breakfast for two
Evening Hors D’oeuvres and Lounge concierge
Sparkling Wine and Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Dinner for Two at RauDZ Regional Table
 
8. DINNER WITH CHAMPIONS
Donated by: Vancouver Canucks
Watch the Canucks in style! Enjoy dinner for two in the Exclusive Members Only Captain's Room before cheering on the Canucks in their October 28th game against the Carolina Hurricane.

Includes: Dinner for two at the Members Only Captain's Room, 2 Canucks tickets in Section 102 for October 28th game, Access to Captain's Room during Intermissions
 
9. LEARN TO FORAGE
Donated by: Swallow Tail Canada
Learn all you need to know about the fungus among us! With Swallow Tail Canada's online foraging course, you'll learn how to SAFELY gather, prepare and cook hundreds of unique tastes and flavours found only in nature. This online course covers greens, wild berries, urban foraging, mushrooms and more! This is an online program (all you need is a computer and internet connection), which includes detailed video training on cooking and foraging as well as discussion forums where you can ask Chef Robin your trickiest questions.
 
10. LOCAL GOURMAND
Donated by: Saul Good Gift Co.
This basket is a culinary journey through British Columbia that is filled with unusual, exotic and unexpected surprises that will undoubtedly delight the most discerning palettes.
 
11. A RARE VINTAGE
Donated by: Montagu Cellars
From the cellars of the smallest British Columbia wine producer comes Three-Barrel Merlot. Enjoy six bottles of this limited vintage--aged for two years in barrel (33% new oak) and 1 year in
bottle before release.

 
12. PICK ME PINOT!
Donated by: Sage Hills Organic Estate Winery and Vineyards
Sage Hills’ premium small lot wines are made from hand picked, organically grown grapes on the beautiful sunny slopes of Summerland, BC. Enjoy a case of their inagural release: (bullet) 2012 Sage Hills Pinot Gris
 
13. STORY BASKET
Take home this magical basket of signed children’s books. Items range from picture books to fact-based readers and young adult novels. Includes titles from authors: Ellen Schwartz, Erin Bow, Irene N. Watts, Shelley Hrdlitschka, K.L. Denman, Kathryn E. Shoemaker, Norma Charles, James Leck, Beryl Young, Kathleen Ward, Marilyn Helmer, Sonia Nadeau, Rosemary Ellis
 
14. STAYCATION
Donated by: Listel Hotel & Forage
Enjoy a luxury vacation right here at home! Spend a night in Vancouver's most art-full hotel--The Listel Hotel. Each Gallery Room is its own individual gallery displaying original and limited edition works by renowned international artists. You'll also enjoy dinner at Forage--featuring fresh, local and, of course, foraged, cuisine by renowned chef Chris Whittaker.
Includes: One night stay in a Gallery Room $75 gift certificate to Forage
15. Go Lions Go!
Donated by Vera's Burger Shack
Watch the BC Lions battle the Ottawa RedBlacks from the best seats in the house on October 11th! Two Club seats, featuring in-seat food and beverage service, executive-style seating, and access to two exclusive lounges. Also includes a $50 gift certificate to Vera's Burgers.