The 2021 Tribute Dinner honoring Giada De Laurentiis and Eduardo M. Sardiña hosted by Masters of Ceremonies Emilio & Emily Estefan will include an extravagant LIVE AUCTION featuring the once-in-a-lifetime travel and dining experiences below.
2021 Tribute Dinner Auction Lots
Lot 1: High Style for High Rollers
*Two (2) first class round-trip tickets to travel on American Airlines from North America (48 US contiguous states, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean) to Las Vegas, Nevada. Limousine service upon arrival.
*Two (2) night stay in a Luxury King Room at The Cromwell Hotel Las Vegas: The Cromwell is the Strip’s first Las Vegas standalone boutique hotel. Each of the 188 rooms features accommodations in a sophisticated and seductive atmosphere. The hotel offers enticing nightlife, free live entertainment, a digital concierge, and exquisite celebrity chef dining.
*VIP Tasting Menu for two (2), along with signed menus at Giada.
*Three (3) day, two (2) night stay at a premiere hotel on the fabulous Las Vegas Strip.
*Enjoy dinner at Rao’s in Caesars Palace, which features a replica of the 12-table landmark in New York City, with an open patio, center bar, private dining, and event space. Wines for this dinner will be personally selected by one of Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits’ Master Sommeliers.
*Enjoy the excitement of a famous show at the Caesars Palace Colosseum: “Home of the Greatest Entertainers in the World.”
*Dine at Wolfgang Puck’s legendary flagship restaurant Spago, recognized for igniting Las Vegas’s dining scene into a culinary epicenter. Wines for this dinner will be personally selected by one of Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits’ Master Sommeliers.
*Two tickets to “O” by Cirque du Soleil Weaving a tapestry of artistry, surrealism and theatrical romance, “O” pays tribute to the beauty of theatre.
American Airlines Travel Certificates are subject to availability and may be used for air travel wholly on American Airlines or its Airline Associates. Travel Certificate restrictions apply. The dates of your stay are based upon hotel availability; incidentals are not included. NO SUBSTITUTIONS. Air transportation, and tax and gratuities are not included. One (1) bottle of red wine and one (1) bottle of white wine will be selected for your dinners; any alcohol beverages above and beyond those two (2) bottles will be the guest’s responsibility.
Lot #2: Passport to The Promised Land
*Two (2) business class round-trip tickets on American Airlines to travel from North America (48 US contiguous states, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean) to Tel Aviv, Israel.
*Two (2) night stay at The Jaffah, A Luxury Collection Hotel in Tel Aviv, Israel: This luxury hotel presents a contemporary, minimalist design within an exquisite, restored 19th century building. Jaffa’s historical wonders harmonize with a timeless appeal to enrich your experience.
*Three (3) night stay at The Orient Hotel in Jerusalem, Israel.
*VIP tour of Yad Vashem: The World Holocaust Remembrance Center. Explore one of Jerusalem’s most popular tourist sites with an expert Yad Vashem guide.
*A VIP tour to The EINSTEIN ARCHIVE: Visit the house of Einstein’s entire estate and intellectual legacy, including over 80,000 archives he bequeathed to Hebrew University. The archive is dedicated to celebrating the ideals and imagination of one of the world’s greatest scientists and humanitarians. This tour is private, exclusive and by invitation only as the Archive does not accept visitors on a regular basis.
*VIP Tour of Mahne Yehuda – This famous market, is not only Jerusalem’s main market presenting the best Israeli products, but also a center of authentic Middle Eastern culinary excellence. Experience an exciting new service: Women Cooking in Ein Karm. Visitors will enjoy a home cooked meal, hear their stories, and experience their lives. The tour also includes tasting of handmade cheeses, using ancient techniques, Kurdish food and much more!
The Jaffah: Valid August 1, 2021 – August 1, 2022. Not valid during peak seasons, Jewish/Christian Holidays. Subject to availability. The Orient Hotel: Blackout dates include public holidays, Jewish and non-Jewish holidays, and July – August. Valid through July 1, 2022. American Airlines Travel Certificates are subject to availability and may be used for air travel wholly on American Airlines or its Airline Associates. Travel Certificate restrictions apply.
Lot #3: The French Connection
*Two (2) business class round-trip tickets to travel on American Airlines from North America (48 US contiguous states, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean) to Paris, France.
*One (1) night stay at Le Cinq Codet in Paris, France. Le Cinq Codet is a 5-star hotel located in the very chic 7th arrondissement between the Eiffel Tower and the Invalides Museum. This rare and surprising building dates back to the 1930s, which gives the hotel an unpredictable yet pleasant atmosphere.
*Two (2) night stay at Le Domaine de Primard in Guainville, France. Previously the home of French actress and style icon, Catherine Deneuve, located less than one hour away from Paris in the Eure Valley and anchored in the romantic atmosphere of a magnificent 18th century property, Le Domaine de Primard is the ultimate fantasy destination!
*Two (2) night stay at Airelles, Château de Versailles, Le Grand Contrôle in Versailles, France. Celebrating the Grand Opening on June 1 in the heart of the Château de Versailles estate, this spectacular new property is one of the year’s most anticipated luxury hotel openings. With privileged access to Château de Versailles and its grounds, guests can explore exclusive, unseen spaces of the Palace after hours. The culinary program features celebrated Chef Alain Ducasse and the experience is truly heightened as every guest is assigned a dedicated butler with no ask too big or small.
Restrictions: Hotel stays are valid through February 29, 2022. Reservations required and are subject to availability. Hotel blackout dates including holiday season apply. Taxes not included. American Airlines Travel Certificates are subject to availability and may be used for air travel wholly on American Airlines or its Airline Associates. Travel Certificate restrictions apply. Experiences are available Monday through Friday, with immersion tastings typically starting in the morning at around 10am and concluding at around 3:30pm. Participants must be 21 or older.
Lot #4: Under the Tuscan Sun
*Two (2) business class round-trip tickets to travel on American Airlines from North America (48 US contiguous states, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean) to Rome, Italy.
*One (1) week stay at Monteverdi Tuscany in a 3-bedroom Private Village House Amiata for Up to six (6) people are welcome. Within the house, you will find three (3) king-sized bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, spa bathroom with whirlpool, rainfall shower and steam room, private entrance, modern fully-equipped kitchen, cozy living room with wood-burning fireplace, dining area with a large table, balcony with spectacular views of Monte Amiata and the Val d’Orcia, private garden with barbecue and dining terrace, and a private, outdoor kitchen.
Monteverdi Tuscany, a village for connections that inspire! Centrally located between Rome and Florence, Monteverdi is a luxury boutique hotel that offers stunning panoramic views of the Val d’Orcia region of Tuscany, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The grounds of Monteverdi are not confined within a single building but instead, are infused into a living, breathing, hilltop village, where curious and creative minds can be enriched and re-energized. Guests are encouraged to immerse themselves in the richness of life at Monteverdi through the property’s iconic performing arts venue, curated art gallery, enticing Culinary Academy, and innovative Monteverdi Spa & Regenerative Clinic. Monteverdi is also home to a state-of-the-art Meeting & Retreat Center for companies and executives seeking a place of rejuvenation and inspiration.
Valid through 2022. Blackout dates include September and October. American Airlines Travel Certificates are subject to availability and may be used for air travel wholly on American Airlines or its Airline Associates. Travel Certificate restrictions apply.
Lot #5: Amanyara, Turks & Caicos Islands
*Three (3) night stay in a Four Bedroom Tranquility Villa at Amanyara, Turks and Caicos. Amanyara (‘peaceful place’) is a secluded beachside resort situated on the island of Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos. The property’s white-sand beach and rocky coves border Northwest Point Marine National Park acclaimed for some of the world’s best wall and reef diving.
*Rosé and canape sunset cocktail hour in the villa one night during the stay.
*Roundtrip Airport transfers included.
Valid for travel June 1- November 15, 2021, December 1 -December 16, 2021, Jan 14 – 31, 2022, April 28 – June 30, 2022. Blackout dates apply such as holiday weekends. Based on availability at the time of booking.
GET AWAY WITH BACARDI TO SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO
*VIP Private tour of Casa Bacardi (not available to the public), which includes the experience of blending your own custom and personalized bottle of Bacardi Rum as well as ground transportation to and from Casa Bacardi.
*$1,000 gift certificate for airfare.
*Two (2) night stay at La Concha Renaissance San Juan Resort (includes breakfast).
*$200 gift card for dinner at Santaella (or another restaurant to be reserved).
*Day trip on group catamaran excursion.
*All travel arrangements will be managed through Castillo Tours concierge service.
Booking is non-refundable. Offer is subject to availability. Blackout dates may apply including but not limited to: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Eve.
Special Thank You To: Bacardi U.S.A.
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