2010 Graduation Dinner Live Auction Items

Become the next Iron Chef at the Blue Ribbon Cooking School!

You and 7 guests can enjoy Blue Ribbon’s “Cooking Party,” a casual instructional format with plenty of hands-on cooking time and educational fun. The class begins with an overview of all recipes and techniques and then recipes are prepared in small groups as the instructor guides all of the culinary adventures and instructs the class as a whole throughout. The event ends with a dinner party of all the delicious food prepared in class.  (Value: $760)

Pacific Northwest Backpacking Adventure

Experience the beautiful Pacific Northwest next summer with a fantastic 3-day, 2-night mountain or beach backpacking adventure for up to 6 people within a four-hour drive from Seattle. Your personal backpacking guide will organize your group and prepare you with a group assessment, trip and menu planning, an organizing meeting and training for novices, and procurement of backpacking items not already possessed by trip participants. Bring your cameras and adventurous spirits! Good from June-September 2010 on a mutually agreed upon long weekend and can be customized to include young people, ages 12 and over. (Value: $600)

A Round of Golf with WA State Reps. Bob Hasegawa & Eric Pettigrew

Join Representatives Hasegawa and Pettigrew for an entertaining round of golf.  This auction item will include a game of golf for two guests at Beacon Hill’s own Jefferson Park golf course, some appetizing snacks to keep your spirits up, and 18 holes of fun with two of our favorite elected officials!  The date and time of the golf game will be scheduled in the spring or summer at a time that is convenient for the lucky auction winner and Representatives Hasegawa & Pettigrew. (value: $400)

“Two Lobsters”

1977 sumi painting by noted NW artist George Tsutakawa (1910-1997)
Framed, limited edition reproduction
Born in Seattle, master artist Tsutakawa is renowned for his 75 major fountain sculptures in public spaces in Seattle, Los Angeles, Washington DC, Tokyo, Vancouver, BC and many other cities. As a professor in the School of Art at the University of Washington for nearly 40 years, he also excelled at sumi painting, often depicting the natural life of his beloved Pacific Northwest. (value: $800)

Day of Fly Fishing Lessons

Leave your can of worms at home!  This package is for up to 2 people to learn the art and sport of fly-fishing.  In the Northwest, we are fortunate to be surrounded by sea, rivers and lakes that are teaming with fish.  Your instructor, Thao Tran has been fly-fishing in these locales as well as international waters for almost 20 years.  Come learn how to gracefully cast and present hand-tied flies to salmon or trout on a one-day fishing excursion.  Equipment and lunch is provided.  Fishing destination will be decided based on the winning bidder’s desired interest and season.  If you love the outdoors and have always wanted to fly-fish, here’s a chance to discover your next passion!(Value: $400)

North Indian Dinner for 8

This is a not-to-be-missed auction item for you and seven of your closest friends! The meal will be prepared by Bharati Ghosh with ACLF Board Member Monica Ghosh providing back up. Bharati has been a well regarded Indian cook for over 35 years.  She learned to cook in India and since coming to the U.S. has learned kitchen tricks and recipes from her Indian friends, hailing from all over the subcontinent.  Her recipe box contains diverse, spicy and delicious treats for all.  She happily and lovingly feeds her out-of-this-world culinary creations to family, friends and anyone who crosses her doorstep. Sample menuincludes: pakora or samosas, raita, mustard seed salmon, tandoori chicken, palaak paneer, rice, and a sweet dessert! Redeemable on a mutually agreeable date. (value: $300)

Make a Big Wish!

No time to plan your child’s next birthday party next year? Then let a team of seasoned and fun event planners help, including ACLF’s very own Michelle Lo. Choose up to 5 la carte options: invitations, decorations, food/beverages, cake/dessert, party favors/goodie bags, entertainment, games, art activities, field trip, and community volunteer opportunities. Party for up to 10 kids, ages 1-13 years old. Location in family’s home or appropriate venue on a mutually agreeable date. 1-2 event planners on site with initial consultation 3 months before. Expires 12/31/201. (Value: $500)

Vietnamese Dinner for 10

Gather your friends and enjoy a fabulous seven-course Vietnamese dinner for 10 hosted at the home of ACLF board member and past president Mai Nguyen. The mouth-watering menu includes: green papaya salad, clay pot catfish, halibut simmered with fresh tomatoes, rib eye beef with caramelized onions, sweet and sour catfish, shrimp, and coconut flan. On a mutually agreeable date. (value: $400)

A Power Lunch to Satisfy Your Spirit!

Be part of this rare opportunity to share a lovely meal with K.C. Executive Dow Constantine, Seattle City Council Member Tom Burgess, Martha Choe and Uncle Bob Santos to discuss the API community in Seattle —  it’s past, present and future;  and learn how to get involved and inspired to make a difference.   The lunch will take place in the beautiful Fairmont at the Olympic Hotel.  Only xx seats available!  Date to be determined.  Expires 12/31/2011. (Value:$100 per seat)

Wood Fire Oven Pizza Party

Invite 8 of your best friend to celebrate an afternoon of hand-crafted beers and hand-made pizza.  These pizza’s are made by home chef extraordinaire Vincent Badagnani.  As a 3rd generation Italian, Vincent has been self trained on making wood fired oven pizzas.  Topped with only local ingredients, his toppings include Salumi’s famous cured meats and organic ingredients and his style of pizza is in the tradition of a Neapolitan Pizzeria.  (value: $300)

Weekend at Snoqualmie / Wenatchee National Forest (includes catered food!)

Spend a beautiful weekend of your choice at a picturesque cabin in Mt. Rainier National Park! Gourmet meals will be planned and catered by Dawn Rego. Assuming a 3 day, 2 night trip.  Included meals are 2 dinners, 2 lunches that can travel (i.e. for hiking) and 2 breakfasts.  All meals will be pre-made, delivered to your desired meeting place and easy for you and your group to assemble, reheat and enjoy!

Cruise for Six on Lake Washington with Representative Eric Pettigrew

Bring five of your friends to join Representative Eric Pettigrew for a cruise around Lake Washington. Be prepared for great food, refreshing drinks, fantastic views, and wonderful company. You may even end up as captain! Pick a date and time and Rep. Pettigrew will arrange the rest. (value: priceless)

Hot Pot Party

Come enjoy an authentic Chinese hot pot dinner for (8) at the condo of Albert Shen.  Hot pot (Chinese: 火鍋; pinyin: huǒ guō), less commonly Chinese fondue or steamboat, refers to several East Asian varieties of stew, consisting of a simmering metal pot of stock at the center of the dining table. While the hot pot is kept simmering, ingredients are placed into the pot and are cooked at the table. This hot pot comes with full seafood, meats, vegetables and other hot pot delicacies.  You have the option of having a hot spicy, non-spicy or vegetarian hot pot as well.  Wine, sake and other beverages are included so come enjoy this winter time eating experience!

Romantic 2 Night Resort Condo

Two night accommodations at a Vacation Internationale resort condo timeshare of your choice at: Whistler, BC; Newport, OR; Leavenworth, WA or Discovery Bay, WA. Maximum two people.  Minimum 60 days advance booking and depending on availability.  Good until Dec 31, 2011. (value: $450)

Fun Frenzy!

Northwest African American Museum

One Family Membership to the new Northwest African American Museum.

Northwest Film Forum

1-Dual membership for the NW Film Forum, entitling holders to discount movie tickets, equipment, and facility rentals. 5-admit two passes for film screenings, exp. 11/4/11

Seattle Aquarium

Five guest passes to the Seattle Aquarium

Experience Music Project/Science Fiction Museum

Four general admission passes to the EMP/SFM

Museum of History & Industry

Four one-time guest passes to MOHAI

Comedy Underground

Two admit-2 passes (four guests) to a Comedy Underground show

Burke Museum

Four museum passes to the Burke Museum

Seattle Art Museum

One ticket for 2 general admissions to the Seattle Art Museum

ACME Bowling

Certificates for 10 free games of bowling

Museum of Flight

Four admission passes to the Museum of Flight

UW World Series

2 tickets to see the Philharmonia Quartett Berlin on Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Lucky Strike Lanes

Power Party at Lucky Strike lanes! Includes 1 hour of unlimited time play cards on non-redemption games, plus 500 points towards redemption games for up to eight people!

More live auction items COMING SOON!


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