Live Auction Items

Join us at the Paving the Way gala on Fri., March 3 to bid on these exciting experiential packages, all while raising funds to support Larkin Street!

Some restrictions apply to the following packages, please see the program booklet at Paving the Way to learn more.

 

THANK YOU TO OUR LIVE AUCTION DONORS!

 

FABULOUS FRENCH LAUNDRY AND MEADOWOOD
Donated by French LaundryMeadowood Napa Valley – John & Michelle Ruskin – Mary Prchal

Enjoy dinner for four at Thomas Keller’s acclaimed restaurant, The French Laundry in Yountville, with an insider’s tour of the kitchens. Winner will receive personal reservations assistance with dinner date scheduling (unrestricted date). Subject to restaurant availability.

Then enjoy one night (two rooms) at the luxurious Meadowood Napa Valley (valid Sunday-Wednesday nights during the months of December through July based on availability, reservations 60 days in advance highly recommended).

 

STINSON BEACH GOURMET LUNCH AND WINE TASTING
Donated by Thumbprint Cellars – Suzi Alexander and Gary Stolzoff – Laura Powell

Your group of 10 will be treated to a perfect afternoon on the deck of the stunning Seadrift Stinson Beach Lagoon home of Larkin Street Board member Suzi Alexander and husband Gary Stolzoff.

Scott Lindstrom-Dake, owner and award-winning winemaker for Healdsburg’s Thumbprint Cellars, will lead a tasting of his wines. Plus, you’ll enjoy delicious (and substantial!) hors d’oeuvres by chefs de cuisine Board Chair Laura Powell and Suzi Alexander. Perfection!!

Must be scheduled on a mutually agreed upon date before March 3, 2018.

 

DON’T GIVE AWAY YOUR SHOT!
SEE HAMILTON IN NEW YORK, NY!

Donated by Alaska Airlines – Jennifer and Chris Brahm – Knickerbocker Hotel – David Zoba

Enjoy fantastic seats on Saturday June 24th, 2017 to perpetually sold-out Hamilton, the musical that received a record-setting 16 Tony nominations, two Grammys and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

You and three guests will fly round trip on Alaska Airlines and check in for two nights (6/23 & 24) at the beautifully remodeled Knickerbocker Hotel, a sophisticated urban sanctuary just a short walk from the theater.

Alaska Airlines tickets are valid for four coach fares to any Alaska Airlines destination excluding Cuba, and expire on March 3, 2018.

 

TOUR, TASTING AND GOURMET
DINNER AT BARNETT VINEYARDS
Donated by Barnett Vineyards

You and your guests will enjoy a casual, intimate and informative wine tasting at Barnett Vineyards. Your curated tasting experience includes a discussion of the winery’s history, unique terroir and winemaking methods.

To complete your Napa experience, you and your guests will be served a gourmet dinner in the winery’s private dining room overlooking magnificent views of the Napa Valley 2,000 feet below.

Must be scheduled on a mutually agreed upon date. Expires March 3, 2018.

 

FIRST CLASS VACATION TO HAWAII
Donated by Virgin AmericaFour Seasons Resort MauiWilkes Bashford

Aloha! You will travel in first class comfort to Maui on award-winning Virgin America, then enjoy the luxury of an ocean view room at the fabulous Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea! Do you love the spa? Or golf? Or Mai Tais by the pool? Use your $500 gift certificate any way you please at the Four Seasons.

For just the right tropical style, Larkin Street Board Member Jeff Garelick of Wilkes Bashford will personally help you select a perfect little something for a sunset stroll along the beach!

 

A SAN FRANCISCO GIANT’S HOME RUN
Donated by Simon Michael

Watch three-time World Series winners, the San Francisco Giants, from your own private Skybox at AT&T Park on Sunday, July 23. Treat 15 friends and family to a spectacular game against the San Diego Padres in this perfectly located box with $500 in gourmet dining delivered directly to you. Skybox and food voucher must be used on Sunday, July 23, 2017.

 

PRIVATE DINNER PARTY IN YOUR HOME
BY CHEF MARK DOMMEN
OF ONE MARKET RESTAURANT

Donated by Chef Mark Dommen – One Market Restaurant – Phil Schlein

“Eating In” takes on a whole new dimension when Michelin Star Chef Mark Dommen of One Market Restaurant is preparing dinner for 8 right in your kitchen!

Chef Dommen’s career began at Fleur de Lys in San Francisco under mentor Chef Hubert Keller. He then spent four years in New York honing his craft, including opening Palladin as Sous Chef for the legendary Chef Jean-Louis Palladin, before returning to San Francisco and One Market.

Includes wine pairings provided by Schlein Vineyard. Service staff included. Mutually agreed upon date no later than March 1, 2018, winner must book 60 days in advance. Dinner must be held in San Francisco.

 

ULTIMATE MEXICAN VACATION AT ESPERANZA
Donated by Fiona and Hal Barnett – Alaska Airlines – Auberge Resorts

Travel first class with Alaska Airlines to your stunning destination on Mexico’s Baja Peninsula. Enjoy a relaxing week (May 7th to May 14 2017) at Esperanza, a singular resort experience that is part of the luxury Auberge Resorts collection. Your spacious private vacation retreat includes all the comforts of home plus access to world-class dining and the Cabo spa, named No. 1 spa in Latin America by Travel and Leisure.

The stunning waters of the Sea of Cortez create a wonderful setting for activities such as snorkeling, whale watching, sailing, and sport-fishing. Five championship-level golf courses are just minutes away. Nearby Cabo San Lucas offers eclectic shopping, dining, and nightlife.

You and one guest will also experience a private tequila tasting, choosing from 100 varieties of Mexico’s most sophisticated tequilas in a unique setting perched over the Sea of Cortez.

Certificates for Spa and Tequila Tasting valid until February 13th, 2018. Week at Esperanza must be taken May 7 to May 14, 2017. Alaska Airlines tickets are valid for four first class fares to any Alaska Airlines destination excluding Cuba, and expire on March 3, 2018.

 

BBQ & BREW WITH GIANTS WORLD SERIES
PITCHER JEREMY AFFELDT
Donated by Jeremy Affeldt – Jennifer and Chris Brahm

You and 15 guests will join San Francisco Giants pitcher Jeremy Affeldt for BBQ featuring some of Jeremy’s favorite dishes and liquid refreshment from 21st Amendment Brewery. Larkin Street Youth Services will co-host. Grab a tasty plate, sip a cold brew and chat with Jeremy about baseball, Larkin Street, and life. Hosted at the San Francisco home of Larkin Street board member Jennifer & Chris Brahm.

Along with your BBQ comes something no die-hard Giants fan will want to pass up, two VIP tickets to the Jeremy Affeldt and Friends Charity Bash on June 11, 2017. This fundraiser for Jeremy’s charity, Generation Alive, features Giants players and coaches pitching in as celebrity bartenders for a night of food, drinks, entertainment and autographs. These VIP tickets include exclusive early entry to the event for an hour of one-on-one mingling with Giants personnel.

BBQ must be a mutually agreeable date for all parties and booked 30 days in advance. Offer expires March 3, 2018. Charity Bash date is June 11, 2017.

 

CIVICS 101, THE BEST OF WASHINGTON DC
Donated by The Watergate Hotel – Virgin America

Tour the US Capitol building that is home to the 448-seat House of Representatives Chamber and the 100-seat Senate Chamber. Then it’s off to another branch of government, the US Supreme Court. Your private, docent-led tour is arranged by the office of San Francisco’s own US District Court Judge Charles Breyer, brother of Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, and provides your group with access to areas of the building not open to the general public.

The National Museum of African American History and Culture is the hottest ticket in town. Enter the museum an hour in advance of the crowds to begin your exploration of the story of our nation, seen through the experience and contributions of African Americans.

Your accommodations are at the legendary and recently remodeled Watergate Hotel. Attention to detail is the standard, and intrigue can be found just beyond every curve.

Tours and museum early entry available M-F only, on a mutually agreed upon date, 30-days advance notice highly recommended and must be redeemed by 3/3/2018. Watergate hotel room subject to availability, expires 2/7/2018, blackout dates apply.

Virgin America tickets good for first class round trip airfare for two to anywhere in the domestic network. All travel must be completed by December 14th, 2017. Seats are subject to availability and blackout dates apply. Passes must be booked on the same itinerary, and travel must be booked 21 days in advance.

 

GLENLIVET SINGLE MALT TASTING EXPERIENCE
Donated by Pernod RicardGrace Street Catering

Take a journey through Speyside with the guidance of a Master of Scotch and discover The Glenlivet Single Malts. Treat 20 of your friends and family to a comparative whiskey tasting and education – your evening will kick off with a Glenlivet welcome cocktail followed by a guided tasting through The Glenlivet 15-year-old, 18-year-old, 21-year-old and 25-year-old expressions. You will be educated on the art of making whiskey, the history and heritage behind the Single Malt that started it all, and of course the art of enjoying whiskey.

Grace Street Catering will prepare and serve hearty hors d’oeuvres for the ultimate cocktail party!

Host this event in your home or at Grace Street Catering’s Oakland facility. Mutually agreed upon date with 30-days advance notice of booking. Attendees must be 21 years and older. Location restricted to SF, East Bay, Marin and Peninsula. Expires Sept. 3, 2017.

 

GO GO GOKARTING!
Donated by Simraceway Performance Driving Center

Satisfy your need for speed with this thrilling day on California’s longest karting track, the Simraceway Performance Karting Center. Ten drivers will compete for the coveted title of Larkin Street Grand Prix Champion!

Convene at Sonoma Raceway in the morning. Each competitor will be equipped with a full racing suit and helmet. Then, take to the track in one of Simraceway’s Sprint Karts, capable of reaching speeds in excess of 60 mph!

You’ll have multiple track sessions, and after each session, you’ll receive expert coaching from Simraceway’s professional instructors. After you’ve left it all out on the track, enjoy a celebratory lunch. This is a great family, guys, gals event or for teens and their friends.

Mutually agreed upon date. Expires Dec. 17, 2017. Must be 13 years old or older.

 

Are you excited yet? Join us on Fri, March 3 to get a chance at these amazing items and much more.