Stay and Dine at Jedediah Hawkins, Clam With Frank Scarola, Blend Merliance: It’s the Silent Auction at HARVEST East End

Event participants and other community partners have contributed an amazing array of cooking classes, wine tours and tastings, unique items and fun trips, all for your bidding pleasure!

Get ready to bid on the one-of-a-kind experiences with East End winemakers and chefs only available this Saturday at HARVEST EAST END! Event participants and other community partners have contributed an amazing array of cooking classes, wine tours and tastings, unique items and fun trips, all for your bidding pleasure! Join us at HARVEST for your chance to take home one or more of our fantastic silent auction lots!
See also part 1 and part 2 of this series for more HARVEST silent auction.

Consider the Clam – Scarola Vineyards
Gather a group of 4 people, pull on your waders and come clamming with vintner Frank Scarola of Scarola Vineyards! Bring your bounty back to Cedar House on Sound B&B, co-owned by Frank and Donna Scarola, and David and Donna Perrin, for a tour of their newly planted vineyard and B&B, and tasting of Scarola wines with your clams. Also, enjoy a two-night stay at the Scarolas’ private beach house for four any consecutive Friday and Saturday in June 2013.
Value: $2,300
Opening bid: $805

Gatsby Afternoon – Clovis Point
Play tennis, have a swim and enjoy lunch for four at the turn-of-the-century Jamesport home of Clovis Point partners Hal Ginsburg and Mary Bayno. Follow the visit with a tour and tasting at the vineyard a short ride away.
Value: $500
Opening bid: $150

Paella Party! – Palmer Vineyards
Join Palmer Vineyards’ Spanish-born winemaker Miguel Martin for a very special evening for eight. Start the night with a sunset tour of the vineyard and winetasting with Miguel. Then dig in to a hearty dinner of delicious authentic Spanish paella, complete with local seafood and paired with Palmer’s award-winning wines, all served at a table set among the beautiful vines of Palmer Vineyards.
Value: $600
Opening bid: $180

Make Merliance – Merliance
The cooperative blend of 100% merlot made by the Merliance is made once each year, with the winemakers of the Alliance coming together to taste and create this signature wine. The eponymous blend is typically made in wintertime, between December and March, and you and a guest are invited to join us for this once-in-a-lifetime chance to participate in making the 2011 vintage! Package also includes a half-case of 2010 Merliance, which has not yet been released, to take home from HARVEST!
Value: $500
Opening bid: $150

Vines, Wines and Vistas – Channing Daughters Winery
Enjoy a vineyard walk with Channing Daughters Winery’s viticulture guru Larry Perrine, VIP tasting with winemaker Christopher Tracy, a walk through the vineyard’s sculpture garden and mixed case of wine.
Value: $500
Opening bid: $150

Demystify the Macaron – Metro Macs
Mirabelle Chef de Cuisine Paolo Fontana has launched a line of macarons called Metro Macs. Paolo invites you and a guest to the kitchen at the Simons Center Cafe (on the SUNY Stonybrook campus) to learn to  make this fun and flavorful traditional french confection. Together, you’ll create one large batch in the color and filling-flavor of your choice.
Value: $500
Opening bid: $150

Rendezvous with a French Master Baker – Maison Kayser
Spend the afternoon in the exclusive New York City baking kitchen of Maison Kayserwith Executive Master Baker Yann Ledoux. Two people will learn the secrets to making the best bread and baguettes this side of the Atlantic.  This French born baker will teach you the techniques needed to make bread the artisanal, Eric Kayser way–by hand. After three hours in the kitchen, you will be able to create your own special Maison Kayser bread. Then the two of you will be treated to a champagne dinner in the Maison Kayser café.  Enjoy the fruits of your labor and take home your own loaves of bread that evening to enjoy.
Value: $5,000
Opening bid: $1,500

Smokehouse 101 – Foody’s
In addition to his locavore food ethic (he’s on the board of Slow Food East End), Foody’s chef/owner Bryan Futerman is known for his fantastic wood-fired smoked meats. Win this package and your group of four will enter the inner sanctum (the kitchen) at Foody’s for a demonstration of Bryan’s secrets for making flavorful, succulent smoked meats.
Value: $250
Opening bid: $90

Stay, Dine at The Jedediah Hawkins Inn
If you love the magic of inventive, delicious cuisine, and the romance of history and crisp cotton sheets, bid on this package from the Jedediah Hawkins Inn in Jamesport! Enjoy a two-night stay at this one-time whaling captain’s home, and dinner for two downstairs at Luce & Hawkins, chef’ed by James Beard Award-winning chef, Keith Luce.
Value: $850
Opening bid: $255

Reel in a Live One! – Remark Charters
Join Captain Max Kramer of Remark Charters on the Atlantic waters 20 miles off Montauk Point for a deep-sea fishing excursion! This summertime trip is 12 hours of Pelagic fishing–trolling for Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi and Marlin, and chumming for Sharks.
Value: $1,650
Opening bid: $495

Bring a Snake to Dinner - Riedel
When you decant a wine, it’s a bit of theater added to your dinner table. Turn up the drama of decanting with this exquisite crystal decanter from Riedel, fashioned in the shape of a snake.
Value: $525
Opening bid: $185

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