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2019 Bagna Cauda Live Auction Descriptions

January 30

See the Live Auction Display area located by the podium for further information, rules, disclaimers and expiration dates.


All donations to the West Contra Costa Salesian Boys & Girls Club have no cash value and are non-transferable.


Item #1 – Dinner for 8 with wine paring by La Strada’s Restaurant in San Pablo

Enjoy a fabulous five-course dinner for ten guests prepared by Martino Gonzalez and La Strada’s Restaurant in San Pablo including various wine parings throughout the dinner. La Strada’s reputation for serving meticulously prepared cuisine is well known throughout the Bay Area and dinner you won’t want to miss! A huge thank you to Martino Gonzalez, the owner of La Strada and his staff for their continued support of our boys and girls club. Value is $1,000.


Item #2 – Condo in Puerto Vallarta

Get set for 8 days and 7 nights in beautiful Puerto Vallarta where you will be sipping coffee or margaritas from atop your beachfront condo balcony, overlooking the ocean inlet where fishermen, pelicans, and whales reside. Located in Old Town’s Romantic Zone, it is conveniently surrounded by many of the best restaurants and shopping on the Malecon in Puerto Vallarta. In the morning, lower your breakfast basket to Juan for freshly baked muffins without ever having to leave your chair! Please make reservations 90 days prior. Sleeps four. Two bedrooms, two bathrooms.

Donated by Dr. Samuel & Mikie Sallomi, Elegance Travel & Concierge Services. Value is priceless.


Item #3 – Dinner for Eight by Richmond Fire Department

Here is your opportunity to invite seven additional guests for dinner with an in-service working fire company at a local fire station.  Enjoy a tour of the fire station, if an opportunity is available, enjoy & experience what they do.  Everyone knows that fire fighters are some of the best cooks on the planet and they would like you to experience firsthand their culinary expertise; they guarantee you won’t go home hungry. They cannot provide alcohol, but you are more than welcome to provide your own. Donated by Jim Russey. Value priceless!


Item #4 – Autographed and Framed Steph Curry Jersey

Here is an opportunity for you to own a coveted signed and framed basketball jersey of Golden State Warrior Steph Curry. Hailed as the greatest shooter in NBA history, Curry helped the Warriors win the first championship since 1975 and is a two-time league MVP. This jersey comes with a signed letter of authenticity and the winner bidder will truly own a piece of NBA history. This item was donated by Boys and Girls Club Board member Eddie Menosse. Value priceless.


Item #5 – The Magic of South Africa    

Filming location of “I Dreamed of Africa” with Kim Bassinger, get ready for a once in a lifetime experience. Enjoy a six-day and six-night photo safari for two in the heart of Zulu Land. Located in Private Zulu Nyala Game Reserve and is arguably one of the richest wildlife conservation regions of Africa. Your trip will include 3 full meals daily, prepared by the finest international chefs, 2 daily open Land Rover trips with experienced guides and some of the best close-up viewing of some of the most spectacular wild life in Africa. The trip includes your choice of the Zulu Nyala Heritage Safari Lodge or Zulu Nyala Tented Safari Lodge, Standard Room. The offer expires in two years (November 2019) and is non-transferable and non-refundable. Minimum bid is $2,500. Value is over $5,000 each and 2 packages can be sold.  


Item #6 – Napa Valley Wine Country Tour

This wine package includes a tasting for 4 at both the Caymus and Consentino Wineries in beautiful Napa along the Saint Helena Highway in the heart of Napa’s wine country.  The trip includes a four-hour limousine service and a magnum each of Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon and Laird Phantom Ranch Pinot Noir. Donated by Boys and Girls Club Board member Nicole Aguayo. Value is $850.


Item #7 – It’s All About the Tapas! (TBD)

Boys and Girls Club Board Member Chef Jeff Allenstein will play host to 10 lucky guests at his beautiful Belvedere home serving a delicious Tapas dinner with a Northern Italian influence. Jeff will be selecting his favorite wines to pair with the dinner, so don’t miss this chance to enjoy good food, good wine with good company! Donated by Boys and Girls Club Board member Jeff Allenstein. Value is priceless!


Item #8Golf Package Extravaganza

Just can’t get enough if golf? Tired of sitting around the house waiting for the weather to change? Wait no further. We are offering an amazing experience for golfers of all ages and talents.

  • Foursome at the beautiful Alister McKenzie designed Northwood Golf Course, good for one year. Along with a $45 gift certificate at the course snack bar, plus two bottles of wine and a $100 gift certificate for dinner at Negri’s Restaurant in Occidental after a fun day of golf along the Russian River. Donated by Boys and Girls Club Board member John Ziesenhenne. Value is $350.
  • Round of golf for four at the famed Richmond Country Club, with cart. Donated by the Richmond Country Club. Value is $500.


Item #9 – Golden State Warrior Tickets

Don’t miss this chance to see our own Golden State Warriors. The item includes two sets of two lower level seats, plus VIP parking and access to the BMW Club. We will offer these sets of tickets to the two highest bidders; however, the highest bidder wins a set of Warrior player bobble head dolls, including Andre Iguodala, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, Steph Curry, Kevin Durant and Nate Thurmond.  Donated by Boys and Girls Club Board member Bill McCombe. Value is over $1,000.


Item #10 – Nubo Spa Package – Zehra


Item #11 – Benicia Restaurant Package – Tommy


Item #12 – Ravioli Dinner for 8 – Doreen


Item #13 – Step Back in Time Dinner for 8 – Lynda


Item #14 – Weekend in North Lake Tahoe for two plus scenic flight – Joe L.


Item #14 – Boxing Memorabilia – Nicole


Item #15 – Tools and a date with Mr. Fixit – Joe A.


Item #16 – Fishing Trip – Bill






West Contra Costa Salesian Boy’s & Girl’s Club does not endorse, warrant or guarantee any auction item. Please review all auction item displays for disclosure information, including, but not limited to, expiration dates and estimated value of items. Live Auction items donated to the 2018 Bagna Cauda are non-transferable or redeemable for cash or exchange. Some restrictions may apply. All reservations must be in accordance with donor stipulations. All Live Auction items have expiration dates.




January 30