Gourmet Dinner

Gourmet Dinner

GOURMET DINNER september 30, 2021

AN INVITATION-ONLY EVENING HONORING

patty arvielo

Recipient of the Joel K. Rubenstein Award

2021 Gourmet Dinner DETAILs

Celebrate the tradition of mentorship and the hands that built Big Brothers Big Sisters. Gourmet Dinner is a one-of-a-kind outdoor event in Orange County benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters’ one-to-one youth mentoring programs.

September 30, 2021
NEWPORT BEACH COUNTRY CLUB

Reception and dinner to begin at 5 p.m.

Tables range from $15,000 to $25,000

For Gourmet Dinner tables and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Cherylee Shaar at 714.426.5642

JOEL K. RUBENSTEIN AWARD

A Gourmet Dinner tradition, the Joel K. Rubenstein award is named after a beloved Big Brothers Big Sisters board member who dedicated his life to improving the futures of children in Orange County. Recipients are individuals who have provided continued support over the years. These are the “hands that helped build Big Brothers Big Sisters.”

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Gourmet Dinner Honoree 2021

2021 patty arvielo

SEPTEMBER 30, 2021 | 57TH ANNUAL GOURMET DINNER

57th Annual Gourmet Dinner

LIVE AUCTION PREVIEW

Come ready to bid on exciting experiences!

Contact Cherylee Shaar at 714.426.5642 or [email protected] if interested in placing a proxy bid.

Experience presented by: Lugano Diamonds & Todd Pickup

Value: $25,000

Robb Report’s annual Car of the Year experience puts VIP attendees in the driver’s seat during the ultimate event that celebrates luxury, performance, design, and engineering. During this spirited competition, up to 13 of the world’s greatest automotive marques present their flagship offerings for the coming model year.

This private event is reserved exclusively for RR1 members only, but the winning bidder of this auction will get to enjoy a coveted spot at this unforgettable multiday experience. At the event, the vote is in your hands as you pursue the ultimate test-drives on the winding roads of California’s breathtaking wine country. The results are then published in Robb Report’s annual Car of the Year issue.

Beyond the driving experiences, Car of the Year includes accommodations for two nights at Meadowood Napa Valley, extraordinary meals, sumptuous wine-paired dinners, wine tastings and activities for non-driving guests. Round trip transportation via private Citation from John Wayne Airport (SNA) is also included.

Travel must be on a mutually agreed upon date subject to experience dates, scheduled a minimum of six weeks in advance. All experiences are final sale. Booking of all experiences must be mutually agreed upon with both donor and winner. Agency will coordinate all correspondence.

Experience provided by: Navin Narang

Value: Priceless

 

Bleed purple and gold this upcoming 2019/20 season! You and a guest will sit courtside as perennial all-star Lebron James leads the Los Angeles Lakers in his second season with the team. This package includes a meet-and-greet opportunity with controlling owner and president Jeanie Buss.

Package expires 1 year from the purchase date. All experiences are final sale. Booking of all experiences must be mutually agreed upon with both donor and winner, and scheduled a minimum of six weeks in advance.  Dates are subject to availability. Agency will coordinate all correspondence. The package includes 2 floor seat tickets. Transportation to LA/Staples Center is not included.

Donated by: Mark Pomerantz

Value: $10,000

Experience the sophistication of Mark Pomerantz of Mark Pomerantz clothing.  Every garment is made from a belief in a singular quality, every detail engineered to fulfill a specific sartorial vision – a flawless intersection of functional design and aesthetic form. Mark Pomerantz also offers a permanent collection of contemporary, classic clothing to complement the seasonal collection. 

VIDEO: Menswear Designer, Mark Pomerantz gives us an intimate look into his creative process behind his seasonal collections, his inspirations and passion for design.

Package valid for 1 year from Sept. 26, 2019 and must be redeemed by September 2020. Winner may apply $10,000 toward wardrobe as desired. All experiences are final sale.

Experience provided by: Tom Reyes

Value: Priceless

You and three friends will enjoy VIP tickets and backstage passes during a weekend hosted by Tom Reyes. The package includes hotel accommodations for four (double occupancy) at the Grand Hyatt, and private transportation to and from the venue. Choose between either weekend of the music festival (April 10-12 or April 17-19). Transportation to the desert is not included. 

Package expires April 19, 2020. All experiences are final sale. Booking of all experiences must be mutually agreed upon with both donor and winner, subject to experience dates and scheduled a minimum of six weeks in advance. Agency will coordinate all correspondence.

Experience provided by: Todd Pickup

Value: $10,000

Party like rockstar in Las Vegas! You and three friends will enjoy the VIP treatment during Phil Collins’ Still Not Dead Yet 2019 tour stop at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Your Bunker Suite offers the best seats on the floor, with a private porte cochere entrance, built-in bars, catering and complimentary club access. The package includes first-class accommodations in the form of two suites for the night at Aria Resort & Casino. Airfare and ground transportation are not included.

Package expires Oct. 19, 2019. All experiences are final sale. Booking of all experiences must be mutually agreed upon with both donor and winner, subject to experience dates and scheduled a minimum of six weeks in advance. Agency will coordinate all correspondence.


Experience provided by: Nicholas Wilhelm & Todd Pickup

Value: $20,000

Retreat to Mayacama, a private golf and residential community nestled in the rolling hills of Sonoma County. Three couples will be hosted for a three-night stay in a private villa. Indulge in one round of golf on a championship Jack Nicklaus signature course ranked among the top 100 in America. The trip also includes dinner for six and travel via a private Citation.

Package is valid October – May and expires October 31, 2020. Booking of all experiences and travel must be on a mutually agreed upon date with both donor and winner subject to availability, scheduled a minimum of six weeks in advance. Experience is provided for three couples (total of six guests). Caddies and club rentals not included. Golf is valid Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays only. Dinner excludes alcohol. All experiences are final sale. Agency will coordinate all correspondence.

Experience provided by: Todd Pickup

Value: Priceless

Don’t miss your chance to see NFL stars Todd Gurley, Jared Goff and Aaron Donald during the Rams’ last year at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. This VIP experience includes four tickets for a Founder’s Suite experience, the Coliseum’s premier luxury suite located in the new Scholarship Tower building. Cheer on the Rams as they team up against the Baltimore Ravens, all while relaxing in your climate-controlled suite featuring theater-style seating, TVs and premium catering.

 

Package expires Nov 25, 2019. All experiences are final sale. Booking of all experiences must be mutually agreed upon with both donor and winner, subject to experience dates and scheduled a minimum of six weeks in advance. Agency will coordinate all correspondence.

Experience provided by: Los Angeles Chargers

Value: Priceless

You and one guest will receive the ultimate football experience: Spend the day on the sidelines of an NFL game as an official team photographer. Join team photographer Mike Nowak on ROKit Field at Dignity Health Sports Park as your Los Angeles Chargers take on the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019. As official NFL team photographers, you will get the shots of a lifetime from the sidelines. No other experience allows you to be on the field up close to all of the action. The game includes pregame and halftime food and beverage, parking and two additional tickets for your friends or family to watch the game from the stands!

Package expires Nov 3, 2019. All experiences are final sale. Booking of all experiences must be mutually agreed upon with both donor and winner, subject to experience dates and scheduled a minimum of six weeks in advance. Agency will coordinate all correspondence.

Experience provided by: Anaheim Police Department

Value: Priceless

Do you have what it takes to serve alongside elite police marksmen? This is your chance to train with Anaheim Police Department’s Special Weapons and Tactics team charged with keeping our community safe. Test your marksmanship on the rifle range with special edition SWAT weaponry and join the team for an on-duty helicopter patrol mission in this adrenaline-pumping experience. The experience is available for up to two guests.

 

Package expires 1 year from the purchase date. All experiences are final sale. Booking of all experiences  must be mutually agreed upon with both donor and winner, scheduled a minimum of six weeks in advance. Agency will coordinate all correspondence.

Experience provided by: Jeff Frieden & Navin Narang

Value: $75,000

Your own private 76-foot 2014 Viking Sportfisher yacht is in Cabo for only the first three (3) weeks in June (specifically Wednesday 5/27 to Sunday 6/21). Your unlimited yacht access during your four (4) night stay includes full catering with alcohol and a four-person crew. Take the boat out to fish, snorkel or to experience a sunset cruise. Stay and play at the exclusive Esperanza Resort in a three-bedroom, three-bath oceanfront villa. Located on an upper level, the villa’s 2,900 square feet of indoor living space features floor-to-ceiling glass windows leading to an expansive outdoor terrace with stunning ocean views. Three bedrooms offer plenty of room to stretch out—the master has a king bed, while the other two bedrooms have two queens in each room. The gourmet kitchen is fully equipped with high-quality finishes, including Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances, making in-villa dining a must-do experience during your stay. The package includes travel via a Challenger 601 private jet for four (4) nights in Cabo for three (3) couples.

 

Valid only during the first three (3) weeks June (specifically Wednesday 5/27 to Sunday 6/21). Package expires on Sunday, June 21, 2020. Includes accommodations for up to three (3) couples for four (4) nights in a 3-bedroom villa. Booking of all experiences and travel must be on a mutually agreed upon date with both donor and winner, subject to availability and scheduled a minimum of six weeks in advance. All experiences are final sale. Agency will coordinate all correspondence.

Experience provided by: Rob Friedman

Value: Priceless

The largest private residential ship on the planet, The World is home to only 165 Residences. An international community of Residents & Guests spend extensive time exploring the most exotic and well-traveled destinations, and return onboard to a lifestyle that exists nowhere else on earth.

Ring in New Year’s 2020 with a 14-day priceless experience aboard The World in a private 2-bedroom, 2.5-bath condo. Explore Ho Chi Minh, Nha Trang, Da Nang and Ha Long Bay in Vietnam from Dec. 21-31 before arriving in Hong Kong (Dec. 31 – Jan. 3).

Up to four guests will enjoy luxury living on the high seas with five-star accommodations and hospitality aboard the private ocean residence exclusively occupied by the world’s elite.

All experiences are final sale. Restricted to the dates listed and the itinerary of the Ship. For two people or a family or four. Children under the age of 18 are not permitted. This offer is for Ship passage only and excludes air transportation, ground transfers, all meals and beverages, any pre- and/or post voyage hotel accommodations, personal expenditures, Spa/Boutique and other retail purchases. All fourteen (14) days on board must be taken consecutively and within the span of the winner’s selected voyage. We are unable to compensate for any unused portion of the voyage. This package is non-transferable, not redeemable for cash and cannot be sold to any other parties. The World will make no refund or compensation to the winning bidder or any other person. All passage onboard The World is subject to the ship’s Terms of Carriage, available at http://aboardtheworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Terms-of-Carriage-2017.pdf 

Booking of all experiences must be mutually agreed upon with both donor and winner subject to experience dates, scheduled a minimum of six weeks in advance; agency will coordinate all correspondence.

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