We’re down to the wire now with only one week until next Wednesday, December 3rd. You probably already know that the doors open at 5:30 at the Rattlesnake Bar and Grill, which is located down on Boylston St near Arlington St and the Boston Common. You probably know that the $20 ticket you can buy at the door will get you a free drink from our Celebrity Bartenders, along with delicious food from Brian Poe and Uri Abragimovich. By now you’ve seen the Lotto Board and you know that $20 could net you $20 Million. And we’ve told you how we’ll have music from the Rollo Tomasi Quartet, lots of help from the Bella Life Models, beautiful festive decorations by Richard, and the fabulous staff at the Rattlesnake taking care of your eating and drinking needs.
What you may NOT know is what we have for items to bid on. Here are some of the items we’ll be packaging up for our Silent and Live Auctions:
Two nights and two days of GOLF at Cronin’s Golf Resort in Warrensburg, NY (just up the road from Lake George in upstate NY).
Tickets to see White Christmas, the Urban Nutcracker, Boston Ballet’s The Nutcracker, The Lyric Stage Company, Blue Man Group, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer – the Musical, Laugh Boston, and Improv Asylum, and passes to the Duck Tours, Go Boston, and Lego Land.
We have tickets to the Red Sox, Celtics and Bruins, and tickets for Boston College Men’s Basketball and Hockey, along with various articles of sports memorabilia.
Most of our packages will include gift certificates to some of the finest restaurants and bars in the Greater Boston area, including Lucca, the Parish Cafe, Mistral, Top of the Hub, Mooo, Fire + Ice, the Tip Tap Room, Davio’s, PF Chang’s (Dedham), Bukowski Tavern, The Sevens, Estelle’s, Cheers, Woody’s on Hemenway, the Halfway Cafe, the Olive Garden, and, of course, the Rattlesnake Bar and Grill.
Speaking of the Rattlesnake, Chef Brian Poe is donating a cooking class with a menu and beer tasting at the Tip Tap Room for 10 people. Wayne Strattman is donating another tour of his glass art studio that includes making your own wine glass or Christmas ornament, followed with dinner at Estelle’s. The Paper Source is donating a Card-Making workshop. Tony Caz is donating the Venom Room (upstairs at the Rattlesnake) for 95 people, including a credit toward food! Chef Uri Abragimovich is donating a “Chef’s Table at Home” for 6 people. And the Blue Jeans Bar is donating a Private Shopping Event for 10 people.
We have a 2-night stay at the Port Inn in Portsmouth, NH, that includes discount books to the local shops and outlets, along with a gift certificate towards dinner at Jumpin Jay’s and a gift certificate towards Sunday Jazz at the Press Room. And we have a 2-night stay at the Beachside Village Resort in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, that includes gift certificates to the Oceanside Restaurant and the Aruba Beach Cafe. (Airfare is NOT included, but it’s a good use of those frequent flyer miles!)
That’s quite a bit to start. There are more items on the list (bikes, booze, Barleyhoppers!), but it’s time to get ready for Thanksgiving here, so I’ll leave you with this for a taste.
Be sure to pencil in the event – NEXT WEDNESDAY, December 3rd, Rattlesnake Bar & Grill – see you there!