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2016 Sips & Salsa Auction Items

2016 Sips & Salsa Auction Item Descriptions


Rocking on the Dock

Delight in the magnificent scenery of Lake Austin from an exquisite private dock.  You and 23 friends will savor the food of renowned Austin chef Michael Guidry of Big Night Catering while being entertained by Texas Music Hall of Famer, Van Wilks.  Included in this fun filled package is a Yeti tank ice bucket, which keeps up to 52 cans of beer icy cold for your next outing.

Lake Austin, fabulous food and great Austin music…’s YOUR party waiting to happen!

Vom Fass Scotch Tasting

Ever wonder what some of the finest Scotch Whiskeys from around the world taste like? Here is your chance to find out! 10 people will gather at Vom Fass in Westlake for a night of tasting and feasting. Vom Fass offers a diverse selection of fine spirits from around the world for you to experience. You will also be treated to a multi course gourmet meal using some of Vom Fass’ quality products.

Eat, drink and be merry!

whisky tasting

Chill Out in Chile

Viña del Mar is one of the most luxurious beach areas in Chile. Imagine vacationing for a week in a beach-side condo for 6 people. Feast your eyes on sandy beaches, sparkling ocean water and seaside cliffs. Besides the beach, entertain yourselves with museums, a casino, gardens and festivals. Two bottles of enticing Chilean wines await your arrival.

Enjoy this dream vacation at the “Vineyard by the Sea”!


Yurt Stay in Mendocino County

Mendocino County is a gem of breathtaking landscapes and coastlines in California.  Your 1 week, 6 person Yurt adventure awaits you. Take in the natural beauty with hiking or biking. Experience the countryside with vineyard tours and wine tastings. Upon arrival you will receive a welcome package with maps, ‘things to do’ and information about the area.  Also, a gift basket with local wines and dried fruit will get your taste buds acclimated to what’s in store.

This will definitely be a trip to remember!


“Hola” Mexico City

Imagine a 3 night, 4 day stay in Mexico City, the most dynamic and energetic cultural capital of Latin America.

Enjoy your visit with a private car and driver. Take a guided tour of the Museum of Anthropology or the Frida Kahlo House. Revel in ancient history with a visit to the Teotihuacan Pyramids and to Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine. Renowned chef Josefina Santacruz will offer you a meal to remember at one of her restaurants.

This spectacular trip for 2 should not be missed!

mex city

Southern Coastal Mexico Vacation

Enjoy your 2 nights 3 days stay in a double room at the Cortesía Holiday Inn in Huatulco, a resort region in the Mexican state of Oaxaca with white Pacific coast beaches. Huatulco is made up of 9 bays, including the popular cruise-ship port of call Santa Cruz Bay. Also note that it will be possible to combine Mexico City trip & Huatulco trip if you want to bid on both!



“Livin’ the High Life”

Party away on Lake Austin aboard “Miss High Life” an Austin legend and icon.  Relax and soak up the Texas sun aboard this 25 person capacity party barge.  Food by Maudie’s and drinks are included.  Gather your friends for a fabulous party!

miss high life

Private Dinner Party

Get your taste buds ready for an explosion of flavors! Chefs Alma Alcocer-Thomas and Jeff Martinez of Alcomar restaurant will treat up to 12 guests to a 5 course meal of Latin inspired coastal cuisine. To top it off this will take place in the privacy of your own home.

Buen Provecho!


Summertime in Steamboat

Escape the Texas heat next summer in the cool, crisp mountain air of Steamboat Springs, Colorado.  Enjoy a fun filled week in a 4 bedroom, 4 bath luxury condo at Chateau Chamonix.  Outdoor recreation and adventures abound at this spectacular mountain resort.

Chateau Chamonix

Sailboat Cruise on Lake Travis

Enjoy a fabulous 2 to 4 hour cruise on Lake Travis on a Luxury Edition Catalina 270 Sailboat. The yacht can accommodate 6 comfortably, or more if children are in the mix. Amenities include comfortable cockpit seating, full restroom, shower and cooler, “catbird” seats fun for kids, and easy sail handling. With a professional skipper at the helm, guests can be actively involved in sailing as much or as little as is of interest to them.