On the menu for the 2012 Saint Martin’s Gala: one amazing auction! Why
not join with friends and fellow Gala guests, and start planning now to bid
on items collectively? Here’s a sampling of the items to whet your auction
Authentic Italian Picnic for 30
Back by popular demand! Indulge in an al fresco picnic
featuring 10 authentic Italian courses —a multitude of
antipasti, pastas and main courses, accompanied by great Italian
wines, wonderful dolce and even the talent of Italian musicians.
The hosts of this relaxing patio affair are Armandino ’59 and
Marilyn Batali, the parents of last year’s celebrity chef,
Mario, and sous chefs Brian and Valerie Fluetsch, the Gala Event
Coordinator. Incredible hosts, incredible food, incredible
gardens — you won’t want to miss this delicious summer
celebration, taking place Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013.
Armandino ’59 and Marilyn Batali
Brian and Valerie Fluetsch
Cruise of a Lifetime
Step aboard one of the five-star ships of Holland America Line,
and prepare to embark on a voyage unlike any other. Choose from
a variety of destinations for a cruise of up to 10 days. You and
your guest will stay in an ocean-view stateroom, living the good
life with extraordinary dining, elegant surroundings and
gracious pampering by an award-winning crew. Unwind at the
Greenhouse Spa and Salon, taste and sip at the Culinary Arts
Center, or simply relax and enjoy the spectacular scenery from
the beautiful wrap-around teak deck. This package includes a
$1,000 voucher to be used toward: airfare to/from departure and
arrival ports, hotel accommodations or other travel expenses;
shore excursions; cabin upgrades; or extended cruise lengths.
The cruise certificate has no expiration date.
Holland America Line
Escape to Guy's Vineyard and Wyndam Resort
It’s a wine country weekend for two at Guy Fieri’s personal
vineyard in Sonoma County, California. This once-in-a lifetime
experience includes round-trip airfare and dinner at two of
Guy’s restaurants, Johnny Garlic’s California Pasta Grill and
Tex Wasabi’s Rock-N-Roll Sushi BBQ. Round out your trip with a
Wyndam Resort getaway — four days in a two suite condo in the
heart of wine country.
Dates based on availability in spring/summer 2013.
Knuckle Sandwich LLC
The Chef's Table on Capitol Hill
It’s a gourmand’s dream-come-true: an exquisite dining
experience for 20 in the stunning Caffé Vita loft in Seattle.
You provide the guests, and three amazing chefs will provide the
mouthwatering courses and wine pairings. Your chefs for the
evening are second-to-none: Ethan Stowell, three-time nominee
for James Beard Foundation’s “Best Chef Northwest” and owner of
Tavolàta in Belltown, How to Cook a Wolf in Queen Anne,
Anchovies & Olives in Capitol Hill, and Staple & Fancy
Mercantile in Ballard; “farm-to-fork” enthusiast Brendan McGill
of Hitchcock Restaurant on Bainbridge Island; and coffee
connoisseur Bob Prince of Caffé Vita and Via Tribunali. Prepare
your palate — these chefs share a passion for fresh, seasonal
Caffé Vita Coffee Roasting Co.
Seattle Sounders FC Luxury Suite for 24
Scarves up! Treat your party of 24 to the excitement of a
Sounders match during the 2013 season. Don your green and blue,
and cheer on your favorite players from the comfort of a private
deluxe suite at CenturyLink Field. This luxury package includes
a $1,000 catering allowance for food, beer, wine and
non-alcoholic beverages, as well as two parking passes. A
Sounders experience to remember!
Expires Oct. 31, 2013.
Mario Batali Pizza Oven
Take pizza to a whole new level with Mario’s brick oven!
Considered integral to baking authentic pizza napoletana,
the high heat and smoky infusion of flavors created by a brick
oven are also wonderful for baking rustic breads, roasting or
smoking meats, and much more. Mario’s oven is hand-built of
refractory fire brick, which is stronger that clay and excellent
for radiant-heat baking. An insulated ceramic interior keeps the
exterior cool to the touch, and a low dome keeps the temperature
consistent and the oven hot long after the fire dies down. What
won’t die down: All the applause you’ll receive from friends
after they taste your brick-oven pizza! Donor will provide
Sur La Table
Ahhh, can’t you just hear those soothing ukuleles and rhythmic
waves of the Hawaiian surf? Get away from it all with this
two-week vacation on the Leeward Coast of Oahu. In an oceanfront
condo at Mai’li’ cove, located 25 miles from the airport, you’ll
enjoy an unobstructed, panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean from
your private lanai or pool. This beautifully decorated beach
retreat boasts a wonderful kitchen and cozy beds that sleep
five. Nearby activities include a waterpark, Ko’Olina Resort
(where you’ll have free access to four world-renowned swimming
lagoons), dolphin watching, seven golf courses and, of course,
shopping! Round-trip airfare for two on Alaska Airlines
Condo available between June 1 and Nov. 15, 2013.
Phil and Judy Weigand
Via Tribunali Mobile Pizza Party for 50
Mangia, Mangia — it’s pizza for everyone! Make way for
the Via Tribunali mobile pizza oven, coming to your home or
business to serve up a mouthwatering meal of pizza and wine to
50 of your closest friends. The pizza napoletana of
Via Tribunali has been called “more authentic than the pizzerias
of Naples.” Why not bring the best of Italy to your guests, and
throw a celebration that will redefine “pizza party.”
Date by mutual agreement.
Beach Retreat... Times Two
Love breathing in the salty air of the Pacific Northwest coast?
Double your pleasure with this package, which includes getaways
to two great beachside destinations. Find a peaceful haven at
beautiful Seabrook, where you’ll enjoy a four-night stay that
includes a beach bucket with hats, towel and water bottles, a
$100 gift card to the Seabrook Restaurant, a $100 gift card to
Lil’s Pantry, $50 toward pottery painting at Colours, and $50 in
Seabrook merchandise. And, escape to Ocean Shores for a weeklong
stay in a large three-bedroom, lakefront retreat. You’ll find
three bottles of wine waiting for you at this well-appointed
home featuring designer furnishings, outdoor hot tub, dock and
fully landscaped private front yard.
Valid until November 2013. No black out dates for Ocean Shores
Dr. Jay and Carla Rudd
Event Planning Specialists
12th Man at the 50-Yard Line
Join the “12th Man” from the comfort of four box seats right on
the 50-yard line! Cheer the Seattle Seahawks on to victory
against the St. Louis Rams in their final home game of the
season on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012. Because no game is complete
without a proper tailgate celebration, you’ll be treated to a
custom tailgate basket filled with BBQ – themed treats from the
one and only Kansas City BBQ Shack (a featured eatery on Guy
Fieri’s Diners, Drive-ins and Dives!). Kick back and
relax after the game with two deluxe rooms at the Washington
Athletic Club, and top off the experience the next day with
breakfast at Torchy’s Restaurant and panoramic views of downtown
Barbeque for 20 with President Heynderickx
It’s a summer event like no other! Join Saint Martin’s
University President Roy Heynderickx and his wife, Kathleen, at
their home on July 14, 2013, for an over-the-top barbeque.
Presented in partnership with Bon Appétit Management Company,
this private backyard celebration will feature local gourmet
food, Pacific Northwest wines and musical
President Roy and Kathleen Heynderickx
To the Theatre, Darling!
The 5th Avenue Theater is the place to be! Get ready for a
magnificent 2012-13 season, with two tickets for each of the
following productions: Elf (Nov. 30 – Dec. 31), The
Music Man (Feb. 7 – March 10), Grey Productions
(March 16 – May 26), Hairspray – In Concert (June 19 –
June 23), and The Pirates of Penzance (July 11 – Aug.
2). Before the show and at intermission, enjoy access to the
exclusive Producer’s Club Lounge. And, after such a great
evening, why go home? Top off one of the performances with an
overnight stay at Seattle’s premier luxury destination, Hotel
1000, including breakfast for two at BOKA Restaurant + Bar or
room service, specialty cocktails in the STUDIO and overnight
Theater tickets must be redeemed at least two weeks prior to
each performance; no exchanges or refunds.
The 5th Avenue Theatre
The Chew for You!
A bite of the Big Apple, a taste of The Chew! Head to
New York City with a guest, where you’ll sit in on a taping of
The Chew, the rollicking daytime talk show for foodies
featuring Mario Batali, the celebrity chef of last year’s Gala,
as well as other favorite famous chefs. This package includes
round-trip airfare for two, two tickets to The Chew, and dinner
for two at Guy Fieri’s newest Times Square restaurant, Guy’s
American Kitchen and Bar. Yum!
Knuckle Sandwich LLC
Swing into Summer
Presented by Puget Sound Energy, this dinner dance will be
the event of summer 2013! Travel back in time to the early
1950s, and swing to Big Band classics under the warm July sky.
With this package, you’ll enjoy all the perks of a being an
honored guest: four tickets to the dance, limousine service, two
tuxedo rentals with white dinner jackets, two boutonnières and
two corsages, champagne, and a sumptuous supper!
Puget Sound Energy
Artistry In Flowers
Saint Martin’s University Office of Institutional Advancement
Ultimate Oyster Party for 12
Oysters and wine — when served ice cold on a beautiful beach,
they make for an experience that is uniquely epicurean, uniquely
Pacific Northwest! You and 11 guests will start your adventure
on the beach at one of the Taylor family’s shellfish farms,
where you will be treated to the freshest oysters paired with
award-winning oyster wines. When you have had your fill, you’ll
head into Shelton for a memorable feast at Xinh’s Clam and
Oyster House, appetizers to dessert prepared by Chef Xinh
Dwelley. Wine and beer are available for purchase with the meal
at Xinh’s Calm and Oyster House, or you may bring your own.
Restaurant gratuity is not included. Expires Oct. 1, 2013.
Taylor Shellfish Farms
Progressive Dinner for 8 at Tom Douglas Restaurant
It’s the best of Seattle, à la Tom Douglas. Your party of eight
will begin in the private dining room of Dahlia Lounge, mingling
over Tom Douglas’s classic appetizers and champagne. Next,
you’ll be escorted behind the scenes to chat with the chefs as
you move on to Serious Pie for specialty pizzas paired with
Italian wine. Finally, you’ll end up at Lola for “Tom’s Big
Dinner,” served family-style, accompanied by some of Tom’s
favorite Greek wines. Top off the evening with Lola’s famous
doughnuts, recently featured on the Food Network’s The Best
Thing I Ever Ate!
Does not include tax, tip, gratuity or alcohol (excluding wine).
Valid Sunday through Thursday.
Tom Douglas Restaurants
You're in Good Company: Dinner with Abbot Neal and Fr.
The Benedictine spirit is all about hospitality, and nobody
knows that better than Saint Martin’s own Abbot Neal Roth,
O.S.B., and Father Kilian Malvey, O.S.B. Enjoy the best of
Benedictine hospitality with Abbot Neal and Father Kilian, who
will host a special evening for you and seven guests at Lambert
Lodge, the Abbey’s beautiful and serene monastic retreat spot on
Puget Sound. With Abbot Neal and Father Kilian as your chefs,
you’ll be treated to a delicious dinner featuring the monks’
famous homemade breads and dessert. Truly a unique opportunity!
St. Martin’s Abbey
Abbot Neal Roth, O.S.B. ’65
Father Kilian Malvey, O.S.B., HS ’55, ’64
When the Saints Go Teeing Off
Off the Tee!
Tee off for Saints Athletics! Show your “Saintly” support of our
athletic teams at the 30th anniversary celebration of the Saint
Martin’s Golf Tournament. Join an enthusiastic entourage of
University friends and supporters — including athletes, coaches,
faculty, staff, trustees, monks and alumni — for one of the
longest running tournaments in the South Sound. This
entertaining package includes tournament play for a foursome,
two golf carts, four lunch certificates and a truly amazing
post-tournament banquet provided by Bon Appétit.
Valid on Aug. 2, 2013 only.
Bon Appétit Management Company
Saint Martin’s University Office of Alumni Relations