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The Food A'Faire event includes a silent auction from 7pm-8:30pm. Bid on over 30 items celebrating a range of West Michigan experiences! Below, you will see a list of the items you can bid on during the night of the event! Want to contribute to the Silent Auction? Click here to email us.


 

1    Wine and Cheese Gift Basket*

Item value $50. Starting bid $25. Donated by Aperitivo.

This gift basket, including a wine and cheese pairing book, fun cocktail napkins and a few cocktail party delights, will be sure to delight and impress your friends!

        

2    Award-Winning Caramel Apple Pie*

Item value $25. Starting bid $10. Donated by Sweetie-Licious Bake Shoppe.

Fresh from the oven, this sinfully delicious Caramel Apple Pie is a true melt-in-your-mouth taste of fall!

 

3    Chocolates Galore!*

Item value $38. Starting bid $15. Donated by Grocer’s Daughter Chocolate.

This tasty treat includes a delightful array of assorted Michigan made truffles (cerise, espresso, arriba, blueberry) and caramels (ginger, nutty, milk chocolate coconut, dark chocolate, Maya).

 

4    Greek Marathonas Mix Gift Basket*

Item value $35. Starting bid $15. Donated by Penelope’s Creperie.

This energy and stamina basket is filled with authentic Greek culinary treats, including Cretan olive oil, mountain honey, nut and honey bars, Hilopites hand-made pasta, and kalamata olives.

 

5    Crepes. Crepes. And Sweet Crepes!*

Item value $50. Starting bid $25. Donated by Penelope’s Creperie.

Includes your choice of four savory dinner crepes, your choice of four sweet mini-crepes and a chance for one guest to try their hand at “spinning” a crepe on the crepe griddle. Valid on week nights only. Expires February 28, 2015.

 

6    Michigan Craft Soda & $25 Gift Certificate

Item value $35. Starting bid $15. Donated by Bagger Dave’s.

Enjoy this 4-pack of Bagger Dave’s Michigan craft soda and a $25 gift certificate for your next restaurant visit.     

 

7    Burger Tavern Goody Basket & $25 Gift Certificate

Item value $50. Starting bid $25. Donated by Bagger Dave’s.

This basket full of all things Bagger Dave’s including t-shirt, koozies, key chains and a $25 gift certificate for your next burger craving!

    

8    Herbilicious Gift Basket*

Item value $55. Starting bid $25. Donated by Relish Green Grocer.

The perfect tools for the serious herb-lover! Gift basket includes herb savor pod, herb freezer tray, herb shears, herb mill, and a pot of herbs from the Downtown Market Greenhouse!    

 

9    Terra Gift Basket & $25 Gift Certificate

Item value $60. Starting bid $30. Donated by Terra GR.

Let Terra GR inspire your taste buds with this delicious gift basket which includes a $25 gift certificate, along with two pint glasses and a Terra GR t-shirt.

 

10    Michigan Wine Picnic Tote

Item value $75. Starting bid $35. Donated by the Michigan Grape & Wine Industry Council.

Perfect for wine lovers, this insulated picnic tote includes a bottle of Michigan wine, two etched Michigan wine glasses, a corkscrew, cheese board, cheese knife, and Vintage Michigan membership. Must be 21 to bid.    

 

11    Made In Michigan Gift Basket

Item value $85. Starting bid $40. Donated by Earthy Delights.

Love Michigan-made? We do too! This scrumptious gift basket includes a delicious selection of products made in the great state of Michigan.

 

12    Quinn Tote Bag 

Item value $108. Starting bid $50. Donated by Porter & Plum.

The bright and beautiful prints of Porter & Plum make styling your look effortless. The go-anywhere shape of this tote features an open-top and spacious interior to carry it all.

 

13    BLiS Gourmet Gift Basket

Item value $150. Starting bid $75. Donated by BLiS Caviar, LLC.

Gift basket includes handcrafted, naturally-sourced, gourmet bourbon barrel-aged maple syrup, B grade maple syrup, Tahitian vanilla maple syrup, truffle oil, hot sauce, aged fish sauce, pancake mix, spice rubs, and a BLiS t-shirt. 

 

14    Celebration! Cinema: Private Viewing Party    

Item value $280. Starting bid $140. Donated by Celebration! Cinema.

You and seven of your friends and family will be treated to a private showing at Celebration! Cinema North, one of Michigan’s premier movie theatres. Party includes movie, pop, and popcorn for eight. Watch party dates: Monday-Thursday, reservations required two weeks in advance, expires February 28, 2015. Does not include D-Box and IMAX.    

 

15    Zingerman’s BAKE! Class

Item value $250. Starting bid $125. Donated by Zingerman’s.

Class includes hands-on instruction in the art of great home baking during a four-hour class. Valid for two people. All levels of baking skill are welcome. Expires October 20, 2015. Class takes place at BAKE!, the hands-on teaching bakery at Zingerman’s Bakehouse in Ann Arbor.

 

16    Taco Bar Party*

Item value $300. Starting bid $150. Donated by Tacos El Cuñado.

Enjoy this authentic Mexican lunch taco bar catered on-site by Tacos El Cuñado for up to 20 people. Expires October 16, 2015.

 

17    Taco Bar Party*

Item value $300. Starting bid $150. Donated by Tacos El Cuñado.

Enjoy this authentic Mexican lunch taco bar catered on-site by Tacos El Cuñado for up to 20 people. Expires October 16, 2015.

 

18    Old World Olive Company Olive Oil & Vinegar*

Item value $52. Starting bid $25. Donated by Old World Olive Company.

It’s your choice! Winner’s choice of four 200-ml bottles of ultra premium certified extra virgin olive oil or balsamic vinegar. Over 50 premium flavors to choose from!

 

19    Crescent Street Fresh Florals*

Item value $60. Starting bid $30. Donated by Crescent Floral & Gifts.

Enjoy for yourself or make someone smile today with this lovely fresh flower bouquet.

 

20    Madcap Coffee and Private Cupping

Item value $250. Starting bid $125. Donated by Madcap Coffee.

Package includes three packs of coffee and one-hour personal tasting and discussion of some of the highest quality coffees from around with world with co-founder Ryan Knapp.

 

21    Martha’s Vineyard International Wine Box

Item value $300. Starting bid $150. Donated by Martha’s Vineyard.

This hand-picked selection of wines from around the globe is a special treat regardless if you’re a wine connoisseur or at the beginning of your wine explorations.

 

22    Downtown Market Gift Basket

Item value $100. Starting bid $50. Donated by Grand Rapids Downtown Market.

Package includes $25 gift card to the Downtown Market, and Downtown Market branded shopping bag, t-shirt, two coffee mugs, lunch bag, sandwich bag and grocery list pads.

 

23    The Vivant Experience

Item value $100. Starting bid $50. Donated by Brewery Vivant.

This on-site experience includes a tour and tasting for eight people passionate about flavorful beer! Basket includes artisan beer and Brewery Vivant beer glasses. Expires October 16, 2015. Not valid Friday or Saturday.

 

24    JW Marriott Culinary Experience  Package

Item value $369. Starting bid $175. Donated by the JW Marriott Grand Rapids.

Package includes overnight stay in world-class accommodations, $100 dining certificate to six.one.six, flatbread and dessert on your next visit, 20% off at The Spa and JW Marketplace, and complementary valet or self-parking.

 

25    Amway Grand Plaza Bed & Breakfast  Package

Item value $200. Starting bid $100. Donated by the Amway Grand Plaza.

Package includes overnight accommodations, $40 breakfast gift card for Bentham’s, Cornucopia, Starbucks or room service, use of Plaza Fitness Center, 20% discount to Plaza Essentials and the Plaza Men’s Shop, and complimentary valet or self-parking.

 

26    Private Chef At Home!**

Item value $400. Starting bid $200. Donated by The Everyday Chef.

Treat yourself and three others to a sinfully delicious six-course meal created by Chef Jason McClearen, right in your own home! Does not include groceries. Dates subject to availability. Not valid during holidays.

   

27    Tigers and BBQ, Oh My!

Item value $400. Starting bid $200. Donated by West Michigan Whitecaps and Slow’s BBQ.

Slather yourself in baseball and barbecue with this celebration of all things east side! Includes $100 gift certificate to the world-famous Slow’s BBQ, along with four tickets to any 2015 season Detroit Tigers game. Tigers tickets subject to availability.

 

28    Beer Lover’s Tour and Tasting     for Ten

Item value $400. Starting bid $200. Donated by Founders Brewing Co.

Grab your besties and enjoy a tour of this world-class production facility, followed by a private tasting of award-winning beers. Founder’s t-shirts included for each participant. Must be 21 years of age to redeem.

    

29    Globe Vise & Truck    

Item value $405. Starting bid $200. Donated by Globe Vise & Truck.

Strapped bench and baby bench. Handmade in Grand Rapids, this piece brings hard-earned style to the kiddie table. Built from steel and wood that were reclaimed from Detroit homes, its a wholly unique piece steeped in Michigan’s industrial history.

 

30    Hey Kids! It’s Your Birthday!

Item value $450. Starting bid $225. Donated by Grand Rapids Downtown Market.

Celebrate your child’s birth free of party planning and kitchen aftermath! Kids will create and cook their own gourmet pizza, then decorate delicious cupcakes right in our teaching kitchen. Best for children ages 5-12. Valid for up to 12 kids. Subject to date availability. Expires October 16, 2015.

 

31    Ice Cream Cart Party*

Item value $525. Starting bid $250. Donated by Love’s Ice Cream.

Delight up to 100 party guests with handcrafted ice cream and vegan gelato from Love’s Ice Cream in this 1.5-hour ice cream cart party in your home, office, park, or wherever. Subject to date availability. Expires August 31, 2015.

 

32    Baking Bread with The Expert*

Item value $750. Starting bid $375. Donated by Field & Fire.

Expert bread-maker Shelby Kibler will host a private bread baking class for you and five friends. Your guests will enjoy learning bread shaping techniques, the art of fermentation in bread making, and much more!

 

33    Helicopter Tour of GR & Reserve Wine Dinner

Item value priceless. Starting bid $500. Donated by Dick and Betsy DeVos.

Enjoy this evening out, both above and on the town! Evening features a helicopter tour and wine-pairing dinner in the Vault at Reserve Wine and Food. Package is for up to six people, and is weather permitting. Expires October 16, 2015.

 

34    Take Me Out to the Ball Game!

Item value $875. Starting bid $425. Donated by West Michigan Whitecaps.

Enjoy a night out at the ballpark with the West Michigan Whitecaps! With this package, you’ll enjoy a suite for 25, four parking passes, a behind the scenes VIP tour, and three innings of operating the manual scoreboard. Valid for 2015 season Sunday-Thursday game only. Subject to date availability.    

 

35    Private In-Home Dinner Party for Eight

Item value $1,000. Starting bid $350. Donated by The Catering Co.

You and up to eight of your friends will be treated to the culinary expertise of a private chef from The Catering Co., right in your own home! The chef will prepare a seasonal meal, using locally-grown ingredients. Dinnerware, service, and culinary staff will be provided. Certificate not valid during holiday season and is subject to date availability. Expires Oct. 16, 2015.

 

36    Tasty Tapas Taste Best with Live Latin Music

Item value $1,200. Starting bid $500. Donated by Juan Daniel Castro and the Grand Rapids Downtown Market.

You and up to 12 of your guests will join Chef Jacob Bandstra in this delicious lesson featuring the culinary world of Spanish small bites. Party-goers will then create their own tapas tastes at private cooking stations. As you cook the night away, you’ll be surrounded by traditional Latin music by local musician, Juan Daniel Castro. Includes assorted microbrew beers and wines. Valid for up to 12 people. Subject to date availability. Expires October 16, 2015.

 

37    In-Home Private Chef for a Night

Item value $1,500. Starting bid $500. Donated by Chef Tommy Fitzgerald and Kitchen Sage.

Chef Tommy Fitzgerald will treat you and seven of your select friends or family for dinner, right in your own home! Plus, we hope you enjoy cooking, because fun participation is expected! But the best part of all, you get to smell and taste all of the delicious food. Subject to date availability. Alcohol and gratuity not included. Expires October 16, 2015.

 

38    “Chopped!”

Item value $1,500. Starting bid $500. Donated by the Grand Rapids Downtown Market.

Shopping and cooking has never been so much fun! Six teams of two will compete to create an award-winning meal. Each team will gather their ingredients in the Market Hall and return to the kitchen to prepare their menus and cook like crazy. Each team takes a turn serving their creative menu, then becomes an expert critic, judging the creations of those around you. Includes assorted microbrew beers and wine options. Valid for up to 12 people. Subject to date availability. Expires October 16, 2015. 

 

39    Girls Night Out

Item value $800. Starting bid $400. Donated by Grand Rapids Downtown Market.

Come and celebrate some time with your best girlfriends! Guests will experience an interactive atmosphere filled with fabulous menu creations of assorted appetizers, small bites, petite sweets, and delicious cocktails. Valid for up to 12 people. Subject to date availability. Expires October 16, 2015. 

                        

40    Disney On Ice Presents “Passport To Adventure”

Item value $835. Starting bid $400. Donated by SMG/Van Andel Arena.

There’s no better way to enjoy Disney on Ice than from a suite at the Van Andel Arena. You and up to 15 guests will have the best seat in the house, not to mention an entire Italian feast dinner for all 16 of you! Soda and water included. Beverage may not be substituted. Show takes place on February 27, 2015.

 

41    International Wine, Beer & Food Festival Celebration Package

Item value $562. Starting bid $275. Donated by Wine & Food Festival, LLC/Showspan, Inc.

Is wine, beer, and food your thing? Then we’ve got you covered. Includes one night stay with parking at the JW Marriott GR, one Delicious Celebration Edible Arrangement, two 3-day passes for the Festival, two Champagne Pairing tickets for Friday or Saturday at 7pm, four small plate vouchers, 40 tasting tickets, and your choice of “The Sipping Point: A Crash Course in Wine” book by Laurie Forster or Wine Lovers Combo Pack (book, dvd, and plate clips). 

 

42    His and Hers Skin Care Package

Item value $800. Starting bid $400. Donated by Plastic Surgery Associates.

For him: skin care consultation, microdermabrasion, Turo Skin starter kit with shave, lotion, sunscreen and cleanser. For her: skin care consultation, microdermabrasion, Premier Clarifying Brightening Polish, sunscreen, facial creme. For both: BOTOX (20 units per person). Expires November 30, 2015.

 

Each silent auction winner will receive a special gift compliments of the Grand Rapids Downtown Market, and Incubator Kitchen producers Southern Smoke and Cookies and Hostas. 

 

*    Business is a tenant located in the Grand Rapids Downtown Market.

**    Business produces out of the Grand Rapids Downtown Market Incubator Kitchen.