- Sep 25, 2017
Annual Auction and Taste
Monday, October 30
5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Excitement is building for the Chamber’s annual extravaganza — the Auction and Taste, the Chamber’s largest fundraiser. With a festive fall theme and set at the beautiful Renaissance Hotel, the event will be an evening of fun and excitement, with lively bidding on valuable Auction items, displayed amidst the many restaurants offering up delicious fare. Over 400 Chamber members, community leaders and guests are expected to enjoy the festivities again this year.
At the gala event, guests can enjoy cocktails while leisurely strolling among the tables full of popular items up for bid including everything from golf foursomes and overnight hotel stays, to restaurant certificates, theater tickets, sports and fitness club memberships, gift baskets, home goods and gift certificates to local stores. You’ll find values on lots of hard to find items such as a complete landscape plan, unlimited CrossFit membership, unique birthday party packages, computer training and beautiful hand knit products. Every year attendees engage in friendly competition to be the winning bidder on coveted items.
Complete LASIK eye procedure including a free consultation, the procedure, and follow–up care. Valued at over $6,000, the procedure is performed by renowned eye surgeon Dr. Marian Macsai at Glenbrook Hospital.
An Apple Watch
Chicago White Sox Diamond Suite package for 16
Chef’s dinner in your home by Hilton Chicago Northbrook
Two tickets to Broadway in Chicago performance of Hamilton
Ready-made wine cellar featuring over a dozen assorted wines
Chamber members are encouraged to invite co-workers, family and friends and sign up early for this fun-filled evening. The $30 ticket price is inclusive of complimentary beer, wine and soft drinks along with the sumptuous “Taste of Northbrook.”
18 Area Restaurants to be Showcased at the Taste
Whether you have an appetite for prime beef or if you are in the mood for something unique and special, you will find no shortage of delectable options at this year’s Taste. New this year will be a chance to sample items from DrumStix, serving a selection of tacos and dessert waffles. To whet your appetite while bidding on the many Auction items, check out North Shore Catering offerings of Italian appetizers and pasta dishes from the hit play Tony N’ Tina’s Wedding.
All-time favorite Ruth’s Chris will feature a tenderloin carving station, also serving up mashed potatoes with barbecue butter. Seafood lovers won’t want to miss the sweet potato sushi rolls and bruschetta from Di Pescara. Or stop by the Renaissance table serving up striped bass with whole grain mustard sauce and kale pesto along with vanilla cheesecake, brulee style with berries.
If you still have room for dessert, you can’t go wrong with a classic brownie from Gail’s Brownies. Or stop by Nothing Bundt Cakes and be tempted by their pumpkin spice, chocolate chocolate chip,and red velvet cakes.
The Auction & Taste will feature mouthwatering selections from:
Granite City Food & Brewery
Hilton Chicago Northbrook
Johnny’s Kitchen & Tap
McCormick & Schmick’s
North Shore Catering & Events
Nothing Bundt Cakes
P.F. Chang’s China Bistro
Renaissance Chicago North Shore Hotel
Ruth’s Chris Steak House
State & Main Kitchen & Bar
The Claim Company
Admission to the event also includes complimentary wine provided by Sunset Foods and craft beer provided by Joseph Mullarkey Distributors.