Live Auction

The Toronto Taste live auction is a high-energy treasure trove of travel adventures and indulgent treats. Bid on one-in-a-lifetime experiences to surprise your bestie or just to treat yourself. Every dollar raised helps provide two meals for a person in need.

Lot 6: Paris, je t’aime

Lot 6: Paris, je t’aime

A gastronomic experience in the city of light! You and a guest will reignite your passion for fine cuisine at the famed Le Cordon Bleu culinary school in Paris with two (2) 6-hour culinary workshops where you can learn the art of creating the perfect macaron or hone your wine pairing skills. This exclusive escape leaves plenty of time for fun and romance, with a 5-night stay at the luxurious Renaissance Paris Le Parc Trocadero hotel*, located in one of the most prestigious neighbourhoods
in Paris and within walking distance to the Eiffel Tower and Champs-Élysées. Use your $4,000 USD Delta Air Lines vouchers** to fly you and a guest round trip to Paris.

Courtesy of an anonymous donor and Delta Air Lines

Value: $10,000

*Blackout Dates: August 27 – September 4, 2019. Additional dates may apply. Must be booked a minimum of 60 days in advance. Reservations are subject to availability and hotel may be substituted for comparable or better property.
**Flight vouchers must be booked by June 9, 2020 and can be booked 10 months into the future from June 9, 2020. Any remaining balances from the flight vouchers will carry forward for future bookings.

Lot 7: Leafs Nation

Lot 7: Leafs Nation

Treat your future hockey star to a once in a lifetime Toronto Maple Leafs experience! Your budding athlete will take to the ice with the team at Scotiabank Arena for a pre-game skate, carry the Leafs flag out to the blue line, and stand next to their heroes during the national anthem.* Cheer them on from the stands with four 100-level seats! Luxury transportation included to and from the game. A Toronto Maple Leafs jersey for your skater, a Scotia Hockey Club Prize Pack, and a $500 gift card for dinner at e11even restaurant is also included.

Courtesy of AM PM Limousine Inc., e11even, and Scotiabank.

Value: Priceless

*Skater must be between 7-14 years old and live in Ontario. Game date to be determined when 2019/2020 Maple Leafs schedule is released.

Lot 8: A Surreal Experience

Lot 8: A Surreal Experience

Join the Surreal Gourmet himself for a unique gastronomic experience at his home under the “D” of the Hollywood sign in the Hollywood Hills! Spend the morning at the Farmers Market with Food Network Canada’s Bob Blumer and select your favorite seasonal ingredients. That evening, Bob will build a multi-course meal from those ingredients, prepared exclusively for you and a guest at his home*. He will also pair each course with California wines from his extensive wine cellar. Enjoy the California sunshine in the heart of LA’s Design District with 3 nights at the luxurious Kimpton La Peer Hotel West Hollywood** in a superior king guest room. You can use your $3,000 USD Delta Air Lines vouchers*** to fly you and your guest round trip to Los Angeles.

Courtesy of Bob Blumer, Delta Air Lines, and Kimpton La Peer Hotel

Value: Priceless

*Dinner date to be arranged at a mutually agreeable time between Bob Blumer and the winner within 12 months of auction.
**Kimpton La Peer Hotel, subject to availability and blackout dates. Reservation must be booked in advance. Valid until August 1st, 2020.
***Flight vouchers must be booked by June 9, 2020 and can be booked 10 months into the future from June 9, 2020. Any remaining balances from the flight vouchers will carry forward for future bookings.

Lot 9: Take me out to the ball game!

Lot 9: Take me out to the ball game!

Treat your family and friends to a day with the Blue Jays! You and fifteen (15) guests will cheer on the boys of summer from your private luxury suite at the Rogers Centre as they take on the New York Yankees on Thursday, August 8, 2019.* Enjoy a specially crafted menu by Executive Chef Craig McAlister.

Courtesy of Aramark

Value: $4,500

*Valid for this game only. Alcoholic beverages are not included.

Lot 10: Inhale then exhale in pure magical luxury

Lot 10: Inhale then exhale in pure magical luxury

Rising majestically above the 600-acre beach-front resort of Anse Chastanet, Jade Mountain Resort on St. Lucia’s south-western Caribbean coastline is a cornucopia of organic architecture celebrating St. Lucia’s stunning scenic beauty. Expect grand sweeping spaces where bedroom, living area and an extravagant private infinity pool glide into one another to form extraordinary platforms floating out into nature. Wrapped around an infinity pool with a dazzling kaleidoscope of colours, the Jade Mountain Club celebrates James Beard Award winner Chef Allen Susser’s “Jade Cuisine.” Relaxing takes on a whole new meaning at Jade Mountain Resort with your 4-night stay for two (2) in a moon pool sanctuary, including breakfast and dinner.* Prize includes $4,000 USD Delta Air Lines vouchers** to fly you and your guest round trip to St. Lucia.

Courtesy of Delta Air Lines and Jade Mountain, St. Lucia

Value: $23,708.91

*Resort stay valid until June 9, 2020. Major holidays are excluded. Black-out periods are December 21, 2019 – January 5, 2020 and February 1-28, 2020. Reservations subject to availability at the resort.
**Flight vouchers must be booked by June 9, 2020 and can be booked 10 months into the future from June 9, 2020. Any remaining balances from the flight vouchers will carry forward for future bookings.

To Claim a Live Auction Item

Jessica Westwood-Smith
Sponsorship and Events Manager
jessicaws@secondharvest.ca
416.408.2594 x227