Fab CL Holiday Auction items for foodies

Chef's dinners, pizza maker for a day, private wine tasting and more.

A week's worth of lunches at Pinky’s Diner: Seven days' worth of lunches (for one) plus a beverage from the winner of Creative Loafing's Breakfast Bowl 2011.

The SoHo Koto Bungalow blowout:
First, make a delicious start at Koto Japanese Steakhouse with an $80 gift certificate, then settle down for a serious nightcap at The Bungalow with several of your closest friends — and a $100 bar tab.

Eat out with Domenica, stay home with Amy: A $50 gift card to use however you’d like at St. Pete’s Three Birds Tavern, home base of Best of the Bay-winning chef Domenica Macchia, and a basket of gorgeous fruits and vegetables (five items, your choice) delivered to your home by Amy’s Fresh Delivery, plus one large insulated bag that keeps your produce fresh, along with custom recipes.

Be a pizza maker for a day at Wood Fired Pizza
: From visiting Wood Fired’s organic farm early in the morning to picking the freshest vegetables to stretching dough and baking pies in a wood fired oven, you will experience it all — and then get to enjoy your creation with four of your friends.

Your own private chef and culinary coach: Get a one-on-one three-hour cooking class with Chef Marquez, and a romantic dinner for two for which he'll do all the cooking — just provide him with your menu requests and shopping list and he will do the rest!

Dinner and a private wine tasting for 4 at Malio's: With this auction item you and three guests get to enjoy the Malio's experience to the fullest — a seasonal six-course dinner and wine pairing for four people, featuring wines from the Chateau St. Michelle collection.

For unique gifts for those food lovers in your life, be sure to check out the fabulous dining experiences at local eateries up for grabs in this year's Creative Loafing Holiday Auction.

All proceeds to benefit The Children's Home, so in essence, you're giving more than one gift when you participate in this auction. Place your bids by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 14!

Private chef’s dinner for four at The Refinery:
You'll be sitting with a kitchenside view as Greg prepares the food, sharing cooking tips and tricks of the trade. The Refinery’s craft beer guru will also be there to present the pairings and answer any questions.

The Sono Café Six-Pack: Brunch for two; cocktail and appetizer combo for two; coffee drink for one; lunch for two; gelato for two; Friday night dinner for two.

Private chef's dinner for four at SideBern's: Executive Chef Chad Johnson, named Best Chef in CL’s Best of the Bay 2011, will create an extraordinary six-course meal with wine pairings chosen by SideBern’s Wine Director & Sommelier William Lucius.

The Ultimate Gastropub Experience at Dale 1891:
Chef Jason Dame of Tampa’s newest gastropub, Dale 1891 in Carrollwood, will instruct you on gourmet gastropub cooking and alcohol pairings — and, best of all, you get to taste it in a private dining experience for four.

Oystercatchers Champagne Brunch for four: Oystercatchers’ champagne brunch includes seafood, breakfast and lunch selections, pasta and omelet stations, limitless champagne, mimosas and bloody marys, and a dessert room.

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