Annual Star Chefs & Vintners Gala
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Lot #1

Tsar Nicoulai Caviar & Champagne House Party for 10

Indulge in the ultimate caviar experience with Tsar Nicoulai who will host a tasting of caviar, roe, whitefish, and smoked sturgeon in your home for 10 guests. Enjoy the evening with a complimentary magnum of 2005 Vintage Cristal and Laurent-Perrier Grand Siècle No. 26 champagne.

Lot #2

10th Annual Women and Wine Luncheon at Boulevard Restaurant – Friday, November 8, 2024 – $1,500 per seat

Join 10 female vintners for an extravagant three-course wine-paired lunch. Past vintners have included Maya Dalla Valle, Annie Favia, Helen Keplinger, Heidi Barrett, Cherie Melka, Shannon Staglin, and Francoise Peschon, to name a few.

Lot #3

Flour + Water – Thomas McNaughton and Ryan Pollnow Prepare the Al Fresco Dining Experience at Favia for 10

Flour + Water’s culinary duo will prepare dinner for 10 at the stunningly beautiful Favia Estate in Coombsville, Napa Valley, originally settled by Italians in the 1870’s. Annie Favia and Andy Erickson will select the perfect wines to pair with Thomas and Ryan’s award-winning cuisine!

Lot #4

Golden State Warriors Insiders Experience with Zaza Pachulia for 4 with AA Floor Seats

Meals on Wheels Honorary Board Member, Zaza Pachulia, invites you and three guests for a VIP Warriors Experience. Watch the team warm-up before public tip-off at your premium floor seats (AA 114–117) courtesy of Rakuten. After the game, Zaza will escort you on a behind-the-scenes facility tour and host you for dinner at Miller & Lux.

Lot #5

Cardinale & Lokoya Rare Large Format Etched Bottles Coupled with Tastings

Prepare your cellar for the ultimate wine collection. To ensure you fully appreciate your new additions, enjoy VIP tours and tastings for 6 people at the Cardinale and Lokoya Estates. Includes lunch at Lokoya on Spring Mountain.

  • 2013 Lokoya Mount Veeder Etched 5L – 100 points Robert Parker
  • 2019 Lokoya Spring Mountain Etched 5L
  • 2013 Cardinale Etched 6L
  • 2019 Cardinale Etched 6L

Lot #6

Two-Star Michelin Chef David Barzelay of Lazy Bear Prepares Dinner for 8 in Your Home

Chef David Barzelay, the creative force behind the wildly popular Lazy Bear, brings his acclaimed American Dinner Party directly to your home. Lazy Bear’s renowned talent for beverage pairing will elevate your evening to new heights. Don’t miss your chance to host Chef David Barzelay in your own home.

Lot #6B

Ultimate Napa Valley Weekend with Promontory & The Napa Valley Reserve for 6

Six people will enjoy two nights at the luxurious Yount Ridge Estate which boasts 6,300 square feet perched on a hilltop with sweeping views of Napa Valley between Yountville and Oakville. Enjoy a private visit and experience at Promontory, the Harlan family’s latest winegrowing endeavor. Following a private walk through the winery's production spaces, including a tasting of wines currently aging in cask, taste library vintages of Promontory. Following this is a visit and lunch at private members club, The Napa Valley Reserve in St. Helena. Each couple will leave with a bottle of both Promontory and The Napa Valley Reserve. After a rest, enjoy dinner at The Charter Oak, A New American Restaurant in St. Helena by Chef Christopher and Martina Kostow.

Lot #7

ONLINE ONLY A Tasting at the Private JJ Cohn Estate and (1) 2008 Scarecrow 3-Liter – OPEN NOW FOR BIDDING - ONLINE AUCTION WILL CLOSE AT 7:45pm PST

You and 5 guests are invited to visit the historic JJ Cohn Estate and vineyards for a day of storytelling and wine tasting. As Scarecrow is never open to the public, this is indeed a rare and unique opportunity, and you will enjoy a tasting of the 2008 vintage. Even more rare, you will take home the etched 2008 Scarecrow 3-liter bottle. Only six remarkable bottles were created; yours will be the first to leave Scarecrow’s cellar. It is a memento of a day like no other.


Lot #8

Once in a Lifetime – Two- & Three-Star Michelin Chefs Together at Saison (11 Michelin Stars Combined) – Atelier Crenn, Birdsong, Californios, & Lazy Bear – Sunday, March 9, 2025 $20,000/Limited to 12 Couples

Saison, one of San Francisco’s most sought-after restaurants, is hosting four, Two- & Three-Star Michelin chefs for one evening only for Meals on Wheels supporters. The host, Chef Richard Lee of Saison, will be joined by Chef Dominque Crenn of Atelier Crenn, Chef Christopher Bleidorn of Birdsong, Chef Val Cantu of Californios, and Chef David Barzelay of Lazy Bear. Saison’s Mark Bright will handpick wines from Saison’s phenomenal cellar.

Lot #9

Lindsay and Michael Tusk from Three-Star Michelin Quince Come to Your Home for 8

Chefs Lindsay and Michael Tusk bring the refined elegance of Three-Star Michelin cuisine from Quince to your home. With a lifelong passion for the culinary arts, the chefs offer you an unparalleled dining experience. To complement this culinary journey, Lindsay and Michael will personally curate a selection of wines from their cellar.

Lot #10

Foreign Cinema in Your Home for 8

Executive chefs and co-owners Gayle Pirie and John Clark, bring their deep sense of hospitality, delicious generosity, and menu curation into your home for a one-of-a-kind dining experience. Gayle and John will personally hand-select wines from their award-winning biodynamic wine list.

Lot #11

Annual Star Chefs Dinner at The Progress – NEW LOCATION – Sunday, October 6, 2024, $6,000/Limited to 30 Couples

Experience a Meals on Wheels Gala tradition as our Gala Hospitality Chair, Umberto Gibin from Perbacco, passes the torch to Stuart Brioza of The Progress, State Bird Provisions, and The Anchovy Bar. This will be a perfect night with friends and an unforgettable evening. Participating chefs include Rupert Blease of Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco, Brandon Rice of Ernest, Ravi Kapur of Liholiho and Good Good Culture Club, and Melissa Perello of Octavia & Frances.

Lot #12

Staglin & Le Artishasic Dinner with Melissa Perello for 8

Vintners Shannon Staglin of Staglin Family Vineyard and Artie Johnson of Le Artishasic welcome eight people for a dinner prepared by Chef Melissa Perello of Octavia and Frances at their newly completed private home in Rutherford, Napa Valley. Each course will be paired with wines selected from their cellar, including wines they personally make, and bottles made by some of their close friends both near and far.

Lot #13

Exclusive Afternoon at Boulevard with Nancy Oakes – Sunday, February 23, 2025, $10,000/Couple Limited to 15 Couples

Enjoy an exclusive afternoon at Boulevard. Nancy will pull out all the stops for her party guests; caviar, champagne, and her favorite White Burgundy — the sky is the limit. This will be a gastronomic delight you will not want to miss.

Lot #14

Sommelier Instant Cellar

The Volunteer Sommelier Team of Lars Rysdall of Art Culinaire, Cara Patricia of DecantSF, and Debbie Zachareas of The Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant, have elevated the wine service at the Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Gala! In 2023 the “Som Prom” crew introduced the Sommelier Instant Wine Cellar! Years, decades of wine literacy, in one instant cellar. List to follow.