Reach for Ralph Live Auction Items 2019

Dinner for 8 in Your Home with Professional Chefs, Tim Scott and Steven Brown. Hors D’oeuvres, 5 Courses and Includes Chef-Selected Wine.

Tim Scott’s lifetime of culinary thrills started at age 14 at T. Wright’s in Minnetonka then to Mai Thai, Goodfellow’s and Nicollet Island Inn. Throughout his lifetime, Tim’s love of cooking led him to Europe and California where he worked under the renowned chef Wolfgang Puck. But Tim always returned home to Minneapolis. His career also includes 19 years with Marshall Field’s/Macy’s. Tim is a professional chef and remarkable philanthropist participating in charity work for Meals on Wheels, raising funds for victims of 9-11 and FEAST, a local nonprofit serving the homeless.

Our second guest chef has been called “one of the biggest cooking talents this town has ever produced” by James Beard, award-winning food critic Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl. Steven Brown of Tilia in Linden Hills has humbly brought his outstanding reputation and expertise to us. Brown has worked in restaurants for over 30 years – from The Chief Café in his hometown of Custer, SD, to New York City, Modena, Italy and many local spots along the way. Steven is chef and owner of St. Genevieve featuring French cuisine. Steven’s most recent success is Giulia at the Emery hotel which opened in April of this year and is a collaboration with chef Josh Hedquist. Steven has been nominated for Best Chef Midwest numerous times and for the James Beard Award.

We are thrilled to have Tim Scott and Steven Brown cooking together to create a very special dining experience for you.

Expires July 11, 2020

Generously Donated by Tim Scott and Steven Brown

Vikings Training Camp with Hammer Travel on Wednesday, July 31

You and your guest will join our Hammer Travel group for a day at the Minnesota Vikings training camp, one of our most popular trips. Your group receives VIP treatment with reserved front row seating for optimal viewing, meet and greet with the players and a fun-filled field experience with Hammer travelers. You won’t want to miss your chance to toss a football, get autographs and more at our Minnesota Vikings training camp.

Lake Minnetonka Cruise with Barb on the Mer-Na

Denny and Mary Newell are long time Hammer supporters with a beautiful antique boat, Mer-Na, docked at their home on Lake Minnetonka. Barb is sure to enhance your 3 hour cocktail and appetizer cruise for 4. You will be enchanted by this rare 1930’s, 36’ motor yacht. The Newell’s nautical wonder has won many local and international awards. Our friend Barb will co-host your cruise. She got her sea legs on the Steamboat Minnetonka, seen here and is ready to make your night one to remember.

Date to be mutually agreed upon.

Expires July 11, 2020

Generously Donated by Denny and Mary Newell and Barb

WINNER’S CHOICE – Highest Bidder Chooses from Red Rabbit in the North Loop or McCormick’s Irish Pub and Restaurant in Wayzata. Second Place is a Winner Too.

Dinner at Red Rabbit Restaurant and Bar, North Loop, Minneapolis
Providing a sophisticated twist on the classic neighborhood tavern, Red Rabbit is located in the North Loop in a converted auto shop. The food centers around pizza and dishes cooked in the fire-fueled oven. 6 guests will enjoy a 5 course meal. Includes 1 bottle of red wine & 1 bottle of white wine, appetizer platter, salad trio, choice of three pasta dishes, choice of three pizzas and dessert.

Monday or Tuesday Evenings Only.

Expires July 11, 2020

Generously Donated by Red Rabbit



McCormick’s Irish Pub and Restaurant

Enjoy a special menu , beer, wine and beverages for 6. McCormick’s offers the best of traditional Irish pub fare, as well as Continental and Nouveau American cuisine that is made entirely from scratch with fresh, locally sourced food. Tenderloin sliders, lobster roll, grilled salmon, roasted chicken, fish & chips, plus traditional corned beef and cabbage are just a few of the items to tempt your taste buds.

Expires July 11, 2020

Generously Donated by Tim McCormick

Speakeasy Limo Tour for 6 Includes Cocktails and Appetizers in Each Location.

You and 5 friends will enjoy Vinny’s limousine service to 3 speakeasies over 4 hours. First you will find Young Joni’s Back Bar entrance in the back alley. If the red light is on the back bar is open. Then on to Al’s Place a delightfully shady establishment where upscale dress is smiled upon. And last but certainly not least, you will end your evening at the Rebel Room, Excelsior’s hidden gem for dining, entertaining and sophisticated lounging.

No date restrictions but must schedule limousine in advance.
Expires July 11, 2020

Generously Donated by Young Joni, Al’s Place at Stanley’s and Rebel Room.