Wine Dine and Travel
Escape to Cabo$1,101
Soak up the sun with a one-week stay at the Pueblo Bonito Rosé Resort & Spa on the golden beaches of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Pueblo Bonito Rosé Resort & Spa is a deluxe resort located on one of the most pristine beaches in Baja California. The resort offers full-service amenities including all-suite kitchenette accommodations, a European-inspired spa, gourmet restaurants, and private beach seating with food and beverage service. This "Monday-Monday" 2016 stay excludes Christmas holiday weeks and is available on a mutually agreed upon date.
Door County Getaway$900
Enjoy an (up to) four-night stay at a cozy "Door County" cottage! Hidden Glidden Cottage is a charming, clean and cozy two-bedroom, two-bathroom cottage located in Sturgeon Bay, Door County - just a 3.5 hour drive from Chicago's North Shore. And, complete your getaway with a certificate for four 9-hole rounds of golf with a cart at Bay Ridge Golf Course in Sister Bay, Door County and a $20.00 Gift Card to Base Camp Coffee Bar - also in Sister Bay. The cottage is located in the woods across the street from Lake Michigan with beach access rights. Features a fully equipped kitchen, newly remodeled master bathroom, cable television, full-size washer and dryer, large deck with lounge/dining furniture and a gas grill. The garage is stocked with beach chairs and toys, tennis racquets, an ocean kayak, and children's bicycles. The (up to) four-night stay is subject to availability and requires a $500 security deposit. Golf package includes a Bay Ridge hat and sweatshirt, and expires 10/20/16.
Laughs & Lasagna$200
Enjoy a fabulous night on the town with two tickets (one pass for two) to a Second City Show on the Main or ETC Stage and a $75.00 gift certificate to Rosebud Restaurants. Second City pass is not valid Fridays and Saturdays, New Years Eve or for Special Events. Rosebud certificate cannot be used towards catering or special events.
Dinner and a Show$170
This wonderful evening on the North Shore includes two tickets to preview performance of "Death of a Streetcar Named Virginia Woolf: A Parody" at the new multi-million dollar custom-built Writers Theatre in Glencoe and a $50.00 gift certificate to Abigail's American Bistro in Highland Park. Writers Theater performance runs 4/27/16 through 5/19/16. Abigail's certificate expires 4/30/17.
Enjoy the best of a North Shore summer with four Lawn Passes to a 2016 Classical Performance at Ravinia Festival and a custom picnic dinner for two. And, don't worry about the hassle of parking with a 2016 Ravinia Season Parking Pass. Finally, purchase picnic ware (or another goody for your home) with a $50.00 gift certificate to The Perfect Setting in Lake Forest. Ravinia tickets are two "Admit Two" passes and are not valid for sold-out and neoclassical performances, and on 7/23/16. Picnic can be delivered or picked up within 10 miles of donors' Lake Forest home. Parking pass is valid for one vehicle at 451 Oakland Drive in Highland Park during Ravinia Festival performances only. The Perfect Setting gift card expires 4/17. Picnic Menu: Hors d'oeuvres including a Selection of Cheeses, Caprese Skewers, and Mousse or Dip. Main Course including a choice of one dish - Grilled or Poached Salmon or Chicken with matching sauce, French potato salad, tomatoes and fresh fruit; or New Mexican Chicken Salad with grilled chicken, avocado, tomatoes, other condiments, salsa dressing, and chips. A seasonal dessert and bottle of wine.
Sip on Sonoma's finest with six (6) bottles of Gary Farrell Russian River Valley Selections Pinot Noir and six (6) bottles of Gary Farrell Russian River Valley Selections Chardonnay. For 25 years, Gary Farrell Vineyards & Winery has crafted small-lot artisan wines that capture the impeccable balance and stylistic elegance of some of the finest vineyard sites in the region. A $450.00 value.
A True Roast$140
An evening of laughs and great food with one pass for two tickets to a Second City Show at the UP Comedy Club in Chicago and a $75.00 gift certificate to River Roast - a Levy Restaraunt. River Roast is offers dramatic Chicago River views and a menu of contemporary American tavern fare. UP Comedy Club tickets are not valid New Years Eve or for Special Events. River Roast certificate does not include gratuity.
Break A Leg$140
Take in a show at The Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire with two tickets to a "2016 Season" performance. The theatre was founded in 1975 and earns lavish praise from critics, receiving a record 500 Joseph Jefferson Award nominations - Chicago's highest theatrical honor for artistic achievement. Tickets are subject to availability and exclude Wednesday and Sunday matinees.
Dine at two of Chicago's hottest restaurants with $100.00 in gift cards to RPM Steak and $100.00 in gift cards to RPM Italian. RPM is a group of restaurant concepts by Bill and Giuliana Rancic, Chef Doug Psaltis and Lettuce Entertain You. With a focus on sourcing the highest quality ingredients and providing exceptional service to its guests, RPM offers an elevated modern dining experience unlike any other. Includes two $50.00 RPM Steak certificates and four $25.00 RPM Italian certificates. Certificates are valid for one-time use, are not valid Saturdays, Valentine's Day or New Year's Eve, and are not valid for private/catered parties, carryout or with other promotional offer or certificate.
A Feast in Lake Bluff$160
Enjoy a menu of locally sustainable organic ingredients in a fine dining atmosphere at Inovasi - winner of OpenTable's 2015 "Top 100 Restaraunts for Food in America" in Lake Bluff with a $100.00 gift certificate.
Seafood in Evanston$190
A delicious "Chef's 5-Course Dinner for Two" at Oceanique in Evanston. Oceanique is an eclectic seafood restaurant in the French-American style and continues to garner acclaim as one of the Chicago area's finest restaurants. Since 1993, Oceanique has been ranked as the number one seafood restaurant in the Chicago metropolitan area by the prestigious Zagat Guide. Certificate value not to exceed $160.00; is valid Monday through Friday; excludes tax, beverages and gratuity; is not valid during Northwestern Commencement, New Year's Eve or Valentine's Day Weekend; and expires 4/17.
Calling all wine aficionados or novices. Refresh your pallet with a bottle of Antica Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 and a $25.00 gift card to the Wilmette Wine Cellar. And, sharpen your wine knowledge with a class for two (2) at The Wine Goddess in Evanston. Classes range from Wine 101 to Pairing Wine with Food to Cheap n' Good wines.
Ten (10) bottles for just about any occasion... from a hard to find vintage for a special occasion to the perfect glass for a summer picnic. The Jumper Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2015; Buena Vista Sonoma County Chardonnay 2013; DeLoach Chalk Hill Private Collection Chardonnay 2013; Hall Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2008; Jordan Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2007; Chimney Rock Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2007; Lornano Le Macchie Chianti Classico 2012; Santa Margherita Prosecco; Banfi Brunello di Montalcino 2010; and Fabre Montmayou Malbec Barrel Selection H J. Fabre 2013. Nearly a $500.00 value!
Davidson & Grier Live!$110
Two (2) tickets to see Tommy Davidson & David Alan Grier on Saturday, 5/14/16 at 7:30 PM at the historic Genesee Theatre in Waukegan. Tommy Davidson's exceptional range - from stand-up comedy and acting to versatile music accomplishments - has earned him a reputation as an extraordinary performer. Best known as one of the stars of the hit television show "In Living Color," his visibility has allowed him to become a household name known for his innovative talent. David Alan Grier's is a three-time Tony and Grammy Award nominee was trained in Shakespeare at Yale where he received an MFA from Yale School of Drama. Grier has received so many accolades and awards throughout his career not the least of which was his inclusion on Comedy Central's list of the "100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time."
Dueling Pianos for Six$260
Six (6) tickets to Dueling Pianos International on Friday, 10/21/16 at 7:30 PM at the historic Genesee Theatre in Waukegan. Combine two sharp-witted, incredibly talented musicians with two grand pianos on a stage, then add in a roomful of people and enjoy an evening of fast, funny, and unforgettable entertainment. Their musical repertoire ranges from Classic Rock to Country, Hard Rock to R&B, and Show Tunes to Top 40. Best of all, the audience is the star of the show; shouting out requests, singing along to favorites, bantering with performers, and having the time of their lives.