If you've ever dreamed of hosting THE dinner party friends talk about for years to come - the kind that can't be outdone in the stories and memories of those who experienced it - consider your dream a reality for yourself and 15 additional guests. Welcoming friends to your home, the place you hold most dear, is a special opportunity to share hospitality, a delicious meal and great conversation.


Boutique event rental company The Valley Events, a favorite of local planners and content creators alike, will begin by transforming your space with a photoshoot- worthy setting. From unique tables and rope chairs to brass flatware and mouth-blown glassware, effortlessly chic is the phrase that's sure to come to mind. Those dinner dishes? Covered. Setup and takedown is included, leaving you to relish only in the presence of your company. Atop your tables: three (3) stunning seasonal arrangements from the most in demand new floral designer, House and Stem. The flowers of the moment to both send and receive, front and center to admire and covet. Multi-instrumentalist Matt Kahler of Posterchild will play three (3) hours of your favorite selections from his playlist of broadly beloved artists such as The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, and Bill Withers.


A variety of wines by oenophile favorites Silver Oak and Twomey are certain to complement the focus of the evening: a multi-course dinner party menu custom-curated, prepared, and served by Dom Ruggiero, executive chef and owner of Phoenix hospitality group Cast Iron Concepts, and his team. The culinary mastermind behind local award-winning concepts Fire at Will, Hush Public House, and Bar Cena, Dom's early career began in the kitchens of multiple James Beard award-winning chefs. Later, while working as the executive chef of LGO Hospitality's concepts in Arizona and California, Dom became the company's first- ever regional executive chef. Today he is a respected restaurateur in the valley, said to be next up for a James Beard award himself.


SPECIAL THANKS: Dom Ruggiero, Bailey Sevey, Marie Seaman, Matt Kahler, Allison Irwin, Lyndsay Hayes




Valid through May 11, 2025. Date to be mutually agreed upon between winning bidder and vendors through PANDA's concierge coordination. Available in the Phoenix Metropolitan area only. Availability subject to blackout dates surrounding major holidays, spring break, and local events. Scheduling unavailable May 12 - September 2, 2024 and November 3, 2024 - January 4, 2025. Your payment in excess of retail value may qualify as a tax-deductible donation. Please confirm with your tax advisor. Subject to changes and additions prior to May 11, 2024.


Proxy Bidding: PANDA is pleased to offer live auction proxy bidding options for those not in attendance on event day. Please contact Molly Kaufman at [email protected] by May 8, 2024 to make arrangements.