At the 40th Anniversary Gala coming up on April 20, guests will have the opportunity to bid on some amazing items at the silent auction. This is one of a series of posts highlighting the items that have been donated. Be sure to check back frequently as we will update the blog as new items come in. Make a note of your favorites and be ready to bid on April 20! For a complete list of items, please see our Silent Auction webpage.
Enjoy an evening of song, storytelling, great food, and wine in your home. Singer/songwriter Barclay Martin will entertain you with music and stories, while Chef Celina Tio’s award-winning restaurant JULIAN will provide hors d’oeuvres for up to 25 people, and local wine bar Boozefish will pour the wines.
Restrictions: Must be used between May 1 – October 31, 2012. Cannot be used on the following dates: May 4-6, May 10, May 17, May 31, June 3-9, June 28-30, July 1–14, September 21, and October 3-5. Sunday–Thursday dates strongly preferred, although a Friday or Saturday with an early start time may be possible.
Donated by: Barclay Martin, Chef Celina Tio of JULIAN, and Boozefish Wine Bar
Barclay Martin: Kansas City-based singer/songwriter Barclay Martin has had a successful recording career highlighted by international travel since 2000. Martin’s current projects include the founding of a hygiene and sanitation project in Mali, West Africa through Medical Missions Foundation, work in Kenya through a partnership with water.org and is the coordinator for Social Justice and Sustainability at Kansas City Academy. Martin has also invested his talent and passion in support of the Christian Foundation for Children and Aging. From 2007-2009, Martin traveled to the Philippines several times to work with Filipino musicians and children. There, he served as musical director for a one-day cultural festival of music and dance entitled The Gift. Martin’s journey is the framework for the documentary film Rise and Dream, which has recently won the Audience Choice award at the Thin Line Film Festival in Denton, TX.
Celina Tio of JULIAN: Now familiar as the braided powerhouse on Food Network’s hugely popular show The Next Iron Chef and most recently on Bravo TV’s Top Chef Masters, chef Celina Tio got an early start in the kitchen. Even at the tender age of eight, her typical day used to involve shopping lists, Julia Child re-runs, baking and cooking for family and friends. How time flies. During seven years heading the kitchen at KansasCity’s renowned American Restaurant, Celina Tio garnered both local and national accolades. These included 2005 Chef of the year by Chef magazine and the James Beard Foundation’s 2007 Best Chef: Midwest. Tio was also recently honored by KC Magazine as Chef of the Year for her first proprietary restaurant, JULIAN. At this popular Kansas City neighborhood gathering spot, she creates chef-driven “feel good food” for her guests, family and friends – just like she did in her youth.
Boozefish Wine Bar — a European Bistro. Owner Maija Diethelm-Floyd created a unique concept by opening a European Wine Bar in the Kansas City Metropolitan area, just northwest of the Country Club Plaza on Westport Road. Boozefish offers Mediterranean cuisine, an eclectic wine list, a fully-stocked bar and specialty beers on tap and bottle as well as daily specials and weekly Happy Hour specials to keep you coming back! Our extensive wine menu was designed to educate guests about wine and make wine tasting a fun experience. We also provide unique, fully-flavored foods from all around the world. Come in to savor a glass of wine, catch up with friends, enjoy our bistro fare and relax knowing ‘The Corks Are Off At The Fish’!