Welcome to June, everyone.
The Capital One Celebrity Bonspiel in support of SickKids Foundation is getting closer (June 4-5) and the first celebs are due to arrive in town Wednesday night, June 2, when Scottish stars Eve Muirhead and Anna Sloan arrive at the airport.
On that same night, a special Wine Auction in support of the bonspiel and the Mike Weir Foundation will be taking place at Centro in midtown Toronto.
Bonspiel Co-Chair Peter Steski will welcome up to 40 guests for an amazing evening, and there are still a couple of table spots left. Here’s what participants are in for:
• 6:00pm – cocktails/appetizers
• 7:00 – three-course dinner with a main course of beef tenderloin, accompanied by three 95 point-plus Australian shiraz wines: 2003 Dead Arm, 2001 Elderton Command and 2002 Elderton Command (values between $225 and $275 per bottle)
• Wine Auction featuring Penfolds Grange, Solaia, Insignia and Harlan Estate
The evening also offers a $100 charitable tax receipt against the $250 cost. “It’s a great deal,” said Steski. “The minimum value alone is at least $400 a person.”
Wine appraisals are by Ken Lewis of KDL Food and Beverage Consultants Inc.
Anyone interested in Wednesday night’s winefest can contact Steski directly at 647-287-7311. RSVPs are required.