Young Life ministries around our community are completely supported by people in our community.  Three of those people have come together to offer incredible auction items at the event with all proceeds going directly to the ministry for which they care deeply.

Explore the items below and make sure to thank these folks who have given so much to make this possible!


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One of the few American sushi masters, James Beard Award-winning Chef and Owner Tyson Cole is a passionate student of the Japanese tradition.  Cole has garnered substantial national attention, most notably a coveted spot on Food and Wine Magazine’s Best New Chefs of 2005 list; a James Beard Foundation Award for “Best Chef: Southwest” in 2011; and a James Beard Foundation semifinalist spot for “Outstanding Chef” in 2016 among many others.

Now, he's inviting you to join him at a dinner for 10 at his noted restaurant, Uchiko.  The meal will include 10 courses along with wine and sake pairings.


In addition to being a certified sommelier, Jessica Dupuy is a recognized writer for publications like Texas Monthly, ImbibeWine Enthusiast, The Guild of Sommeliers, SevenFifty Daily, Wine Review OnlineNational Geographic Traveler, Southern Living, Texas Highways, Fodor’s,and numerous others.  She has also authored Uchi: The Cookbook, The Salt Lick Cookbook: A Story of Land, Family and Love, the Jack Allen's Cookbook, and two books with Southern Living - The United Tastes of Texas and The United Tastes of the South. Her cookbook, Tex-Mex Cookbook: Traditions, Innovations, and Comfort Foods from Both Sides of the Border, with James Beard Award nominee, Ford Fry will release in April of 2019.

Jessica invites you to join her to answer one of her most commonly asked questions: Which is better, Texas wine or the world's?  In this wine tasting for 8, Jessica will serve you and your guests wines from around the world and from right here in Texas.  Each wine will be served blind - with no knowledge of its origin - next to a Texas wine made with the same grape or in the same style. 


Location is key and this 4 bedroom 4 ½ bath home sits in one of the premier locations just off the ski run. When you’re not on the slopes, you’ll be mesmerized by the spectacular, unobstructed views of the St. Sophia Ridge.  Ski trail access is right out the back door and the funicular is close by for a quick ride to the Mountain Village bike path, shops, and restaurants.  Guests will enjoy a fully equipped, gourmet kitchen and dining on the private deck.  The master holds a king bed with oversized, en-suite bathroom.  Across the hall is another bedroom with 2 queens.  Downstairs there is a second living area, third bedroom with another king bed, and fourth bedroom with two sets of bunks … and it’s all yours for 5 nights!  *Some blackout dates apply

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