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- capcooks - 01-04-1999 12:07 PM

Vintage Affair: An evening of fine wines, exceptional cuisine and extraordinary fun

benefiting the Children's National Medical Center in Washington DC, Monday March 8, 1999. From 6:30pm. Contact to obtain tickets or to donate auction items.

Celebrity auctioneers .... at Osteria Goldoni and an auction opportunity to go home with rare wines, stunning jewelry, unique vacations and other rewarding items. Tickets @ $75 are limited to only 300.

Emcee Dennis Owens of WGMS, Honorary Auctioneers Bill Plante of CBS and Carole Simpson of ABC.

Osteria Goldoni

In 1996, John Mariani of Esquire named Goldoni one of the best new restaurants in America Ñ repeating the praise in EsquireÕs July 1998 restaurant edition. The Washington PostÕs Phyllis Richman called AielliÕs culinary artistry a ÒTriumphÓ and ÒBasic Perfection.Ó Washingtonian Magazine has awarded him three consecutive Blue Ribbon Awards. In October of 1998, Goldoni moved from its West End location to its new, larger, more beautiful space in the Lafayette Centre Building where Chef Aielli's unique Venetian cuisine continues to astound and delight.

Some of the auction items collected to date:

The 1966 Bordeaux Collection (mixed case)

Some call it the year of the century.

Walk in Dante's "Divina Commedia" Footsteps

When Dante was exiled from Florence in 1353, his son fell in love with the rolling hills of Valpolicella, just north of Verona, just east of Lake Garda. You'll fall in love too, as you stay at the ancient estate, its vineyards, olive groves and orchards: "Possessioni di Serego Alighieri." You and your companion will be guests of Count Serego Alighieri. in his beautifully restored estate. The package also includes Business Class airfare and an extension in Venice.

The Opus One Experience

You'll be one of only three intimate groups permitted this extraordinary experience in 1999: a tour and tasting of this remarkable Napa Valley collaboration between winemaking giants Robert Mondavi and Baron Rothschild. You and five appreciative guests will join the Opus One winemaker for this personal tour and tasting if yours is the winning bid.

The Extraordinary Stacking Ring Collection

Lee Marraccini's elegant and simple square stack rings are a unique concept. This set, donated by Goldoni's neighbor, i. gorman jewelers Retail value: $5,000.