Cassava Bakery & Cafe – Private Dinner for 4

Owner Chef Kris Toliao will create a specially tailored menu just for your party! Have the place all to yourselves for a wonderful culinary experience. Before opening Cassava with his wife, Yuka, in March 2012, Kris was at one Michelin Star awarded Luce Wine Restaurant at InterContinental Hotel in San Francisco. He has also trained/worked at a Kaiseki restaurant called Kikunoi in Tokyo (2 Michelin Stars), Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles, and others over the past 10 years. Private Dinner for 4. Restrictions: Beverage and gratuity not included in the value. Any additional guest can be accommodated for $125/person plus tax and gratuity. The party size can be no larger than 10 guests. Dining guests are welcome to bring their own wine or beer at no charge.  Gift Certificate does not expire.

Here’s an excerpt of a Yelp review from Kim C.:

Why Cassava does not appear on every best of SF/must do while visiting the city list, I do not know, but this place is a charming hidden gem. Definitely rivaling Outerlands across the park, the food is perfectly seasoned and the flavors dance in your mouth. I cannot say enough accolades for every menu item I have tasted.

Bonus, the service is as good as the food :] Everyone is friendly and looking to accomodate in whatever way they can.

Value: $500
Starting Bid: $100
Increment: $50
FINAL BID: $200, Bill L.






Sino Restaurant – Gift Certificate for a Chef’s Tasting Menu for 6 to Sino Restaurant in Santana Row

The menu explores a unique fare of “New Experience” Chinese Cuisine, a combination of modern presentation and traditional Cantonese style food. By day, an array of delicate Dim Sum is offered, with tradional buns and innovative dumplings. By night, the menu showcases elevated interpretations of classic Chinese dishes including some of our must try’s like the Mishima Ranch Kobe Tartar or the Kung Pao Chicken “Lollipops,” and our most popular Char Siu Sea Bass with Chinese Ratatouille. Gift Certificate for a Chef’s Tasting Menu for 6 Guests. Restrictions: Expires 8/15/2013. Santana Row location.

Value: $480
Starting Bid: $100
Increment: $50
FINAL BID: $150, Janice H.