By Kate Minson
On Monday, April 4th, The Cultch will celebrate mid-20th century Paris and all its decadence, with a special fundraising gala, Paris, in love. Inspired by Barbara-jo McIntosh’s cookbook Cooking for Me and Sometimes You – A Parisienne Romance with Recipes, this sumptuous evening of French food, wine and auction packages will tap into your inner bon vivant.
Featuring a reading by Barbara-jo, music from Jessie-Award winner Joëlle Rabu, and a performance by Django Reinhardt-inspired gypsy jazz ensemble Dinette, there will be plenty of opportunity to sit back, relax and enjoy the cocktail maison (a bubbly pink drink!). Of equal interest will be the auction, which is full to the brim with the most divine indulgences. Here are a few of our favourite auction packages up for grabs:
La Joie de Vivre. Relax during a one week reprieve at the Painted Boat Resort on the Sunshine Coast in your very own private villa with views of the water. Indulge at the resort’s spa and dine at the restaurant. Also, enjoy an exclusive mushroom-picking adventure in the wilds of the Sunshine Coast!
Chanel et Couture. Enjoy a one-of-a-kind makeover for you and your friends at Chanel, followed by lunch or dinner on Joe Fortes’ famous rooftop patio. Then, as if you haven’t had enough of a treat, take advantage of two all-inclusive VIP passes to Vancouver Fashion Week where you will enjoy access to all the shows and parties.
And there’s much more: a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to sit with hockey greats in the Canucks’ alumni suite, personal tours of a chocolate factory (yes, with sampling!) and the Bill Reid Gallery, a robust wine collection, countless opportunities to eat, to learn to cook, and to see some of the best and most exclusive entertainment Vancouver has to offer.
And what’s more, tickets are only $125 (standard seating) and $250 (intimate floor seating) and include the performance and party, with food by Pied à Terre, West, and Benton Brothers, as well our signature Paris, in love cocktail maison.
Buy tickets: call 778.709.0323 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.