Silent Auction Packages for 2023 Asia Game Changer West Awards Gala
Asia Society Northern California will host its fifth annual Asia Game Changer West Awards Gala in-person the evening of Wednesday, April 19, 2023 from 5:15 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Pacific at San Francisco City Hall.
THANK YOU! To our attendees who bid on these fabulous auction items.
Japanese Lunch for 6 at Freeman Vineyard & Winery
Congratulations to our winner: Magdalen Yum!
Join Ken and Akiko Freeman, owners of Freeman Vineyard & Winery in western Sonoma County, for a delectable Japanese lunch for 6 guests at a mutually agreeable date. Known for their elegance and restraint, Freeman wines are served at leading restaurants around the world and were featured at President Obama’s last state dinner at the White House for Prime Minister Abe from Japan.
- VIP tour and private tasting of Freeman’s highly rated Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from the Russian River Valley and Sonoma Coast appellations—expertly crafted by Tokyo born and raised Akiko, Freeman’s talented winemaker
- A delicious lunch prepared by Yoshihara Sogi, the former chef at Go Fish in Napa Valley
- A rare 3L bottle of Freeman’s Gloria Estate Pinor Noir from the Russian River Valley
For more information about Freeman Vineyard & Winery and Akiko’s celebrated wines, watch this video: https://vimeo.com/504594426/45234d0b2e
Chef tasting menu with wine pairings for 6 guests at New Delhi Restaurant San Francisco
Congratulations to our winner: Danny Yu!
Enjoy a Chef tasting menu with wine pairings for 6 guests at New Delhi Restaurant, one of San Francisco’s leading Indian restaurants since 1988. Opened at the time by Mayor Art Agnos, New Dehli has been a favorite venue for political events since, hosting the likes of Bill Clinton, Pete Wilson, Jerry Brown and San Francisco’s own Willie Brown. New Delhi is also a regular destination for celebrities and food industry dignitaries eager to try Chef/Owner Rajan Dey’s renowned cuisine specializing in signature plant based, vegetarian and vegan dishes.
One bottle of 2018 Lokoya Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, 750ml
Congratulations to our winner: Patricia Sham!
2018 Lokoya Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon is made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon and aged in French oak barrels for 22 months. Unavailable to the public, this beautiful Cabernet Sauvignon shows lifted aromatics marked by Veeder floral notes. On the palate, it is evocative of Asian spice and blue fruit, with post-rain minerality. A truly elegant wine with a backbone of tannin that goes on forever!
Magnum bottle, Shunyi Cellars’ 2020 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, signed by the winery owner and winemaker
Congratulations to our winner: Mae Jean Go!
Enjoy a magnum bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon from Shunyi Cellars. Founded in Napa in 2019, Shunyi is dedicated to making wines that showcase the unique terroir of different viticulture regions, connecting not just people but also bridging experiences, cultures, and values. This pretty Napa Cabernet comes from a parcel near St. Helena and has aromas of red cherries, blackberry infusion, and hints of cedar and cigar. On the palate, it is energetic and fresh, with well-balanced acidity that steers the wine in the direction of charm and elegance and away from power.
Filoli Household Membership
Congratulations to our winner: Jeremy Wegerer!
Includes: 2 named members, 1 Guest included each visit, includes Children under 24, all member benefits.
Filoli is vibrant landscape of the Bay Area, situated on the unceded ancestral lands of the Ramaytush Ohlone, in Woodside, California. Filoli is considered as one of the finest remaining country estates of the 20th century, featuring a 54,000+ square-foot Georgian revival-style mansion, 16 acres of exquisite English Renaissance gardens, 6.8-acre Gentlemen’s Orchard, and hundreds of acres of Natural Lands with 5 distinct ecosystem and a 1-mile Estate Trail. Filoli is dedicated to connecting our rich history with a vibrant future through beauty, nature and shared stories, so that one day all people will honor nature, value unique experiences, and appreciate beauty in everyday life.
China Live $400 gift certificate
Congratulations to our winner: William Tai!
Enjoy a $400 gift certificate to experience China Live’s first floor restaurant featuring a daily changing seasonal menu cooked from eight specialized stations that merge traditional Chinese and Western culinary equipment. A main dining area plays centerpiece, appointed with chairs and tables all handcrafted in China from reclaimed Chinese elm. These exhibition kitchens, with plenty of bar seating, allow you a more close-up view of the deft chefs in action.
Alex Cobb Autographed Baseball
Congratulations to our winner: Consul General Levan Beridze!
From The San Francisco Giants we have a special game ball autographed by starting pitcher Alex Cobb who last year was a rotation anchor with a 7–8 record and a 3.73 ERA in 23 starts, striking out 151 batters, a career high. He was in the top 4% in "lowest barrel-rate against" among MLB pitchers.
Don’t miss this great opportunity for Bay Area sports fans!
"Explore Experience" for up to 6 guests at the Donum Estate
Congratulations to our winner: Magdalen Yum!
Enjoy an Explore Experience for up to 6 guests at the Donum Estate in Sonoma. At the Donum estate, guided wine tasting options offer an immersive experience of wine, land, and art. Guests explore some of the finest, award-winning Pinot Noir and Chardonnay that California has to offer, while soaking in the natural surroundings of the terroir and delighting in the global art collection throughout the Estate. The experience will start with a splash of one of Donum's award-winning wines and an all-terrain vehicle tour of our Estate, followed by a private tasting featuring seasonal wines and small bites in a serene, elegant tasting salon, lasting approximately 2 hours.
8-person private dinner at Fang with specially curated menu by Chef Kathy Fang
Congratulations to our winner: Jamie Gale!
Enjoy a special dinner for up to 8 guests in Fang's private dining room with a specially curated menu by Chef Kathy Fang from Chef Dynasty: House of Fang. The Fang family has been at the forefront of Chinese cuisine in San Francisco since opening their first restaurant, House of Nanking, on Kearny Street in 1988. Not only is their food different from other Chinese restaurants, but their approach to Chinese food is also different. Fang specializes in adapting its menu to seasonal foods and practices, creating ongoing opportunities for diners to experience their cuisine in a new and inspired way each time. The evening will begin with cocktails, passed apps before sitting down to an 8-course dinner. Chef Fang will also meet and greet the guests and have an intimate QA with guests before the first course is served.
Dinner for two at the French Laundry
Congratulations to our winners: Gary and Yucca Rieschel!
Enjoy a dinner for two at the world-renowned The French Laundry in Yountville led by Chef Thomas Keller. Since 2007, the Michelin Guide has awarded The French Laundry their highest rating of three stars. The menu, which changes daily, commits itself to serving classic French cuisine with the finest quality ingredients, along with a similarly intense focus on impeccable guest service. Package includes a table for two at The French Laundry with your choice of Chef's Tasting Menu or Vegetable Tasting Menu.
Dinner for 10 at Chef Chu’s
Congratulations to our winner: Michelle Londono!
Enjoy a dinner for 10 at Chef Chu’s restaurant. A Peninsula favorite since opening its doors in 1970, Chef Chu’s is known world-wide for its innovative, tempting cuisine and charismatic owner, Lawrence C. C. Chu. Chef Chu’s is a lively, bustling place, with Chef Chu himself often at the center of the activity. Almost always at the restaurant, he remains as busily involved in the daily operations as ever, whether it be helping out in the kitchen or greeting people as they enter.
5-course tasting menu with wine pairings for 4 at Eight Tables by George Chen
Congratulations to our winner: Sumir Chadha!
Enjoy a 5-course tasting menu with wine pairings for a party of 4 at China Live’s exclusive Eight Tables restaurant by George Chen, Founder and Executive Chef. Inspired by the historic dining style, Si Fang Cai or ‘Private Chateau Cuisine,’ which has been revitalized in the great cities of China. Si Fang Cai is a personal experience, as if you were coming into our home for an elaborate meal prepared in an intimate setting. Our tasting menu is created using the finest seasonal ingredients and is prepared with the utmost respect and care.
Tour and lunch for 4 at Salesforce Tower
Congratulations to our winner: Gloria Rothbaum!
Enjoy a chef’s choice 4-course meal prepared by the Salesforce Culinary team for you and three of your guests. Lunch will take place in the stunning 61st first floor of Salesforce Tower with 360-degree views of the city. In addition to lunch, guests will also enjoy a tour of the bustling floor. This lunch may be scheduled at a mutually agreeable time, but we highly recommend a summer date in June-August when the farmers market provides many wonderful options. Dietary restrictions accommodated.
One night stay at Shashi Hotel (Thurs-Sunday)
Congratulations to our winner: Dirk ten Grotenhuis!
Enjoy a one night stay at The Shashi Hotel Mountain View, the upscale urban resort adjacent to Google’s world headquarters, the Googleplex. A 200-room luxury urban resort, Shashi Hotel effortlessly blends style with tranquility. Rooms feature a plethora of innovative conveniences and the resort space is one of sophisticated allure, crafting an energy that captivates. We also offer world-class dining experiences curated by Michelin Chef Jarad Gallagher. Surrounded by picturesque mountains, The Shashi is walking distance to fun activities like biking, hiking, sailing and golf at Shoreline Lake Park and Golf Links, concerts at Shoreline Amphitheater, the Computer History Museum, NASA Ames Research Center, Bird Sanctuary and so much more!
San Francisco Opera: 2 tickets to a select performance during the 2023 Summer Opera Season
Congratulations to our winner: Tom Gold!
Be a part of San Francisco Opera’s Centennial season! Enjoy 2 tickets to a select performance from our centennial season – guests may choose any available weekday evening performance during the Summer Opera Season running from June 3rd – June 30th, 2023.
The San Francisco Opera has been thrilling audiences in San Francisco since 1923. We are known for commissioning numerous world premieres, training some of opera's greatest young artists, and creating innovative programs and events to inspire a new generation of opera goers. The San Francisco Opera is synonymous with what the Bay Area is known for: entrepreneurship, innovation and community involvement.
Oakland Zoo Family Day Pass
Congratulations to our winner: Chen Wanling!
Experience a Family Day Pass (including parking) at one of the Oakland’s most long-standing institutions that is nationally recognized as a leader in animal welfare, rescue, and conservation, and has served as a place of wonder and discovery for millions of people over the years. The zoo is home to more than 850 native and exotic animals and is known for its state-of-the-art veterinary hospital—the largest wild animal veterinary facility in Northern California. Oakland Zoo is the recipient of numerous "Best of" awards, including 30 Best U.S. Zoos by U.S. News & World Report and "10 Best" by USA Today Reader’s Choice Awards.
Farmhouse Kitchen gift certificates: $100 from Farmhouse Kitchen in San Francisco, $100 from Son & Garden in San Francisco and $100 from Nōka Ramen in Oakland
Congratulations to our winner: Tom Gold!
Enjoy dining experiences at exciting new local restaurants in the Farmhouse Kitchen family: the Farmhouse Kitchen and Son & Garden in San Francisco, and Nōka Ramen in Oakland’s Jack London Square. Farmhouse Kitchen specializes in using the best seasonal local produce in all its restaurants. The original Farmhouse Kitchen brings a fresh and colorful take to Thai cuisine, while Son & Garden is their new breakfast restaurant. And Nōka Ramen brings a fresh take on ramen and noodles in Jack London Square. Package includes $100 gift certificates for each of the three restaurants.
Personally guided mindfulness meditation experience with Max Erdstein
Congratulations to our winner: Tamara Rojo!
Treat yourself during these stressful times: relax and unwind with a guided meditation session with Max Erdstein for yourself or with a group. Max studies and teaches Buddhism and meditation at the Insight Meditation Center and the Insight Retreat Center. Formerly at Google, he is trained as a Dharma teacher by Gil Fronsdal. He was a part of the Inaugural Class of Asia 21 in 2006 in Seoul.
San Francisco Symphony: 2 tickets to Britten’s War Requiem, May 20th, 2023
Congratulations to our winner: Howard Chen!
Attend the performance of Britten’s War Requiem with a guest at the SF Symphony, one of San Francisco’s leading cultural institutions. These are excellent Loge seats for the May 20th, 2023 performance. Active for over 100 years, the SF Symphony has been a pillar of the local arts and music communities since its first performance in 1911. The San Francisco Symphony exists to inspire and serve audiences and communities throughout the Bay Area and the world through the power of musical performance. Come be inspired!
Two guest passes to SF MOMA
Congratulations to our winner: Christie YoungSmith!
Enjoy two guest passes for a single visit to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. SFMOMA is one of the foremost museums of modern and contemporary art, with an exemplary collection of more than 33,000 works of architecture and design, media arts, painting, photography and sculpture. Whether you’re interested in traditional painting and sculpture, extraordinary photography, visionary architecture and design, or cutting-edge multimedia installations, there’s a world of art to explore at SFMOMA!
Two business class tickets to Hong Kong with Cathay Pacific
Congratulations to our winners: Gary and Yucca Rieschel!
Terms and Conditions apply. Travel from US gateways to Hong Kong.
Cathay Pacific is currently the world's fifth largest airline and flies to over 190 destinations across Asia, Oceania, Europe, Africa and North America. Treat yourself and a friend to a flight to Hong Kong, enjoying Cathay Pacific's enhanced Business class experience. Settle down in award-winning seats, wrap yourself in luxuriously soft bedding, savor bold flavors with their restaurant-style dining and stay refreshed with a selection of Bamford skincare products.
Beachfront penthouse stay in San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico
Congratulations to our winner: Nicole Szafranski!
Enjoy a week’s stay at this beautiful beachfront penthouse condo centrally located between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo in Baja California Sur. The condo has two bedrooms and two bathrooms and accommodates up to six guests. Enjoy ocean views and access to resort amenities including a community outdoor pool, clubhouse and restaurant. Available dates exclude major holidays and can be confirmed with the owner for a Sunday to Saturday stay prior to April 2024.
2 nights at The Hotel Adagio (Stone Suite or City View King room)
Enjoy a 2-night's stay at Hotel Adagio with a choice of Stone Suite or City View King rooms. Hotel Adagio offers modern and stylish guest rooms in downtown San Francisco. Located on Geary Street just steps away from Union Square, this boutique hotel offers beautiful Spanish colonial revival architecture mixed with an upscale, contemporary design to create a unique arrival experience, accentuated by one of the city's hottest craft cocktail bars, The Mortimer. Bridging the gap between classic and new, historic and modern, and style and comfort, Hotel Adagio is one of the most unique pet-friendly boutique hotels in San Francisco.
A Curator-led Tour for a Group of 15 to the Asian Art Museum’s Beyond Bollywood: 2000 Years of Dance
Experience a private curator-led tour of the new exhibition Beyond Bollywood: 2000 Years of Dance! This exhibit is a journey for the mind, body, and senses through two millennia of art inspired by dance from South and Southeast Asia and the Himalayas. Enjoy one of the most comprehensive Asian art collections in the world along with 15 of your friends. Be transported!
Baccarat Edition AQ Meliority Intensive Regenerating Multi Cream
Baccarat Crystal Stand and Cover (100% Crystal)
Spatula (made of user-friendly plastic)
2 x 100g AQ Meliority Intensive Regenerating Multi Cream
Certificate of Authenticity
The pinnacle of innovation, craftsmanship and luxury. A limited-edition collaboration with renowned French luxury house, Baccarat, to create a bespoke collectible designed by renowned Dutch interior and architectural designer, Marcel Wanders. Each limited-edition moisturizer (two customized jars) has its own unique serial number and paired with a beautiful Baccarat crystal stand and spatula. The luxurious cream, inspired by regenerative medicine, features precious botanical ingredients that are curated from the purest of sources including Benifuki Extract, a tea leaf grown organically on Yakushima Island in Japan. Website: https://decortecosmetics.com/
Availability in Bay Area: Bloomingdale’s Valley Fair
One-year Patron level membership at the Asian Art Museum
Enjoy a one-year Patron level membership at the Asian Art Museum which includes unlimited visits for up to 6 adults at not just the Asian Art Museum, but free admission at an additional 1,000 museums in the US, Canada and Mexico! This tier of membership includes invitations to many special events at the museum, including the annual Preview Luncheon, as well as opening receptions and curated film series! Also includes valuable discounts on museum gifts and the café as well as nearby parking during museum hours.
Two handmade, handknotted area rugs (2 ½ x4ft each)
These special rugs handmade in Kashmir will make an impressive addition to your home décor! Both area rugs are silk on silk and measure 2 ½ x 4 feet each. The first rug is a beautiful mix of baby blue and beige, while the second is a mix of navy blue and pink. Enliven your home with a piece of Kashmir today! (Donated by Vinita Gupta)