From soup to nuts, the most elegant dining occasions absolutely glisten through every course thanks to beautifully hand-blown and hand-cut crystal. Whether it’s a holiday brunch for the family or a seated supper for the corporate hierarchy, this 2018 Cattle Baron’s Ball live auction package will dazzle when the winner works with the masters at British Cumbria Crystal in Ulverston. Just think of the envy when the winner shares his experience with 15 friends at Al Biernat’s North upon his/her return to North Texas. To quench your thirst, check the details below.
Custom Crystal In Cumbria**
The lucky winner of this package will have the one-of-a-kind opportunity to design their own 62-piece set of crystal. You and one guest will receive a private tour of the Cumbria Crystal Factory in England.
After your exclusive behind the scenes look at the factory, spend the day with a top-tiered glasscutter, learning techniques to create an exclusive pattern based on a variation of one of Cumbria’s current patterns, sponsored by Dean Driver of Allen Dean Home.
This 62-piece set includes 12 each of the following: water goblets, wine glasses, champagne flutes, highball glasses, and double old-fashioned glasses. It also includes one ice bucket and decanter. Allen Dean Home will generously donate shipping your items.
Cumbria Crystal was founded in 1976 by Lord and Lady Cavendish and produces exceptional, handmade full lead crystal tableware.
Today, the company produces crystal for all the British Embassies and Residences across the world to grace formal dinners and state occasions. Cumbria Crystal may look familiar, as it was used on the tables in the hit show, “Downton Abbey,” and Winston Churchill’s character drank from it in the recent film, “Darkest Hour.”
Trip includes 440,000 miles provided by American Airlines for use towards your trip. Ground transportation to/from DFW Airport provided by Wynne Transportation, and a $1,000 gift card to book your stay at a location of your choice.
Once you’ve made it back home, invite 15 of your friends to a private wine dinner at Al Biernat’s North to relive your travel adventures. Al Biernat’s will work with a prestigious winery to create a menu and pairings. It will be a memorable night in a private room at their new location, located at Spring Valley Road and the Dallas North Tollway. They pride themselves on the quality of prime aged steaks and fresh seafood, the personalized service that gives the feel of a high energy neighborhood restaurant and an impeccable wine list.
* Donated by Dean Driver/Allen Dean Home, American Airlines, Al Biernat’s North, Wynne Transportation and Bill and Wendy Payne ** Crystal pattern must be a variation of one of the current patterns (custom border, monogram, or panel). Crystal takes a minimum of 12-16 weeks to create and ship. Winner is responsible for coordination of dinner with the event coordinator and wine director at Al Biernat’s North. Dates will be limited to availability of private rooms and winery schedule. Reservation cannot be made during the month of December 2018, or on any holiday thereafter. May only be used at Al Biernat’s North. Wynne Transportation is based upon availability and must be booked in advance. Guests may only be picked up and dropped off at one location for airport transfers. All portions of this package expire October 20, 2019. *** Photo provided by 2018 Cattle Baron’s Ball