One of the most notable items will be the chance to bid on a private Italian dinner for 10. The meal will be provided by Ricardo Bacilieri, who cooks for two Italian restaurants in Nashville, Mario’s and Sole Mio. Lisowsky said he has a menu in mind and has agreed to drive to Cadiz at a negotiable date and cook the dinner at the Fairholme Victorian house on Main Street. If one so chooses, he would be willing to cook at another location, although Lisowsky thought most people would be hard pressed to seat that many people in their own homes. The meal will consist of four courses.
“This is dinner in high style,” said JMAM board member Paul Fourshee.
Bacilieri has lived in Nashville for two years, where he moved form Bologna, Italy, Lisowsky said. She said she and several of the board members were taking Italian lessons when the instructor invited Bacilieri to come speak to the class and cook for them. Lisowsky and the others mentioned the auction and he agreed to the proposal.
The dinner is up for currently up for bids and even those who don’t attend the dance can take part. Fourshee said people have the option to bid by proxy. They can simply name the highest amount they are willing to pay and also tell the museum in what increments to bid. Lisowsky said that when her children attended a private school in Hot Springs, Ark., parents had a similar auction that also featured an elegant meal.
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