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2019 Cellarbration! for Education

What’s better than good food, good wine, and good friends celebrating a good cause?

Food & Drink Posted on May 16, 2019
What’s better than good food, good wine, and good friends celebrating a good cause? Nothing if you ask the BBCC Foundation!

The Foundation’s annual auction event, known as Cellarbration! for Education, has raised more than $1 million dollars for student scholarships since 2002 and is highly-anticipated each spring for the promise of an exquisite adventure in food, wine, friendship, and community.

“This is truly a community event, and we have so many people who come together to make it happen each year,” said Executive Director of the BBCC Foundation, LeAnne Parton. “Our goal is to make this an amazing wine and food experience and in doing so raise money to help support the growth and development of our community by providing scholarships that make education available to those who might otherwise not be able to afford it.”

John Allen, owner of Vino! A Wine Shop in Spokane, will be leading the wine and food pairing this year. “For the meal, the wine, the service, and the décor — the event is an amazing value,” said Allen. “If you went anywhere else, it would cost you a lot more.”

Each year a committee, including the duo who bid on the privilege during the previous year’s auction, take part in pairing and menu selection. This year, Howard & Laurel Skaug won the “Wine & Dinner pairing for Cellarbration!” and helped decide on the menu for the event. Wine bottles remain covered to ensure a blind tasting and Executive Chef Christopher J. Studtmann of Seattle Pacific University spent a few hours with the group, who matched each of his dinner courses with an appropriate local wine.

For your enjoyment we introduce the Cellarbration! for Education 2019 Menu with Wines

Hors d’oeuvres

Crimini Mushrooms with Duck Confit, Goat Cheese & Caramelized Fennel
Bacon Wrapped Scallops with Coriander Remoulade
Warm Manchego Fig Tart with Mulled Port Wine
Garlic Albondigas with Fire Roasted Tomato Salsa

Jones of Washington, 2016 Pinot Gris
14 Hands Brut
Wit Cellars, 2014 Red Wine


Grilled & Pickled Asparagus with Shaved Parmesan, Radicchio, Figs, Crispy Prosciutto & Citrus Balsamic

Errant, 2017 Patio White Blend


Herb Crusted Fillet Mignon, White Cheddar Potatoes, Garlic Roasted Summer Squash, Cabernet Pink Peppercorn Glace

Vegetarian Entrée

Goat Cheese & Oyster Mushroom Chile Relleno, Tequila Pinto & Roasted Corn Succotash, Caramelized Pumpkin Puree, Smoked Garlic Crema

Purple Star, 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon
Table Sponsor – Milbrandt Vineyards, Variety of 2014 & 2015


Oaxaca Cheesecake with Caramelized Papaya, Berries, & Pomegranate Molasses!

All the proceeds from the event are allocated to the Foundation Scholarship Fund, which currently provides scholarships for at least one graduating senior from each of the 21 high schools that are located within Big Bend’s service district (larger schools have more than one). The fund also provides educational opportunities for students returning to school and for those specifically enrolled in Workforce Education programs.

Cellarbration! for Education also raises money for a special fund that is used to help BBCC students that are in good standing deal with financial emergencies that can arise during the semester as an alternative to dropping out of school.

For more information about Cellarbration!, to learn how you can become a sponsor for this year’s event, or to purchase tickets, please call the Big Bend Community College Foundation at (509) 793-2006.

Please visit the website below to PURCHASE TICKETS online. Thank you and have a wonderful time!
Visit http://bigbend.edu