For the last 15 years, 24h Tremblant has raised funds for causes affecting children across Quebec. To celebrate the charity’s fifteenth anniversary, Veuve Clicquot has participated in a special auction and dinner to raise money under the 24h de Tremblant banner, contributing to a 2 million dollar annual fundraising campaign. Last week the dinner was held in the beautifully haunting attic of the Auberge Saint-Gabriel and present were some of Montreal’s most prolific contributors to our city’s society, culture and business communities. We were all there to help meet the goal of raising at least $20,000.00 for the charity, a goal we didn’t just meet, we almost doubled. The night raised a total of $39,370.00, part of which came from the auction. Upon arrival we sipped on flutes of Veuve while scanning and bidding on the lots.
TV personality, Patrick Langlois hosted the auction and had people raising their hands and opening their wallets for items such as a Mont-Tremblant weekend getaway to the Quintessence hotel, return airfare to anywhere Porter flies, a magnum of Veuve Clicquot champagne, a romantic getaway to Quebec City where Veuve Clicquot will celebrate their 160th anniversary in Canada at an invite only party and much more.
The auction unfolded during a delicious four course meal that was served up by l’Auberge Saint-Gabriel under direction of the executive chef, Ola Claesson. The meal started with a terrine de foie gras followed by perfectly cooked duck breast served on a pumpkin puree with caramelized endives and cèpes. The main course was followed by a slice of Louis D’Or cheese, jellied champagne and fresh figs and last but not least delectable desserts and coffee.
Nothing brings Montrealers together like a good cause and more-so, a cause that helps children in need. It shows that our appetite for generosity is as deep as our appetite for delicious food and Veuve Clicquot.
For more on 24h de Tremblant, visit there website here.