Friday, July 16, 2021
Our Blacktie & Tailpipes Gala opens Grand Prix Race Week in formal style! This is a must for any auto enthusiast who enjoys shiny cars, fine dining and great company. In addition to being one of the city’s best summer parties, it is also a significant fundraiser for our charity partners.
We are excited to move the party to Valley Brook Country Club in Canonsburg. Bobby Rahal is hosting the event and will be there in person to auction a special Indy 500 trip for our charities. The Grand Prix Blacktie & Tailpipes will be our first big event of the year and we are celebrating with fireworks sponsored by Insperity. Andrew Stockey will be our evening’s emcee.
Auction Now Open!
The virtual auction is live so you can start bidding on items now. The auction closes at the event on Friday, July 16. Here are the featured items – you can register with OneCause and start bidding!
The Grand Prix is taking the Blacktie Gala to the beautiful Valley Brook Country Club in the south hills. Stay tuned for details and menu.
The Evening’s Schedule
Silent Auction Opens: 6:30 PM
Open Bar 6:30 – 7:30 PM
Opening Remarks & Dinner: 8:00 PM
Live Auction: 8:30 PM
Dessert: 9:00 PM
Fireworks: 9:30 PM
PASSED HORS D’OEUVRES
TUNA TARTAR ON WONTON CHIP
MINI CRAB CAKE ON CROSTINI
FIG AND ONION JAM IN PHYLLO
BEET & GOAT CHEESE ON CRACKER
CHEESE AND CHARCUTERIE BOARD
SALAD SHIRAZI – TOMATO, RADISH, CUCUMBER, SHALLOT, MIXED GREENS, LEMON VINAIGRETTE
FILET MIGNON AND SEA SCALLOPS
ANGUS RESERVE FILET, BRAISED SHORT RIB, CAULIFLOWER PUREE, ASPARAGUS, ARUGULA
ENTRÉE VEGETARIAN OPTION
ASPARAGUS, RED ONION, BLUE CHEESE TART WITH WILD MUSHROOM, CHARD, POLENTA
ENTRÉE GLUTEN FREE OPTION
ROASTED VEGETABLE STUFFED EGGPLANT WITH WILD MUSHROOM, CHARD, POLENTA
PETIT FOURS, CANNOLIS, ASSORTED TARTS, ASSORTED CAKES, INCLUDING CARROT CAKE, MACARONS
Brenda Tenison – chairperson
Evelyn Kelly Searle
Many thanks to Maggie Schmotzer and her family for chairing the Blacktie & Tailpipes Gala for ten fabulous years! We welcome Brenda Tenison as the new chairperson and invite you join the committee – if you are interested in learning more or contributing an auction prize please email Brenda Tenison