Dining Experiences


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A Taste of India

Where can you get an authentic taste of India here in Des Moines? Yep, at the Mittras.


Tricia and Anupam ran a successful pop-up restaurant in San Francisco for a few years before moving to Des Moines.

"We take our culinary experiences from across India, blend that with organic ingredients, original spices, complex flavors and traditional techniques for flavors you will not find in restaurants."


Date: Join us in Spring 2021 (April/May, depending on our lovely weather) for a feast second to scant few.


Donated By Tricia & Anupam Mittra


Master Brewing 101

Join hosts Tricia & Anupam Mittra for Master Brewing!


Bergman Parent & Brew Master, Anupam Mittra, will guide you through Master Brewing 101. 

Anupam will brew 10 gallons of beer and have a bunch on tap; Master the art of home brew!


Donated By Tricia & Anupam Mittra

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801 Chophouse

Former Bergman Academy Board President,  Scott Johnson, and his wife Stacey, look forward to hosting two couples for dinner at  801 Chophouse (date TBD).

Pre-dinner cocktail, 4 course meal, wine, & after dinner drink will complete the evening.

Dinner goes to the top 2 bidders!

(4 adult guests)

Donated By Scott Johnson


Dine & Dip

Adult Dine & Swim

Enjoy an exquisite, gourmet dinner prepared by a Des Moines area chef; next summer (June 2021).

Nate & Martine Olson-Daniel will host 6 couples in their beautiful backyard.

After enjoying food, wine, and lively conversation, the party will adjourn to the pool for an evening swim & after dinner cocktails.

You don't want to miss this unique dining experience.


Goes to the TOP 6 bidders! 

Donated By Nate & Martine Olson-Daniel


St. Kilda

St Kilda brings fresh modern cuisine to Des Moines.


Named after the beachside Melbourne suburb where owner Alexander Hall was born, Hall has introduced Des Moines to Australian-style cafés serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Enjoy dinner at St. Kilda's newest location in historic Valley Junction. St. Kilda Collective is a full-service restaurant serving farm to table dishes, fresh-baked pastries, artisanal coffee drinks featuring Counter Culture Coffee, and a full bar serving cocktails, beer, and wine


Be wowed by the team at St. Kilda's for a much needed night out in a trendy upscale environment with a diverse menu that emphasizes flavor and presentation.


Alex Hall will host 4 couples at his St. Kilda Collective location in Valley Junction.

So grab your friends to experience a symphony of delicious & harmonious flavors! 

Goes to the top 4 bidders!

***Date to be determined by Alex Hall in coordination with winners.


Special thanks to Alex & Whitney Hall and

Dianath & Lisa Rahimtula

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