This auction is for a 3-ish course meal for 2-4 people, available in the Seattle (at my house or yours) or Portland greater metropolitan areas, or in Madison over the WisCon weekend.Here are some examples of the_andy's cooking (and there are a few more things i'd like to add tonight). Also, a note if people are in Seattle and interested in coming to our place: This would limit the dinner party to 4 people maximum (small dining table); also, allergy warning for our 3 cats.
People keep asking me to cook for them, and I like to do so, so this is your opportunity to get in on it. I will cook almost anything (though I will refuse a suggestion if I do not feel comfortable enough with the recipe or techniques to guarantee a good meal). I can cook vegetarian and vegan easily and am pretty confident I can meet other dietary requirements if you spell them out for me. We can work out a meal together or you can tell me what you like and I'll do something fun.
I will provide all ingredients and cooking implements, though if you wanted to toss a bottle of cheap red wine my way while I'm cooking I won't say no.
This meal can be cooked for you any time over the next 12 months, although I am not available for major holidays (Thanksgiving, most of December, New Years, Valentine's). Also, we have travel already scheduled in mid-March, late May (WisCon), late June, and mid-late August.
wrdnrd will be providing a post of our past exploits so you can see some of what I've done.
 If the bid goes high I'll cook for more people or make more courses. Also, I'm willing to scale down: if you just want me to make wontons and other snacks all night for your gaming group I'm more than happy to.
 Except over WisCon: I will require either transport to grocery stores or you'll need to shop according to my list. Also since I'm not hauling my pans on a plane I will require an accounting of your kitchen situation ahead of time.
 Note from Wrdnrd: We'll have a list available on my blog within the next 24 hours. For now, 2 examples to tempt you -- these are dinners we made for friends in the past few months: (a) a 4-course dinner -- salad, gazpacho, beef tenderloin w/ peppercorn sauce (sides: fresh vegetables; mushroom risotto), homemade vanilla ice cream w/ brownies; (b) a 5-course izakaya-style dinner with sake.
Starting Bid: $50
Notes: Note caveats and restrictions in item listing above.
E-mail: chris @ wrdnrd . net
Bidding is now open and ends Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. EST. How to bid.