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Another Fabulous Night to Remember
Posted: April 8, 2011
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While the auction took a break for dining, the crowd was treated to humorous banter from former NBA star John Salley, a regular at Night to Remember events. Television journalist and author Jeff Greenfield also took the stage to praise the joys of a good cigar and the serenity it offers. "You really can't 'tweet' when you're a smoking cigar," he said, referring to Twitter, the popular social networking website. "It's a nice simple pleasure."
The bidding renewed with a bottle of Gold Bowmore single-malt Scotch, a 44-year-old whisky that has achieved cult status. Liautaud also bought that lot for $8,000. A total of 564 of the highly sought-after Fuente Fuente OpusX cigars, including the OpusX Double Corona, Cigar Aficionado's 2005 Cigar of the Year, filled out the next lot, which was won by Patel for $24,000.
Lee Einsidler, of Sidney Frank Importing, got that one for $14,000. Padrón donated 600 cigars made up of three different Cigars of the Year as well as smokes to be custom-made at the winner's behest. Coulter won the right to design those cigars for $25,000.
The final lot was Marvin's Mystery Box, another tradition of the event. This year if included a humidor custom-made for Marvin by Elie Bleu founder Alain Berda of Paris in 1995. Coulter again led the bidding and took the prize for $160,000.
As dinner concluded, waiters passed out the dinner cigars, contained in bags supplied by Humidipak. The trio consisted of the Benji Menendez Master Series Partagas Majestuoso, a Fuente Fuente OpusX No. 77 Shark, and a Padrón Family Reserve No. 45 maduro.
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