Magic, martinis and Mario tonight!
Tonight Mario Batali will be hosting an intimate food-themed fundraiser for his charity, the Mario Batali Foundation, at his own Del Posto restaurant (85 10th Ave).
VIP guests like Maggie Gyllenhaal, Mark Seliger and the band R.E.M. will be attendance to support this great cause — as well as to fill their tummies.
Batali will show off his culinary talent by demonstrating each of four courses as they are being served. Then, Tony Abou-Ganim, of the Fine Living Network, will make cocktails that he has created especially for this event to pair with Batali’s delicious dishes. To round the evening out, Billy Harris will amuse guests with his wildly entertaining magic tricks.
In addition to the demonstrations, there will be both a live and silent auction.
The Mario Batali Foundation has always strived to feed, educate and empower children to in an effort to encourage them to dream big and become an active force in today’s world. To do so, the Foundation looks to ensure that all children are well read, well feed and well cared for.
The cocktail hour starts at 7 and dinner service starts at 8. The four-course dinner with wine pairings and entertainment costs $600 per person.
To learn more call 630-618-4756 or visit mariobatalifoundation.org.