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Mario Batali’s Excellent Charity Party – The Recap


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Mario, Jimmy Buffett and Michael Kenneth Williams

The other night, Mario Batali had a little party to raise a little money for the Mario Batali Foundation, his charity that’s all about helping kids. While guests like Jimmy Buffett went crazy for the roast pork with cardoon crema (there was also the option of veal, which was so good, Billy Crudup asked for seconds, and The Wire's super-cool Michael Kenneth Williams took notes on Batali's cooking demo), others focused on the auction. The mack-daddy item? Four tickets to Tiger Jam 2010. (Passes to a Tiger Woods golf clinic and an 18-hole outing! Tickets to the Tiger Jam concert! Massages at Mandalay Bay!) That package went for $22,000, part of the $60,000 Batali raised that evening. More good news: Even though it’s too late to bid on Tiger Jam, there’s always time to donate to MBF.

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