November 11, 2009

© Melanie DuneaFebruary 6, 2010, is a little ways away, but its worth noting on your calendar because it’s the day of Mario Batali’s Super Bowl Super Brunch in Miami Beach (and the day before the big game). Batali is co-hosting the brunch with Phillies All-Star pitcher Jamie Moyer; as his co-chairs he selected a few guys named Jimmy Fallon, Emeril Lagasse and Jimmy Buffett. Tickets, as you might expect, have Super Bowl prices: $1,000. But but but: There's a super-deluxe brunch buffet, cocktails, Batali cooking demos and other sorts of live entertainment. And proceeds go to the Moyer Foundation’s Camp Erin (for children who have had to deal with death) and the Mario Batali Foundation (which empowers kids). Batali can decide the menu—as of this moment it includes eggs in purgatorio and balsamic Bloody Marys. But he can’t choose the teams he’ll see in the Super Bowl. He’s rooting for the Giants, Saints, Colts and Broncos. Especially the Giants. Are he and Jimmy Fallon both Giants fans? “Huuuuuuge,” he says.

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