Remember the Iconoclast lovefest between Michael Stipe and Mario Batali? Well, American Express is offering up something similar, live and in person. On December 9 at Craftsteak, John Legend will perform and then Tom Colicchio will join him for a conversation about creative collaboration, food and wine, and all that good stuff. It all happens over a dinner “co-created” by Legend and Colicchio. The price of this “once-in-a-lifetime” event (assuming you’re an AmEx holder) is a mere $500! Which is really only worth it if Tom shows off one of his $5,000 axes. In any case, tickets go on sale tomorrow at 3 p.m. and are available at 1-800-321-7787. Also, in another music-food pairing: John Besh in conversation with John Tesh! No, just kidding. Beard Award–winning hotel chef John Mooney will serve country-fried quail and red-velvet cheesecake at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola on November 20. For reservations, call 212-258-9595.
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