That Charity Buzz auction of a Greenmarket date with Mario Batali is currently up to only $5,000 despite the $20,000 estimated value, but that doesn’t mean Mario isn’t a hot commodity. At last night’s Can-Do Awards Dinner (a fund-raiser for his pet charity, the New York Food Bank), someone paid $100,000 to have Batali, David Chang, and Chang’s old boss Tom Colicchio personally cook for a house party of twenty. Rachael Ray is said to have been a bidder, but the deep-pocketed winner remains anonymous — one thing’s for sure, it probably wasn’t David Letterman, who, on the Late Show last night, jokingly asked David Chang for a comp meal.
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