Chocolates for Charity
Starting at 5:00 PM today, Godiva Chocolatier will open bidding on Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?, a series of five special dinners in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, San Francisco and Boston. The winners of these dinners will be treated to dinner with a celebrity, cooked by a celebrity chef, with proceeds from the events donated to a different charity in each city. Further, each chef has agreed to prepare a menu focused on a specific Godiva truffle flavor. (Personally, LAist would gladly take just the truffles.)
As for dinners, the Los Angeles winner will be treated to dinner with Leonardo DiCaprio at Table 8, with dinner prepared by our own Govind Armstrong. Proceeds from this dinner will go to the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, which supports environmental causes such as the prevention of global warming and preserving the oceans.
In the other cities, the rundown is as follows:
Boston: This winner will dine with beloved Bostonians Ben Affleck and Chef Todd English at hotspot restaurant Bonfire. All proceeds from this auction will go to the AT Children’s Project.
Miami: The winner of this meal gets an evening with Ricky Martin and Chef Allen Susser of the aptly named Chef Allen’s. All proceeds will go to the Ricky Martin Foundation, which supports a broad range of child-focused institutions such as People For Children.
New York: This winning bidder will dine at Lupa with Sarah Jessica Parker while Mario Batali toils away in the kitchen. All proceeds from this auction will be divided equally between UNICEF and to The New York Restoration Project.
San Francisco: The winner of this auction enjoys an evening with Benjamin Bratt and his lovely wife Talisa Soto at Gary Danko's, with dinner prepared by the man himself. All proceeds from this auction will go to Operation Rainbow.