Win A Private Dinner Party With Mario Batali

Batali and Virgin’s Richard Branson Host “Double Truffle” Auction For Charity

Posted by on Nov 13

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Celebrity chef and restaurateur Mario Batali is partnering with Virgin Airlines CEO Sir Richard Branson to offer a once-in-a-lifetime travel opportunity for the winner of CharityFolks' latest celebrity auction:  "Double Truffle," an exclusive dinner party with Batali and Branson inside Batali's newest restaurant concept, Eataly.

The "Double Truffle" auction winner and guest will travel to New York City's Eataly for a private, behind-the-scenes tour of the facilities paired with an authentic Venetian Bellini. An intimate cocktail party follows the tour, complemented by a cooking demonstration hosted by both Batali and Branson. Batali says he will recreate a simple antipasti recipe.  Guests will then dine at Eataly's four-star Piemontese "Carne," a beef restaurant serving slow-food meat selections, for a four-course dinner. The meals will be paired wines from the Borgogno Barolo Estate and will include  an abundance of gourmet white truffles.

Additionally, the winner will take home a gift basket of Eataly souvenirs: an autographed bottle of La Mozza Magnum with a custom-designed label by Richard Branson as well as seasonal goodies chosen personally by Mario from Eataly's Italian markets.

"Double Truffle's" auction will end on the afternoon of Tuesday, November 16. Proceeds will benefit both the Mario Batali Foundation and Virgin Unite.  For more information, visit


One Response

  1. elizabeth krajewski Says:

    I am a fanactic foodie and Mario Batali fan. I so want to win and be a part of the celebration of new show! Congrats, Mario!!!