|There are many wonderful rewards for those who give generously to charities. Some of them go beyond feeling good about helping others, and reward you for your generosity with swag…the best of which might be celebrity swag, rubbing shoulders with the famous. Starlight Children’s Foundation and British food critic Toby Young invite you to help Starlight continue to provide ongoing support for seriously ill children and their families, by bidding on a once-in-a-lifetime foodie experience that includes joining Toby as he reviews Tom Colicchio’s latest restaurant in Las Vegas.
Photo: Critique Tom Colicchio’s new resto with food critic Toby Young.
If you liked the snarky Brit who subbed for Ted Allen on this past season of “Top Chef,” go for a chance to join him for dinner, with a guest of your choice, and help him review the new Craftsteak resto at the MGM Grand Hotel. (But seriously, folks—is Toby going to give the “Top Chef” Head Judge a bad review after TC made him a “name” to America’s foodies…and might invite him back again? And given how opinionated TY is, how can anyone “help” him? Plus, Craftsteak already has proven its concept in New York City to a demanding audience, so the risk of disaster is minimized.)
Nevertheless, it is a moment with bragging rights that benefits a great cause. So if you’ve got the cash to bid, here’s what you can win, as you make a difference in the lives of very ill kids and their families:
– A 2-night stay at the Las Vegas Hilton (1 room, double occupancy) for Friday and Saturday, May 1st and 2nd.
– Dinner for you and a guest with “Top Chef“ judge Toby Young on Saturday, May 2nd at Tom Colicchio’s new Craftsteak restaurant at the MGM Grand Hotel, Las Vegas.
– Exclusive signed memorabilia, including a Season 5 “Top Chef” t-shirt signed by the entire group of chefs and a “Top Chef” cookbook signed by Tom Colicchio, delivered to you by Toby at the dinner.
Toby put together a really funny video to explain and promote it, which you can enjoy at http://tinyurl.com/c9bp6m.
Visit http://www.ebay.com/starlight to bid. The auction ends April 25 at 19:00 PT. The current bid is just $510, but you know how sneaky those eBay bidders are. All proceeds benefit Starlight Children’s Foundation.