Thursday, December 6th

Three chefs who taste so good they should be illegalDaniel Boulud, Thomas Keller and Eric Ripert—appear in the flesh together at Bouchon Bakery to fete Melanie Durea’s My Last Supper: 50 Great Chefs & Their Final Meals. If you ever wanted to see Anthony Bourdain naked, holding his bone, well, it’s in this book. Moving right along, there’s a Lunchbox Auction—a celeb-marinated fund-raiser for New York’s hungry—where you can bid on tin lunchboxes designed by celebrities! “Zac Posen’s just came in and it’s out of control!” said Julie Panebianco, the mastermind of this event. “We’re freaking out! He put on it—I can’t even—the handle is now a gold chain, and it’s got all these gold turrets on it and a big ‘Z.’ And the inside is velvet cushions. It’s tufted with silver little jewels. It’s ridiculous.” And then there’s Mike Myers, whose lunchbox “looks like a car. It can ride around on the floor. He was trying to outdo Peter Sarsgaard’s from last year,” said Ms. Panebianco. Musicians, she added, mostly went for nostalgia, not crystal encrustation: “Patti Smith is putting all kinds of collectible stuff in there. Michael Stipe took photos all throughout the summer to put in the box. So the person who buys it is going to get like 25 shots of everyone from George Clooney to Puffy to Bono to Mario Batali.” (Just what we’ve always wanted: more pictures of Mario Batali!) Last year, Coldplay’s Chris Martin bought Michael Stipe’s lunchbox for $20,000. Hope Apple and Moses don’t spill their juice boxes in it! And if it’s winter, Peggy Siegel has got to be around here somewhere … let’s see … oh yes, there she is: throwing a luncheon at Brasserie Ruhlmann for the film Grace Is Gone, the manipulative John Cusack tearjerker about a man whose wife dies, leaving him with two daughters (we do not have the emotional wherewithal for this right now, thank you). Luckily, lest you get sentimental, Harvey Weinstein will be in attendance. And then! Your daily dose of holiday-party mania! MTV mixes it up—oh wait, they don’t—with a holiday bash in exactly the same place as last year’s: the Hammerstein Ballroom (yawn!). But naturally, this being a television channel and all, “no pictures or video allowed.” Whatever happened to rock ’n’ roll, we ask you?

[My Last Supper book party, Borders, 10 Columbus Circle, 7 p.m.; The Lunchbox Auction, Saatchi & Saatchi, 375 Hudson Street, 8 p.m., www.thelunchboxauction.org; Grace Is Gone lunch, Brasserie Ruhlmann, 45 Rockefeller Plaza, 12:30 p.m., by invite only; MTV Holiday Party, Manhattan Center Studios/Hammerstein Ballroom, 311 West 34th Street]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Thursday, December 6th