The Breakfast Club

| November 29, 2011 | Parties National

THE PARTY An all-star Sunday four-course brunch and charity auction coinciding with the opening day at Hotel Bel-Air to benefit St. Vincent Meals on Wheels during the Los Angeles Food & Wine festival THE PLAYERS Host Wolfgang Puck, chefs Nobu Matsuhisa, Paul Bartolotta, Rory Herrmann, Michel Richard, Francois Payard, Douglas Keane, Sherry Yard BEST IN SHOW An animated live auction sparked a bidding war when eight top toques (including Puck, Matsuhisa, Bartolotta and Payard) took the stage for an exclusive offer of a private dinner in-home for 30 guests, created jointly by all of the chefs on hand. In an impromptu tiebreaker, Puck announced that all three top bidders would win the one-of-a-kind feast for $55,000 each. Photos by Michael Buckner and Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images


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