Mario Batali Holds Forth on the 2015 (RED) Restaurant Extravaganza

Share Button

It has already raised more than $300 million in the global fight against AIDS since its founding by Bono and Bobby Shriver in 2006. And some of the most glittering names in the culinary canon will be again lending their skills to the cause, as the second annual EAT (RED). DRINK (RED). SAVE LIVES. hits this June.

Mario Batali, April Bloomfield (pictured below), Austin’s Paul Qui, Cronut king Dominique Ansel, India’s Sanjeev Kapoor, and Mexico City’s Enrique Olvera (who just opened Cosme in New York) head a star-studded list of talent. Special events throughout the month will include excusive menus, unique (RED) themed drinks and dishes, pop-up food truck parties, and something intriguingly promised to be a Mile-Long Dinner.

Says Batali, “Anyone who has ever worked in a kitchen knows that the sum of our efforts always far exceeds what any one of us can do individually. That’s what Eat (RED). Drink (RED). Save Lives. is all about. It’s about the culinary world working together to once and for all #86AIDS.”

Proceeds will go to the Global Fund to fight AIDS, but raising awareness and consciousness are also on the agenda.

“When it comes to fighting AIDS,” insists Batali, “too many cooks in the kitchen is a really good thing.”

April Bloomfield