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Goin, Silverton and Voltaggio collaborate on menu for Hungry in America fundraiser

February 25, 2010 | 11:49 am

Hungry in america On Sunday, Tom Colicchio and Bryan Lourd are hosting a fundraiser to benefit the Hungry in America Project, a collaboration between the documentary "Hungry in America" and the Feed Foundation. Kristi Jacobsen and Colicchio's wife, Lori Silverbush, are the filmmakers behind the picture, which is scheduled to premiere in early 2011.

None of the well-heeled attendees will be going hungry at the event, however; the spread will include small plates from from Craft's menu, as well as a few special celeb chef guests' creations.

"Top Chef" champion Michael Voltaggio will be preparing an updated take on a deli classic -- pastrami pigeon, sauerkraut gelee, Gruyère cheese and rye au jus -- which is also served on his menu at the Dining Room at the Langham in Pasadena. Nancy Silverton will be doing Pizzeria Mozza's fried squash blossoms with ricotta, and Suzanne Goin will serve steak tartare. 

Celeb attendants are scheduled to include Ben Affleck, Alison Sweeney, Katharine McPhee, Elizabeth Berkley Lauren and Samantha Harris.

Tickets are pricey -- $250 general admission and $1,000 VIP (they're tax deductible). They are available online. The event will be held from  6 to 8 p.m. at Craft, 10100 Constellation Blvd., in Century City.

-- Krista Simmons