Tom Colicchio And Bon Jovi Host “What’s On The Table?" Benefit For United Way Of NYC

by Yumi Matsuo · August 28, 2012

    On Saturday, restaurateur Tom Colicchio and his wife Lori Silverbush, along with Jon Bon Jovi his wife Dorothea Hurley, Susan Burden, and Avis and Bruce Richards hosted the 2nd annual “What’s on the Table?” benefit for the United Way of New York City.

    Over $200,000 was raised to benefit UWNYC’s anti-hunger programs. A portion of the funds raised came from a surprise auction item. A private dinner cooked by Tom Colicchio with a special performance by Jon Bon Jovi at the bidder’s home was auctioned off for $40,000.

    [Tom Colicchio, Bon Jovi]

    Held at Avis and Bruce Richard's Southampton home, guests dined on culinary delights from five of Tom Colicchio’s restaurants. Chefs from Colicchio and Sons, Craft, Riverpark, Craftsteak and Topping Rose each offered two dishes featuring a local, in-season ingredient.

    Other guests included Katie Lee, Hilary Rhoda, Alina Cho, John Demsey, Dan Abrams, Natasha Bell, Rupak Ginn, Matt Miller, Dayssi and Paul Olarte de Kanavos, Duane Hampton, Louise Grunwald, Esther Newberg, Charmaine and Carter Burden, Jennifer Jones Austin, Kevin Taylor, and Stephanie Hirsch.

    [Hilary Rhoda] [Alina Cho, John Demsey]

    [Avis Richards, Bruce Richards via] [Dylan Richards, Bruce Richards, Greg Herschell]

    [Tom Colicchio, Susan Burden, Lori Silverbush, Dorothea Hurley, Bon Jovi, Avis Richards, Dylan Richards, Bruce Richards]

    [Katie Lee] [Dan Abrams, Florinka Pesenti]

    [Kevin Taylor, Jon Bon Jovi, Jennifer Jones] [Rupak Ginn]

    [Photos via David X Prutting/BFA, via]