The fine folks at the Emeril's Foundation got in touch with Eater to add some numbers to yesterday's coverage of Carnivale du Vin. Both Carnivale du Vin and Boudin & Beer sold out, at 700 and 1500 seats apiece. That equals a metric butt-ton of money raised.
The auction had well over 100 lots, but here are some highlights:
· The Harper/Sharper jerseys (pictured) sold for $3,000.
· The signed guitar by the Eagles went for $28,000, the Journey guitar for $7,000.
· They also auctioned off a lot called "Journey to Emeril's Kitchen" that included almost 20 liters of wine and 3 Stratocasters signed by Journey, Foreigner and Night Ranger; it went for $37,000.
· A trip for three people to be flown off to Sonoma County, California to harvest, crush and mix their own wine went for $85,000.
· The Cabo trip to party with Emeril and Sammy Hagar was doubled at the last minute, with 2 winning bids of $70,000 each.
· And the dinner at the James Beard House went for $800, which suddenly seems like a very reasonable price, considering.
As it turns out, rich people like wine and classic rock. Who knew?
Between tickets and the auction, the weekend's activities raised over $1.8 million. Whoa.