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Some Numbers on Emeril's Weekend Fundraisers

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.

· The Emeril Lagasse Foundation [Official Site]
· Recapping Emeril Lagasse's 2011 Carnivale du Vin [-ENOLA-]
· All Emeril Coverage on Eater NOLA [-ENOLA-]

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