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Neil Patrick Harris Hosts a Charity Picnic in L.A.


Good eats for a good cause.

Neil Patrick Harris and partner David Burtka were honorary hosts at a culinary cookout Sunday in L.A. – which drew out a who’s who of Hollywood and the culinary world to help raise money for children’s cancer charity, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.

Guests at the soiree – held at Culver Studios – enjoyed cocktails and food donated by celebrity chefs, including Jonathan Waxman, April Bloomfield and Susan Spicer. Among the offerings served: grilled quail with plum char siu andapple yogurt; pork belly served over cabbage; grilled octopus salad; a fennel and squash blossom, prepared by Waxman, who competed on Top Chef Masters; and Ribollita, made by Bloomfield, chef at the New York hotspot the Spotted Pig.

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Harris made sure to check out the live and silent auction, while other guests participated in an array of family-friendly activities, such as gymnastics.

Other celebrity guests in attendance included: Timothy Olyphant and Jimmy Kimmel.

Jonathan Waxman’s fennel and squash blossom