Elton John hosted another highly successful Grey Goose Winter Ball in the heart of Battersea Park in London on Saturday night.
This year’s Winter Ball – which once again benefitted the Elton John AIDS Foundation – featured the first ever elBulli experience on UK soil. elBulli has been ranked the world’s number one restaurant a record five times. Its chefs are pioneers in a new way of experiencing taste, stripping food back to a molecular level, isolating components and then rebuilding to their own design or vision.
Among the guests who were scheduled to attend included Sir Elton’s partner, David Furnish, along with Jonathan Saunders, Marc Quinn, Plan B, Graham Norton, Kelly Rowland, Joe Jonas, David Walliams, Benedict Cumberbatch, Michelle Dockery, Tali Lennox, Nicole Scherzinger, Julia Restoin-Roitfeld, Jaime Winstone, Giles Deacon, Dinos Chapman, Marcus Wareing, Johnny Vaughan, Lulu, Alfie Boe, Ozwald Boateng, Nick Candy and Holly Valance.
Earlier last week, Elton helped raise $2 million for his charity at the 2011 Enduring Vision event in New York, hosted by Anderson Cooper. Among those who attended were Jon Bon Jovi, Smokey Robinson, Sarah Ferguson and Alec Baldwin.