Rahm Emanuel — who has long known Harvey Weinstein — was the guest of honor at a big dinner the Hollywood mogul hosted in New York Tuesday, prepared by famed chef Daniele Mazet-Delpeuch. It all was to promote “Haute Cuisine,” the film Weinstein is distributing, about Mazet-Delpeuch’s intriguing culinary career as the private chef for ex-French president Francois Mitterand — when she cooked for such world leaders as Margaret Thatcher, the first President Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev.
According to the New York Post, the guests at the Weinstein fete included Ron Perelman, Robert DeNiro, uber attorney David Boies and Barry Diller.
†Speaking of Weinstein, his film company has added new material to their already-released “Salinger” documentary — opening Friday in Chicago. On top of that twist to the film about the secretive life of reclusive author J.D. Salinger, the Weinstein Company has also announced it will partner with “Salinger” director and producer Shane Salerno to develop a feature film adaptation of the documentary — focusing on the Salinger years between his service in World War II and the publishing of “Catcher in the Rye.”