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

David Burtka and Neil Patrick Harris

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updated 11/08/2011 AT 3:00 PM ET

originally published 11/07/2011 AT 6:00 PM ET

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.

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

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