Credit: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Photo: NeNe Leakes and Jill Zarin Celebrate Tao

Looks like former Real Housewives of New York star Jill Zarin is still looking to capitalize on her reality show fame.

The New York Post reports that aides of the recently fired housewife were asking restaurants in New York City if they would host a birthday dinner for Jill — free of charge! In exchange for the comped dinner for eight, Jill promised “press and tweets” for the restaurant.

Sadly, no restaurant took Jill Z. up on her offer, and she ended up dining at Lavo on November 30 with husband Bobby and 11 friends. Bobby reportedly paid for the entire meal. 

Jill’s assistant, Sarah Vitale, also asked P.R. firms for gifts, but insists that Zarin had no idea. “They sent her stuff in the past, so I didn’t think it was a big deal,” she said. Sarah also claims that Jill and Co. decided to dine at Lavo because the birthday girl had never been there before.

Desperate or not, we hope Jill had a happy birthday!

Source: New York Post