Gwyneth Paltrow indulges in gourmet fare after surviving on $29 worth of food for a week (and brings her rumoured beau Brad Falchuk along for the night) She must be famished after surviving on just $29 worth of food for a week. Gwyneth Paltrow wasted no time getting her teeth into a hearty meal as she was spotted on a fancy dinner date in LA with her rumoured beau Brad Falchuk, according to People Magazine. Last Thursday the 42-year-old actress announced that she was going to live for the week on just $29 worth of food as part of a charity challenge, the same amount families on food stamps are expected to survive on. http://i.***************/i/pix/2015/04/16/00/279B684100000578-3040862-image-a-8_1429139264075.jpg + Finished already: Gwyneth Paltrow was spotted at upmarket restaurant Animal with rumoured beau Brad Falchuk just days after completing her '$29 worth of food' challenge. She also hung out with Jon Favreau on the night (pictured) But six days later, the actress was seen upmarket LA eatery Animal with her Glee co-creator suspected love interest. However when MailOnline asked her representative, he revealed she had actually finished the challenge five days earlier, as when she had announced the challenge on Twitter she was actually already six days into it. 'She finished the challenge last week when Mario challenged her on April 3rd. She didn't get to post the photos of the groceries until the 9th,' her rep said. 'Now the point of the challenge is to show just how impossible it is to live on 29 dollars a week which is why most families run out of money 2/3 into the week at least.' According to People, Gwyneth and Brad were very cosy at the restaurant: 'They were sitting together, very cosy and romantic,' the magazine quotes and observer. 'He was totally rapt by everything she was saying. They were totally on a date.' If the evening was indeed as intimate as reported, it was broken up at least once by Gwyneth's friend and Iron Man director Jon Favreau, who posted a picture of the two from the restaurant that same night. http://i.***************/i/pix/2015/04/16/00/2791A1C600000578-3040862-image-a-9_1429139326338.jpg Headstart: On April 9th, the actress tweeted a picture of the groceries she bought to sustain herself for the week - but on Wednesday her rep revealed she was already on the penultimate day of the challenge when she got round to posting it http://i.***************/i/pix/2015/04/16/00/279C34A600000578-3040862-image-a-10_1429139331494.jpg Spot the difference: On Tuesday Favreau posted a picture on Instagram of the food he and celeb chef Roy Choi would be serving at Animal for a one-night pop up event. Gwyneth had originally challenged Choi to take up the $29 Food Bank NYC Challenge himself Favreau's film latest Chef is loosely based on Choi, who was also technical director on the film. Choi was the first person Paltrow called on to take up the $29 Food Bank NYC Challenge when she fist accepted it on Twitter, tagging him by his username @RidingShotgunLA. If Gwyneth decided to try the food truck's fare, it would have cost her $75 for the multi-course family tasting sit in menu... although she could have snagged a take-away Cubano sandwich for a bargain $9 too.