August 14, 2007

August 14, 2007

Haylie Duff, Rachel Hunter, and poker star Jamie Gold all dined last week at Mamacita.

Sammy Hagar was having a good time at the special Marc Vetri dinner at Zuppa on Sunday night. Hagar had plenty of opportunity to hang out with chef/owner Joseph Manzare, who is now on his third week behind the stoves at Zuppa. (Look for Zuppa’s new special Sunday prix-fixe dinners that will highlight the regions of Italy—$39 for a four-course prix fixe menu, with choices, plus wine pairings for an additional $29.)

Sandra Bernhard
was spotted dining at Perbacco with a guest this Saturday night—they had crudo, and she had trofie al pesto (smart girl—I love Perbacco’s pastas).

Barry Bonds celebrated last week at the Ambassador with some Crown Royal.

In closing, let’s raise a glass of champers in honor of Brooke Astor, the philanthropist, novelist, and famed socialite who passed away on Monday at the extraordinary age of 105. She reportedly left instructions for her gravestone epitaph to read, “I had a wonderful life.” Cheers to that, and for showing us all how to do it in such style. I’d say a bottle of Veuve La Grande Dame would be fitting.