March 24, 2009

March 24, 2009

John Cleese dined at One Market Restaurant, and was reportedly a “delightful guest, funny and gracious.” He ate a lighter version of the mushroom potpie. How, you wonder? He ate it without the pastry top.

A tablehoppin’ reader spotted Forest Whitaker sipping a cappuccino at Douce France cafe in Palo Alto. The reader says, “He was very friendly and told me he frequents Palo Alto to visit a friend and likes to stop in at Douce France for good espresso drinks.”

Last Monday night, Pisco Latin Lounge played host to British Pop legend Petula Clark, Sharon McKnight, Sally Kellerman (MASH’s original “Hot Lips” Houlihan), Freda Payne, Paula West, and several jazz and R&B pros, plus American Idol finalist David Hernandez. Here are a few pics.

And American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi was spotted at brunch at Elite Cafe. Not sure if anyone had to sing for their supper.

Of course all the food folks were wondering where was Anthony Bourdain (Tony to his friends) going to pop up this past week while filming here in SF. One tablehopper reader wrote in about the flurry of people watching and calling out to him at the Ferry Building Farmers’ Market on Saturday. My friend Mary Ladd, AKA Jalapeño Girl, a friend of his, was on the town with him and her husband Oscar Villalon—they met with Tony at Tadich Grill on Friday afternoon, and on Sunday they hit up Benders and strolled the Mission. Eater pulled together some twitter sightings, you can read them all here.