March 23, 2010

March 23, 2010

More sightings of the lovely ~Halle Berry~! She enjoyed dinner with friends at ~1300 ON FILLMORE~, and I’m told she’s a big fan of their corn bread and house-made red pepper jam (that makes two of us). She reportedly lingered in the restaurant for hours and enjoyed chatting with owners Monetta White and her husband, executive chef David Lawrence. The staff says she’s as beautiful and gracious in person as she is on screen. Loves!

Thanks to a quick-to-write-in reader, who let me know ~Ashton Kutcher~ dined with a large party in a private dining room at ~SPRUCE~ last night.

~Dave Chapelle~ was also spotted in W San Francisco’s Living Room during his stay at the hotel. He had a few drinks in the W Café last Tuesday evening (March 16th) and was reportedly “just enjoying the moment by himself.”

A few more ~Kevin Spacey~ sightings rolled in from last week: he popped in for a drink at ~FRANCES~, and was also spotted at W San Francisco (he was seen stepping into Bliss spa).

Last Wednesday evening, I enjoyed a delish dinner at the bar with a friend at ~FRANCES~, and at the end of service, got to watch a very excited chef-owner Melissa Perello run off with her boyfriend, Danny Dunham of Sebo, to see ~Gomez~ perform at the Great American Music Hall (I’m always happy to see industry folks get a chance to go out on the town like the rest of us). Well, guess which English indie rockers came in to dine at Frances on Thursday? Yup. And as Melissa wrote to me, “Can you hear my heart go pitter patter?” How great to be able to cook for a band you admire. Rock on.

~Kevin Gillespie~, the bearded Top Chef contestant (and fan favorite), was spotted having lunch at ~DOSA ON FILLMORE~, where he reportedly loved the prawn Frankie (a savory roti wrap).