October 5, 2010

October 5, 2010

After the ~San Francisco Giants~ clinched their win over the Padres for the NL West title on Sunday night, the team descended on The Tipsy Pig for a night of revelry until 2am. The team reportedly comes in a fair amount, but last night the whole team was there, with guests in the tavern buying them Champagne and cocktails.

~Jacques Pépin~ is going to have quite the full dance card over the next three months: his 75th birthday isn’t until December 18th, but the festivities have already started. Chef Roland Passot of La Folie threw him a party at Left Bank Brasserie in Menlo Park last week, and Pépin has an upcoming 75th birthday reception and fundraiser at Waterbar on October 14th (6pm-8pm). The fundraiser is for his next series on KQED-TV, Essential Pépin (currently shooting for an October 11th release). (You can get tickets here.)

He was also spotted dining at Quince with a party of six, his first visit to the restaurant in its new location. He reportedly stayed for three-plus hours, got a tour of the kitchen, cellar, and the upcoming Cotogna with chef Michael Tusk.

The Real Housewives of Orange County star ~Gretchen Rossi~ and boyfriend Slade Smiley dropped in to Kuleto’s for homemade pasta and a caprese salad at their copper-topped counter. They also reportedly loved bartender Troy Boyd’s latest cocktail, the “Menta Melograno” (pomegranate vodka, lime juice, and muddled mint).

Senator ~Barbara Boxer~ and her husband had dinner at Picán in Oakland last Friday, and they reportedly kept a low profile. They ate fried green tomatoes, Southern fried chicken, the rib eye, and brisket greens. They skipped the bourbon and opted for Latour chardonnay and a Speakeasy IPA beer instead.