January 4, 2011

January 4, 2011
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Jane Fonda striking an OG pose with partner Richard Perry; photo from JaneFonda.com.

I love it, even ~Jane Fonda~ takes pictures of her food at restaurants. Well, not just any restaurant. The 73-year-old Barbarella dined at Chez Panisse for the first time with partner Richard Perry, and friends Jodie Evans and chef Scott Peacock (they returned later that evening for the official New Year’s Eve celebration). Thanks to Berkeleyside for the tip-off and details about the evening, and you can read more and check out pics on Fonda’s blog post. What did Hanoi Jane think of the cuisine? “Orgasmically great.”

A tablehopper reader spotted ~Gordon Ramsay~ at Morimoto Napa on New Year’s Eve. She said, “He was taller and handsomer than I expected.” But what about angrier, or shoutier? Additional intel: Eater shares a link to some news in The Sun that Gordo was in town with Becks and Posh (along with Seal and Heidi Klum) for a “three-day ‘boozy bash’ at the Auberge Du Soleil.”

This just in, a reader writes: “Yesterday, around 3pm, my boyfriend and I were finishing lunch/cocktails at the Grand Cafe bar when ~Tim Roth~ walked in with his son and sat down a few seats away from us. I noticed that he had a specific tattoo on his forearm, which I looked up online (thanks Google!) for confirmation. We didn’t try to chat with him since we wanted him to have a pleasant lunch experience.” Way to keep it classy, tablehopper reader.

Last Tuesday evening, ~Countess LuAnn~ from The Real Housewives of New York City dined at Cotogna. Sadly, she didn’t quote any gems from her, uh, train wreck of a video, like “You don’t have to be rich or famous to be unforgettable, ha ha!” (The “ha ha” is hers, not mine—her Money Can’t Buy You Class video had me in tears.)