October 11, 2011

October 11, 2011

The man, the myth, the legend, ~Ferran Adrià~ has been in town to promote his just-released book, The Family Meal, and he spoke to a sold-out audience at the Castro Theatre last night. Earlier in the day, Adrià visited La Taqueria and Humphry Slocombe, and swung by Range for a quick cocktail and dinner at the bar before his lecture at the Castro. He then joined chef David Kinch and others for an after party at Mission Chinese Food—and who knows where the night ended.

As for Adrià’s weekend, Grub Street picked up on some tweets, mentioning Adrià dined at Manresa on Saturday and Coi on Sunday.

Actor ~Gerard Butler~ (300, The Phantom of the Opera) was spotted dining at Mezzaluna in Half Moon Bay with another man, while (apparently) reading scripts. He is reportedly in the area shooting a movie between Santa Cruz and Half Moon Bay. My spotter said, “His hair was longer than normal and he is really tall.” And hot. (My words.)

~Kathy Griffin~ was spotted dining at the Grand Café the other night with her assistant (she came over from The Clift). They shared the squash blossoms, a croque-madame, macaroni and cheese, and washed it all down with an Anchor Steam and Diet Coke. She was reportedly very friendly with the entire staff. And obviously isn’t afraid of cheese.

Just last night, ~Wayne Newton~ dined at One Market Restaurant. He charmed the staff and guests alike (he even said his server was a doll), and allowed for photos to be taken with fans.

On Friday night, ~Joe Morgan~, Hall of Fame second baseman, came in to EPIC Roasthouse for dinner with his family.

Meanwhile, over at Waterbar, ~John Elway~, Hall of Fame quarterback from the Denver Broncos, enjoyed drinks at the bar and some dinner.