May 1, 2012

May 1, 2012

On Friday night, ~Ashton Kutcher~ came in to Rye with three friends, sharing a bottle of Côtes du Rhône and some “quiet conversation,” according to my informant. He also reportedly “took some photos with some fans and shook hands with one young lady to her EXTREME delight!”

Last Thursday evening, ~Luke Wilson~ was spotted dining at Delfina with a “lovely lady.”

A few fun sightings at Jake’s on Market: one reader writes in to say they sat next to ~Armistead Maupin~ of Tales of the City fame, while another diner spotted actress ~Judy Davis~, who was in town to accept the Peter J. Owens Award at the San Francisco International Film Festival. Also in town for festival honors, ~Kenneth Branagh~ was spotted at Jake’s last Thursday. The reader who got to meet the Shakespearean actor tells us, “Wow, what a nice guy.”

~Ben Flajnik~ of The Bachelor dined at Bluestem Brasserie on Thursday afternoon and had that day’s special sandwich of house-cured corned beef and sauerkraut on rye. He dined at the bar with a Yelp exec, checking out the restaurant’s wines on tap (rumor has it he’s considering creating his own draft wine program).

On Friday night, ~Giada De Laurentiis~, her husband Todd, and three-year-old daughter Jade had a fried chicken dinner at Wayfare Tavern.

On Sunday night, El Paseo was closed down for the night: singer ~Nancy Wilson~ from the band Heart was married on the patio in a sunset ceremony, followed by dinner inside.

In related news, ~Sammy Hagar~, a partner in El Paseo, was spotted by a tablehopper Twitter follower dining at A16.

A source tells me ballet legend ~Mikhail Baryshnikov~ has been to Gather restaurant in Berkeley three times since arriving last week to star in Berkeley Rep’s In Paris. Staff who have served him say he is extremely gracious—and still incredibly handsome. Rawr.