Chef Alex Ong of Betelnut had quite the night last week: ~Sean Penn~, and ~Chuck Williams~ (of Williams Sonoma) and culinary doyenne Cecilia Chiang were all in the house on the same night. A tablehopper reader spotted Penn at the “chef’s bar just at the corner around the back. About an hour into dinner they moved to a booth. He was pretty much left alone by other diners. A bachelorette party in the back requested he stop by (via the waiter). But he declined (can’t blame him for that choice).” He ordered spring rolls, minced chicken with lettuce cups, rib eye, Maojitos (Betelnut’s version of mojitos), and two shots of Fernet.
July 24, 2009