Jane Fonda Works It Out at Betelnut


The plate Jane Fonda signed for chef Ong.

The lovely ~Jane Fonda~ was back in town, visiting Betelnut in Cow Hollow, where she tried the dragon dumplings, firecracker shrimp, green beans, tapioca pudding, and mochi, and had a Belvedere martini up with an olive (atta girl). Chef Alex Ong said in a tweet: “Such a gracious lady. Still beautiful & witty.” She even autographed plates for chef (pictured) and a server. In a note to me, chef Ong said, “Very gracious, charming & absolutely lit up the room.”

She also paid a repeat visit to Chez Panisse (revealed in one of her own tweets, in which she said, “No trip to San Francisco is complete without a visit to Chez Panisse! mmmm.”).