June 26, 2007

Robin Williams brought Billy Crystal to Jardinière for dinner on Saturday. Robin had the red wine braised beef short ribs with horseradish potato puree and herb salad (no word if he gave the various items their own names and voices), and Billy had the rib eye steak with fingerling potatoes, Delta asparagus, bone marrow gremolata, and sauce Bordelaise. Rounding out a full "Traci" tour, they also had lunch at ACME Chophouse before the baseball game on Saturday afternoon, and then again on Sunday. Seems like the boys like their beef?

Okay giiiiirl, RuPaul was in town working, excuse me, promoting her new film Starrbooty that screened Saturday night at Frameline31. Reportedly last Tuesday Ru “happened upon Crepe O Chocolat while wandering around Union Square. She loved it so much that she returned Wednesday and Thursday. RuPaul’s favorite? The quinoa salad and the veggie galette.” Looks like I’m not the only one nutty for quinoa!

Food Network's Guy Fieri of "Guy's Big Bite" was taping a show at The Grubstake on Pine Street on Friday. The owner was reportedly very happy about the experience—they even cooked together in the kitchen.

The Medium of Tibet’s Chief State Oracle, Venerable Thupten Ngodup (“Nechung Kuten”), who is touring the U.S. for the first time this summer, dined with fellow Buddhist monks and guests at Millennium. A pal at Millennium says they were “the most appreciative and gracious private dining room guests we have ever been blessed to host.” Thank goodness, can you imagine if they were difficult guests?