November 13, 2007

Billy Joel and his guitarist were kicking it at the bar at the Four Seasons on Saturday night, and then Joel sat down at the piano and gave an impromptu performance. He sang for over an hour, more like an hour and a half, singing songs from the Beatles, Hendrix, and the Stones, with guests joining in. The piano man was also spotted dining with a small group at Bong Su last night, and told his server that he "would be back again." He was wearing a baseball cap as a slight disguise.

Jake Gyllenhaal
and Reese Witherspoon have been on a culinary tour de force the past few days: I received reports of them at Chez Panisse on Saturday, Bouchon in Yountville on Sunday afternoon, and at the Slanted Door for lunch and kisses on Monday.

On Monday night, chef Steffan Terje of Perbacco and celebrity chef Cat Cora teamed up to cook a six-course dinner for guests who had bid on the dinner at an auction earlier in the year to benefit the Headlands Foundation. 59 guests paid $500 apiece for chef Terje and Cat Cora to cook up an Italian feast at Perbacco, paired with spiffy wines.