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Dining with Curtis Stone

on November 12th, 2008
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Take Home Chef Curtis Stone with Sophie Gayot

by Sophie Gayot

 

We all know TLC’s Take Home Chef Curtis Stone, who made the 2006 People magazine’s list of sexiest men alive. (And I can confirm it is still very true).

Last night, instead of him coming to my kitchen to cook, I was very lucky to go his house. He prepared dinner in front of my eyes: lobster ravioli, mushroom soup, white truffle risotto and a few more dishes. 


My Dinner at XIV

on November 11th, 2008
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Victoria Recano, executive chef Steven Fretz and Sophie Gayot at XIV in Los Angeles

by Sophie Gayot

Last Thursday I had the pleasure of sharing my dinner at the new Los Angeles restaurant XIV with Victoria Recaño, the correspondent to the daily CBS show The Insider.

You can now read my review of the restaurant on site.

XIV is Michael Mina’s first restaurant in Los Angeles, and it is attracting many celebrities. The night we were there Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was dining at the next table!



Soeurs Chocolat book talk

on November 11th, 2008
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Tomorrow I will be attending a book discussion held by L’Alliance Francaise de Los Angeles with author Catherine Velle. Catherine, a French fiction author and communications manager at Marie Claire, is well known for her thriller novels Le Silence des Sources and La Vallée des Mensonges.  

Her new book, Soeurs Chocolat, promises to be just as exciting.



Magical Moment

on November 05th, 2008
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Last night, during Election Night, I was very lucky to meet Lord Howard Posener. Howard is a “Master Magician By Royal Appointment”. Yes, “Royal”, because he is Prince Charles’ private magician.  Howard’s card tricks made him famous, and he has performed them for presidents, celebrities and audiences all over the world.

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