Happy Birthday to W

Nelsan Ellis of "True Blood" and Edi Gathegi of “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” with GAYOT's Cara Trump
Nelsan Ellis of "True Blood" and Edi Gathegi of “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” with GAYOT's Cara Trump

 

The W Los Angeles in Westwood was abuzz with celebrities and American Cancer Society VIPs the night of May 26 in celebration of the hotel’s tenth anniversary. As “The Official Sponsor of Birthdays,” the American Cancer Society (ACS) held a special fundraising silent auction to benefit the fight against cancer and “create a world with more birthdays.” Floating luminaries were provided in exchange for donations to help raise money and as a tribute to those lost to—or still fighting—cancer.

 

The co-hosts of the event were Amber Heard of “The Rum Diary” and “30 Seconds to Mars” front man Jared Leto, who tweeted remotely for the cause due to a scheduling conflict. Also in attendance were television and movie stars such as Mariana Klaveno and Nelsan Ellis of HBO’s “True Blood,” Edi Gathegi of “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” and Laura Harring of “Gossip Girl.”

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A Red Carpet Tasting with Mutineer

The 2nd Annual Mutineer Magazine Red Carpet Tasting at the Falcon Hollywood
The 2nd Annual Mutineer Magazine Red Carpet Tasting at the Falcon Hollywood

by Alexandra Rowinski


On Sunday, May 23, Mutineer magazine threw their second annual Red Carpet Tasting. The party took place at Falcon Hollywood on Sunset Boulevard, where a packed house of imbibers sampled a myriad of exotic, delightful and delicious beverages. And with a special guest appearance from Jonathan Goldsmith, the famous Dos Equis icon who everyone knows as, “The Most Interesting Man in the World,” how could it not be a great party?
  


Hosted by Mutineer editor-in-chief Alan Kropf and actor/comedian Ben Morrison, the event celebrated the one-year anniversary of the magazine’s launch, while raising money for the global water relief organization, A Child’s Right.
  

Father’s Day Gift Guide

Spiegelau Beer Classics Connoisseur Kit is one of our Top 10 Father's Day Gifts
Spiegelau Beer Classics Connoisseur Kit is one of our Top 10 Father's Day Gifts

June sunshine brings Father’s Day celebrations. If you’re looking to impress Pop with something more than just a tie, check out our list of the Top 10 Father’s Day Gifts. From a  beer glass connoisseur kit to a digital photo frame, special getaway to Chesapeake Bay, and even a day on the road at the World Class Driving Car Club, this list has everything you need to please dear old Dad.

 

 

You can find the complete gift guide in our Tastes Newsletter for June, along with our list of restaurants for the Best Outdoor Dining, a spa review of The Lodge at Woodloch and more!

Tennis Uncorked

 

by Sophie Gayot

 

While I am in Paris enjoying escargots, fresh baguette, Camembert, and the glittering Eiffel Tower, I am also following the 2010 Roland Garros tennis tournament on the television channel France Televisions. Hopefully, I will have time to go see the players compete at the stadium, between my visits to Parisian restaurants.

 

If you are in the U.S., you can do the same by tuning your television to the Tennis Channel or TV5 Monde. In New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Atlanta, Washngton, D.C. and Chicago, we have selected a few French restaurants, bistros, brasseries and cafés that will bring true French tastes to your palate. Enjoy the games and the food!

 

Go to our Restaurant News, Restaurant Events, and Restaurant Search pages to find out what is happening in the culinary world from your city to Paris!

From Hanoi to Beverly Hills

Chef Jordan Kahn with Sophie Gayot (at an event earlier in the year)
Chef Jordan Kahn with Sophie Gayot (at an event earlier in the year)

by Sophie Gayot

This morning when I turned on my computer, I was happy to hear from Jordan Kahn, the very modern pastry chef formerly of XIV and Alinea, about his new venture. Kahn will be resurfacing soon at Red Medicine, a contemporary Vietnamese restaurant featuring local ingredients and modern cooking techniques. Its logo sure looks contemporary! No word on desserts yet, but by the end of his tenure at XIV, his creations were among the best I ever had.

Red Medicine is slated to open mid-July for lunch and dinner on the site of Hokusai, the once-highly-rated Japanese-French restaurant, at the corner of Wilshire and Gale. It will offer some family-style dining in a rustic, yet urban-industrial setting with an understated modern style. Kahn plans on complementing the food with a seasonally relevant cocktail program and a small, unique wine list focusing on Riesling and other German/Austrian varietals. Will it give Crustacean, the twelve-year-old Vietnamese restaurant in Beverly Hills, a run for its money?

Keep coming back to  GAYOT.com for more Beverly Hills restaurant news, wine dinners, restaurant reviews, and Beverly Hills culinary events.