Sunday Brunch at Scarpetta Beverly Hills

by Sophie Gayot

 

Aren’t you always looking for a place to brunch on Sunday? There is a new one at Montage Beverly Hills at its restaurant Scarpetta. Chef Scott Conant, a lady killer, is not always there, but you may still enjoy his kitchen while he is busy touring his other Scarpetta restaurants or shooting his TV show. And I really mean his kitchen, as the savory buffet is actually displayed in the kitchen, a unique feature of which Montage owner Alan Fuerstman takes pride. Not too many restaurants can claim to have such a beautiful kitchen. We all wish we could have one like that.

 

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Café Boulud at Animal

by Sophie Gayot


If you are planning on dining out in Los Angeles tonight, you should know about the unique event happening at Animal restaurant on Fairfax Avenue. This is the second and last night chef Gavin Kaysen of Café Boulud in New York will be serving a special 5-course dinner, so you can try his cuisine in a casual restaurant in LA. We named Kaysen one of GAYOT.com’s Top 5 Rising Chefs in 2008. He’s come a long way from his days making sandwiches at Subway!

 

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Fashion for a Good Cause

Guests at the "Men of Style" event at Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills, CA
Guests at the "Men of Style" event at Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills, CA

by Cara Trump


We love a good party — especially when it benefits a great charity — and as it turns out, the people behind Angeleno magazine know how to pull out all the stops. On Tuesday, April 12, Angeleno held its “Men of Style” affair at the Saks Fifth Avenue Men’s Store in Beverly Hills to raise money for the Prostate Cancer Foundation, and we were there to experience all the high-end, guy-centered goodness they had to offer.


The festivities were spread across three floors, beginning with Chivas signature cocktails and hors d’oeuvres served on the first floor, which could be enjoyed throughout the store or in the Clubhouse Corner, a lounge sponsored by Park Hyatt Aviara and designed by Interior Illusions. Also on the first floor was Connoisseur Row, featuring a handwriting analysis booth, handcrafted humidors and luxury gifts, as well as the Sideways Stop, where guests could taste artisanal cheeses and Central Coast wines from the Hitching Post (the restaurant and wine producer made famous in the movie “Sideways“).

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For the Royal Day

by Sophie Gayot


If you are not invited, there are only a few more days to get ready to enjoy the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton from the comfort of your own home. In order to get you all set up for watching the April 29th ceremony, Kristen Olson, assistant food editor at Betty Crocker, shares some tips in my exclusive video interview with her.

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Obama’s Dinner: A lot of Bread

President Barack Obama
President Barack Obama

by Jeff Hoyt


Is President Obama reading GAYOT.com? We certainly hope so. We named mk one of our top 10 Chicago Special Occasion Restaurants, and the President has decided to host a special occasion there tonight. The site of his fundraiser is also on our top 10 Chicago American restaurant list, which is important as he is already wooing voters for the 2012 Presidential election. It is also on our top 10 Chicago Romantic restaurant list, so we hope Michelle will be there!


Dinner will be a little pricier than usual tonight: a reported $35,800 a head. For that kind of donation, we’d expect to be named Ambassador to a Caribbean island nation. Here’s what’s on the menu that features only sustainably produced American food and wine:

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