By Sophie Gayot
Last night, the grand opening of Thomas Keller’s third Bouchon restaurant in Beverly Hills was definitely the place to be. The long, red carpet was filled with celebrities, including Larry and Shawn King, Jay Leno, Pierce Brosnan, Don Johnson, Gilles Marini, Ryan Seacrest, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Some were driven to and from the event by BMW, one of the night’s sponsors.
We went up a flight of stairs to find caviar from Petrossian flowing. For a taste of Keller’s interpretation of French brasserie food, the best place to be was in the kitchen itself, where chef de cuisine Rory Herrmann and his team of sous-chefs prepared canapés and salads throughout the evening.
Top interior designer Adam Tihany was there giving tours of his latest creation accompanied by the mural painter Paulin Paris. The space also includes another of Keller’s famous Bouchon bakeries, so we had to order a warm and fragrant baguette to take home.
Bouchon Beverly Hills will be opening its doors to the public tomorrow, November 18. Bar Bouchon, located downstairs closer to Canon Drive, will start serving drinks and light food at the beginning of December. More possible Bouchons are on the way in London, Tokyo and Singapore.
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