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Sophie Gayot at Central Michel Richard Las Vegas


In one of the two wine towers at Michel Richard’s Central restaurant located the lobby of Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

The restaurant, which opened last September, rapidly made’s Top 10 Las Vegas 24-Hour Restaurants. (Any hotel, in Nevada, with a casino is required by the Nevada Gaming Commission and State Gaming Control Board to have a restaurant opened 24 hours.)


(Sophie’s hair & makeup by Hair by Violette)

Sabraging Champagne

on January 22nd, 2012
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Here is how I ALWAYS open a bottle of Champagne. BUT please, do not try to sabrage a bottle of Champagne if you don’t know and have not been shown how to do it.

Looking for Champagne? Go to Wine section dedicated to sparkling wines.

With Charlotte Ross

on January 21st, 2012
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Actress Charlotte Ross with Sophie Gayot



This week, I had the pleasure of meeting actress Charlotte Ross at The Butterfly Gala – An Enchanted Evening, held at SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills — get a photo tour of the hotel at’s blog.


The GLEE star was the host of the soirée benefiting Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, attended by over 300 guests.


Charlotte is as charming and courteous as she looks good, so it made my evening even better!

With Joshua Whigham

on January 19th, 2012
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Joshua Whigham with Sophie Gayot

Last night, after an event in the ballroom of SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills, I dropped by The Bazaar by José Andrés. I found executive chef Joshua Whigham eating at the bar counter at the Rioja side.

He wanted to try his food while sitting at the restaurant and not standing in the kitchen. My timing was perfect as I got to try dishes with him! Chef can be reassured I’ll be back.

The Bazaar by José Andrés was one of 2011 Top 10 Insider Pick in the US.



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From letf to right: Chef Ryan Carson, Helene An, Hannah An, Catherine An with Sophie Gayot





Do you like molecular gastronomy? A novice or not, try chef Ryan Carson, preparing molecular cuisine at Tiato during a series of pop-dinners.




For information go to’s blog,

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