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With Vinnie Malcolm

on April 03rd, 2012
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Vinnie Malcolm, owner of The Shave of Beverly Hills with Sophie Gayot

 

Last week, I made it to the men’s paradise The Shave of Beverly Hills. I did not get to shave the owner Vinnie Malcolm, nor got a treatment: the boutique only offer services for men in an old America atmosphere, (shave, hair cuts and facials).

 

The only thing women can do is to buy presents for their men, which include hats from London. We are not even allowed to enter the second room of the store where men relax while being taken care of by licensed practitioners. The evening I went it was to listen to young R&B singer Tommy Johnson. Thanks Tommy, as I was able to get a full tour of the shoppe.

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Maestro Cortador Paco Carrasco,, Saul Sola, VP Sales/Marketing 5J with Sophie Gayot

 

Last night when I went to Fig &Olive Melrose Place to celebrate their first anniversary, we were greeted with ham. A few words of Spanish and I was able to get more of the 100% pure breed Iberico de Bellota brought to us by the company 5J, and cut by “maestro cortador” Paco Carrasco. Hmmm, that was good (of course, it is one of the best cured ham in the world)….

Chef Pascal Lorange prepared a special menu for the occasion. See the pictures below.

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With Actor Jim Belushi

on March 06th, 2012
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Actor Jim Belushi with Sophie Gayot

 
Where a better place to celebrate “Windy City West” in Los Angeles than at two of Chicago-based Lettuce Entertain You’s restaurants Stella Rossa Pizza Bar and M Street Kitchen — the two spots are next to each other on Main street in Santa Monica. The pizzas, created by chef Jeff Mahin, at Stella Rossa Pizza Bar are so good that the restaurant is on GAYOT.com Top 10 Pizza Restaurants in the US.

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With Chef Jamie Gwen

on January 08th, 2012
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Chef Jamie Gwen with Sophie Gayot

 

 

 

Listen to me Sunday January 8th at 8.30 a.m. PST live on chef Jamie Gwen’s radio show, on KFWB 980 AM if you are in Los Angeles, or from her website if you are elsewhere. We will be discussing restaurants of course!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Previous radio shows with chef Jamie: http://www.gayot.com/blog/tag/chef-jamie-gwen-radio-show/



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