04:59 PM EDT 11/19/2013
Originally posted 05/03/2013 06:00AM
Could Whoopi Golberg's next project be opening a restaurant of her own?
The View host recently stepped out for lunch at Delmonico's in New York, where she got a behind-the-scenes look at how the legendary restaurant operates.
Goldberg took a tour with the restaurant's executive chef Billy Oliva – and even got a history lesson (Delmonico's, near Wall Street on Lower Manhattan's Beaver Street, has been dubbed America's first fine dining restaurant).
"She was in a great mood. After her tour, Whoopi posed for photos with the staff," an onlooker tells PEOPLE. "She even went into the kitchen to pose with the sous chefs."
Originally posted 04/09/2013 06:00AM
When in Rome ... Gerard Butler dines like he's in Brooklyn!
Over the weekend, the actor was spotted checking out the original Antica Pesa outpost with girlfriend Madalina Ghenea. The couple enjoyed lunch on Saturday afternoon with Butler's Olympus Has Fallen costar Aaron Eckhart.
The actors were in Italy to promote their new flick, and they were were greeted personally by the restaurant's chef-owner Simone Panella, who prepared a selection of farm-to-table dishes for the stars. The two actors even posed with Panella and will join other celebrity guests on the wall of fame.
Their appetizers included artichoke and ricotta cheese pie; prosciutto and mozzarella cheese; octopus salad with Roman broccoli; grilled vegetables and a fresh vegetable followed by a small tasting of cacio e pepe pasta.
And for dessert they also indulged in tiramisu, white chocolate semifreddo and creme brulée – all while smoking Cohiba cigars.
– Kristin Boehm
Originally posted 03/26/2013 06:00AM
Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel were both in Las Vegas over the weekend, but not for date night.
Timberlake made it a guys' evening out on Friday, kicking off the festivities at Yellowtail Japanese restaurant and lounge inside the Bellagio hotel.
Coming in around 10 p.m., the newlywed went incognito, casually dressed – and wearing a cap – to the point that no one in the restaurant seemed to recognize him. Seated in the main dining area, he did not appear to get any special treatment, though he seemed to be having a good time, munching on sashimi made by Chef Akira Back, and chatting and laughing with his pals. At one point, his hit song "Suit & Tie" came on.
Originally posted 03/20/2013 04:00PM
Here's one burger not for the faint of heart.
Chef John DeLucie has created a signature dish – considered one of N.Y.C.'s most "over-the-top" burgers – for N.Y.C.'s The Lion.
The hot spot has all-star patrons including Cameron Diaz, Sienna Miller, Leonardo DiCaprio, and newly single exes, Katy Perry and John Mayer. But if you don't live in The City That Never Sleeps, you can now cook up a version of the 7 oz. treat at home. Just don't expect DeLucie to give up all his secrets: The special sauce will have to be your own creation. All he'll tell PEOPLE is it's "sweet, tangy, slightly salty and utterly satisfying."
Originally posted 03/20/2013 06:00AM
Kristen Stewart let loose with pals on Friday night in Los Angeles.
Hitting up El Arco Iris restaurant for some Mexican food and fun, the former Twilight star was joined by a group of male and female friends, and they ordered a big bowl of chicken soup, a pitcher of the strawberry margarita and a pitcher of the house special margarita.
"Kristen and her friends did a tequila shot," an onlooker tells PEOPLE. "The staff said that Kristen was super sweet and was very thankful and even took photos with them."
Dressed casually in jeans and a white T-shirt, the actress wore her hair wavy and down and flashed a peace sign in a photo that was taken at the eatery.
– Dahvi Shira
Originally posted 03/17/2013 06:00PM
It was a family affair for Nicole Richie and Joel Madden on Saturday.
The couple spent the morning with their two children, Harlow and Sparrow, in Pasadena, Calif., where they stopped at the Cheesecake Factory for lunch.
On their way into the restaurant, Madden spoke to his "adorable" children about the importance of safety while crossing the street.
"He was telling them to be careful and it was really cute," an onlooker tells PEOPLE.
The source adds, "Nicole and Joel looked really good and it just seemed like a normal family outing."
– Melody Chiu
Originally posted 03/15/2013 06:00AM
Cheers to love.
Olivia Wilde and fiancé Jason Sudeikis stepped out for dinner with a group of 12 friends on Wednesday night at Axe, a restaurant in Venice, Calif.
Sporting a tan skirt and white and navy striped top, Wilde looked "stunning with almost no makeup," an onlooker tells PEOPLE, while Sudeikis wore a denim jacket over a button-down shirt.
Sitting side by side in the middle of a long table, both were in very "energetic and happy moods" as they made the rounds to greet their friends.
Originally posted 03/14/2013 06:00AM
It was date night for Khloé Kardashian and Lamar Odom on Monday night.
The couple – who are new parents to a boxer puppy – stepped out for dinner at Scott Conant's Scarpetta restaurant at the Montage Beverly Hills.
"They were very lovey-dovey and sat very close to each other through out the meal," an onlooker tells PEOPLE.
The pair cozied up at their table while indulging in Italian dishes and wine.
Originally posted 03/12/2013 06:00AM
True Blood, table for four.
New parents Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer stepped out for dinner on Saturday night at Boa in Santa Monica with their twins in tow.
As the babies rested comfortably in their stroller, Paquin and Moyer took a seat in the busy restaurant's lounge, where they dined at a small table.
With Paquin dressed in head-to-toe black and Moyer wearing dark jeans and a dark sweater, the True Blood costars enjoyed conversation while checking on the babies every now and again, an onlooker tells PEOPLE.
Originally posted 03/10/2013 10:35AM
Brooklyn's Antica Pesa was the place to be Thursday night for star sightings over spaghetti.
Madonna brought daughter Lourdes and son Rocco to the Italian restaurant at the same time as actor Tom Hardy.
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