After 30 yearsÂ Spago Beverly Hills is still one of the townâ€™s power institutions. Wolfgang Puckâ€™s legendary restaurant re-opened for lunch this week after a full renovation by designer Waldo Fernandez.
The industry-heavy crowd enjoying small plates from Wolfgangâ€™s new farm to table menu, Jerry Weintraub; Darren Starr with Dennis Erdman and Dennisâ€™s adorable 2 year-old baby; Brett Ratner, and stylist and television producer Mary Alice Haney enjoying an afternoon lunch with actresses Sasha Alexander and Molly Sims, who looked fabulous just three months after having a baby. Former psychology professor and best-selling author, AngellaÂ Nazarian was among the chicestÂ women in the room, in GiambatistaÂ Vali pants and an offÂ white ChadoÂ Ralph Rucci jacket. Alexandra Von FurstenbergÂ image director for DVF and owner of her own contemporary furniture company, shared a quiet meal with Dax Miller.
BWRâ€™s publicist Gary Mantoosh commanded a table as did, ICMâ€™s Carol Goll, and CAAâ€™s Michael Kives who brought Tom Werner, chairman of the Boston Red Sox.
The room was teeming by 1:30PM and Wolfagang was seen chatting with talent manager Stephanie Simon who sat with legendary producer Cary Woods, Loeb & Loeb partner Carolyn Hunt who wasÂ recently featured in Variety Magazineâ€™s Womenâ€™s Impact Report, Partners Trust real estate dynamo Tracy Maltas who sat with Cory Weiss, a Partner and Director at Partnerâ€™s Trust, and managing principal and power lawyer of Phillips Lerner, Stacey Phillips.
The patio was abuzz with the energy of a party and guests enthusiastically table-hopped. Among them, Peter Morton with sons Harry and Matthew Morton; Marcy Medina, Bureau Chief of WWD;Â leading plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills, Dr. Raj Kanodia; andÂ Lara Shriftman, principal of PR firm Harrison & Shriftman dining with friends talent manager Harriet Sternberg, Ally B, decorator Mary Ta, television personality Thea Andrews and Lesley McKenzie, Angeleno Magazine editor-in-chief.
Archetype Capitalâ€™s Mike Reinstein dined with chef Lulu Powers, Dancing with the Stars Aiden Turner, producer and Benton Weinstock.
Pucks wife Gelila Puck, who curated the art for the restaurant was enjoying lunch with friends.
It was another starry night for Puck’s iconic restaurant, and all for a good cause.