Gordon Ramsay bestowed his presence at the opening party for his restaurant Gordon Ramsay at the London West Hollywood last night. Also in attendance: David Beckham. As well as Sona chef David Myers, Campanile's Mark Peel and chef de cuisine Matt Accarrino, pastry chef Catherine Schimenti and general manager Adam Rosenbaum from Craft. Jared Heber, formerly Mozza's wine director, is now pouring (last night it was champagne) at Gordon Ramsay. But after rubbing shoulders (literally) with Beckham and receiving a kiss-kiss from Ramsay, I was left hungry. Sure, there were canapés -- lobster consommé gelée and a tray or two of sushi -- and macarons, panna cotta and tartlets. But too little of it all. (Even when one stood shamelessly by the kitchen door waiting for servers to come out with the trays.) I stopped at Echo Park taco truck Taco Zone on Alvarado and had six tacos: two carne asada, two carnitas, a chorizo and pastor.
Gordon Ramsay at the London West Hollywood, 1020 N. San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood, (310) 358-7788. Taco Zone, on Alvarado between Sunset and Glendale boulevards, near Vons, Los Angeles.
-- Betty Hallock
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