Planet Dailies and Mixology 101 host star-studded opening
Jennifer Lopez, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Cee Lo Green were among the stars who helped celebrate the grand opening of Planet Hollywood founder Robert Earl's newest venue Planet Dailies restaurant and Mixology 101 lounge last night at the Grove Farmers Market.
The celebrity attendees, which included Cat Deeley, Joe Manganiello and Chord Overstreet, walked a mini blue carpet before heading up the stairs to the second floor of the Farmers Market where the restaurant is located, above Sur La Table. The restaurant and lounge are separated by a large patio with views of the Grove shoppers below.
Guests sipped on cocktails prepared by mixologist Salvatore Calabrese while bobbing their heads to a sneak peek at Jennifer Lopez's new music video, "Dance Again," that played on multiple television screens in the Mixology lounge. Waitresses dressed in electric blue body-con mini dresses circled the room serving the cocktails, including the Grace (Grey Goose La Poire, fresh pear, apple and lemon juices, honey, lemongrass and mint) and Aviation (Beefeater dry gin, Maraschino liqueur, crème de violette and lemon juice).
Orange-and-white picnic-plaid-clad waiters offered a sampling of the restaurant's signature dishes including the Tex-Mex egg rolls, crab and lobster cakes and Kobe beef sliders.
We called it a night around 10:30 but could still hear the party as we walked away. Will what used to be a quiet corner of the shopping center be the next Hollywood-esque hot spot?
Planet Dailies and Mixology101, 6333 W. 3rd St, Suite O20, Los Angeles.
-- Jenn Harris
Photo, from left: Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez, Casper Smart and former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger attend the Planet Dailies And Mixology 101 grand opening held at Planet Dailies and Mixology 101 on Thursday. Credit: Christopher Polk /Getty Images for Mixology 101