Last night while I was tasting the East Meets West menu at XIV, Tobey Maguire was hosting pre-opening dinner at Thomas Keller's Bouchon. Of course, the restaurant doesn't open until Nov. 18, but the evening was a benefit for LACMA's film and architecture programs. According to the release, Gwen Stefani, Wolfgang Puck and Paramount's John Lesher were among those showing up in support of the museum. Guess they're getting serious about maintaining that film program. The third Bouchon (after Las Vegas and Napa Valley), at 235 N. Canon Dr. in BevHills is now taking reservations, but only for a month ahead. The wine bar portion, Bar Bouchon, will open in mid-December.
...Strangely enough, Blackbook seems to have already been to Bar Bouchon, even though it won't open for a month.