Tonight I went to Danny DeVito’s VIP opening of his new restaurant in South Beach on Ocean Drive. The paparazzi were out in full-force, it was a scene! DeVito South Beach is in the old Joia Restaurant space that was owned by Chris Paciello & Ingrid Casares adjacent to the Century Hotel in the trendy SoFi neighborhood.
Brooke Hogan on the red carpet. I felt like a complete dork taking this picture. I heard many people commenting that the rack of lamb was “delicious”.
The scene ‘al fresco’ was convivial. The red murano chandeliers are hot, hot, hot & expensive!
Decor is very over the top and sumptuous. The white leather banquettes gave the place a very 40’s/50’s glamour.
Paparazzi were everywhere!
This lobster was incredible. I had first pick!
Brooke Hogan ‘working’ it!
These were “salmon shots” with caviar. Enough said.
The “usual suspects” were in attendance.
All those publicists were running around with clipboards. Notice those damn velvet ropes! Thank god I was “on the list”.
Does Danny have a star on the Walk of Fame?
My euro-friends, notice the cigarette.
I so needed a bottle of Evian. None!
Notice the VIP room on the second floor.
I was stalking the paparazzi. I’m such a loser.
Dr. Lenny Roudner’s work was in the house!
The restaurant opens for ‘normal’ people on Monday! I must admit, I didn’t even think of taking a look at the menu. I’m sure it’s Italian. There were too many people! The music had a Frank Sinatra vibe all night.