On Sept. 23, Mr. T restaurant, the Los Angeles outpost of the high-end Paris eatery, celebrated its one year anniversary with a star-studded party.
A long-list of VIPs, including actress Katie Cassidy, basketball stars Rudy Gobert, and Derek Fisher and soccer star Javier Hernández Balcázar (Chicharito) of LA Galaxy, plus a bevy of entertainment industry influencers, came out to support owner and creator Guillame Guedj and his wife Barbara Guedj for the exciting evening, and indulge in an evening of delicious modern French cuisine by Executive Chef Alisa Vannah, cocktails, wine and musical entertainment.
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Partygoers at the anniversary bash of the popular Paris-originated hotspot enjoyed a tasting of Mr. T’s top level modern French cuisine through delicious passed canopies, paired with top shelf French champagne, custom cocktails featuring El Cristiano Ultra Premium Tequila from their world class mixologist, and a premium selection from Mr. T’s incredible wine collection, which was relocated from his former two Michelin star restaurant in Paris, Passage 53.
Performances throughout the evening at the transformed venue, with the party inclusive of both their indoor dining room, cocktail bar, private room, custom booths, outdoor patio and lounge area, included a live jazz band performance and featured DJ sets by William Lifestyle and Earry Hall.
Guedj created Mr. T to offer French cuisine in a way Los Angeles has never seen before, authentic to the culture of Paris, with a delicious menu of offerings that have its patrons returning regularly to the familial spot. Located in the blossoming Sycamore Street neighborhood, just south of Santa Monica Blvd, of which Guedj saw parallels to the Marais district of Paris where the original remains an in demand restaurant and cocktail destination.
The restaurant concept was created with partner Chef Tsuyoshi Miyazaki, with a menu inspired by their worldly travels and late night French discoveries, reflective of classic French techniques with a modern twist. They brought street food to the table in an elegant and elevated interpretation, inviting diners on a culinary journey for the palette, and what they have denoted as “New French.”
Chef Vannah has led the cuisine at the Los Angeles restaurant location since inception. In 2021, Guedj invited Vannah to work with Chef Miyazaki at the original Mr. T in Paris, to prepare for the opening of Mr. T Los Angeles. Vannah, who served as sous chef previously at Republique for over eight years, with stints at Chi Spacca and Tsubaki, serves up globally-inspired dishes executed with flawless French technique.
Other prominent attendees at the aniversary bash, included French actor Omar Sy, Melora Hardin, actor and director Danny A. Abeckaser, Foodgod, Lorenzo Antonucci, Oliver Trevena, Megan Heaton, Stephen Huszar, Diana Madison, Caroline D’Amore, Sivan Gold, Nick Benson, Tyler Lawrence Gray, Chelsea Lazkani, Grant Mellon, Selena Norton, Logan Noh, Dominique Defoe, Alyssa Bashford and more.
Launch the slideshow below to see more pics from the party.
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