Friday, August 20, 2010

The night I ate dinner next to Gavin Rossdale...

...and I didn't even get a picture of him! He was there, I swear!!

Gavin, his kids, and their nanny were eating dinner at the new Chi Dynasty in Studio City, CA on Wednesday night, and my head was literally less than 2 feet away from Gavin's!! Ha! Here's an article showing little Kingston dressed up as Superman on his way into dinner Wednesday night.


The backstory: C has lived in Los Feliz for about 7 years, and this is where the original Chi Dynasty is. It's one of his (and now mine) favorite Chinese restaurants. In fact, we went there for Valentine's Day this year! Anyway, C has been going there for many years, and has seen Gavin there (Gavin and Gwen used to live in Los Feliz) on several occasions...I guess he loves Chi as much as we do!

So on Wednesday we decided to head to Studio City to check out the newly opened location. We were seated and I was taking pictures of everything around me because I was so excited. I turned my head to the right and I made eye contact with someone who I thought looked familiar. 2.5 seconds later, I realized it was Gavin Rossdale!! I am pretty sure he smiled at me :) But of course, I respect celebrities and there was no way I was going to take a picture with him while he was enjoying dinner with his family.

So instead, you'll just have to see my pictures from the evening...sans Gavin!

outside of new location

first course: beijing duck crepes

main course: orange chicken

two thumbs up for the new Chi

I'm probably giddy because Gavin just looked at me

Have a great weekend, friends! C and I are headed to Encinitas tomorrow for some fun in the sun!


Anonymous said...

Yum, that food looks sooo good!

Kate said...

I saw your tweet the other night! How exciting!!! And the food looks yummy too!

Muffy said...

I am OBSESSED with Chi Dynasty! Their BBQ fried rice is the best ANYWHERE!!!! I usually get the appetizer sliced BBQ for dinner and share the rice. Have you had the banana dessert that they light on fire?! AMAZING!!!! I only go to the Los Feliz one, though. I like to keep it authentic. ;)

mommara said...

How fun and sweet that you respected him with the kids. :) Maybe next time you can corner him near the bathroom. Ha! That food looks yummy.

Anonymous said...

wow! lucky you!!! i've always wanted to meet him! or just see him upclose...and also his adorable kids and of course, the wife...if i were you i'd approach him and ask if i could take a pic with him! he's sooo nice! see, he even smiled at you!!! that's why i'm a big fan of him! i love him!

DSS said...

How cool is that?!?! When I was in LA I was very torn about taking pics of celebs. I wanted the picture, but I also wanted to respect them.

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Yummm...the food looks awesome!
And how neat to come across a celeb...(I have to admit...I had to google search Gavin Rossdale...)
Yes, it is a hard choice to pick...picture or privacy...

You two are cute! It looks like this new location will be a new regular spot to dine at for you :o)

Blessings & Aloha!