The concept of Mr. T was created by French restaurateur Guillaume Guedj, with the first location in Paris and the second in Los Angeles, which celebrates one year. Mr T. offers 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 at 953 N Sycamore Street, just south of Santa Monica Blvd, of which Guillaume 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.”
VIP guests at the Mr. T Los Angeles restaurant’s one year anniversary bash on September 23rd included Basketball Notables Rudy Gobert, and Derek Fisher with wife Gloria Govan, Soccer Star Javier Hernández Balcázar (Chicharito) of LA Galaxy, Notable French Actor Omar Sy, Melora Hardin, Katie Cassidy, Actor and Director Danny A. Abeckaser, Foodgod, Lorenzo Antonucci, Oliver Trevena, Rob Weiss, Devaughn Nixon, Megan Heaton, Stephen Huszar, Diana Madison, Hilary Shor, Caroline D’Amore, Lorenza Izzo, Nichelle Hines, Larray, Sivan Gold, Nick Benson, Tyler Lawrence Gray, Director Jonathan Baker, Chelsea Lazkani, Candela Marquez, Jonatas Jacque S, Fabian Arnold, Grant Mellon, Lina Escao, Agnese Cabala, Caleb Castille, Nick Cordasco, Ted Skilla, Darren Weiss, Selena Norton, Derrial Christon, Hailee Keanna, Anna Vita, Chase Keith, Neiima Marin, Lola Manzini, Aitana Cardoso, Derek Warburton, Logan Noh, Dominique Defoe, Alyssa Bashford, George Satsidis, Oana Gregory, Emma Westbrook, Melissa Gold, DJ Earry Hall and DJ William Lifestyle plus a bevy of entertainment industry influencers that 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.
Partygoers at the anniversary bash of the popular high end 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.
Executive Chef Alisa Vannah has led the cuisine at the Los Angeles restaurant location since inception. In 2021, Guillaume invited Alisa to work with Chef Tsuyoshi Miyazaki at the original Mr. T in Paris, to prepare for the opening of Mr. T Los Angeles, where she oversees the kitchen as Executive Chef. Located in Los Angeles’ chic Sycamore neighborhood, Mr. T Los Angeles at the hand of Alisa, who served as sous chef previously at Republique for a total of 8+ years, with stints at Chi Spacca and Tsubaki, serves up globally-inspired dishes executed with flawless French technique.
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