Celebrity Chef Alex Reznik and former “Top Chef” (Season 7) contestant chats with Actress Tia Barr about his latest kitchen and bar called “FigOly”. The swanky spacious spot is located on the second floor of the LUXE City Center Hotel on Figueroa just off Olympic hence the name (FIG)gueroa (OLY)mpic. The views from the outdoor deck of the LA LIVE downtown scene is impressive and was also the location for the film premiere party of “Celeste and Jesse Forever” starring Andy Samberg, Rashida Jones , Ari Graynor, Emma Roberts, Chris Messina and writer/actor Will McCormack.
SYNOPSIS: A divorcing couple tries to maintain their friendship while they both pursue other people.
The party included cast members, Rashida Jones, Andy Samberg, Ari Graynor, Chris Messina, Will McCormack, Rafi Gavron; director, Lee Toland Krieger; Producers, Jennifer Todd, Suzanne Todd; Sony Pictures Classics Co-President, Michael Barker.
Celebrity guests included: Quincy Jones and Peggy Lipton, Malik Bendjelloul (Searching for Sugar Man), Amanda Garagos (E!’s Live Countdown to the Emmy’s), band members Trevor Bahnson, Ethan Glazer and Daniel Wright of Song Preservation Society, Richard Greico (21 Jump Street), Alice Amter (Big Bang Theory), Alex Lombard (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) and celebrity chef Alex Reznik of FigOly.
Highlights included Rashida Jones shared tender moments with parents Quincy Jones and Peggy Lipton in the lounge at FigOly. Andy Samberg arrived in a KIA to his film’s after party, hosted by the car company. Band Social Preservation Society enjoyed Russian Standard Vodka cocktails in the outside patio. Celeste and Jesse Forever co-star Rafi Gavron showed off his athletic skills, doing backflips at the press line.