David Rocco and Zoe Kazan Chow at Lucali; Matt Lauer Dines and Dashes at Fresco by Scotto
With Halloween parties gearing up this weekend, most celebrities took it easy this past week—perhaps staying in to work on costumes to rival Heidi Klum's, or calling it an early night to get ready for the weekend's events. Ben Stiller and Ben Affleck shared a classy seafood dinner, while David Rocco served pizza and Chianti to Zoe Kazan. Diddy, on the other hand, partied with Cameron Diaz late into Monday night at a high-security private booth, and Matt Lauer dined (before he dashed) with co-host Ann Curry. This and more celebrity settings, straight ahead.
Catch: Cameron Diaz, not one to suffer post-breakup, spent the night partying with Diddy on Monday night. The pair are said to be longtime friends, but security guards kept anyone from getting a good look into their private booth. Nas, Maxwell, Cuba Gooding Jr., Brian Greenberg, Lake Bell, Jeff Gordon, and David Lee were also there. [Page Six/NYP]
Crown: Woody Allen and Soon-Yi Previn dined together at this recently opened restaurant on the Upper East Side, while Martha Stewart sat at a neighboring table. [Page Six/NYP]
Fresco by Scotto: Today host Matt Lauer dined with co-host Ann Curry, but left in the middle of lunch and left her with a bill. A Today show rep said Lauer had to leave early for an interview—excusing what appeared to be a typical "dine and dash" situation to onlookers. [Page Six/NYP]
Lucali: Canadian Cooking Channel's David Rocco joined chef Mark Iacono in his kitchen to sample a recipe from Rocco's new book, Made in Italy: calzones with mascarpone and Nutella. Meanwhile, Zoe Kazan and Paul Dano sipped Ruffino's Riserva Ducale Chianti Classico. [Grub Street]
Marble Lane: Vince Neil of Motley Crue brought his date here on Tuesday evening, and the pair plus another couple spent eight hours in the lounge before heading up to PH-D. After trying the peekytoe crab cakes, 24-hour pork ribs, and more, the crew forgot to pay their tab—but the cocktail waitress reports Neil gladly paid it when she reminded him. [Grub Street]
Marea: Ben Stiller and Ben Affleck dined here on Saturday night, enjoying a meal of seafood.
STK Rooftop: Countess LuAnn de Lesseps from The Real Housewives of New York was spotted here on Tuesday, October 25th, when she met a friend for a casual drink. [Grub Street]
Toloache: On Wednesday, October 26th, Kelly Clarkson lunched on quesadillas con pollo and Mexican corn on the cob at the midtown location of Julian Medina’s bistro Mexicano. [Grub Street]
Southern Hospitality: Sir Elton John talked baseball stats with Derek Jeter late Wednesday night, covering the Yankees captain's stats dating back to his rookie season, at an event to unveil the restaurant's new design. Also there were back on-again couple Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel, OneRepublic (who also performed), and Maxwell, to name a few. [Page Six/NYP]