Brassaii chef Bruce Woods served up honey-mustard-glazed salmon, goat cheese–stuffed chicken and champagne risotto for the cast of Ceremony Monday night. However, the guest of honour, one Uma Thurman, opted for something a little more caliente. Apparently, the Tarantino muse eats only Mexican. Of course, the kitchen was only too happy to comply for the 40-year-old, who looked comfortably cool in a grey sweater, black vest and men’s suit pants.
Uma came to Brassaii to dine with Ceremony executive producer Jason Reitman; actor Lee Pace; the film’s director, Max Winkler; and his dad, Henry Winkler (better known as The Fonz).
As they dined behind a white curtain, the restaurant was still buzzing about Hangover star Zach Galifianakis’s visit on Saturday night. Arriving with a bevy of bearded companions, he cemented his rep as the anti–movie star by blowing off an umbrella carrier despite pouring rain, then tipping—yes, tipping!—his server, a refreshing and rare move from the superstar crowd.
Though the restaurant’s front patio was chock full of people in matching black blazers seemingly waiting for Uma’s emergence (no fewer than six women wore blunt black wigs that paid homage to Thurman’s Pulp Fiction ferocity), by the time Thurman was escorted out at midnight, absolutely no eyes were on her. She swept off with only a minimum of fuss, out into the night and on to the next burrito.
= Find this story on our Celebrity Sightings Map, where we plot the locations of stars spotted throughout Toronto