Is Gaga gaga for Sonoma?
Visiting Wine Country with boyfriend Taylor Kinney, Gaga supped on Catelli’s legendary 10-layer lasagna, kale salad and the Rabbit Bolognese Saturday night. For dessert, staff created a treat that featured the words, “We Heart Gaga” written in chocolate. A kitchen tour and several pix with staff and visitors were icing on the cake.
Catelli’s co-owner Domenica Catelli has been consulting with Gaga’s parents, Joe and Cynthia Germanotta, on their new Italian restaurant, Joanne, in NYC. A friend of co-owner, Art Smith, Catelli spent New Year’s Eve at Joanne, where she met Gaga.
“She is so awesome. I have a great relationship with her family and her mom. They’re a very loving Italian family,” said Catelli.
When Gaga asked where to go the following day for lunch, Catelli sent her to Sonoma’s Girl and the Fig.
There, she and Kinney dined on mussels, beet salad, fig salad, a Croque Monsieur with egg, steak frites and a Fig Kiss cocktail late Sunday afternoon. Word is she and Kinney sat at the bar and ordered several cocktails, including a special concoction made with blood oranges.
The county’s abuzz with rumors that Gaga could be house-hunting in the area, but insiders are keeping their poker faces on this one.