Niche Media's Jason Binn feted Los Angeles Confidential Magazine cover star and Golden Globe winner Mickey Rourke on the occasion of his "Best Actor" win
"I Have So Much To Be Thankful For Including All Of The People Who Believed In Me And Stepped Up For Me Like Jason Binn, Darren Aronofsky and Bruce Springsteen"
Guests Including Aaron Eckhart, Danny Masterson, David Arquette were treated to Michelin-starred Chef Gordon Ramsay's Signature Fare at Gordon Ramsay at The London West Hollywood
Los Angeles, CA (January 13, 2009) — Mickey Rourke, Golden Globe winner for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama for his performance in The Wrestler was feted by longtime friend, Niche Media's Jason Binn and Los Angeles Confidential magazine publisher Tova Bonem at an intimate reception last night celebrating his win and the star’s appearance on Los Angeles Confidential magazine's "Awards Issue" cover. The party was held at Gordon Ramsay at The London West Hollywood.
A modest Rourke thanked guests for their support but made a special point of thanking Binn: "I've known Jason Binn for over 15 years, even before he started publishing Ocean Drive magazine in Miami, and I have so much to be thankful for— all of the people who believed in me from the beginning and stepped up for me like Jason, Darren Aronofsky and Bruce Springsteen."
Rourke, who was praised by critics and fans alike for his role as Randy "The Ram" Robinson in The Wrestler, celebrated his win with Los Angeles' A-list talent, power players and tastemakers including Aaron Eckhart, Bai Ling, Brandon Davis, Billy Morrison, Brittny Gastineau, entertainment exec Charlie Walk, David Arquette, Donovan Leitch, Gordon Ramsay, Jason Davis, Kathy & Rick Hilton, Lara Spencer, Linda Thompson, Project Runway's Nick Verreos, Ray Winstone, and Robert Shapiro.
Guests were treated to a bevy of passed hors d'eouvres courtesy of Chef Ramsay's namesake restaurant's contemporary cuisine, including foie gras mousse with black fig purée on toasted fruit bread, braised short rib croquette with sauce gribiche and cornichons and signature sushi like his fried skate wing with persimmon purée.
The event was the second of two back-to-back parties put on by Niche Media's Los Angeles Confidential magazine to celebrate Best Actor nominees; Ralph Fiennes was honored on Saturday, January 10th, continuing Los Angeles Confidential magazine's annual tradition of celebrating the stars of the Golden Globes.
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About Gordon Ramsay at The London West Hollywood:
Gordon Ramsay at The London West Hollywood is renowned chef Gordon Ramsay's West Coast restaurant debut and is located in The London West Hollywood hotel just off the Sunset Strip. The restaurant's contemporary cuisine is Western European with subtle Asian influences, highlighting the freshest and finest seasonal ingredients sourced from the region. In October 2008, Gordon Ramsay at the London West Hollywood earned a prestigious Michelin star, less than five months after opening. For reservation inquiries and more information on the restaurant, please call (310)358-7788 or email TheLondonWH@gordonramsay.com. For information about Gordon Ramsay and his restaurants please visit www.GordonRamsay.com.
About The London West Hollywood:
Perched in the Hollywood Hills just steps from the legendary Sunset Strip, The London West Hollywood is a fusion of both its namesake cities — smart, modern and evoking the utmost style. Distinctively imagined for LA, interiors are styled by the renowned David Collins Studio, dining by acclaimed chef Gordon Ramsay, bath environments by posh purveyor Waterworks and elite concierge services in partnership with Quintessentially. Highlights include incredibly spacious guest suites with private balconies or patios, a panoramic rooftop pool deck, and Gordon Ramsay at The London West Hollywood restaurant — recently awarded with a Michelin Star rating. For more information call (866)282-4560 or visit www.TheLondonWestHollywood.com.