Lisa VanderPump isn’t the only person at Villa Blanca making a splash on TV. The restaurant’s executive chef Francis Dimitrius recently appeared on Food Network’s Extreme Chef, the show which tasks chefs to brave the elements and concoct a meal in just thirty minutes. Francis, who Lisa VanderPump told me on Sunday was almost a cheftestant on Top Chef, has luckily survived his stint in the wild and recently answered some email questions from me about theExtreme Chef, Villa Blanca, and the Housewives.
I love food, I love reality TV, and I love Lisa VanderPump. What better way to celebrate all three than by heading to Villa Blanca, the restaurant owned by Lisa and her husband Ken Todd of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills? Quite frankly, I don’t know why I’d waited so long to try the restaurant out. After all, it had been warmly reviewed on Yelp, and more importantly, visiting Villa Blanca meant I might have actually crossed paths with the one and only Lisa Vanderpump. That alone should have inspired me to visit sooner. But it’s all water under the bridge now because tonight I finally dined at the restaurant, and not only was it a perfectly lovely meal, but as hoped, I got a chance to chat with Lisa VanderPump.
Last week when I was at the Bravo Upfronts in Hollywood, I managed to steal a quick moment with Lisa VanderPump of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. I asked her what dishes she recommend I order at her restaurant Villa Blanca, which I just so happen to be visiting tonight with my friends jash and Andrea. Her helpful response above.