George Clooney’s Venice Feast
Hollywood superstar George Clooney enjoyed a slap-up meal with five close friends at one of the most sought-after restaurants in Italy, the picturesque Ristorante da Ivo.
It was his final meal out as a single man, happening ten hours before the wedding and consisting of seven courses to the tune of £3,000. The party enjoyed several bottles of £250 wine as well as a five-course meal and two puddings.
Ahead of his wedding to lawyer Amal Alamuddin in Venice, George gave his friend – and manager of Ristorante da Ivo – Giovanni Fracassi, just ten minutes before turning up to the restaurant with a party of six. Most of us would be turned away, but then again we’re not George Clooney!
Fracassi lifted the lid on the group’s eating habits, revealing “for a man getting married ten hours later, he was really eating a lot. He sent back for seconds of risotto, both times wiping his plate clean with chunks of bread. I gave him mint and chocolate ice creams. He really likes them. He ate three and took three to his room.”
At the end of all this, the meal didn’t cost Clooney a thing! While the bill totalled in excess of £3,000, the manager waived the cost for his famous customer, saying “He didn’t pay for his night, I didn’t want him to.” While the pre-wedding meal may qualify as an extravagant celebrity stag party, the wedding itself – a ten-minute service to British barrister Alamuddin – cost just €600.