EMILY PRESCOTT: ‘Superstitious’ Paul Mescal ate at the same Mexican restaurant in London for 50 DAYS in a row while appearing in A Streetcar Named Desire
If Normal People star Paul Mescal wins a Best Actor Oscar tonight, I hope he thanks restaurateur Thomasina Miers in his acceptance speech.
Paul – nominated for his role in Aftersun – is a big fan of her Mexican restaurant chain Wahaca and ate the same meal at one of the London branches every day during his theatre stint in A Streetcar Named Desire.
‘He’s got that superstitious thing,’ said Miers at Wahaca Shoreditch during an International Woman’s Day event.
‘He had the same food for about 50 days in a row!’
His meal included chicken quesadilla, two chicken tacos, patatas bravas and a Coke, so I hope the Oscars suit still fits!
Normal People’s Paul Mescal, pictured, ate the same dish at a Mexican restaurant for 50 days in a row
The Oscar-nominated actor visited Wahaca 50 days in a row while appearing in Tennessee Williams’ A Street Car Named Desire
Marco Pierre White’s son Luciano doesn’t seem to have inherited his father’s good luck when it comes to restaurants. I hear the young chef has had to close his eponymous Italian venue in Exeter, which featured a menu full of family favourites, just a year after it opened.
Gino cooks up some tunes
He’s best known for cooking on This Morning and his Road Trip TV series alongside Gordon Ramsay and maitre d’ Fred Sirieix.
But it seems Gino D’Acampo has now turned his talents to songwriting. Gino, 46, has penned two albums, called First Five Ingredients and Me And My Guitar, for former X Factor contestant Scott Wilkes who, Gino says, has the perfect voice for his songs.
Although Italian-born Gino has resisted the urge to sing, he does play guitar on the tracks, and holds out the prospect of fiery Scot Ramsay joining them in the future. ‘He could play the bagpipes,’ jokes Gino. I guess Gordon does blow a lot of hot air…
Gino D’Acampo has now turned his talents to songwriting. Gino, 46, has penned two albums, called First Five Ingredients and Me And My Guitar, for former X Factor contestant Scott Wilkes who, Gino says, has the perfect voice for his songs