Haute Living Magazine, partnering with Hublot watches, celebrated Joe Manganiello and his July/August cover ofHaute Living Los Angeles with an intimate, VIP dinner party for 40 guests at Nobu Malibu on July 14th.
Joe, 38, arrived with fiancee Sofia Vergara (wearing an incredible two-piece white ensemble) and her son, Manolo Gonzalez, as well as brother Nick and sister-in-law Lana.
Guests at the event were welcomed with a flute of Perrier-Jouët champagne at sunset before sitting down to a paired three-course dinner outside on Nobu’s patio. After appetizers like whitefish with dry miso and scallop tiradito, a Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque Brut was paired with king crab amazu, Nobu’s signature black cod miso, beef tobanyaki and an assortment of sushi rolls.
As the sky went dark, Perrier-Jouët brand ambassador Julie Simons announced the first pairing before Haute Livingpublisher Kamal Hotchandani stood to raise a glass to Joe, honoring him on the success of the issue’s release as well as his star-making turn in Magic Mike XXL (Joe, who does not drink, toasted with water).
In the sequel to 2012’s male stripper film Magic Mike, Joe reprises his role of Big Dick Richie alongside Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, Adam Garcia, Kevin Nash, Jada Pinkett Smith, Amber Heard, Andie MacDowell and Elizabeth Banks.
Towards the end of the evening as dessert was served with Perrier-Jouët’s Belle Epoque Rosé, a special cake was brought out to Vergara, who turned 43 on July 10th, inscribed with “Happy belated birthday Sofia” piped on the top in icing. The crowd collectively wished her a happy birthday and sang to her under the starlit sky.
VIPs at the event included Westime founder and Hublot boutique owner John Simonian, Westime President Greg Simonian, CAA partner Kevin Huvane, former Los Angeles Laker James Worthy, Mel’s Diner owner Steven Weiss, philanthropist Nikita Kahn, Lionsgate producer Matthew Rutler, Nick Ingate and Jack Bedwani of The Projects,Dom Venneri of Vokent, CAA’s Kami Putnam Heist, Lisa Perkins of 15 Minutes, Joe’s 359inc production company partner Stephen Fletcher, Haute Living Executive Editor Laura Schreffler, Michael Buffer and Miss Earth Giselle Reinberg.
Guests were invited to try on the Hublot watches on display as both Joe and Rutler did, such as the new Big Bang UNICO Retrograde Vino.
Joe and Sofia were the last to leave as the revelry continued until nearly midnight.