Go Inside Lisa Vanderpump's Pump Lounge & Other Celebrity Owned Bars
By DENNY DIRECTO
June 13, 2014
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Lisa Vanderpump is taking her posh style and sophisticated tastes into a brand new bar restaurant, Pump, and is giving ETonline a special look inside the West Hollywood establishment.
Pump marks Lisa and husband Ken Todd's 27th restaurant venture, including Beverly Hills hotspot Villa Blanca and Sur Lounge (which is featured in Lisa's Bravo reality spin-off Vanderpump Rules). The restaurateurs' flair for innovative and sultry design is better than ever in their latest brainchild.
"It's very magical," Lisa boasts about Pump. "When you walk in here you feel like you've been transported somewhere else."
The visually stunning design and decor is inspired by Lisa's seven years in France. She has also enlisted the help of Chef Penny Davidi, Pump Executive Chef and U.S. Foods Culinary Specialist to help curate a food menu inspired by Lisa's style and the overall vibe of the space.
"Everything is really fresh, everything is really healthy and it's a garden fare," Chef Penny explains.
The restaurant also features the Vanderpump's own line of wine, sangria and vodka. With the help of her daughter Pandora and son-in-law Jason, the cocktail line is another growing business venture for the family.
Lisa joins an elite list of Hollywood A-listers who are translating their skills into culinary success, including Ryan Gosling (Tagine Restaurant in Beverly Hills), David Arquette (Bootsy Bellows and Beacher's Madhouse in Hollywood) and Dan Aykroyd (House of Blues). Watch the video to see more of Pump and other celebrity owned bars and restaurants. Cheers!