Premiere Supper Club Fires Up Hollywood
By Scott Huver
No wonder the ceiling looks like it’s melting at Premiere Supper Club: The Hollywood hot spot is so inferno-fierce the roof might liquefy even if it hadn’t been purposely designed to be Dalí-esque. It’s the first solo venture from Villa’s Vinny Laresca, an actor who embraces the theatrical. “I wanted to put acting together with nightlife,” he says. “Villa was like coming to my house for a dinner party, and here it’s like coming to my theater of the absurd.” Theater is provided by Spanish décor built around a high-octane dance/performance space; absurdity is delivered via actor Rusty Dooley’s comedic impressions, from Scarface’s Tony Montana to Saturday Night Fever’s Tony Manero.
The Gaudí-styled environs deliver raging dance beats under a classic chandelier bursting to life with computerized light displays. On the balcony, tableserviced clubbers sip Spanish wines and sample inspired eats such as “Dalí” pizzas (Spanish ham and pepperoni). Akin to any chameleon-like thespian, Premiere will adopt new personas as seasons shift. “I plan on changing the interior through set design to make it feel like a theater in a different part of the world,” says Laresca. The energetic “audience” is already being brought to its feet—often atop the VIP banquettes and tables. 1710 N. Las Palmas Ave., Hollywood; premieresupperclub.com