Tennis - Former World No. 1 and Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova says she does not like to use her star power to get table reservations at popular restaurants in an interview to Eater. In the interview, Sharapova says, “I feel like that’s part of being a food lover — the process, not just the food but getting there."
Speaking about her recent experience while going to Felix in Venice Beach, California, Sharapova says, “A gentleman next to me was like, ‘Have you tried that restaurant that was featured on Chef’s Table in Russia yet?’ And I was like, God, that’s a random question.
So next thing you know he’s like putting the contact details of chef Kaz into my phone and he’s like, ‘You got to try this place out,’” she said, laughing. “And I’m like, God, that’s so random, I wonder if this place even exists”.
Sharapova did actually go to the restaurant Totoraku finally. "It was honestly one of the best food experiences that we had, and I look back at that moment, I was like, if I had never sat at the bar, and just walked in casually and having a nice little time with my friend, [I] would have never walked into this guy and never gotten that recommendation”.