Scarlett Johansson & Fiancé Dine at New Japanese Bar in Brooklyn

07/30/2014 at 04:47 PM ET

Scarlett Johansson
Courtesy Rebecca Fondren/WENN

Scarlett Johansson is doing just what any other mom-to-be would do before she’s about to give birth for the first time: Go out to dinner before her nights are co-opted by a cute-but-demanding little someone.

Last Friday, which was also the start of opening weekend for Lucy, her latest movie, Johansson and fiancé Romain Dauriac joined friends for the opening of the new Cherry Izakaya in Brooklyn, which is the sibling to the more upscale Cherry restaurant in Manhattan’s Dream Downtown hotel.

“Johansson was snuggling with Dauriac as the couple enjoyed a long dinner. The table was the last to leave the restaurant,” a source tells PEOPLE. An “izakaya” usually refers to a Japanese bar that serves small plates meant to be shared, and according to the source, the couple and their three pals ordered several small dishes such as the heavenly sounding shiitake confit gyoza dumplings, a seaweed salad and an order of shishito peppers (which, just saying, happens to be the type of spicy food a woman might eat to kickstart labor).

Although Johansson abstained from alcohol, the rest of the group sampled the house-made nectarine wine and several creative cocktails such as The Belmont, which is laced with bourbon, and the Aperol spritz (which Dauriac drank).

We snagged the recipe for the summery Hachiko, which was also part of the order, so if Johansson’s game, she can ask Dauriac to blend her a well-deserved reward after the baby’s debut.

Scarlett Johansson
Courtesy Cherry Izakaya

Hachiko Cocktail with Candied Fennel Chip (from Cherry Izakaya)
Serves 1

1 ½ oz. sake
½ oz. vodka
1 tbsp. agave syrup
½ tsp. salt
6 oz. grapefruit juice
1 sprig fennel
1 tsp. sugar
zest of 1 lime

1. Preheat oven to 250F.

2. Dust fennel in sugar.

3. Bake for 15 minutes or until crispy, remove from oven and set aside.

4. Add first five ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well.

5. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with zest and candied fennel.

—Lexi Dwyer

Want more stories like this?

Sign up for our newsletter and other special offers:

sign me up

Thank you for signing up!

Share this story:

Your reaction:

The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms


Stay Connected


Advertise With Us

Learn More

Skip to content


The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms

Posted on

On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

Add A Comment reserves the right to remove comments at their discretion.

Showing 6 comments

LL on

GREAT pic of them snuggling! Thanks, People! You’ve done it again! *sigh*

bill on

Has she quit smoking?

Bofan on

How is it anyone’s business whether she smokes or not? Gees.

Jackson on

Hope she’s quit smoking for the baby’s sake. She’s such a chain smoker. I miss the little girl I met on the set of “If Lucy Fell”. Such a beauty.

Janet on

Hate her hair. Horse face.

rlb237 on

Any cocktail that requires firing up the oven is too much work.