San Francisco Mayor London Breed attended an eight-person dinner party at French Laundry the night after California Gov. Gavin Newsom dined with at least 11 others at the famed Napa Valley restaurant amid a surge in COVID-19 cases across the state.
It is not immediately clear how many households were present at the Nov. 7 dinner, which was held to celebrate the birthday of philanthropist and socialite Gorretti Lo Lui. The meal was hosted in a “partially enclosed room with a ceiling” and attended by eight people, according to the S.F. Chronicle — a similar setup to the one Newsom, who has since apologized for attending the dinner, was spotted eating in.
California COVID-19 guidelines do not have a specific limit on the number of households that can dine together indoors, but the state does discourage small private gatherings from having more than three separate households.
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Representatives for Breed did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment, but Jeff Cretan, a spokesman for the mayor, told the Chronicle that it was a “small family birthday dinner.”
Three days after her French Laundry dinner, Breed announced that San Francisco was shutting down indoor dining after a 250% increase in coronavirus cases. And last week, the county was moved back to the purple tier — the most restrictive tier — due to the surge in COVID-19 cases.