Extra! host Mario Lopez and his wife Courtney Mazza Lopez celebrated their respective birthdays and the launch of his new book, “Just Between Us,” in high style last night at Andrea’s restaurant and XS nightclub in Encore at Wynn Las Vegas.
Before meeting up with their group of 12 friends for dinner, the two lovebirds stopped in the lounge at Andrea’s where Mario sipped on a Sinatra Smash cocktail in front of a giant photograph of Andrea Wynn’s eyes emanating from the LED screen behind the bar.
Mario and Courtney then stepped up onto the celebrity hotspot’s terraced dining room to join their party where they experienced Executive Chef Joseph Elevado’s mastery of Asian flavors. The table shared a chef’s sashimi platter, crispy tuna, hamachi sudachi, special crab roll, spicy tuna roll, shrimp and burdock roll, California roll, Wagyu and lobster roll, soft shell crab roll, scallops, seared salmon, sea bass, short rib, miso black cod, New York strip, five spice lobster, chili shrimp tempura, shrimp pad Thai and a variety of vegetable sides. The table drank Moscow Mule, Sinatra Smash, Asian Pear and Bringing Sexy Back specialty cocktails.
For dessert, Courtney was surprised with a presentation of celebratory cake pops for her birthday while the table nibbled on a flight of mini ice cream cones and a flaming Mt. Fuji. Mario quickly posted on his Twitter account “Birthday girl @CourtneyMLopez crushin the cake pops @AndreasEncore.” He also posted a photo of the cozy couple toasting together at Andrea’s.
Shortly after midnight, the group made their way to XS nightclub to continue the celebration. With Courtney by his side, Mario led the group into the venue. He began grinning and was overheard saying “whoa” when he saw the LED screens flash “Happy Birthday Mario.” Guests went wild as Mario, Courtney and friends were escorted in style down the nightclub’s signature golden staircase with 10 beautiful XS Angels flanking both sides, waiving light wands to direct them to their stage side table. As soon as they arrived, the group began taking and posing for photos.
Once they got settled, the XS Angels presented Mario with a three-tiered black and gold birthday cake. He posed for photos as confetti poured down and the XS Angels waved sparklers and signs spelling out “Mario.” Mario posted a photo of his cake presentation to his Instagram account with the caption “Things are starting to get crazy here @XSLasVegas.”
At 1 a.m., XS staff surprised Courtney with a three-tiered sparkly pink birthday cake to ensure she had her own special moment. XS Angels waved sparklers and held signs spelling out “Courtney.”
The group danced and partied into the early morning hours as headliners Morgan Page and Fedde Le Grand owned the stage.
Photos are Courtesy of Danny Mahoney / XS Las Vegas