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Lady Gaga's Sonoma County visit leaves many buzzing

Lady Gaga and her boyfriend and two bodyguards may not have been anywhere you were this weekend.

But a few lucky people spotted and even posed for pictures with the jet-setting entourage at two restaurants in Sonoma Valley — Sonoma's Best deli and The Girl & the Fig — and at Catelli's in Geyserville and Nick's Cove on Tomales Bay.

The pop superstar's quiet visit to Sonoma County exploded into public view on social networks, as fans snapped pictures with their cellphones and posted the photos on Facebook and Twitter.

Lady Gaga In Sonoma County

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There is some talk, unconfirmed, that the 25-year-old singer may be shopping for a house in the area.

Chef Domenica Catelli said she doesn't know about that. But she does know why Lady Gaga and her beau, actor-model Taylor Kinney, came Saturday night into the north-county restaurant she owns with her brother, Nicholas Catelli.

Domenica Catelli acted as a consultant for the restaurant, Joanne Trattoria, that the singer's parents, Joseph and Cynthia Germanotta, opened earlier this month on Manhattan's Upper West Side. And Catelli met the star at a New Year's Eve party in New York.

Catelli said Lady Gaga and Kinney were enjoying a Wine Country getaway weekend when they came to the Geyserville restaurant for her signature lasagna.

Lady Gaga was completely gracious, Catelli said, and by walking unannounced into the kitchen she "made the day of two of my kitchen staff who are big fans of hers."

The star, who was born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, was the fourth-highest grossing concert act in North America last year, raking in $67.3 million, according to Pollstar. She is scheduled to start her new "Born This Way Ball" tour in April in South Korea.

Last weekend, she toured Sonoma County with her beau in a white, convertible Audi R8. The car alone caused a stir when it pulled up to Sonoma's Best deli and wine shop at midday Friday.


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