Originally written on Sportress of Blogitude  |  Last updated 5/7/13

Sunday was Vanessa Bryant’s 31st birthday, so her hubby, Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant made the kind of gesture only über-rich folks can do to make her special day that much more savory: He flew in a chef from Milan, Italy to prepare her birthday meal. Usually, Kobe is far too busy at this time of the year to probably go above and beyond on Vanessa’s birthday, what with the Lakers often competing in the playoffs, but with his injury and the team’s early exit, Bryant appeared to go above and beyond for his wife. On Monday, Kobe uploaded the below photos to his Instagram account with the following message: Fabrizio de Togni is the master chef for Paper Moon @ladyvb24 favorite restaurant in Milano. He’s a friend and agreed to fly in for Vanessa’s bday dinner and prepare her fav dishes #eggplantparmigiano #juicyfilets #pennearrabbiata #millegrazie #PaperMoon #foodcoma #ciboitaliano Looks mighty tasty. Of course, Kobe has an affinity for all things Italian after spending much of his formative years in Italia while his father played pro basketball in Europe, even learning to speak the language and presumably enjoying the finer aspects of the country’s fantastic cuisine. Kobe also sent out a message via Instagram on Vanessa’s birthday with the above photo of her, writing, “Happy Birthday to my shorty rock @ladyvb24. Today is the day my angel came to earth #TiAmo #phenomenalwoman #Naturalbeauty #Taurus.” What a hopeless romantic that Kobe Bryant is. Well done, sir. Who says he doesn’t know how to treat a lady? The post Kobe Bryant flew in a chef from Italy to prepare wife’s birthday dinner (photos) appeared first on Sportress of Blogitude.

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