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Sep 8, 2006 05:29 PM

News on LeeAnne from Top Chef

I'm not sure if this should go on this board or Manhattan, but for Top Chef fans in NYC, I just saw LeeAnne at the Union Square Greenmarket, doing a cooking demo. She will apparently be there every Friday, schedule permitting, according to the guy who was assisting her. He said she is now on the staff of the French Culinary Institute.

Meanwhile...does anyone have any news about Harold's supposed forthcoming NYC restaurant?

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  1. According to LeeAnne who about a month ago was in Chicago doing a "Farewell to Foie Gras" demo, Harold's restaurant is due to open in the coming weeks.

    On an interesting aside, she said that Stephen was planning to open a gourment market/cafe. Hopefully he doesn't talk down to his patrons like he did on the show.

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    1. re: xfleetwoodx

      His bio from TC1 says "Stephen's next venture is to launch his own restaurant concept, named FoodReal, "gourmet" quick-service restaurant and epicurean lifestyle boutique opening in late 2006." But Googling "FoodReal" doesn't come up with anything. But his own website doesn't say anything about it either.

    2. Lee Anne was on Staff at the FCI before she was on Top Chef, so no change there, unless her position at FCI has changed.