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Chef Change at La Bastide???

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The Wednesday San Diego Union Food secttion had an article on "belly" (pork, swordfish, tuna, etc.) that quoted Patrick Ponsaty and said he was "formerly chef at La Bastide." I have been a big fan of this place since it opened. Does anyone know if Patrick has, in fact, gone elsewhere?

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  1. It looks like he has left indeed

    http://www.jamesbeard.org/dateline/
    Longtime San Diego favorite Patrick Ponsaty has left his executive chef post at Scripps Ranch's Bastide. Ponsaty, who opened the restaurant, had a huge following for his simple bistro-style cuisine. He has not yet announced what’s next but plans to stay in San Diego.
    — Pamela Wischkaemper
    Posted 10/25/06

    1. He is the new chef at Bernard O's in Rancho Bernado. The owner Bernard Moughel is retiring and a little Gascony bird told me that Patrick is buying the restaurant. This is unverified word of mouth but I do know that he is now the chef there.