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Does anyone remember a restaurant named Spruce

Doreen Nov 25, 2006 04:40 PM

Had a great dinner there several years ago and last year couldn't find it anywhere. Does anyone know if the chef went elsewhere?? or if it changed hands.

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    Skeeter Nov 25, 2006 06:43 PM

    Luce moved out west.

    Spruce was one of the first great dining experiences for my wife and I. The food was incredible. Stylistically, it was similiar to Naha.

    Brian Duncan, who ran the wine program at Spruce, is now a partner at Bin 36.

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      schnauzer Nov 25, 2006 05:26 PM

      I remember reading an article about this restaurant in the Wine Spectator some time ago. I believe the executive chef was about 17 years old, the equivalent of a child 'culinary' star .... he's probably in rehab now.

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        Eldon Kreider Nov 25, 2006 05:20 PM

        Spruce closed some time ago. Several years ago Kamehachi opened another location in the space at 240 East Ontario.

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          markh Nov 25, 2006 05:12 PM

          The original chef at Spruce was a guy named Keith Luce. He left a few months after the place opened, and I have no idea who replaced him...

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