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Feb 1, 2007 09:31 AM

Vin Bistro's New Chef

Christopher Lusk is the new executive chef.

I've always felt that Vin/Zin Bistro had a ton of potential that was never quite realized. Can anyone speak from experience about whether Lusk is the guy to take them to the next level? Anyone have any takes on this place?

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      1. >most of the core staff have at least the MS1 (master sommelier intermediate) under their belt

        Well the waitperson I had about eighteen months ago certainly didn't. I had to explain to him what 'corked' wine was, and if I hadn't persevered I would never have gotten my badly corked bottle replaced.

        Looking forward to your report, though.

        1. re: TAF

          When I get over to Vin, I'll let you know; I haven't been there since before the switchover.

          As for not knowing what corked wine is at a wine-o-centric restaurant? Absurd. Best of luck to your server, but he should probably be replaced.

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        1. How do you feel about the food before?

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          1. re: Kent Wang

            I felt that it was a decent try at upscale / fine-dining cuisine. Sort of a weak Wink.

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