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May 23, 2007 12:35 PM

Prince at the Roosevelt

There's an exciting announcement in the LA Times: "Prince is expected to announce a seven-week residency at the historic Roosevelt Hotel"

Here's the kicker for chowhounds: "At 2 a.m., Prince's private chef will take over the kitchen of the Roosevelt's Dakota restaurant, which will morph into an after-hours dinner club. As part of a jazz ensemble, Prince will entertain diners until 4 a.m."

Anyone have any clue what Prince eats and what he'd serve his audience? Pancakes?

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      1. re: hrhboo

        Well, it'd have to be purple, so maybe he's serving ube milkshakes.

        1. re: hrhboo

          If he served up decent "Cream" till 4 a.m., I'd be there every night till 4 a.m. !!!

      2. what does it say about a person when their first thought, upon seeing this thread title, was of the Prince hotel in koreatown, where deependdining once ate writhing octopus tentacles?

        man i wish they still served those...

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        1. re: rameniac

          Honestly, so did I. Oh that Eddie Lin, he'll eat anything.

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          1. Although I have been a big fan of The Purple One since the early 'eighties, count me among those who thought this thread was about the Koreatown bar until I read it.

            Most reports I've read suggest that Prince himself is probably a vegetarian. To be honest, when I think of Prince and gustatory issues, the first thing that comes to mind is an utterly filthy lyric from "Let's Pretend We're Married," which I certainly will not repeat, but let's just say that food (at least in the traditional sense) was not the focus.

            I can't find any Chowhound reviews of 3121, his club at the Rio in Las Vegas, but other websites seem to say it has a full menu of expensive Vegas fare, and several people report loving the filet, so whatever Prince's own dietary rules are they evidently don't extend to the restaurant. If anyone can find a link to better info about 3121, that would probably be helpful in figuring out what they'll be serving at Dakota.

            1. It certainly sounds as if he'll fare better here than he did on Main St. in Santa Monica in the early 90's with the restuarant formerly known as The Wave.