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Best young chef?

What young chef is leading the way in the city these days? I'm up to eat next week-end and I don't want to miss the next "big thang". what i want to know, is there anyone out here who's gonna be talked about still in twenty years?

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    1. I'm voting for Michael Steh of Red's.

      Rab-bit!

      1. Lora Kirk of Truffles. However, in twenty years time she'll most probably br cooking in the Big Apple where all the real action is!

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        1. re: Charles Yu

          Perhaps New York is in her future because Lynn Crawford is there. Although I don't see Ms. Crawford receiving much culinary attention there since ICA competion...not even a mention in Manhatten chowhound board..ever..

          1. re: chiuchiu

            You're right!! Interesting observation!

            1. re: Charles Yu

              As a New Yorker, I'd like to add that I hadn't heard of Lynn Crawford. When I googled her, I found she is the "executive chef" at the Four Seasons Hotel in NY. As far as I know, the only operating restaurant there is L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon...so if you'd like to boost the profile of a Canadian chef in NY, let us know where we might find her cooking.
              And don't discount Toronto-I'd trade dozens of NY "trendy" restaurants for Pat Riley.

              1. re: Charles Yu

                i heard that she was doing the golden plate competition..now its going to be the executive chef...Robert Bartley..maybe she's off to new york or elsewhere very soon....

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