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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.


      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....

              1. Check out the new Toronto Life that features Scot Woods in his new Digs Called Lucien.

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                1. re: urbanegastrojedi

                  which Toronto Life urbanegastrojedi? The Real Estate one?

                  1. re: leslievillian

                    There's a new issue out after the Real Estate one, I saw it on a newsstand the other day. It's the Best of Fall issue, I think, with an October cover date.

                    1. re: gregclow

                      my vote is scott woods too...haven't been to the new place yet....must get that on the "honey do" list