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wumpscrumptious Jan 9, 2008 07:00 PM

Hey Chowhounders,

I'm a former chef who's gone back to school to retrain, but I still LOVE great food. My studies have taken me away from what's new and exciting in the industry. I live in the Annex and am looking for a great place to celebrate my birthday on Saturday. I can't do Perigee or Su Sur's, but wanna eat in style. Any ideas?

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  1. dlw88 RE: wumpscrumptious Jan 9, 2008 07:06 PM

    Claudio Aprile's Colborne Lane? Christopher McDonald's Cava?

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      goodcookiedrift RE: dlw88 Jan 10, 2008 01:50 PM

      I second this. Super stylish and food is awesome. And Claudio loves Maiden.

      What about ONE? In spite of the mix reviews, the decor of that place is pretty...well...stylish.

      Cowbell in P-Dale.

    2. Rabbit RE: wumpscrumptious Jan 10, 2008 03:29 AM

      Jamie Kennedy Wine Bar!

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        embee RE: wumpscrumptious Jan 10, 2008 04:03 AM

        George.

        1. dinin and dishin RE: wumpscrumptious Jan 10, 2008 05:13 AM

          Batifole - there are several CH reviews on this one
          Probably not at the same "adventurous" level as some mentioned. But excellent value.

          1. acorn RE: wumpscrumptious Jan 10, 2008 05:56 AM

            Lucien is supposed to be doing fab food at fair prices. Brother in law went and had nothing but good things to say about the food and the service.

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              wumpscrumptious RE: wumpscrumptious Jan 10, 2008 05:23 PM

              Thanks for the tips. I've worked with Chris and Claudio, and know their food well. I think I'll take a closer look at George and Batifole. Cheers!

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