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Couillard gone?

vidkid May 11, 2009 11:28 AM

Heard a rumour that Greg Gouillard (of Spice Room) has left and is not coming back. Anyone else notice/hear this?

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    tjr RE: vidkid May 11, 2009 11:40 AM

    Yep. Here's some more info:

    http://guadalajarareporter.com/index.... [works from Google cache]

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      ChalkBoy RE: tjr May 11, 2009 01:21 PM

      The first link is an article about his sister from 2006.

      And the last link doesn't open.

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        tjr RE: ChalkBoy May 11, 2009 01:24 PM

        Sorry, pasted the wrong link!

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      Snarf RE: vidkid May 11, 2009 01:37 PM

      Is he retired or is he off to explore another cuisine? His last few gigs seemed to do well, so good for him if he's taking a break. I definitely enjoyed his food over the years.

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        abigllama RE: vidkid May 11, 2009 02:14 PM

        I spoke with someone that works at SR last week. He is apparently going to be a bit more hands off but still associated with the Spice Room. So he's not bailing out just splitting his time between here a warmer climate. Sounds more like he's tired of Tornot winters.

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          ChalkBoy RE: OnDaGo May 11, 2009 02:56 PM


          Says he's writing a book.

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          ekammin RE: vidkid May 11, 2009 03:13 PM

          Strange. The article says he is going to Ajijic.

          Ajijic is a town in the Mexican state of Jalisco which has a large number of Canadian and American retirees. It has its share of restaurants. but is hardly one of the food catitals of the world. If he opens a restaurant there , it will probably be far better, and far more expensive, than anything there now.

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            OnDaGo RE: ekammin May 11, 2009 04:58 PM

            Here he is: "Number Four, Calle Donato Guerra 4. Go wild for the tastes of Africa with the culinary creations of Greg Couillard, the “bad boy” chef from Toronto’s Spice Room. Tel. (376)766-1360."

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