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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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  1. Yep. Here's some more info:

    http://www.nationalpost.com/todays-pa...
    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servle...
    http://guadalajarareporter.com/index.... [works from Google cache]

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    1. re: tjr

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

      And the last link doesn't open.

      1. re: ChalkBoy

        Sorry, pasted the wrong link!

    2. 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.

      1. 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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        1. re: OnDaGo

          http://www.nowtoronto.com/daily/story...

          Says he's writing a book.

        2. 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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          1. re: ekammin

            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."