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Jeremy Fox in Oakland!

susancinsf May 25, 2010 05:00 PM

I am no Coi fan, but this news about the new chef at Daniel Patterson's soon to be new place in Oakland, Plum, made me very happy . I am SO looking forward to a visit to my home town to check it out this summer:


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  1. Ruth Lafler RE: susancinsf May 25, 2010 05:15 PM

    Whoopie! I'm excited, too, about the concept, with "progressive" food but more casual. Go Oaktown!

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      Munching Mark RE: susancinsf May 25, 2010 05:40 PM

      THE Jeremy Fox?!?

      Oakland gets the vapors over such news!

      1. CarrieWas218 RE: susancinsf May 26, 2010 08:09 AM

        So happy I could cry...

        1. Scott M RE: susancinsf May 26, 2010 10:35 AM

          I guess Plum will be the new Fox Theater in Oakland.

          1. janetofreno RE: susancinsf May 29, 2010 11:01 AM

            Maybe we can put it on the agenda for our post-camping Bay Area August vacation.....along with I'm sure what will be multiple trips to Vik's and other old favorites....

            1. Melanie Wong RE: susancinsf Jul 28, 2010 02:23 PM


              From Chef Fox a few minutes ago:
              "it's really happening! PLUM preview dinners at IL CANE ROSSO every monday in august. 4 course-$45. let's have some fun! any song requests?"

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              1. re: Melanie Wong
                ricegeek RE: Melanie Wong Aug 7, 2010 09:25 PM

                Did anyone go last Monday for Fox's preview dinner? I am planning to go next Monday, but would love to hear report to prepare myself.

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                  CarrieWas218 RE: ricegeek Aug 8, 2010 07:15 AM

                  I read a few blogged reviews but I'm hard-pressed to remember the names of those blogs now...

                  Sorry. What I do remember is that (not surprisingly) the vegetable dishes were more well-received than the protein ones, but these were coming from bloggers who (like me) were enraptured with what he was creating at Ubuntu. It was also hard to rate too much because said bloggers were having to judge a mere four courses against the multitudes of courses they were used to experiencing at Ubuntu.

                  Ubuntu Restaurant & Yoga Studio
                  1140 Main Street, Napa, CA 94558

                  1. re: CarrieWas218
                    ricegeek RE: CarrieWas218 Aug 9, 2010 09:26 AM

                    Thanks! We will report back after the meal.

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                      CarrieWas218 RE: ricegeek Aug 9, 2010 09:40 AM

                      Heard a rumor he won't be there tonight...

                      1. re: CarrieWas218
                        Scott M RE: CarrieWas218 Aug 9, 2010 12:06 PM

                        Now the report from Inside Scoop is Fox is out of the Plum project


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                          CarrieWas218 RE: Scott M Aug 9, 2010 12:22 PM


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                            bbulkow RE: Scott M Aug 10, 2010 03:46 PM

                            Should we really believe this about amicable parting and timing?

                    2. re: ricegeek
                      Melanie Wong RE: ricegeek Aug 10, 2010 11:16 PM

                      Since Fox is out, I've started a new thread for reports on the preview dinners.

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                        vincentlo RE: Melanie Wong Aug 11, 2010 03:41 AM

                        A semi-foodie friend asked me who Jeremy Fox was, and I said "Ubuntu!" She then asked what Ubuntu was, and I went to Google to show her images returned with Jeremy Fox as the search term. What then happened was extremely embarrassing!!

                        Ubuntu Restaurant & Yoga Studio
                        1140 Main Street, Napa, CA 94558

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                          wolfe RE: vincentlo Aug 12, 2010 08:11 AM

                          I got only pictures of the chef. Are you sure you didn't mistakenly type in Ron Jeremy? ;-)

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                            vincentlo RE: wolfe Aug 13, 2010 12:13 AM

                            I just tried again. Same results! Just type Jeremy Fox into Google and see what's returned under Images. You will need to have SafeSearch off.

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                              CarrieWas218 RE: vincentlo Aug 13, 2010 06:48 AM

                              Vince - you do realize that Google search uses algorithms that make everyone's search different, depending on other searches they have conducted on their computer, don't you?

                              Two people with different interests searching the exact same topic are not necessarily going to receive the exact same results.

                              Because my computer is used almost entirely for food, wine, and restaurant related topics, when I search for "Jeremy Fox" all I see are images of that chef and little else for almost 8 pages. I would hazard an educated guess that you use your computer to search "other items" which are skewing your results.

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                                vincentlo RE: CarrieWas218 Aug 13, 2010 12:03 PM

                                Well that explains why. I wasn't using my computer. I did some research, and found out that it was pretty recent that Google started personalizing searches this way for users that are not signed in, using info from cookies stored on the computer.

                                By the way, does anyone know why Jeremy Fox left the Plum project so abruptly?

                                1. re: vincentlo
                                  CarrieWas218 RE: vincentlo Aug 13, 2010 08:28 PM

                                  It has been reported that he has a book deal and speculation is that he has found a place on his own.

                        2. re: Melanie Wong
                          ricegeek RE: Melanie Wong Aug 12, 2010 12:44 AM

                          For anyone interested, my review is posted in MW's new thread above.

                    3. Robert Lauriston RE: susancinsf Oct 1, 2010 10:31 AM

                      Any new gossip? A friend was raving about the Plum as-it-turns-out-not-really-a-preview meal he cooked at Il Cane Rosso.

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                      1. re: Robert Lauriston
                        Scott M RE: Robert Lauriston Oct 4, 2010 03:26 PM

                        Latest is that Fox has signed on with the Tyler Florence restaurant machine - Florence Group


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                          Ruth Lafler RE: Scott M Oct 4, 2010 03:35 PM

                          Wow. That seems like really a waste of his talent and creativity.

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                            CarrieWas218 RE: Ruth Lafler Oct 5, 2010 07:48 AM

                            Another one in the saddened group. Wondering what is up with Fox that he isn't getting his own place; lack of investors? different direction in his life? unsure what the future holds?

                      2. achefsbest RE: susancinsf Oct 4, 2010 03:56 PM

                        I only hope he has full creative control. It will be interesting to see what he does there.

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                          happenstance RE: achefsbest Oct 4, 2010 04:35 PM

                          I agree Ruth. This news realllly bums me out. I was hoping that the reason he stepped away from Plum was for a much more exciting reason.

                        2. Robert Lauriston RE: susancinsf Oct 19, 2013 11:11 AM

                          A Chron article about the influence of David Kinch and Daniel Patterson reports that Jeremy Fox has been working in Santa Monica.


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                            CarrieWas218 RE: Robert Lauriston Oct 19, 2013 09:52 PM

                            Yes - I ate at his new restaurant about two months ago ... It was splendiferous!

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