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Jeremy Fox in Oakland!

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:

http://insidescoopsf.sfgate.com/paolo...

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

    1. THE Jeremy Fox?!?

      Oakland gets the vapors over such news!

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

          1. 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. http://twitter.com/CHEFJEREMYFOX/stat...

              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

                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.

                1. re: ricegeek

                  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.

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

                  1. re: CarrieWas218

                    Thanks! We will report back after the meal.

                    1. re: ricegeek

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

                      1. re: CarrieWas218

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

                        http://insidescoopsf.sfgate.com/paolo...

                          1. re: Scott M

                            Should we really believe this about amicable parting and timing?

                    2. re: ricegeek

                      Since Fox is out, I've started a new thread for reports on the preview dinners.
                      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/726731

                      1. re: Melanie Wong

                        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!!

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

                        1. re: vincentlo

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

                          1. re: wolfe

                            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.

                            1. re: vincentlo

                              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.

                              1. re: CarrieWas218

                                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

                                  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

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

                    3. 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

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

                        http://insidescoopsf.sfgate.com/paolo...

                        1. re: Scott M

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

                          1. re: Ruth Lafler

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

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                        1. re: achefsbest

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

                          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9040...

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                          1. re: Robert Lauriston

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