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R&G Chef headed for Champagne Seafood?

soupçon Aug 23, 2010 08:07 PM

Heard today that the R&G Lounge's chef (currently vacationing in China) is headed to Champagne Seafood (ex-Joy Luck Place) in San Mateo after his return. Can anyone confirm this?

Champagne Seafood Restaurant
88 E 4th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401

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    JayGrubStreet RE: soupçon Aug 24, 2010 01:43 PM

    Just spoke to them and they say no, this was a long time ago that this chef went to work for them. A different chef was just in China, I think.

    1. K K RE: soupçon Aug 24, 2010 01:49 PM

      Don't know who the sous chefs are, but here's Champagne Seafood's executive chef Lai Kam Pui next to Sing Tao newspaper's freelance food and wine critic


      Champagne Seafood Restaurant
      88 E 4th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401

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        OldTimer RE: soupçon Aug 24, 2010 04:35 PM

        This should come as no surprize to old China hands, but good Chinese chefs (cooks) are constantly changing locations. It seems to be in the blood. There used to be a group of Chinese foodies who knew who was cooking where, and were happy to tell you.

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          Chocaholic RE: OldTimer Aug 24, 2010 07:35 PM

          WHAT!!! I ate there while the chef was away.

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            ML8000 RE: Chocaholic Aug 24, 2010 09:23 PM

            I don't who the chef was but I was at R&G last month for a banquet and things were fine...actually it was excellent.

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