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Oct 13, 2010 06:02 PM

Tom Colicchio Visits!

I just got an email from Craft LA with the above title. Next line reads:

"This Saturday, October 16th, Chef Tom will be visiting us in preparation for his November 1st wine dinner."

Isn't that pathetic?
The guy supposedly owns / fronts for / is the visible head of / Craft.
Shouldn't he be around on a regular basis to check on the gig?
Is the guy's visit to his own place something to celebrate?
Something customers should say hosannah to?
More than pathetic, it's disgusting.

BTW, if you want to join the guru for the special dinner, it's $250 a head.

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  1. I'd go if at the end I get to critique his meal at the Judge's Table ...

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    1. re: ipsedixit

      "His meal" ?
      The guru isn't going to even touch the pans ( or maybe the pots? ).

      1. re: RicRios

        You really don't think he will be running the pass at all?

        I guess he wouldn't be able to sit and rub elbows if he was checking dishes.


        1. re: RicRios

          FYI, when Colicchio does visit, he usually DOES put on his chef's jacket and jumps on the line, but I guess that doesn't really matter to you. He did just that on August 28th without any fanfare at all.

      2. "Is the guy's visit to his own place something to celebrate?"

        That literally made me laugh out loud.

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        1. re: Charles Pepper

          I was at Craft last night and thought the same thing... LOL! ;D


        2. I could not agree more.

          It always stings when East Coaster's gibe that LA dining is all about the scene and illusion and not about the food. That e-mail which I also received is so condescending that in this instance I find myself agreeing with them!

          It's almost as if they expect a Ludo-like scene now that the guy from the TV in our living room will actually be "visiting us" in -gasp- his OWN restaurant!!!

          I mean, WOW!!

          1. Really guys? You know he's stretched thin with his numerous establishments. The James Beard award certainly did not make his schedule any lighter! Maybe if they worded it like he would be _present_ to personally prepare the November 1st wine dinner, it wouldn't come off as so alien.

            But I'm still with you on this one. You guys are hard on him and I like it =)
            Get back in the kitchen, Colicchio!


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