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May 19, 2006 02:37 AM


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Anyone have the 411 on the restaurant Minotaur that's going into the old Chloe space? What happened to the all the chefs that have passed thru the kitchen?...Ethan/Abigale, Colin Crannel, Jeff Osaka?
Was a big fan of them all

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  1. Noticed it last week, and, per your request, checked the liquor license and it is listed in the names of Gholam Ali Sadeghian and Regina Barbara Huber, and was posted as of March 16 of this year.
    Nothing beyond that.

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    1. re: carter

      Any word from the former chefs? I heard a sighting of chef Colin Crannel at Picolo. What about the original owner Jeff Osaka, he seemed to be the most talented of the bunch. And Abigale and Ethan?

      1. Never ate at Chloe, yet Christian Shaffer does have a restaurant called Avenue in Manhattan Beach, as well as the recently reviewed Auberge At Ojai in the city of Ojai, so a call to either or both might yield some info.
        Threw that tag on the headline just in case someone else might have that info.

        1. re: carter

          Thought I'd steal your idea, hope you don't mind. I heard it wasn't an amicable break-up with either of the Chefs, so I doubt Christian Shaffer would even bother with their whereabouts.

        1. It was on a couple weeks ago and is gone now. Ate there and had fun. Hosts were great and nice. Food was okay, but we only had a couple small items. Looking to go back and try more but can not find the telephone number.

          1. Went to Minotaure this month. Liked the decor, it's quirky but demure and inspired, graced by a gigantic, perfectly lit huge plume of pop cool red ostrich feathers over the bar.

            The chorizo tapas choice was nice - tasty, perfectly cooked chorizo that wasn't too fatty. The lamb and seafood paella were okay and a little on the bland side, though with a little emphasis on drawing out flavor could have some potential.

            Staff was very nice. No valet parking. Beer and wine arrived in great glasses to drink from. If I go back I'll get the chorizo again but try something else to go with it.

            1. WOW!!! SO nice to find such a great place within 2 miles of me! The family owned restaurant is such a treat - they care what you thought of the food, and listen to comments. I was so enamored with the spiced almonds, that Lela brought us another dishful. We ordered the seafood paella Valenciana, empanadas de carne, ensalada verde, sangria, and bread pudding. We thought the empanadas were perfection... until the paella arrived! The sangria was just a bit sweet for our taste, but the bread pudding... THAT was the hit of the evening.

              I'll be back there in a heartbeat!
              Find them at:
              (310) 306-6050, 333 Culver Blvd., Playa Del Rey, CA 90293

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              1. re: cheezz

                Yes it's good, and I agree about the bread pudding. :)