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Le Gourmand closing

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I just read that Le Gourmand and Sambar are closing 6/2/12. I've only been a few times, but it has been great each time. I hope I can swing a last visit before they close.

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  1. This is bad news. Any reason stated? I'm tempted to jump to the conclusion that the new "fashion-statement" restaurants (which themselves will never last as long as has LG) have siphoned off biz. I too will make a point of going for a few last visits.

    Aloha,
    Kaleo

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    1. re: kaleokahu

      http://www.seattlemet.com/blogs/nosh-...

      As sorry as I am to see them close, I totally understand them wanting to do something different.

      1. re: Lauren

        Especially since Bruce says he's cooked every meal ever served there! The poor guy is ready for a break, I'd think.
        I'm not a huge fan of the restaurant but I'll miss Sambar.

        1. re: Lauren

          Agree, Lauren.... and I just can't imagine working every single dinner since 1985! Sad to see them close...

        2. re: kaleokahu

          K,
          COULDN'T AGREE MORE - The restaurant biz is TOUGH and FICKLE - and until you realize you need to GUARD your favorites with support, they will disappear.
          phil
          LOFURNO'S

          1. re: UnionStreetIrregular

            Hi, Phil:

            A valuable lesson--when applied. I suppose pledging my fealty now would be insufficient to get you to reincarnate Lofurno's? I'm sure there will be spaces and staff available all over town...

            Aloha Aikane,
            Kaleo

            1. re: kaleokahu

              K,
              i am searching for my WEBSTER to look up FEALTY, before i decide. Lunch #2 should be soon.
              p

              1. re: UnionStreetIrregular

                Fealty is either veal prepared in the manner of Gefilte fish, or a vassal oath of fidelity, I can't remember which.