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Oct 4, 2012 06:20 PM

"hot new restaurant" in Concord. (?)

Anyone have any intel?
old Walden Grille location?

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  1. There is something in the grandiosity of the announcement that reminds me of the (frequent) job postings of a certain cambridge establishment, though its brevity may rule that out.

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    1. re: loper

      " No Brunch!! Your quality of life matters to us. " makes me chuckle, as an ex-line cook and breakfast guy. Breakfast shift sucks hard

    2. oh boy, if this were to fulfill its own description, it would certainly make for some VEry happy CH campers out there.............

      1. Sounds too good to be true!

        1. Gordon Hammersley lives out that way.

          1. I thought the phrase "chef with James Beard Foundation recognition" was odd. Why not simply say, "JBA winning chef"? This makes me wonder if this person was a JBA nominee but not a winner.


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            1. re: MC Slim JB

              Or maybe a chef who has been invited to cook at the Beard House but not even nominated?

              I'm intrigued.

              1. re: MC Slim JB

                Apparently, whoever it is already has a place in Boston, per the ad. That should narrow it down a bit.

                1. re: Bob Dobalina

                  Maybe it's the folks behind o ya. They could call it o ya ya.

                  1. re: Bob Dobalina

                    This list isn't exhaustive, but maybe has some clues.

                    Best Chef Northeast winners: Michael Schlow, Todd English, Lydia Shire, Patrick Connolly (now in NYC), Susan Regis, Tim Cushman, Tony Maws, Jody Adams, Ken Oringer, Ana Sortun, Frank McClelland, Ming Tsai, Jasper White, Gordon Hamersley, Barbara Lynch, Chris Schlesinger (retired).

                    Nominated at least once but never won: Jamie Bissonnette, Marc Orfaly, Michael Leviton (the JBA's Susan Lucci, which six nominations but no trophy.)

                    Orfaly seems to dabble a lot. He was my first thought when I saw this story.


                    1. re: MC Slim JB

                      well, to take the opposite tack, isn't gordon the longest- running Boston fine dining chef/owner* who has never expanded to a second spot? AND he lives in concord.

                      * includes lydia, chris douglass, jasper, chris schlesinger, jimmie burke

                      1. re: opinionatedchef

                        I don't know... The ad has weird typos/misspellings. I feel like Hamersley wouldn't let an ad run like that. I'm inclined to think that the JB affiliation is thin here.

                        1. re: newhound

                          agreed. And Hamersly likes, and has no listing there. There is, however, a listing for a chef de cuisine at Bond. The chef at Bond, Mark Sapienza, has "presented a dinner at the prestigious James Beard House in New York", and is therefore "recognized". Needs a chef de cuisine for the Boston restaurant, "recognized" by the Beard folks...

                          1. re: loper

                            the typos and EXCLAMATION POINTS!!!!!!! would make me run the other way if i was looking for work. whomever is the chef did NOT win a james beard award -- either worked for a jb winner, or cooked with somebody at a jb dinner, at or not at the house in nyc.

                            1. re: hotoynoodle

                              It's the old adage: if it looks too good to be true, it usually is.