Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Blind Item #8

Maybe this married foreign born celebrity chef (not named Gordon Ramsay) should spend more time at his restaurants and less time having sex with other women and partying. At least one of his restaurants in Beverly Hills is empty every single night. The chef doesn't care though because he was already paid for his involvement and says no one will notice if it closes. The owners will and are threatening a lawsuit because the chef has not been in the place in a year despite his contract which says he needs to show up a few times each month. I have been in the place before. To be fair it wasn't empty the night I went in to use the bathroom. There were at least two foreign businessmen asking the waiters how come no one else was in there besides them. Oh, and did the waiter know Mila Kunis and where she lived.

31 comments:

Vera L- said...

Puck

LottaColada said...

Puck

Bacon Ranch said...

José Andrés?

OneEyeCharlie said...

I'm hopping on the Puck train.

Bacon Ranch said...

Hahaha I was about to come in and ask when that POS from Real World became a celeb chef.

I think ya'll got it, Wolfgang

bigtexashair said...

I thought the same thing @baconranch

Jennabean said...

Lmao me 3

urg8urg said...

ditto on Real World Puck. hanging head.

Stepforded said...

What were they going to do - knock on her door? Stalk her house from the street? Losers.

ellashm said...

Seems like a trend. I thought it was Gordon Ramsay who did this in my city.

http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/02/17/montreal-restaurant-dumps-gordon-ramsay-from-name-because-star-chef-never-showed-up-just-didnt-get-it/

sandybrook said...

Ive read reviews of his chain and they all pretty much say the place sux

Little Miss Smoke and Mirrors said...

Curtis Stone?

WareCat said...

I was w/ BR, like who the fuck is Puck?
I see his cans of chili or beef stew @ the store. shit looks like fukn dog food!

Sprink said...

Thank you! I accidentally skipped straight to comments, saw Puck, and had one gigantic, booger-flicking, knee-scraping, douche love-hating flashback.

ktmonster said...

Kunis (along with Kutcher and Valderama) is an investor in the Dolce group, it owns Dolce in Beverly Hills, Geisha House and others. I don't know which one has a celebrity chef.

Murphy said...

Does Morimoto have a restaurant in LA? Because isn't he known for having really neat japanese bathrooms? Why else would Enty randomly go there to go to the bathroom?

Jennifer H. said...

Puck's Tulsa location closed this past year.

And yes, I'm serious. There was a Tulsa location.

Vera L- said...

Isn't Wolfie the first of the "Celebrity Chefs"?

Sure, he's no Julia Child, but he's worked the food stroll for decades.

Vera L- said...

Isn't Wolfie the first of the "Celebrity Chefs"?

Sure, he's no Julia Child, but he's worked the food stroll for decades.

NapAssasin said...

Foreign Born & Big Names:
Boulud
Morimoto
Puck
Fabio Viviani (not as famous but some noteriety)
Andres

Discobitch said...

Jamie Oliver

Who the eff is puck?

aemish said...

Wolfgang Puck owns Spago, has a line of organic soups and suff & sells cookware on HSN.

Caraface said...

@ellashm - my sister was a pastry chef at that restaurant, and there's a lot more to the story than what's in that article. Ramsay did show up fairly regularly, but the other owner was a huge fuck up and ran the place into the ground. I'm sure she doesn't even 100% know all the details, but she HATED the owner that wasn't Ramsay. She said Ramsay was pretty chill and kind to the staff, but he did swear a lot.

ellashm said...

@Caraface: Wow it's very interesting to hear the inside scoop. Although I grew up in that neighbourhood, I have since moved to the suburbs and haven't had a chance to go check out the restaurant. The only thing I know about it is what I read and now what you tell me. Of course, there's always three sides to a story. Thanks for the input!

NaughtyNurse said...

Does anybody really follow the gossip of celebrity chefs? I'm seriously asking. It's not a segment of entertainment that I follow at all…just wondering how many of us are into it.

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Zeeky_Boogy_Doog said...

I kinda hope it's Wolfgang Puck, in that I bought some of his TV dinners and they were vile. Depending on how horrible each was, he became Wolfgang Yuck, Wolfgang Suck, or Wolfgang Fuck You!

Sandy said...

Puck owns all his original restaurants (not the chains) in LA and isn't under contract to show up at any of them (that said, he does show up a lot at the BH Spago). So - not him.

I think it's Andres. He's bigger in the food world than he is in the public eye. Also possibly Nobu Matsuhisa, whose first restaurant was in LA (and is now in that Chase commercial at the barbecue joint). I don't think Oliver or Curtis Stone have BH restaurants.

gossipmonger1 said...

@naughtynurse in short, YES especially in big markets on a local level, especially since the schedules of the culinary world (i.e. night hours w/booze) combined with ego breed scandal. Throw in a little celebrity and, well, its gossip gold, if you care.

Aoife said...

I agree with the José Andrés guess.

Celebrity chef gossip is a big deal.

nunaurbiz said...

Just want to dispel the Curtis Stone guess. He's super nice and a very hard worker for all of his brands.