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June 2010 Archive

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Chef Shuffle

Newcomer Ryan Grant has arrived on the Old World fine-dining scene at El Bizcocho with a burst of energy and creativity. He carries an impressive culinary card, with training under Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Alain Ducasse, and hails from a recent stint at Elizabeth in Manhattan. We are excited to see him shake things up a little with over-the-top concoctions like his signature drink, Absinthe Minded Professor cocktail, made tableside. Grant is favoring global favors with a foundation in French technique, and has modernized some classic dishes with his own personal twist. El Bizcocho, Rancho Bernardo Inn, 17550 Bernardo Oaks Dr., San Diego, CA 92128, 858-675-8550.
 
After a short stint at the Solana Beach fine-dining spot Blanca, chef Jason Neroni tossed in his towel, frustrated with the San Diego palate, and headed back to New York City. While his departure is a loss for North County as we loved his buffalo meatballs over celery root puree and drizzled in a port cherry reduction, we have high hopes for newcomer Gavin Schmidt. Schmidt, who hails from San Francisco, has a jazzy culinary resume, having served as executive chef at the Campton Place Restaurant, and as chef de cuisine at Coi. Blanca, 437 S. Hwy. 101, Solana Beach, CA 92075, 858-792-0072.
 
Roseville's Amy DiBase has departed from Point Loma's neighborhood brasserie. Her sous chef Chad White has taken over the reins at Roseville shifting the menu into a more affordable price point, while continuing to serve up French bistro fare with a healthy Mediterranean twist. DiBase has headed to The Glass Door in the Porto Vista Hotel in Little Italy, which favors Euro-Cal cuisine with seasonal healthy ingredients. Roseville, 1125 Rosecrans St., San Diego, CA 92106, 619-450-6800.
 


Closings

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