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Deep Dish: The Latest Restaurant News

Gordon Ramsay invests in a Montreal restaurant...a new Toronto French bistro opens...and more tasty restaurant news...

November 24, 2010

New York superchef Daniel Boulud has opened DB Bistro Moderne, in Miami.

Daniel Boulud has opened DB Bistro Moderne, in Miami. (Photo by Niall Clutton).

British bad-boy chef and foul-mouthed TV cooking star Gordon Ramsay is making his first foray into Canada, by taking a stake in Rotisserie Laurier BBQ, in Montreal. A family-style eatery that’s been operating since 1936, Rotisserie Laurier BBQ serves barbecued chicken, chicken noodle soup, hot chicken sandwiches and sugar pie. In February, it will re-launch as Rotisserie Laurier BBQ by Gordon Ramsay and will feature its classic dishes, as well as salads, ribs, sandwiches and hamburgers.

Le Rossignol, a bistro serving French classics, has opened on Toronto’s Queen Street East, in the former Pop Bistro space. Bistro standards, such as escargots and cassoulet, are rounded out by inspired creations such as wild boar shank and elk tenderloin. Le Rossignol’s owner, Richard Henry, is also planning a second restaurant, Le Canard Mort, nearby, in the former Barrio space.

New York superchef Daniel Boulud has opened DB Bistro Moderne, in downtown Miami. Manning the stoves are exec chef Jarrod Verbiak and pastry chef Jerome Maure. This is the third DB Bistro Moderne, joining outlets in New York and Vancouver. Restaurants serve bistro-style fare, highlighted by French classics and augmented by globally influenced dishes.

Legendary New York bar/eatery P.J. Clarke’s will open in December in The Forum Shops at Caesars, in Las Vegas. A classic watering hole famous for its burgers and other bar staples, P.J. Clarke’s Vegas location will feature 12,000 sq. ft. seating 323 in two dining rooms. For special events, a private dining room will be available. In addition to three New York locations, P.J. Clarke’s operates restaurants in Washington, D.C., and Sao Paulo, Brazil.

San Francisco landmark Campton Place restaurant has won a Michelin star in the fabled French guide’s latest edition. For more than 25 years, Campton Place has been a culinary destination, launching the careers of such notable chefs as Bradley Ogden.

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