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Barbara Tropp / China Moon Cafe

Erik | Oct 28, 200110:02 PM

Some sad news to report - Barbara Tropp passed away a few days ago after an 8 year battle with cancer.

To those of you who never knew her, she was a mentor to all the young chefs whom she took under her wing. My life was positively impacted as a result and I am richer for the experience of having known and worked with her.

To those that only knew her by her restaurant (China Moon Cafe - closed), she was the Mother of Fusion Cuisine and "Tropp-azoids" flocked in for her Buddha Buns, Eggplant Caviar and other delectables.

She will be missed by all but, in true BT style, she asked that all of her friends enjoy a great bottle of champagne with some they love.

Somehow, Veuve Clicquot's La Grande Dame seems a fitting tribute.

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