Pascal Sauton, the French chef who revived the restaurant at Riverplace Hotel--now called Lucere--was canned this week on the eve of presenting a dinner at the Beard House in New York. Was it his accent? "I almost felt so at first, but I'm pretty sure that's not why," he told Murmurs. Sauton says he was in constant battles with management and they only told him "it was time for a change.'" Sauton says he has some options on the back burner and will back in the kitchen serving up frites--not "freedom fries"--soon.
- from wweek.com