johnb Posted March 11, 2006 Share Posted March 11, 2006 OK folks- here's what I've been able to find out, none of this is confirmed but I hear (insert unmentionable chef name here)'s new restaurant will be called China Gourmet. It's gonna be at 9901 Lee Highway in Fairfax and is scheduled to open March 15th. Thanks to gnathrobed for his information. It is now (mostly) CONFIRMED. I was there and saw our boy in the flesh (no names please---remember La Migra). We shook hands like old friends and I also met his wife who is cooking alongside him. He is already, and will be, cooking at what is now called China Gourmet, but will be renamed "Szechuan Boy" as of March 15th (I know, but it's no worse than TemptAsian)--the confusion about March 15 appears to be that that is the grand opening date under the new name. The restaurant is under new ownership. The head guy is Jerry, and the lovely lady behind the cash register is Jessica. I'm still a bit skeptical of the name, but that is what they said, and I had them repeat it several times. Take it FWIW Jerry tells me the new menu will be available in print form by Tuesday. It will supposedly have several items which were not available at China Star and TemptAsian. Also, they will be placing an emphasis on banquets, defined as a prearranged dinner of at least 1 table (normally 10 people, but less is OK), and for these banquets there will be items not available on the regular menu. These will be priced at $250 give or take per table, and will include for example 6-7 apps., 6-7 mains, and 1-2 desserts. Looks like a deal to me--I expect to be organizing some soon. At least one day notice. Lunch or dinner. Note to StephenB: It appears too late to utilize the "marry him" strategy--we'll need to come up with something else Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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