Thursday, February 16, 2012
I had dinner at Gordon Ramsey's Laurier Barbecue a few months ago. There had been a line to get in and the place was packed. I have eaten at other Gordon Ramsey restarunts in London. I was disappointed in my meal. The beef sliders entree was good, but the main meal and dessert were disappointing. Now it seems Chef Ramsey will no longer be involved. The popular Outremont restaurant Laurier Gordon Ramsay will soon be missing two words from its name: Gordon Ramsay. The famous British chef 's participation in the rotisserie, an institution in the neighbourhood, has ended after only six months. "We wish Gordon all the best, but he's a big star and too busy to come to the restaurant," owner Danny Lavy said on Wednesday. "He didn't have the time to manage it. He hasn't been here since August." On Wednesday evening, Lavy was in the process of having Ramsay's name taken off the sign outside the restaurant. By Friday, the name of the star chef, who has a roster of restaurants, cookbooks and television shows, will be removed from all of the restaurant's branded material, he said. Things have changed in 6 months.