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Yasuo Shigeta, a restaurateur, and the creative director Tomoyuki Iwanami have brought over three chefs who specialize in the cooking of the Hida region of Japan, a mountainous area northwest of Tokyo.
Louis Barrios, a local restaurateur and board member of both the San Antonio Restaurant Association and the San Antonio Area Tourism Council, said the ordinance would be devastating to business owners, particularly those in the restaurant industry.
The exclusive cooking academy attracts chefs, restaurateurs and dedicated foodies from around the world.
But some local restaurateurs and their staffs are reexamining those standards after a series of incidents last week, in which several Trump aides attempting to dine out were heckled or asked to leave because of their political affiliation.
More than 1,000 international chefs, restaurateurs and food writers contribute feedback from personal dining experiences to cultivate the list.
Connecticut chefs, restaurateurs and culinary figures are reacting to the death of Anthony Bourdain, sharing their sorrow, disbelief and gratitude for his influence.
Men in rubber pants and knee-high boots deftly hoisted the fish onto cutting tables with metal hooks, while restaurateurs and fishmongers roamed the stalls, making deals with fistfuls of cash.
Image The filmmaker Gilles de Maistre spent two years trailing Alain Ducasse, the restaurateur and chef, whose global empire has been awarded 19 Michelin stars.
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restaurateur Has French Roots
Restaurateur and restaurant were borrowed directly from related French words, and both ultimately derive from the Latin word restaurare ("to restore"). Restaurateur is the older of the two; our earliest evidence dates it to 1793. Restaurant is only slightly newer; it dates to 1806. Of the two words, restaurant is of course significantly more common—a fact that may have influenced the development of the variant spelling restauranteur for restaurateur. Restauranteur first appeared a mere 44 years after restaurateur, but it is considered by many to be an error. It is, however, a standard variant, albeit one that continues to be used less frequently than restaurateur.
RESTAURATEUR Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of restaurateur for English Language Learners
: a person who owns or manages a restaurant
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