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Recent Examples of restaurateur from the Web
This gig follows the restaurateur’s TV debut with Food Network’s Ayesha’s Home Kitchen, which debut in 2016.
The restaurant, with a long menu of cheesecakes for dessert, was opened by the legendary and flamboyant restaurateur Al Copeland in 2001.
These are minor snags, but sorting them out is tricky, especially for first-time restaurateurs.
Caroline Styne of Suzanne Goin's Lucques Group (A.O.C., Lucques, Tavern) took home the award for outstanding restaurateur.
Philadelphia cleaned up last year, as Stephen Starr won for best restaurateur, Michael Solomonov won for best chef, and Greg Vernick won for best chef in the mid-Atlantic region.
The good news continues to arrive for restaurateur Eli Boyer and his team at Voyager, an oyster-focused seafood restaurant in Ferndale that has been named by Food & Wine magazine as one of its 2018 Restaurants of the Year.
This is an ideal situation for any first-time barbecue restaurateur.
Wonder what the next brass ring is for Portland restaurateurs?
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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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