Oh, yes. He is gone. In fact, he was gone before I ran parts of my interview with him yesterday. Did anyone from the restaurant call me to tell me? No. Did Gilbert and owner Russell Hayward know a review of the restaurant is at the press and will run in our June issue? Oh, yes. WTF? I’d like to CVap Gilbert right this minute.
Hang on my phone is ringing. Caller ID: It’s David Gilbert. As I type, he is telling me his side of the story: “Hi David, WTF? Square peg, round hole? I see. Lazare is re-concepting and you didn’t feel comfortable? I can understand that. Oh, David, can you hold?”
Caller ID: Russell Hayward: “Hi Russell, WTF? Square peg round hole? I see. Lazare is not re-concepting? You didn’t want to call me until you made a final decision on the correct words? You and your partners decided to make an adjustment? Oh, you are not in favor of the direction you were going? You are meeting with David tomorrow to work out the final details? Will you call me and let me know?”
Join us tomorrow for another episode of Dancing With Lazare.