Our own Glenn Hunter (D CEO) is in New Orleans for the annual CRMA conference. He just attended a seminar with John Mariani on the panel. Glenn writes:
Don’t know if it’s SideDish-worthy, but in his presentation regarding food trends he said that the celebrity-named restaurant era has played out–in part because everybody knows by now that “Emeril will never set foot in the restaurant.” I asked him afterward about Wolfgang Puck’s new restaurant at Reunion, and he said it will be interesting to see how it does since Puck’s other non-L.A. restaurants haven’t fared well. Then he said, “If Wolfgang Puck shows up in Dallas every couple of months for a charity event or something that would be a good thing.”
I wonder how much CRMA paid Mariani to speak? I mean, seriously.