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Daniel Boulud on Why He Traded Vancouver For Montreal

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Daniel Boulud shuttered his two Vancouver restaurants back in March and is opening a Maison Boulud in Montreal (slated for early 2012). So what made the chef move all the way to the other side of Canada? Partially, because of the seafood: Boulud tells the Globe and Mail the "market [in Montreal], it's fabulous. I know because it's the same in New York, basically. The seafood in Vancouver was a little more challenging."

Boulud also said he wouldn't have gone to Vancouver in the first place except for his relationship with business partner David Sidoo. When asked if he could go back in time and change things, he answered, "Never go there." Ouch.

· Q&A: Vancouver Is So Over For Super-Chef Daniel Boulud [Globe and Mail]
· All Daniel Boulud Coverage on Eater [-E-]
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