Breaking: Susur Lee, Canada's Top Chef, Headed to New York

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Susur Lee, the best Canadian export since Gretzky.Photo: Melissa Hom

Canada has a lot to be mad about: We stole Wayne Gretzky, we make fun of them all the time, and now weve taken Torontos top chef. Susur Lee, the Vongerichten of the Great White North, is on his way to the Lower East Side and what is sure to be an opulent new restaurant in the long-delayed, almost-completed Thompson LES hotel on Allen and Houston Streets. The Thompsons managements confirm that the restaurant is happening, but arent ready to release any details yet. Up north, though, theyre already hitting the panic button. Susur Lee is one of our top chefs, Amy Pataki, the Toronto Stars restaurant critic, tells us. I cant believe were losing him! Its okay, Amy you can come visit Susur any time you want. In the meantime, more on this as it develops.