Geoffrey Zakarian has denied a report that he is out at Country . “It’s nonsense. Adam Block and I are full partners,” says Zakarian. “It’s been the same thing, this rumor, for three years. It’s absolutely false. It’s hard to say who has the time to do this sort of thing, to spread rumors for the sole purpose of trying to damage someone’s reputation.” Over the weekend, Zakarian told us he was busy working on the menu for Country Steak – an unlikely task if he were actually leaving the restaurant.