Le Cirque: Nothing to See Here

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Marco Maccioni assures Elissa Elan that she needn’t fret over Le Cirque’s offloading of big-ticket wines: “The wine auction was organized quite a few months ago, before this economic hurricane even started. We literally wanted to clear out the excess stock of our big, granddaddy wines. People are still drinking them; they’re just drinking a little less of them.” The money will go back into the wine list, toward boutique producers. Meanwhile, Sirio tells the Post that the hunt for Christophe Bellanca’s replacement is going well: “I’ve already had calls from three or four very good names.”

Maccionis Respond [Food Writer’s Diary/Nation’s Restaurant News]
Toque to Fill [NYP]