What do you know, it turns out Les Halles isn't actually opening in Newport Beach. April Fools!
After a few other blogs picked up the item, the L.A. Times' Russ Parsons actually contacted the chef, who said, “What can I say? Never heard nothin'? Don't know nothin'. But if I learned anything in 28 years working in restaurants it's that I never want to OWN a restaurant.”
Damn, he wouldn't even take my call. Maybe it's because I called him a pain in the ass.
Well, monsieur Bourdain, we'd love to have you here, even if you won't be owning any restaurants anytime soon. When you get here, the bún bò Huế and tacos acorazados are on me.