Ramsay eyeing two locations for T.O. restaurant
Published Wednesday, February 11, 2009 1:38PM EST
Gordon Ramsay, the celebrity chef famous for his hot temper, foul mouth and tasty recipes, confirmed he is looking at two sites for a possible Toronto restaurant.
Ramsay is in the city this week promoting his new book "Healthy Appetite," and was also here in April while on tour with "Gordon Ramsay's Fast Food."
The visits fuelled rumours that Ramsay was looking to open a restaurant in Toronto.
During a promotional stop to Toronto in April, Ramsay admitted he is "heavily considering" marking his culinary stamp on Canada's largest city, "especially if it's the right place."
This week, his publicist told CTV that Ramsay is looking at two sites in Toronto, but will not commit until he finds one that is a perfect fit.
Ramsay is as well known for his foul language on his shows "Hell's Kitchen," "Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares" and "The F Word" as he is for his cooking skills.
He has restaurants in across the U.K., U.S. and Asia, but so far none in Canada.
Word emerged Wednesday that Ramsay's culinary resume is about to get even fatter -- with France's Michelin guide reportedly about to award two stars to his Trianon restaurant in Versailles, which has been operating for less than a year.
The honour, likened to an actor or director winning an Oscar, is almost unheard of for such a young restaurant.
Ramsay currently holds 10 Michelin stars, and ranks third in the world in terms of Michelin stars, behind Joel Robuchon and Alain Ducasse.