Sona’s “management company has exited the fine dining business resulting in a public sale of their assets,” a representative of the West Hollywood restaurant says. All inventory, furniture, fixtures, equipment and other assets of Sona LLC will be sold, according to a notice of public sale.
Meanwhile, Sona chef-partner David Myers has formed a new management company, David Myers Group LLC, including “a team of professionals currently involved with his restaurants,” and plans to announce the opening of a new restaurant this fall.
Mr. Chow is suing Philippe, again
Michael Chow, a.k.a. Mr. Chow, has tapped celebrity lawyer Bertram Fields in his ongoing campaign against former restaurant employee Philippe Chow. Just as Philippe Chow is about to open his first L.A. restaurant, Michael Chow and Fields have slapped him with another lawsuit, this time in Los Angeles Superior Court.
Michael Chow already had filed a suit against Philippe restaurants in July in Miami federal court. Both lawsuits allege that Chak Yam Chau, who goes by Philippe Chow, has deceived consumers by falsely using the Chow name to promote restaurants that “imitate” Mr. Chow. The L.A. suit also alleges kitchen espionage and harassment.
“We are not going to make any further comments as these are all redundant (delusional) accusations,” wrote Stratis Morfogen, a Philippe partner, in an e-mail to The Times.
As with the Miami lawsuit, Michael Chow is seeking more than $10 million in damages, according to the L.A. filing.
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Grace has revealed plans to move downtown to the former St. Vibiana Cathedral.
Tony DiSalvo, of New York’s Jean Georges, is executive chef at Whist at the Viceroy.