Roaches: 3, Cyrano's Bistrot: 0
By Chuck Sudo in Food on Sep 11, 2007 6:00PM
In last week's "Buffet" installment we had an item about a roach infestation shutting down Cyrano's Bistrot. The infestation, which the Health Department called "pretty severe", encompassed Cyrano's kitchen and a basement prep area and was discovered during an inspection as to whether chef/owner Didier Durand, one of the most outspoken critics of the city's foie gras ban, was selling the contraband delicacy.
Since then, Cyrano's has failed two follow-up inspections. Yesterday's re-inspection still found roaches in Cyrano's kitchen. When the problem was discovered last week, Durand blamed it on condo renovation above the restaurant rustling up the little critters. It seemed like a good argument at the time; Lord knows our most pissy readers think we blame most of the ills plaguing the city on condos. After failing three inspections, Durand might be best served with just getting rid of the problem. To that end, we offer a suggestion.