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Chef Jean Paul Lourdes is out at Shangri-La’s Bosk

We first told you back in August about Bosk, the new upscale restaurant at the Shangri-La Hotel (no relation to the sprawling Momofuku complex next door). Although the place opened quietly in September, it turns out it’s already lost its executive chef, Jean Paul Lourdes, barely a month into operations. A representative of the hotel confirmed a rumour circulating on Chowhound concerning Lourdes’s departure, although she stressed that “Jean Paul was with the project for a year as the culinary architect, putting the menu, suppliers and techniques in place,” and that the team he pulled together, as well as the meticulously designed menu, still stands. For his part, Lourdes has apparently returned to Asia, never to be photographed by the Toronto food media.