John DeLucie Working on Bruno Jamais, Still a Fame Whore

Portrait of the artist as a publicity construct.
John DeLucie's plans to pipe more outlandishly hyped food down New York's gullet are steaming right along.

Zagat Buzz caught up with him down at the South Beach schmooze food fest and discovered that the man who tried to class up the Lion with fake ivy is planning to make Bruno Jamais, which is housed in a 1920s mansion, a "really straightforward Upper East Side American restaurant." But more importantly, he's working toward "more appearances on Gossip Girl and Sesame Street." On this last point he may have been half-joking, but if the kernel of truth contained therein is anywhere near as big as DeLucie's ego, TV viewers may be in trouble.

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