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Chef Christopher Gross

Robert McGrathChef Christopher Gross has a deep love of food and wine. He has spent years discovering and learning in kitchens throughout Europe and the great dining rooms of notable American restaurants. Today, he has a solid reputation of a highly regarded, award-winning chef. In 1990, he opened Christopher's and Christopher's Bistro, in the heart of Phoenix and in 1998, Christopher's Fermier Brasserie & Paola’s Wine Bar. His culinary legacy continued with the opening of his most modern restaurant and lounge to date, Christopher’s & Crush Lounge, which was named one of the top 10 New Restaurants in the U.S. by Gayot.com. Chef Gross was named one of America's 10 Best New Chefs by Food & Wine magazine and Best New Restaurant by John Mariani of Esquire. In 1995, the James Beard Foundation named Christopher Best Chef Southwest. In 1997 Christopher was the first chef in Arizona to be bestowed the honor of the Robert Mondavi Culinary Award of Excellence.

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