Le Bistro, Anna Vincenzo's Hit By Hurricane Gordon

Gordon Ramsey visits the Third Coast as Le Bistro endures the heat on Kitchen Nightmares.

From the Sun Sentinel - McClatchy-Tribune:

Elin and Andy Trousdale barely remember filling out the application to appear on a restaurant-makeover TV show.

That was before Fox's "Kitchen Nightmares" and its hot-tempered host Chef Gordon Ramsay became a staple in the genre known as makeover reality TV.

Fast forward to Thursday night, when the Trousdales and their Lighthouse Point restaurant, Le Bistro, finally got their day in the spotlight.

Almost two years after applying, "Kitchen Nightmares" came to South Florida last summer, when Ramsay visited not only Le Bistro, but also Anna Vincenzo's Ristorante Italiano in Boca Raton and Fleming: A Taste of Denmark in Miami. The network isn't yet sure when the other episodes will air.

While the Trousdales say they're happy they participated, they almost didn't go through with it. Ramsay's ruthless criticisms can be intimidating.

"Then we thought about it," says Elin. " With the downturn in the economy we knew we couldn't not afford to get any kind of publicity." 

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