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    Guess who just turned 50?

    The Marius 100th Birthday Party Memorial -- June 5, 2023

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    Re: Guess who just turned 50?

    Bon anniversaire, Emanuel! Wishing you many more happy years!

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    Manu, bon anniversaire and many more!!

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    He isn't on the Forum, so I will forward these along Facebook where I found the video.
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    It can't be. Such a young 50!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JEK View Post
    He isn't on the Forum, so I will forward these along Facebook where I found the video.
    I remember telling him how popular he was on this forum...back when he owned Santa Fe...his response..."Oh?...I don't have internet".

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    Thanks John. Please send Manu a big Happy Birthday from his Atlanta friends, Anne and David. We were on island last week and always reminisce about special days/evenings at Santa Fe with him. We had an excellent dinner at Les Bananiers and our wonderful server was the chef's wife. When complimenting her husband's culinary skills, she stated that they try their best for a restaurant off the beaten path to those seeking out some of the more popular spots. I told her that his food that evening reminded us of wonderful meals we had under Manu's watchful eye when he was on the island. She rightfully took that as a high compliment and was very appreciative. All the best to Manu and his life in France!

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    HB my friend from Long Island

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    I remember years ago visiting Santa Fe for the first time, and having a thoroughly enjoyable conversation with one of the employees (I can't remember his name, if he was a waiter or the chef...maybe both?). It wasn't very busy that night, and I was fascinated with this individual's story about his experience as a chef/employee at Walt Disney World. Ever since that visit I have always wondered what happened to him. Manu looks exactly like the individual I remember. Is it possible that it was him?

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    Right you are.Emanuel, MANU, was the wonderful host owner.
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    A belated happy birthday Manu...you always made our stay on the island
    Today is the oldest you've ever been, yet it's the youngest you will ever be......so........ENJOY THE DAY

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    Re: Guess who just turned 50?

    If I remember didn’t Manu work at Sapoltier as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cwater View Post
    If I remember didn’t Manu work at Sapoltier as well?
    Yes, he was the sommelier at Sapotillier! He is still friends wih Adam and they live in the same area in France.

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    Good memories, John. A favorite dining spot on our early visits.
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    Oh, how we loved Le Sapotllier! Many fond memories of dining there. Loved the baby turbot that they had on the menu, and everything else about this restaurant...so good!

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    Re: Guess who just turned 50?

    Quote Originally Posted by GMP62 View Post
    Oh, how we loved Le Sapotllier! Many fond memories of dining there. Loved the baby turbot that they had on the menu, and everything else about this restaurant...so good!
    A little late but Bon Anniversaire to Manu!! We were HUGE fans of Le Sapotillier...my favorite restaurant when they were open. Of course, we all followed Manu to Santa Fe...Davesdad talks frequently about our divine lunches there and how much he misses them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davesmom View Post
    A little late but Bon Anniversaire to Manu!! We were HUGE fans of Le Sapotillier...my favorite restaurant when they were open. Of course, we all followed Manu to Santa Fe...Davesdad talks frequently about our divine lunches there and how much he misses them.

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    Thanks for posting this. Ate there twice the last week he was owner, but havenít made it there since. Has the quality and experience stayed on par? Chatting with him and eating the sole was always a highlight of my visits.

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    Santa Fe dining in the post-Manu world is excellent! And service, led by proprietor David & teammate Alix, is “spot on” — smiling, warmly engaging, smooth, & eager.

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    And the Dover Sole is outstanding...my favorite SF dish.
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    Re: Guess who just turned 50?

    And Manu’s mother’s recipe for Coq Au Vin. Delish!

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    Re: Guess who just turned 50?

    Quote Originally Posted by dudleydog View Post
    Thanks for posting this. Ate there twice the last week he was owner, but haven’t made it there since. Has the quality and experience stayed on par? Chatting with him and eating the sole was always a highlight of my visits.
    Totally agree! You will always have great memories of those last Manu meals!
    Strangers are friends you haven't met yet.

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    Re: Guess who just turned 50?

    Amy
    We have to agree- Manu’s Dover Sole was outstanding as well his moules and frites!

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    Re: Guess who just turned 50?

    My favorite Dover sole is Santa Fe. David and his staff never disappoint. I am so happy that Santa Fe is in our neighborhood
    Remember Yesterday, Dream About Tomorrow, But Live Today.

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