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Lydia Shire: Great Chefs of Boston Series

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Hidden : 02/08/2012
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You are looking for a somewhat hard to find micro on a hard to find street outside of one of Lydia Shire's hard to find previous restaurant. There is so much GPS bounce at ground zero, you may want to look at satellite maps for this cache. Use extreme stealth.

Lydia Shire

Born in Brookline, Lydia Shire’s first cooking job was slicing paté and opening oysters, at the venerable Maison Robert. She then received formal training from London's Cordon Bleu and then went back to Maison Robert as a line cook and 3 ½ years later became head chef.

In the early 80’s Shire was chef at Harvest, Café Plaza, Parker's and Seasons.

In 1986, Shire moved to California and became Executive Chef at the new Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills.

Shire returned to Boston in 1989 and opened her own restaurant with the appropriate name, BIBA ('Back in Boston Again').

Within two years James Beard Foundation honored Shire as "America's Best Chef - Northeast "and Food & Wine named Shire as was "One of America's Top Ten Chefs."

In 1994, she opened Pignoli to rave reviews, and then in 2001, Shire shocked 'proper Bostonians' as she dared to take over the city's venerable Locke-Ober. Shire restored the restaurant's opulence and grand tradition of fine American and European cuisine. Again she made history as the chef/owner at this institution, which had proudly prohibited women from its dining room for 97 years.

Since, Shire has added Blue Sky in York Beach, Maine and Scampo, in Boston.

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