Rubbing Elbows. Eddie Lin Meets Suzanne Goin. He's Not Worthy!!
Suzanne Goin and Eddie Lin at KCRW.
Suzanne Goin is the George Lucas of the LA restaurant scene. (Note: that is, George Lucas before the prequels.) She helms three crowd pleasing, bona fide hits in her restaurant trilogy: Lucques, AOC, and The Hungry Cat. And she appears to run Hollywood’s eat machine on her own terms.
She’s also a class act and soft-spoken. I don’t know what she’s like behind the double swinging doors but when I met her at KCRW, while I was waiting my turn at the mic, she was nothing but respectable. Ms. Goin emanates an enviable quiet confidence that only the chef/owner of three highly successful restaurants possesses.
I had to introduce myself. I’m sure I carried on like a gushing foodie fanboy. Now I know why my 38 year-old virgin friend goes to Star Wars conventions - to have the chance at meeting George Lucas, the Suzanne Goin of science-fiction movies.