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Chef Shuffles

clairgordon.pngJason Stratton plucked his Aragona pastry chef straight from Portland's Ava Gene's. (That's the place Bon Appetit has a huge crush on). Seattle Met's Allecia Vermillion talks with Clare Gordon, who tells her, "In Portland, people don't order dessert as much," she says. "Seattle definitely has more of a fine dining scene—both cities have incredible ingredients and talent, but it's channeled in very different directions." [Seattle Met]