Cuizine to open kitchen to guest chefs weekly

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Chef Philippe Chin, of Cuizine in Aiken, is opening his kitchen each Thursday to one of his regular customers who will serve as a guest chef.

The three-course meal will be derived from the guest chef's childhood memories. The meal includes an appetizer, an entree and a dessert prepared by Mr. Chin and his guest.

The evening begins at 7 with a guest-selected cocktail ($6). Dinner, at 7:30 p.m., costs $20.

This week's chef is Bebette Smith; the dinner theme is "A Family Belgium Dinner."

Customers each week will judge the meal based on its quality.

The restaurant is at 100 Laurens St. Reservations are necessary and can be made by calling (803) 644-1234.

THE EUROPEAN-STYLE bistro Crums on Central has opened in the old Cafe du Teau spot at 1855 Central Ave.

Chef Andrew Crumrine , formerly of TakoSushi, says the menu has "comfort food" including chicken florentine, baked trout and oak-grilled steak.

Hours are 4:30 p.m. until, Wednesday-Sunday. Call (706) 729-6969.

Reach Caroline Price at (706) 828-2946 or

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