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Richard Wing

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It will soon be 40 years since Wolfgang Puck moved to the United States, and it is time to reflect on America’s most influential chef.  “Wolfgang, most influential, you say?” And, indeed, there is no doubt. Looking back from 2015, it is hard to remember what American cuisine was like in the 1970s when Wolfgang […]

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  There are things in all of our lives that are truly unforgettable. For me and my wife Laurie, one of those things was Richard Wing and the Imperial Dynasty Restaurant in Hanford, California. It has now been two years since Richard’s passing. I miss him. He was not only a great kind and gentle […]

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Owner Josh Jensen, an Oxford graduate, became interested in wine at an early age. And after graduation his interest led him to Burgundy where in 1970 and 1971 he apprenticed at Domaine Romanee Conti and Domaine Dujac. Domaine Romanee Conti is the greatest Domaine in Burgundy and has a history dating back hundreds of years. Domaine Dujac was founded in 1968 and produced fabulous wines in 1969 just before Josh arrived.

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Richard Wing – One of a Kind

Richard Wing passed away On October 8, at age 89. Richard was a great chef and a great person. Self described as a “humble Chinese cook” that said a lot about the man. In fact, he was one of the greatest chefs of his time and his French style cuisine with a Chinese influence was truly unique. For over 40 years his Imperial Dynasty restaurant, located in the unlikely town of Hanford in California’s Central Valley mid-way between Bakersfield and Fresno, attracted diners from all over the world.

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