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When we last heard from Chef Daniel Pont, he was cooking off into the sunset after selling his iconic restaurant, La Bonne Soupe Cafe. At that time, he said his cooking days weren't over, reported Blair Anthony Robertson in the Sac Bee.

He says he will be back, but this time leading a team. His next restaurant, he says, will have him creating the menu and overseeing its execution. But he will no longer be a one-man show, and the downtown food scene will never be the same.

Now, Robertson has the details on the new venture.

Beloved for both his food and his gentlemanly style, Pont is set to open a white- tablecloth restaurant in Folsom that promises to be much more elaborate than the soup-and-sandwich joint he made famous downtown...

The new place, with an opening date approaching but not finalized, will be called Chez Daniel, at 49 Natoma St., Folsom.

Read the entire story in the Sac Bee.

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