Catching Up With The Muse

The last time I saw Michael Muser in person, I was celebrating my birthday at the now defunct Michelin 3-star restaurant, Grace. I visited the kitchen afterwards, and while talking to chef Curtis Duffy, he asked me if I wanted to say hello to his partner and GM, Muser. Even though I’d been dining for like four hours, I only realized then that I hadn’t seen Muser all night. That was partially because Muser’s front of house partner Amy Cordell is such an incredible captain and dining room conductor, I didn’t even think about the fact that Muser wasn’t around. I said to Duffy, yeah, of course, where is Muse?

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