Laurent Manrique seems pretty serene for a man keeping so many balls aloft at once. Executive chef at San Francisco's award-laden seafood mecca, Aqua, since 2003, he also is chef/owner of Urban Tavern, Cafe de la Presse and Rouge & Blanc, and he's consulting at the Hotel Palomar's Fifth Floor restaurant. He also dabbles in winemaking. The 42-year-old convert to Buddhism also created Taste and Tribute, an annual fundraiser for the Tibetan Aid Project. Manrique embarked on a culinary ...
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