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French chef’s restaurant fined $1.3 mn for wire in food

NEW YORK: A piece of metal wire in a plate of coq au vin could cost award-winning French chef Daniel Boulud dearly: a jury has fined one of his restaurants $1.3 million after a diner swallowed it and needed emergency surgery. The customer, Barry Brett, went with his wife in February 2015 to db Bistro Moderne on West 44th Street in midtown Manhattan, not far from Times Square. It is one of several Boulud restaurants in the Big Apple, opening in 2001 and known for its gourmet burgers. Shortly after he began eating,…