Gordon Ramsay Sued for $41,000 Unpaid Wine Bill

by | May 6, 2010 at 12:36 PM | Celebrities, Hell's Kitchen, TV News

Celebrity Chef Gordon Ramsay (Photo: Fox)

Celebrity Chef Gordon Ramsay (Photo: Fox)

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay is being sued for ordering $41,000 of wine to his New York City restaurant and “never having any intention of paying for the bottles,” the UK’s Daily Telegraph reports.

Wineberry America is behind the lawsuit, claiming the ‘Hell’s Kitchen‘ and ‘Kitchen Nightmares‘ star ordered wine to his recently sold NYC restaurant, The London, from 2007 to 2009. Over time, the hotheaded chef stopped paying, the case alleges.

“We are in the process of working through any outstanding claims in regard to The London NYC and bills will be paid in due course,” a Ramsay spokesperson told the Daily Telegraph. Read on to hear the diss Ramsay’s celeb chef nemesis Jamie Oliver piled onto the news.

In curiously apt timing with the lawsuit news, former ‘Naked Chef‘ host Jamie Oliver spiced up the allegations with a bit of smack talk, saying, “Men big everything up non-stop, but women tell you the truth. If I was to choose between Gordon Ramsay’s cookbook or [wife] Tana Ramsay’s, it would be Tana’s every time. In my opinion, her books are a damn sight better than his,” Monsters and Critics reports.

The site recalls Ramsay calling the star of ‘Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution‘ a “one-pot wonder” and also notes Ramsay’s claim that the last time he complained about food in a restaurant was at an Oliver-run establishment.

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