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Chef Frederik de Pue Is Being Sued By His Business Partners

The chef is alleged to have improperly removed alcohol and cash from Azur and Menu MBK.

R. Lopez

Chef Frederik de Pue of shuttered Penn Quarter restaurants Menu MBK and Azur and the former chef of Table in Shaw is now facing a lawsuit. The Washington City Paper reports that de Pue's business partners in Azur and Menu MBK filed a complaint in D.C. Superior Court last month accusing de Pue of allegedly taking alcohol "reasonably believed to be of a value of not less than $10,000" in the fall of 2014 and allegedly took money from bank deposits and used it to pay for expenses and staff at the chef's 42 Degrees Catering business and at another restaurant.

The plantiff in the suit decline to comment to WCP, while de Pue told the paper that the lawsuit is why he is no longer Table's chef, and said that the allegations are "definitely not accurate" while declining to comment further.