In an e-mail to supporters, she said, "Home is where the heart is. Thus, this home must change hands, along with everything in it." Celebi-Ariner promised complimentary muffins and chai -- Amuse Bouche staples -- and unspecified memorabilia. She told SFoodie she's leaving for France next week on a short-stay visa, but would apply for permanent status once in the country.
As for Murat, Celebi-Ariner said he was okay, but adjusting to life back in France. "He's still kind of dealing with the trauma of what he went through," she said.