02/16/2012 12:22 EST | Updated 04/17/2012 05:12 EDT

Stick a fork in Gordon Ramsay's Montreal BBQ project; chef booted out

MONTREAL - Stick a fork in it — the barbecue chicken venture of celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay has come to an end in Montreal.

A restaurant has cut ties with the British chef, claiming frustration over what it described as his limited contribution.

A longtime local institution, the Laurier BBQ had been renovated and rechristened with Ramsay's name last summer.

As Ramsay's name was removed from the outdoor sign, the restaurant announced on its Twitter page Thursday that it would be known, from now on, as Laurier 1936.

The restaurant owner told the Montreal Gazette that Ramsay hadn't been there since last August, when a splashy reopening attracted droves of media coverage.

A statement from Ramsay expressed disappointment with the turn of events and said he more than fulfilled his contractual obligations.