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We Chat with Chef Daniel Boulud on his 20th New York Anniversary

New York Jacqueline Raposo Post a comment

This month Chef Daniel Boulud celebrates the 20th anniversary of his first New York restaurant, Daniel. With seven restaurants covering a wide range of French cuisine in New York alone and another seven restaurants worldwide, the result of all that intensity and focus has given him much to celebrate. And while we've been given generous glimpses into the festivities, it was his reflections on the New York scene in those 20 years and his part in it that we were most curious about. Here's what we found out. More

Snapshots from Dessert Professional's 19th Annual Top 10 Pastry Chefs in America

New York Max Falkowitz 5 comments

Dessert Professional's Top 10 Pastry Chefs in America gathered at the Institute of Culinary Education last night for an evening of incredible sweets. More

SWEET 2010: The Top Five Desserts

New York Kathy YL Chan 2 comments

[Photographs: Greg Takayama] Saturday night was nothing but a decadent sugarfest at SWEET, now in its third year running. (Look back on 2008 and 2009, if these aren't enough sweets for you!) This year brought old favorites along with new... More

The Best Bread Baskets in New York City

New York Katie Quinn 54 comments

Bread baskets are one of the greatest pleasures of dining out. Have you ever eaten a bread basket that was so delicious you couldn't stop eating it? Or one that even out-shined your actual meal? We have—and since New York City is a bastion of the impressive bread basket, we set out to determine our favorites. More

The Dessert Files: SWEET at the New York Wine and Food Festival

New York Kathy YL Chan 3 comments

[Photographs: Robyn Lee] The 2009 SWEET fest at the New York Wine and Food Festival was full of surprises. The things we expected to be best were not, and accordingly, other unanticipated sweets blew us away. Peanut butter with... More

Making Matzo at Daniel in New York City

Serious Eats Robyn Lee 12 comments

To honor his approximately 50 percent Jewish clientele, French chef and restaurateur Daniel Boulud has served homemade matzo in his New York City restaurants—Daniel, DB Bistro, Cafe Boulud, and Bar Boulud—during the Passover season since 2004. And people love it,... More

What's the Weirdest Thing You've Ever Seen in a Fancy Restaurant?

Ed Levine 6 comments

I read Frank Bruni's hilarious piece on the weird things people do in fancy-pants restaurants, and, ever since, I've been trying to compile my own list of the way-out-of-the-ordinary or downright aberrant behavior I have witnessed at white-tablecloth spots. I am coming up empty. I have missed out. I've never seen anyone having sex or stripping or offering gratis caviar to tables. And damn it, I feel deprived. I think it would be fun to witness some shenanigans at Daniel or Per Se or the French Laundry or Alinea or Le Bec Fin. I long to watch three attractive women strip down to their panties and take a dip in the pool at the Four Seasons. In fact, that floor... More

Daniel Boulud Settles Bias Lawsuit

New York Ed Levine 2 comments

According to the New York Times: Daniel Boulud, one of New York’s most celebrated chefs, agreed yesterday to settle a federal lawsuit that accused him of discriminating against nonwhite employees, charges that have led to two years of demonstrations at... More

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