First, David Chang limited our access to his 12-seat Momofuku Ko by instituting the online only reservation system that one must return to at 10 a.m. every morning for weeks–and be quick with the mouse–in order to even have a chance of reserving a seat.
Now, Mr. Chang won’t even allow us to get Read More
Barbara Walters prefers Table 10 at Cafe Boulud and Jon Corzine does, too, though the New Jersey governor will take 20 and 30 as well. The Wall Street Journal this weekend breaks down the A-list seating arrangements at Daniel Boulud’s nearly decade-old French eatery at 20 East 76th Street on the Upper East Side. Read More
Last night Gourmet held a party at Bar Boulud and Calvin Trillin was sweating it out in the kitchen.
“I just came from a memorial service,” he said. He was drinking a glass of water to relieve himself from the unbearable heat. A stunning bald man dressed in a perfectly tailored suit approached him.
“Mr. Read More
So we were on Amtrak this weekend, and there’s a profile of mega-chef Daniel Boulud in the on-train magazine Arrive. In it, Mr. Boulud sounds off on many topics, including his new wine bar, Bar Boulud, in Lincoln Center, and his efforts at feeding rescue workers immediately after September 11.
He also talks about Read More
On the evening of Monday, Dec. 31, 2007, the latest outpost of chef Daniel Boulud’s mini-empire, Bar Boulud opposite Lincoln Center, opened with the very un-Boulud prix fixe of $150, meant to brand it a casual restaurant. (Yes, folks, this is what passes for “casual” in New York these days.)
Two days earlier, the Read More
Fricassee of Thai snapper with frogs’ legs, porcini and ham “jus” … pheasant with blueberries and chocolate sauce … coffee-crusted sirloin steak.
These are just a few of the undeniably creative dishes that I have sampled over the past two months in and outside of New York City. Two weeks ago, while gnawing on my Read More
Make vroom! Welcome to November, a month that people take a little bit too seriously , a month of melancholy and corduroy , and the only time of year you’ll hear New Yorkers utter the word “succotash” with a straight face on the crosstown bus …. Now that subway service is starting Read More
A Neighborhood Spot
With Universal Appeal
The first hint that we were in for something special at Crispo came with the prosciutto we snacked on with our drinks. It was sliced by the chef on a big red hand-cranked machine in the back and served with chunks of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese and ripe figs. Read More
The Fourth Star: Dispatches from Inside Daniel Boulud’s Celebrated New York Restaurant , by Leslie Brenner. Clarkson Potter, 314 pages, $25.
Midway through Leslie Brenner’s The Fourth Star: Dispatches from Inside Daniel Boulud’s Celebrated New York Restaurant -let’s say somewherearound Chapter5,”In the Weeds”-I began to feel it was time for a murder. Not a Read More
The potential cockfight between the New York and Boston musical productions of Aristophanes’ Lysistrata will not take place this summer after all.
In early March, The Transom reported that A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum screenwriter Larry Gelbart’s adaptation of Lysistrata for Boston’s American Repertory Theatre had been dumped after the Read More