On the Upper East Side, even restaurants are not impervious to the call of a little upkeep. On Friday, Sept. 12, chef Daniel Boulud unveiled a makeover of his 15-year old flagship eatery, Daniel, which had been closed for a five-week renovation.
"If we go broke tomorrow, at least we’ll have gone out in style!" Read More
Daniel Boulud expounds upon his new Maison Boulud in Beijing in the August/September issue of Haute Living (a magazine that managed to turn four under our radar–happy birthday!). The site of the eatery, Mr. Boulud’s first overseas restaurant, has an interesting pedigree:
Set just minutes from the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square, the Read More
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 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 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