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Bar Boulud

  1. Eat This Now
    Mimi Sheraton Shares Her Favorite Dishes in New YorkAn ultra-abridged version of her new gastro guide, 1,000 Foods to Eat Before You Die.
  2. Grub Guides
    The Very-Last-Minute Guide to Mother’s Day Brunch, Which Is ThisThe Dutch, Il Buco Alimentari, and Alder still have tables available.
  3. Quote of the Day
    Daniel Boulud Says No Steak Should Ever Be Dry-Aged for 44 DaysDon’t even try that stuff with him.
  4. Interviews
    Daniel Boulud on Twenty Years of Daniel, His New Book, and That Three-Star“Twenty-five years in New York. I keep my course.
  5. Grub Guides
    18 Places With Fantastic New Tomato Dishes to Eat This SummerIncluding Alder, the Musket Room, and Marietta.
  6. Grub Guides
    Seeing Double: 21 New York Restaurants With Foreign DoppelgängersSaxon + Parole in Russia, Lupa in Hong Kong, and Café Habana in Dubai.
  7. Lawsuits
    Boulud, Sued: Former Employee Says Daniel’s Restaurants Stiffed HerA former busser says she wasn’t paid her fair share.
  8. Openings
    Epicerie Boulud Will Bring Fresh Pastries and an Oyster Bar to the UWS in MayDaniel Boulud tells us the latest status of his two new projects.
  9. Neighborhood Watch
    Park Avenue Spring Opens on Upper East Side; Bar Boulud Hosts a Wine Tasting onPlus: Economy Candy offers a 50 percent discount, and more, in our daily roundup of neighborhood news.
  10. The Grub Street Diet
    Hearth Chef Marco Canora Squashes Chips Into His Sandwiches, Can’t Get“I love nothing more than toasting a piece of bread, and putting butter on it, and a sprinkle of salt … I love it, I love it, I love it.”
  11. Quote of the Day
    Please Feed the ModelsDaniel Boulud wants to see models sipping Mâcon at Bar Boulud.
  12. The Food Chain
    Daniel Boulud Loves Providence’s Spot PrawnsMichael Cimarusti explains his simple showcase of fresh Santa Barbara shellfish.
  13. The Food Chain
    Masato Nishihara Is Amazed by Bar Boulud’s Charcuterie Platter“The pâtés were not undercooked or overcooked, but done flawlessly. I was amazed at their craftsmanship.”
  14. Empire Building
    Daniel Boulud Plans New One for Lincoln CenterIt’ll be a Mediterranean grilling concept.
  15. Foodievents
    Eat for the Gulf CoastRestaurants across the country are donating a portion of profits to the stricken coast.
  16. TV Land
    Bourdain, Boulud, and Bruni Engage in ‘Food Porn’ ThreesomeA preview of Monday’s New York–centric episode of ‘No Reservations.’
  17. Celebrity Settings
    James Cameron Gets Sex for Dummies, Posh and Posen Avoid a FauxPlus: Matt Damon and Robert Downey Jr. get intimate at Elio’s, Mick Jagger has a mystery date at Café Boulud, and more in our weekly recap of celebrity dining.
  18. Foodievents
    Big on Pig? Three Porcine Pig-outs to Oink OverSpecial dinners at Ardesia, Bar Boulud, and the Breslin present pig dinners.
  19. Foodievents
    Where to Find the Michelin Men and Woman During Gascony WeekGascony greats lend their talents to local kitchens.
  20. Mediavore
    Weekend Holidays Good for Restaurants; Bar Boulud London Coming in MayPlus: melamine-tainted food in China, and school-lunch advocates vexed, all in our morning news roundup.
  21. The Great Outdoors
    Where to Eat at the Open and the OperaBar Boulud offers picnic boxes to accompany Lincoln Center Plaza’s opera screenings.
  22. Fun With Numbers
    Google Insight Blows Our Mind, Shows Shift From the Buddakans to the MomofukusA look at the most popular restaurant searches of the past four years.
  23. Recession Is Your Friend
    More Prix Fixe GoodnessCheap, filling ways to get into Daniel and Bar Boulud.
  24. Top Chef
    Howie Hearts Le BernardinA new ‘Top Chef’ map allows you to get restaurant recommendations from cheftestants and judges.
  25. Trimmings
    The Pervy Side of Bar BouludDaniel Boulud’s charcuterie is particularly up-skirt friendly.
  26. NewsFeed
    Cuozzo Hammers the New Wave of Absentee ChefsThe ‘Post’ puts Pelaccio, English, and company on watch for leaving their kitchens in lesser hands.
  27. Mediavore
    Bar Boulud to Expand; Mia Dona DeliversPlus lobsters probably can’t feel pain when you cook them, making bacon at home, and more, in our morning news roundup.
  28. The Other Critics
    Bar Q Steals Two Stars; a Split Decision on BenoitDiffering verdicts on Benoit, the Bar Boulud review that Daniel dreamed of, and Cabrito gets hit with the “I can get better tacos on the street” card, in this week’s review roundup.
  29. The New York Diet
    Rising Star Chef Gavin Kaysen Celebrates With Lamb’s HeartThe James Beard Foundation’s Rising Star Chef of the Year managed to stay sober on David Chang’s party bus, but that doesn’t mean he didn’t party down this week.
  30. NewsFeed
    James Beard Awards Justify Excessive After-PartiesNew York’s chefs threw their hands in the air and waved them like they just didn’t care.
  31. Mediavore
    Boulud Makes the A-list; Blue Hill’s New SlaughterhousePlus Lisa’s peanut-butter mashed potatoes from ‘Top Chef’ end up on a menu, there are some good wine books to buy for Dad, and more, in our morning digest of news and gossip.
  32. Foodievents
    New Taste of the UWS Reminds Us to Eat UptownUpper West Siders are dismayed to learn of delayed openings for Kefi 2.0 and Shake Shack!
  33. NewsFeed
    A Guided Tour of Pig Parts, Here in New Pork CityWhere to get the best parts of the pig, from snout to tail, according to ‘Time Out New York.’
  34. NewsFeed
    The French Still Occupy New York, If Not GreenmarketClassic French food is back, says the ‘Times.’ So just what is the spirit of the age right now, anyway?
  35. Mediavore
    Chef Counters on the Rise; Chefs Put in Their Time on the LineAs chefs and cooks take on more roles of service, they cut out more costs and create a more intimate dining experience, especially at restaurants with counters overlooking the food preparation. [NYT] Related: Ringside Seats at the Chef’s Counter Apparently, restaurants’ hanging of red velvet curtains in colder months signals metaphors of birth and womblike spaces for diners. Ew. [NYO] Chefs like Akhtar Nawab of Elettaria and Josh Eden of Shorty’s.32 both spent years cooking on the line before being able to fly solo. [TONY]
  36. The Other Critics
    Bar Boulud, Loved at Last; Cuozzo Not on the Dovetail Bandwagon“It’s a new era, and Bar Boulud belongs to it.” That’s why, even though the hot items are mostly “snoozers,” the restaurant deserves two stars. Another Zeitgeist review from Frank Bruni. [NYT] Steve Cuozzo doesn’t give out stars, but if he did, he wouldn’t be giving three to Dovetail, whose stellar critical reception he recapitulates in a forceful, acerbic review. “The Times’ Frank Bruni, who found ‘drab’ décor at Anthos a reason to deny that truly original, forward-Greek place three stars, overlooked Dovetail’s butt-ugly brown palette to exult over the likes of — holy cow! — monkfish and lobster on the same plate.” [NYP] Writing on his GQ blog, Alan Richman obliterates Brasserie Les Halles, but why? Who was thinking about it, anyway? And who thought it was good? The review seems conceived as a blow against Tony Bourdain, but it does him no harm. [GQ]
  37. User's Guide
    Ringside Seats at the Chef’s CounterChef’s tables used to be the final word on special treatment: the one table in a good restaurant to which the chef paid personal attention. But as the entertainment ante is upped each year — blurring the line between gastronomy and theater — chef’s tables have given way to the even more intimate chef’s counters. There, the lucky diner sits only a few feet of burnished wood away from the action. From the high-end bar at L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon to the counter-only option at Momofuku Ko, diners are eager to see the sausage being made. Here are a few of our favorite counters, each an example of the narrow border between feeder and fed.
  38. The Other Critics
    Wylie Wins Respect for Molecular Gastronomy With a Third Star; Bar BouludIn a landmark for molecular gastronomy in America, the movement’s top proponent, Wylie Dufresne, gets his third star for wd-50. A historic review, especially as Frank Bruni expresses the usual reservations about overly cerebral cooking. [NYT] Bar Boulud finally gets some respect from Alan Richman, who praises its blue-ribbon charcuterie and says of its much-maligned mains, “The worst that can be said…is that the recipes are relentlessly conventional — lamb stew, roasted chicken, boudin blanc. The best is that such a style of cooking is terribly missed.” [GQ] Restaurant Girl seems to have been distinctly unimpressed with about half of the dishes she tried at Adour, resulting in a lukewarm, two-and-a-half-star review. Ducasse’s latest is not getting off to a great start. [NYDN]
  39. Mediavore
    Socialista Back in Business; 2nd Avenue Deli Still DeliversSocialista, now rid of that pesky hepatitis-A problem, is once again hosting celebs like Sting and Josh Hartnett. [NYP] Conflict-of-interest alert! The soon-to-be-new president of the Obesity Society had to step down after drawing criticism for his paid consultant work for the restaurant industry, for whom he produced a puzzling affidavit asserting that posting calorie info on menus could have a negative effect on obesity. [NYT] Good news: The 2nd Avenue Deli still delivers anywhere in town. [Bottomless Dish/Citysearch]
  40. Neighborhood Watch
    Catty Males Shake Beatrice; Charcuterie ManiaClinton Hill: There are a few places in the nabe to find gluten-free products, but one celiac sufferer would like to find out about any others. [Clinton Hill Blog] Lower East Side: Video of a Tailor bartender doing his thing. [Snack] Midtown East: Former Savoy chef Matt Weingarten’s year-long plans to start dinner service at Café St. Bart’s will come to fruition on May 5. [Zagat] Upper West Side: Bar Boulud may claim the top charcuterie in town (though Mia Dona’s stepping up), but you can also find some tasty stand-ins at Café d’Alsace and elsewhere, including Fort Greene’s Stonehome Wine Bar. [Citysearch] West Village: Spencer Morgan of the New York Observer supposedly slapped Hud Morgan from Men’s Vogue at the Beatrice Inn on Wednesday night because the latter didn’t respond to the former’s apology e-mail. A true New York noble. [Gawker]
  41. The Other Critics
    Another Triumph for Dovetail; Another Disappointment for Bar BouludCiting cleverness, finesse and his own “hugely positive” experiences eating there, Frank Bruni gives Dovetail three stars to go along with Adam Platt’s. [NYT] Related: This Dove Flies Poor Bar Boulud, on the other hand, continues to get pilloried. Randall Lane gives it only three stars (of six), and no doubt it would be a lot worse if not for the world-class charcuterie. [TONY] Related: Daniel Disappoints Restaurant Girl, too, got her licks in on BB, giving it two stars (of four) for Syrah-heavy sauces, unreliable service, and mishandled snails and tartare. This has got to be killing Boulud. [NYDN]
  42. Neighborhood Watch
    Bubbles in Your Vodka a Good Thing on the Upper East Side; House-MadeChinatown: A stellar Chinese dessert discovery: “[F]laky green pastries that resembled caterpillars” flavored with durian fruit “came to the table piping hot filled with a bright yellow pudding.” Find them at Chatham Square (6 Chatham Square). [Gothamist] Clinton Hill: The food at Restaurant New Orleans is good, but the entire operation seems completely haphazard. [Clinton Hill Blog] Cobble Hill: The Red Deli at 264 Clinton Street near Verandah Place opens this week with “house-made charcuterie along with grab-and-go items like fried chicken.” [TONY] Dumbo: The D Space offering an Indian buffet is actually called Marrakesh Express, and the food is worth a try. [Dumbo NYC] Nolita: This list of spots to drink up free or cheap wine includes Le Jardin Bistro, where on Monday and Tuesday nights $12 adds all-you-can drink Bordeaux to your dinner. [Bottomless Dish/Citysearch] Upper East Side: A new sparkling vodka called Camitz is for sale at Sherry-Lehmann, Astor Wines, and, in the near future, at Morrell’s, but you can try it in a cocktail at Park Avenue Winter among a few other restaurants around town. [Strong Buzz]
  43. The Other Critics
    Le Cirque Back in the Three-Star Club; It’s La Belle Epoque Again at Who says Frank Bruni has no heart? After demoting Le Cirque last year, Bruni restores the third star, courtesy largely to new chef Christophe Bellanca’s masterly handling of ultraluxe ingredients and, of course, the Maccioni family’s trademark feudal service. [NYT] Maybe you don’t consider the salmon at Dovetail “a religious experience,” the way Restaurant Girl does, but everyone seems to agree with Adam Platt that it’s a very fine restaurant and outrageously good for the Upper West Side. [NYDN] Related: This Dove Flies Ryan Sutton has filed the first review of Adour, and he makes it sound, at least to anachronistically minded readers, truly awesome. Did you know Adour is serving lobster thermidor? Lobster thermidor! In this day and age! Sutton is also impressed by the virtual wine list, as most other visitors have been. [Bloomberg]
  44. The New York Diet
    TV Hostess Kelly Choi Likes Her Sandwiches With Mayo and Mustard If you haven’t seen Kelly Choi sporting a trench coat on her show Secrets of New York, you’ve probably seen her donning skimpier attire as the host of New York Eats. She also just appeared as a judge on Iron Chef and will soon team with a liquor sponsor to publish The 25 Most Delicious Dishes in New York. What’s one of them? The moussaka at Pylos. “I’m crazy about Greek and Middle Eastern food,” Choi tells us. She doesn’t have the extravagant expense account you’d expect, and she isn’t often hungry for complimentary desserts — but still, the former Ford model managed to put away quite a bit this week.
  45. Spot Check
    Bar Boulud’s Wine-Tasting Table, Chop Suey’s Dining Room Both Half-Full The first time we dropped in on a batch of new restaurants to take head counts, we hit the East Side. Then we threw it over to the West Side. Last Friday we took it uptown to see what’s doing above 42nd Street. It wasn’t easy hitting half a dozen spots between the hours of 8 p.m. and 9 p.m., but luckily we were navigating familiar territory — Mermaid Inn? Magnolia Bakery? Blue Ribbon Sushi? Zak Pelaccio’s new spot? It’s like we never left downtown.
  46. Neighborhood Watch
    Gavin Kaysen Tests His Menu at Café Boulud; Williamsburg’s Pampa Still aAstoria: Time Café is said to serve a solid brunch. The fries look a bit pale, but after a few “terrific” mimosas, they’ll probably hit the spot anyway. [Joey in Astoria] East Village: The culinary study center the area desperately needs opens today. [Restaurant Girl] Flatiron: On Monday, January 28, 4-Foodies is hosting an Italian Favorites tasting at Lunetta. [4foodies] Upper East Side: Bar Boulud’s success hasn’t hurt Café Boulud, where chef Gavin Kaysen is currently testing his new menu; the latter DB spot still attracts eye candy like former Giants star Tiki Barber. [Mouthing Off/Food&Wine] Williamsburg: A sleek new building on Graham Avenue will soon be home to a restaurant called Pampa, but no one really knows what the place will be like. [Bottomless Dish/Citysearch]
  47. Neighborhood Watch
    Free Dewar’s (and Debate) on the LES Tonight; Bar Boulud Answers Bruni’s CallsAstoria: Angelo & Son’s Bakery gets a modern renovation: green and red backlighting for their sign. [Joey in Astoria] Brooklyn Heights: The co-founder of La Bouillabaisse on Atlantic Avenue in the nineties has opened a wine bar on the corner of Henry and Cranberry streets. Food like oysters and mini Kobe burgers will also be on the menu. [Brooklyn Eagle via Brooklyn Heights Blog] Lower East Side: Rayuela serves an interesting cocktail called Rye which combines “guava, lemon, agave nectar, mint leaves, Michter’s Straight Rye, Becherovka,” and it’s not even one of Junior Merino’s signature cocktails. [Down by the Hipster] Tonight at the Slipper Room, there’s a free yuppie-versus-hippie debate featuring Max Silvestri and Lang Fisher, and it’s sponsored by Dewar’s. [Brooklyn Vegan] Prospect-Lefferts-Gardens: Brooklyn & Slim bar has transformed into Step Too Cafe, but it doesn’t look like much has changed. [Across the Park] Union Square Park: Luna Park has been demolished in preparation for the area’s overhaul. [Eater] Upper East Side: Bruni calls Bar Boulud and reaches a human! It sounds like DB put some backup personnel on the lines. [Diner’s Journal/NYT]
  48. Mediavore
    Danny Meyer Might Fix Up Union Square Park; Welcome to ‘Mexhattan’Danny Meyer and the Union Square Partnership are planning to renovate the north end of Union Square Park, including a transformation of the decaying pavilion into a windowless restaurant space. [NYO] Mia Dona, Donatella Arpaia and Michael Psilakis’s newest baby, will start serving up rustic Italian with Greek influences in midtown next month. Marc Forgione, most recently the corporate chef for the BLT Restaurant Group, is planning an American restaurant for a spring opening. [NYT] Forget about bringing your junior gastronomes to the finest restaurant Disney World has to offer: Victoria & Albert’s has banned all kids under the age of 10. [NYP]
  49. Trimmings
    Will Bar Boulud’s Tasting Table Be the New Oenophile Pickup Spot? As Bar Boulud recovers from its private blowout last night and readies for its January 8 opening, they’ll be taking extra care to wipe down the fifteen-seat “tasting table in the round” — soon to be the site of many a “wine orgy,” if you believe the restaurant rep. Made of white oak (to give it that new-wine-barrel smell), the table is fourteen feet in diameter, built by Aveum of Mexico City, and designed by Thomas Schlesser. The table is modeled after eighteenth- and nineteenth-century negotiation negociant tables where businessmen served drinks to potential clients.
  50. Neighborhood Watch
    Caviar and Vodka Warming Hearts in Midtown; Danal Not Down for Long in the EastAstoria: The guacamole at Luna de Juarez is prepared tableside. [Joey in Astoria] Central Park: Someone may take over the Tavern on the Green someday, but they won’t be calling it Tavern on the Green. That name belongs to owner Jennifer LeRoy. [Insatiable Critic] East Village: From a tipster comment on yesterday’s nabe watch: Danal is reopening on January 10 in a new Fifth Avenue space just south of 13th Street. [Grub Street] Lincoln Center: Bruni gives Rosa Mexicano thumbs up for its kid-friendly service and adult-friendly fare. [Diner’s Journal/NYT] Lower East Side: Móle might make some of the tastiest tamales in town. [Gothamist] Midtown East: Reservations are required for Gastronomica editor, Russian professor, and cookbook author Darra Goldstein’s sustainable-caviar and vodka tasting next Wednesday in the Williams Club at 24 East 39th Street. [Williams Club] Nolita: Ceci-Cela on Spring Street will bake you a buttery galette des rois with only one day’s notice … [Snack] Tribeca: … while Ceci-Cela on Chambers has officially closed after rising rents compelled the bakery to give up its lease. [Grub Street] Upper East Side: Rome expat Enrico Proietti (Baraonda, Per Lei, and Bella Blue) is opening a fourth Italian restaurant, which he’s named Ciaobella in commemoration of his first, long-closed, New York venture. [NYS] Upper West Side: Not only does DB source great charcuterie for Bar Boulud, the chef also knows how to throw a party. [Eater]
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