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  1. Coming Soon
    Oui, Chef: A New York Pioneer Finally Gets Back in the KitchenThirty-five years after blazing a fine-dining trail downtown with Chanterelle, David Waltuck will open élan this summer.
  2. Coming Soon
    Chanterelle’s David Waltuck Opening élan in GramercyIt’s opening this spring.
  3. A Day at the Races
    David Waltuck Will Make the Food at Meadowlands Racetrack Taste BetterThere likely won’t be a lot of foraged mushrooms on the menu.
  4. Foodievents
    David and Karen Waltuck Reviving Chanterelle for One Night at RobertHe’s getting the band back together.
  5. Openings
    Walt Frazier to Open Hell’s Kitchen RestaurantAnd ex-Chanterelle chef David Waltuck might be in the kitchen.
  6. Openings
    Hell’s Kitchen Will Get a Menu From Chanterelle’s David WaltuckAn “upscale, modern, and very interesting” project will open in December.
  7. Openings
    And the Chanterelle Space Goes To …A Korean up-and-comer?
  8. Trimmings
    Four Seasons Denied Rothko Repros, While Pop Gets Chanterelle IllosDecades after Mark Rothko refused to sell his paintings to The Four Seasons, the restaurant tries (unsuccessfully) to snag some reproductions.
  9. Oenophile
    Chanterelle’s Wines Live OnThe late, great restaurant’s wine stock has been inherited by two restaurants.
  10. Neighborhood Watch
    Chanterelle and Champagne Pairing; Brooklyn Bowl’s New Happy HourPlus: A Japanese-beer tasting, and Soda Shop closes, in our regular roundup of neighborhood food news.
  11. Foodievents
    Where They Are Now: Anita Lo Judges Bake-Off, Waltucks Cook AgainWhat are Manhattan’s restaurateurs doing between restaurants?
  12. Mediavore
    Chanterelle Sommelier Moves On; Padma’s Perfect SundayPlus: a new home for Chanterelle’s sommelier, and bankruptcy battles for Tavern on the Green, all in our morning news roundup.
  13. Neighborhood Watch
    Huynh and Ong Collaborate; Chilean Sandwiches Coming to MidtownPlus: Carnival opens on October 10, and Gael Greene remembers Chanterelle circa ‘79, in our regular roundup of neighborhood food news.
  14. Closings
    Chanterelle ClosesThe restaurant will not reopen for its 30th anniversary.
  15. Neighborhood Watch
    New Milk Bar in Prospect Heights; Chanterelle Says Adieu With JazzPlus: Reintroducing oysters to Jamaica Bay, and another Frederick’s closes, in our regular roundup of neighborhood food news.
  16. Summer Holidays
    Summer Holiday Schedule: David Burke Townhouse Closing Tomorrow; CaféCafé Boulud, Chanterelle, and others will take some time off at the end of summer.
  17. Temporary Closings
    Chanterelle Will Close to Build Bar and Will Possibly Introduce Bar MenuThe temple of fine dining continues to loosen up.
  18. Openings
    Spawn of Macao: Ward III and Pod Café Open for Drinks and DinnerA cocktail lounge and an outdoor café join the Macao–Employees Only family.
  19. Lists
    Grub Street Investigation: What Are the Best- and Worst-Selling RestaurantHow’s Tom Colicchio’s new cookbook doing, and do people really buy these things in general? We crunch the numbers.
  20. Winners
    Cookbook AwardsThe Chanterelle cookbook is honored.
  21. Menu Changes
    Per Se May Introduce À La Carte MenuYou’ll soon be able to drop “I was over at Per Se the other night” into way more conversations.
  22. Menu Changes
    After 30 Years, Chanterelle Ends Tasting-Menu TyrannyThe Tribeca standby is offering à la carte dinner options for the first time.
  23. Mediavore
    Price of Jamón Ibérico to Double; Chickens Face Housing ShortagePlus: Michael Psilakis’s high-end deli, married restaurateurs, and more in our morning news roundup.
  24. Cookbooks
    Do Cookbooks Do Their Restaurants Justice?Three of them are taken for a test run.
  25. Mediavore
    Red Hook Gets a Sausage Emporium; Morning News Anchors Love Flex MusselsPlus: Another free pizza bar, and David Waltuck’s least favorite meat, all in our morning news roundup.
  26. Celebrity Endorsements
    Hugh Jackman and James Franco Give Props to Local Joints; Tina Fey Is CageySex symbols reveal what and where they like to eat.
  27. Cookbooks
    Chanterelle Puts Out Cookbook, Self-help GuideThirty years packed into one cookbook.
  28. NewsFeed
    What Restaurants Serve Themselves When You’re Not AroundWe want to eat what the porters eat.
  29. NewsFeed
    Macao Trading Co. Brings On Waltuck, Prepares for Fall OpeningIt’s half Portugese, half Cantonese, and all Tribeca.
  30. NewsFeed
    Bouley, Waltuck, and Waters Show and Tell About KitchensThe chefs will be pondering kitchens tomorrow on “The Leonard Lopate Show.” In the meantime, feast your eyes on them.
  31. Neighborhood Watch
    David Waltuck on Cooking in Tribeca for 30 Years; Clover Club Coming to CarrollCarroll Gardens: The Clover Club — the Smith Street cocktail spot from the Flatiron Lounge people have a sign up. Getting close! [Off the Presses] Gramercy: Shockingly, for some cooked-food enthusiasts, “some of Pure’s dishes, and not just obvious things like salad, are downright delicious.” [Mouthing Off/Food & Wine] Greenwich Village: Somebody told somebody that a bartender at a new bar told him that Keith McNally may have put a $1 million bid on Minetta Tavern. [Eater] Hell’s Kitchen: Video of Dave Martin concocting a special Valentine’s Day gelato to serve at Crave. [Snack] Tribeca: David Waltuck “first got behind the stove [at Chanterelle] — and set the restaurant on its path to becoming one of the city’s most cherished — before he was 25 years old. He’s now 53.” And ready for a Q&A with Frank Bruni. [Diner’s Journal/NYT] West Village: Grom is totally coming to Bleecker Street, and they’re accepting applications now for a March opening. [Eat for Victory/VV] Was Beatrice Inn raided and shut down last night? [Down by the Hipster]
  32. User’s Guide
    Where to Go for Restaurant WeekNew York Restaurant Week is coming round again next month (January 24–25 and January 28–February 1), and today the reservation lines open up. We’ve always loved the whole concept, even though at some restaurants you get a simplified menu that may not do the place justice. But what’s great about the deal ($24.07 for lunch, $35 for dinner) is the chance it gives you to try places you might not otherwise get to if you had to pay full fare. Who rolls the dice when they know they’re looking at dropping two bills at the end of the meal? But at these prices, you can afford to see where you stand on places you may only have read about. Think of it as an introductory trial offer. We would recommend the following:
  33. Neighborhood Watch
    Theater District Restaurant Week to the Rescue; Get Your Lingonberries OnChelsea: Jimmy Bradley says that the best rice and beans in town are at Cabo Rojo on Tenth Avenue, and we agree. [NYT] Financial District: The long-awaited food market at the Seaport is still on the way, and no, there aren’t any details. [Gothamist] Midtown East: Get your lingonberry fix with the Scandinavian Church food crawl tomorrow. [Eating in Translation] Midtown West: To help fight the effect of the strike, area restaurants are going to do a Theater District Restaurant Week from the 17th to the 25th. [NewYorkology] Red Hook: Layla, the successor to Lillie’s, is coming along nicely. [Eater] Tribeca: Chanterelle is hosting Poets and Port this Sunday, but you need like neither to want to go there. [TONY]
  34. NewsFeed
    And the Tablecloths BurnRevolutions don’t happen overnight, so we weren’t shocked that only one of the three Beard Award categories reversed tradition. Still, last night’s ceremony officially ushered in a new era in fine dining.
  35. NewsFeed
    Beard’s Best Chef Nominees Spill Beans The Beard nominees for New York City’s Best Chef know that there’s more to the award than who makes the best plate of spaghetti. Looking back at previous years in which he was nominated, Picholine’s Terrance Brennan says, “Our customers were always loyal, but because I wasn’t playing the game, we were under the foodie radar. Being friends with the [Beard] committee helps … I imagine if you know some people, your odds are probably better.”
  36. Mediavore
    New York Is Tops; More Sam MasonNew York named the nation’s top restaurant city, based on total restaurants, number of internationally known fine-dining places, “a wide segment of second-tier restaurants,” and more. [MSNBC] The shuttered Tonic holds a press conference at the steps of City Hall to demand the protection of cultural venues. [Gothamist] Ed Levine goes inside Esca as they await yesterday’s Times review. [Serious Eats]
  37. Ask a Waiter
    Ian Tomaschik of Chanterelle Will Serve You Fake Wine If Your Secretary AsksActor Ian Tomaschik is a server at Tribeca standby Chanterelle, where he must also act as his own bartender, expediter, and runner, which means making his patrons’ cappuccinos, stocking bread and silverware, even shelving clean glasses while also plating and clearing a six-course tasting menu. “In the beginning,” he says, “I didn’t think I could pull it off.” Still, he saw the restaurant through its temporary closure and downturn in business after the terrorist attacks of 2001 and has now been there almost six years. We asked him to reflect on his time there.
  38. NewsFeed
    Hark! James Beard Award NominationsAfter much speculation, the 2007 nominees for the James Beard Awards, the Oscars of the restaurant world, are in. Adam Platt, Rob Patronite, Robin Raisfeld, and Grub Street all filled out Beard brackets (or at least revealed whom we’d like to see win) on Friday. Here’s how the academy’s coming down.
  39. In the Magazine
    The Robs Heart Kefi; Gael Greene Hits the Hawaiian Tropic ZoneIt’s an odd food section this week: Gael Greene goes to a restaurant most critics wouldn’t go near; four restaurants open all at once, and not one of them in a familiar genre; a chef describes a dangerous encounter with Adam Platt’s ravenous actor brother; and in the review, Rob and Robin bestow a rare four-star review on the Upper West Side’s Kefi.
  40. User’s Guide
    A Restaurant Week Guide to the Forgotten and UnderappreciatedThe Restaurant Week participants we’re about to endorse aren’t obscure, strictly speaking. You just wouldn’t find their names in the same sentence as the word “buzz” – not, at least, since the Clinton years. But they’re all more than worth the $24.07 you’ll pay for lunch ($35 for dinner) starting on Monday, and you might even beat the crowds.
  41. What to Eat Tonight
    Wacky Desserts by the Pastry All-StarsPastry chefs like Sam Mason (the man who’s sharing the experience of opening a new restaurant with us) are often on the cutting edge of New York cooking these days. The three chefs whose desserts we’re highlighting today all have major reputations. So if you go to wd-50 or Chanterelle tonight, make sure you leave some room. (Presumably that won’t be a problem at Room 4 Dessert.)
  42. What to Eat This Week
    And You Just Had Some Kind of Mushroom …The mushrooms of autumn are appearing on some of the city’s best season-driven menus. Here’s where to get your fix.