When Betony executive chef Bryce Shuman was a kid, his mother, an academic studying cultural anthropology, took him to live with the Inuit people in the Arctic for 13 months, where he ate thinly sliced frozen caribou and chunks of seal meat after a hunt. "It opened my world up," he explains. "Food's ... More >>
Thomas Keller of Per Se squinted at a monitor at last night's James Beard Foundation Awards as it aired a live feed of the stage at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall just before Daniel Humm announced the award for Outstanding Chef. "I see two medals," Keller said. "It must be a tie!" If anyone cou ... More >>
This week, Tejal Rao checks in at a "spot of warmth" on the otherwise gloomy Wilson Avenue, Dear Bushwick. Having previously honed her skills at Goat Town, chef Jessica Wilson offers "English-inspired dishes with American ingredients" and assures us that "this is the sort of simple, seasonal food th ... More >>
The rumors are true. Daniel Humm, the chef at Eleven Madison Park has confirmed with The New York Times that the restaurant will be swapping places with three-Michelin-starred and Chicago-based restaurant Alinea for five days. From the Times: For five days in September, dinner customers at Eleve ... More >>
Ah, the controversy that comes with naming the "best" places. Newsweek "gathered 53 luminary chefs" and compiled a list of the 101 best places to eat around the world. Here are the New York nominations: Chef's Table at Brooklyn Fare Specialty: Fried Blowfish Tails "It's the Western version of omak ... More >>
We knew the $74 per person lunch at Eleven Madison Park was too good to be true. It was great while it lasted, but EMP has shifted gears, hiked up the price, and changed to a tasting menu-only format. The price tag: $195. According to the NYTimes, "The grid menu will remain, but it will now be ble ... More >>
Daniel Humm, of Eleven Madison Park, has partnered up with Mercedes Benz to create a five-course "On the Road" menu. The upscale picnic lunch was inspired by the 2013 SL Roadster. [Eater] Grub Street does a interview with Danny Bowien, who is living healthier now that he's in New York: "I did a pho ... More >>
Eleven Madison has had a lot to celebrate in the past couple of weeks. They were named the tenth best restaurant in the world and chef Daniel Humm recently cinched the Outstanding Chef title at the James Beard Foundation awards last week. The menu of the restaurant comes in a grid of 16 main ingred ... More >>
The Nomad, a follow-up restaurant to Eleven Madison Park created by Will Guidara and Daniel Humm, opened for business yesterday evening, according to Eater.
The James Beard Foundation has released a list of semifinalists for the 2012 James Beard Foundation Awards in various chef and restaurant categories. The nominees will be narrowed down on March 19, but in the meantime, check out which New York restaurants and bars have made it this far.
Valentine's Day is quickly approaching, meaning it's time to make a dinner resy at a romantic restaurant. But what, exactly, makes a restaurant romantic? In some cases it's ambiance -- a fireplace or candles go a long way in setting the mood. Ditto a killer view. But as a friend recently quipped, "R ... More >>
Francesco TonelliWant to work for Daniel Humm and Will Guidara? Be likable. Yesterday we spoke with Daniel Humm and Will Guidara, the chef and general manager of Eleven Madison Park and authors of the recently released Eleven Madison Park: the Cookbook. They discussed the book writing proces ... More >>
Francesco TonelliDaniel Humm and Will Guidara: always changing, always the sameOf all the restaurant cookbooks published this year, it's hard to beat Eleven Madison Park: the Cookbook in terms of sheer beauty. Co-written by chef Daniel Humm and general manager Will Guidara, the book is reall ... More >>
Ten Speed PressAnita Lo, Andrew Carmellini, and Daniel Humm are just a few of the top New York City restaurant chefs publishing cookbooks this season. But for vegetarians and vegans living in the city, the most exciting cookbook release this season is most certainly going to be Joy Pierson's ... More >>
Northern Spy Food Co., in the East Village, has a new chef. Hadley Schmitt was chef de cuisine at What Happens When and a sous chef at Dovetail. [Eater] Rumors that Danny Meyer was selling Eleven Madison Park to executive chef Daniel Humm and general manager Will Guidara have been confirmed. ... More >>
thefoodgroup, Flickr, CCIs Eleven Madison Park, the four-starred pride of Danny Meyer's Union Square Hospitality Group, about to be sold? That's the rumor over at Eater, which says that "sources" are claiming that the restaurant is going to be sold to the developers behind the soon-to-open No ... More >>
Patrick Connolly has left Bobo after three years with the restaurant -- reportedly, an amicable departure. A replacement for both Bobo and Carlos Suarez's forthcoming restaurant in the old Village Paper space has yet to be named. [Eater] Jeffrey Tascarella, a proprietor of Tenpenny along wit ... More >>
Ex-Sfoglia chef Ron Suhanosky has left Stuzzicheria after just four months, due to creative differences with owner Gerard Renny. Paul Di Bari, who worked at sister restaurant Stuzzi has taken over. [Grub Street] James Kent, who competed a in Bocuse d'Or this year, has been promoted to chef d ... More >>
The week before July 4 is usually a slow one for big restaurant developments, but today has brought us a couple of exceptions.
Top Chef alum Leah Cohen, who left Centro Vinoteca two years ago to travel Southeast Asia, is back in town, mostly cooking at private dinners. It turns out she's planning an "upscale Southeast Asian street food" in Gramercy Park, which she'll be previewing at LTO next week. [Grub Street] In ... More >>
The U.S.D.A. is proposing to eliminate the "white potato" -- as in, any variety that isn't a sweet potato -- from federally subsidized school lunches. And it isn't going down too well in places like Maine, where potatoes are part of the culture. [Wall Street Journal] McDonald's restaurants i ... More >>
blufftonpubliclibrary.orgThis weekend, eat like a king. Er, we mean president. Presidents' Day is just around the corner, and for most of us that means a long weekend. What better way to celebrate a day off than at a restaurant named after one of our country's great forefathers? OK, so not ... More >>
With only one day left to disseminate year-end ephemera, Saveur has released a preview of its annual Saveur 100. This year, they've handed the reigns to the professionals, letting chefs like Dan Barber, Sara Jenkins, George Mendes, Daniel Humm, and Sara Moulton choose their favorite ingredien ... More >>
Keith Ferris, CIAMimi Sheraton has a "Talk of the Town" piece in this week's New Yorker about chef James Kent's preparations for January's Bocuse d'Or. Kent, who is a sous-chef at Eleven Madison Park, will head up the American team for the renowned culinary competition. Monkfish and lamb are ... More >>
A Voce's Missy RobbinsYesterday, we brought you part one of this interview with A Voce's Missy Robbins--the chef talked about the practical ways she manages two kitchens at once, cooking for the Obamas, and why she doesn't think of herself as a female chef. Here, in the second half of the in ... More >>
Pomp, circumstance, product placement, and varying levels of inebriation all converged at Avery Fisher Hall last night for the 2010 James Beard Foundation Awards. Many white men were awarded large gold pendants that dangled from green sashes. It was a particularly good night for New York, wit ... More >>
Ellen Silverman PhotographyChef Michael Anthony has been the executive chef at Gramercy Tavern for nearly four years. He got his start in the kitchen soon after college, when, while studying in Japan, he fell for Japanese cooking. Anthony began working at Bistro Shima in Tokyo, and then moved ... More >>
It's been a busy morning at the James Beard Foundation: right on the heels of its list of finalists for its Media and Journalism Awards comes its roster of final nominees for its Restaurant and Chef Awards, announced on the Beard Foundation's Twitter page. Beard on BeardNew York has done we ... More >>
This week in food blogs... Eater hosted a heated debate in its comments section following Sam Sifton's three-star review of Colicchio & Sons. Quoth one reader: "I have eaten there twice, and it's two at best. politics politic and more politics." Grub Street looked back on two years of Fatty 'Cue h ... More >>
Will the spirit of James Beard smile upon New York chefs?The James Beard Foundation announced its list of semi-finalists for the annual James Beard Awards today, kicking off the food world's very own Oscar season scrum. The semi-finalists were selected from a pool of 21,000 online entries; th ... More >>
Hagen StierThe Whitney's got some bread.At some point this fall, Danny Meyer will open his slavishly anticipated cafe at the Whitney. In the meantime, museum goers will be able to stave off cultured famine at Sandwiched, the pop-up cafe Meyer's catering business, Hudson Yards, will operate un ... More >>
Petrous Maldovin, the head chef at the Russian Tea Room is being sued by his sous chef, Eric Martelle, and line cooks, Ian Payette and Sean Hannigan, for harassment. The three men claim Maldovin regularly grabbed their crotches, pinched their nipples, smacked them with pans, and boasted of sl ... More >>
Turkey carving almost always seems like the final humiliation visited upon the poor bird -- all of the hacking, sawing, and stabbing do little to either honor its memory or whet appetites (except, perhaps, for destruction).