Eric Ripert

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    June 4, 2014

    Is This NYC's Best Pop-Up Restaurant?

    In New York, we're spoiled for choice when it comes to French cuisine. Surrounded by culinary riches as we are, it can be tough to decide where to go for a fix of boudin noir and a well-paired wine. So when Eric Ripert himself begins making recommendations, you sit up and pay attention. Les Chefs ... More >>

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    April 18, 2013

    Drew Barrymore Tells Eric Ripert Why Her Daughter's Name Is Olive

    Actress, producer and ex-wife of Tom Green winemaker Drew Barrymore joined Eric Ripert for an episode of his Reserve Channel video series, On the Table, this week. The new mom helped the French chef prepare her "favorite dish," clams Montecito--a buttery, shellfish-laden entree named for the uber-we ... More >>

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    April 17, 2013

    John Legend Stunned The Crowd At Auction Last Night

    I was peacefully enjoying the live auction at City Harvest's "Practical Magic" fundraiser at Cipriani 42nd Street last night when a surprise item came up for bidding. John Legend came up from the audience and offered to give a private concert to anyone who had room for a piano in their house! Shock ... More >>

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    December 18, 2012

    Tasty Dishes: Playboy Shoots Eric Ripert, Danny Bowien, Marcus Samuelsson and the Franks

    Want to be a future top chef? Consider cooling it with the knife skills and learning how to smeyes.

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    November 7, 2012

    Watch Eric Ripert and Roger Waters Peel Langoustines and Chat About Atheism

    What happens when the dreamy but difficult-to-understand Chef Eric Ripert is joined in the kitchen by the surprisingly political Pink Floyd frontman, Roger Waters? Why, they cook shellfish on YouTube's Reserve channel, of course.

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    August 10, 2012

    Bourdain at CNN, Michelin-Starred Women, and a Teen Chef

    Anthony Bourdain talks about leaving the Travel Channel for CNN: "There are a lot of places where me and my team have been wanting to make television for a long time and haven't been able to. And CNN has the infrastructure and inclination to make those places doable." [AdWeek] Who are the best fema ... More >>

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    August 8, 2012

    Eric Ripert Will Forage and Cook in Bhutan

    The small kingdom of Bhutan will be treated to our very own Eric Ripert in September. He'll be the first Michelin-starred chef to cook in the country and will be visiting the luxury resort Amankora Thimphu, where he'll prepare two celebratory dinners. According to the resort website, "Chef Ripert w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2012

    What's Happening This Week: Taste of Times Square and ABC Pang

    Monday, June 11 Taste of Times Square There's going to be a outdoor pop-up food festival today on 46th Street between Broadway and 9th Avenue. Taste of Times Square features international flavors from restaurants around the city. Click here for a full list of participating restaurants. Tuesday, J ... More >>

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    May 2, 2012

    Under the Toque: Asian Food Craze, New Menu at WD-50

    Wylie Dufresne at WD-50 is creating a completely different menu with brand-new dishes. [NYTimes] Iron Man competitor Joe Bastianich talks about his new book and the dark secrets of restaurants. "The skills of a maître d' are the same skills a hooker has--to please the clients. . . . Make them fee ... More >>

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    October 12, 2011

    Eat Well, Feed the Hungry With New City Harvest App

    ​We've always been a big fan of City Harvest, the organization that collects up to 30 million pounds of excess food from restaurants and markets every year to feed the hungry. The most famous supporter of City Harvest is organization chair Eric Ripert. The problem? Most people can't afford to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2011

    This August, Eric Ripert Took His First Vacation in 20 Years

    ​As you might have heard, Le Bernardin just underwent a major renovation, which means, contrary to what the people at Michelin may have told you, that it has been closed. This means that Eric Ripert and Le Bernardin co-owner Maguy Le Coze got to take a vacation. According to Bon Appétit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2011

    Where Was I Eating? Le Bernardin

    Lauren ShockeyEric Ripert sure can cook salmon.​ It's only Tuesday and we've already come to the end of this week's Where Am I Eating? An interesting range of guesses this week, but the pictured dish -- barely cooked wild salmon with asparagus "risotto," smoked pistachio pesto, and salmon roe ... More >>

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    June 27, 2011

    Indian Food On the Rise; NYC Chefs Serve MyPlate-Friendly Dishes

    ​Purdue ads will now feature not only chairman Jim Purdue, but 10 or so employees, and will take a more earnest approach toward chicken. [NY Times] A number of casual Indian restaurants are cropping up around the country, including Café Spice in New York. [Nation's Restaurant News] Experts ... More >>

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    April 6, 2011

    Hell's Kitchen Is Hot; Sandra Lee to Launch Kitchen Line

    ​Increased food prices have begun to affect diners directly, with restaurants like Per Se and 'wichcraft raising their menu prices. [Wall Street Journal] A group of women at Bravo were said to be bitching about the special treatment Top Chef's Padma Lakshmi gets. (This is news?) [NY Post] He ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2011

    Jason Hall 'In' at The Lion; Patricia Yee 'Out' at Aureole

    ​Jason Hall, previously of Gotham Bar & Grill, Anthos, and Mia Dona, has been running the kitchen at The Lion under John DeLucie. [Eater] Colin Alevras, formerly of The Tasting Room, DBGB, and Momofuku, has joined the staff at Andrew Carmellini's forthcoming The Dutch. [Eater] Aureole's exec ... More >>

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    January 12, 2011

    Alan Richman Will Appear on Treme

    ​Four years after he wrote a post-Katrina appraisal of New Orleans restaurants that angered the city's inhabitants almost as much as than the entire Bush administration, Alan Richman is returning to the scene of his crime, sort of. In an interview with Grub Street, the GQ critic mentioned tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2010

    The Barneys Food (Network)-Themed Holiday Windows: Some Pictures

    ​Mario Batali's decapitated head is surrounded by a garnish of Crocs. On Tuesday, Barneys unveiled its much-anticipated food-themed holiday windows. Inscribed with the command "Have a Foodie Holiday," the three tableau offer an assemblage of 70 Food Network "personalities," chefs, and assort ... More >>

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    November 9, 2010

    The Cherpumple: A Turducken for Your Sweet Tooth; Nutrition Prof Goes on Twinkie Diet & Loses 27 Lbs.

    ​Top chefs are opening restaurants in the Caribbean, including Alain Ducasse, who opened Mix on the Beach at the W Retreat & Spa in Puerto Rico, and Eric Ripert, who has Blue by Eric Ripert at the Ritz-Carlton in Grand Cayman. [NY Times] Researchers are looking into what makes people love cer ... More >>

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    September 29, 2010

    A Chef's Suicide Incites Anti-Gordon Ramsay Tweeting from Eric Ripert

    Enough is enough.​In the wake of the apparent suicide of Joseph Cerniglia, the chef at Campania in Fair Lawn, N.J., who appeared on Gordon Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares in 2007, Le Bernardin chef Eric Ripert got on the Twitter to blast Ramsay for the way he, well, blasts his chefs:

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    August 19, 2010

    Top Chef Season 7, Episode 10: Alex Takes a Swan Dive, Kelly Goes to Paris

    ​Wylie 'n Padma, with Wylie looking wily. I'd been at a birthday party at Momofuku just before Top Chef Season 7, Episode 10 aired. Knowing that I'd drawn the short straw and had to write about it, I cycled home in a lather, filled to the brim with fried chicken, corn salad, and pork-belly ss ... More >>

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    August 12, 2010

    Brandon Baltzley 'Out' at 6th Street Kitchen; Rodelio Aglibot 'In' at BLT

    ​Brandon Baltzley has reportedly left 6th Street Kitchen for a job at Alinea. Greg Torrech of Brown Café is said to be taking over. [Grub Street] Shea Gallante, formerly of Cru, has teamed up with the restaurateur Stratis Morfogen to open Ciano, a new Italian restaurant, this fall. [Diner's ... More >>

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    July 29, 2010

    David Bouley Gets $1.4M for Two Bedrooms; Daniel Boulud a Free Man

    ​David Bouley has sold his apartment on East 10th Street for $1.4 million, a million less than what it was first listed for back in 2007. [NY Times] Daniel Boulud is about to be single again: His wife, Michelle, filed for divorce. Whether the split could affect his assets, including Bar Boul ... More >>

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    July 26, 2010

    Eric Ripert and Aldo Sohm Launch Avec Eric Perfect Pairings Wine Club Video Series

    Can't wait for Avec Eric, Season Deux? Get your Eric Ripert fix with the newly launched Perfect Pairings Wine Club web series.

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    July 1, 2010

    Todd English 'Out' at Juliet Supper Club; David Burke 'In' at Bowlmor

    ​Todd English is no longer affiliated with Jon B's Juliet Supper Club in Chelsea. The chef's menu was phased out a month ago and a new one by Mario Tolentino, who won an episode of Chopped, has been launched. [Grub Street] White House chef Cristeta Comerford and pastry chef William Yosses rec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2010

    Didier Elena Confirmed at Alain Ducasse; Top Chef's Nikki Cascone Tries Again

    ​Didier Elena has finally been confirmed "in" at Alain Ducasse at the Essex House following a six-year absence from the city, where he hopes to win back the Michelin star lost by his predecessor. [NY Daily News] Following the closure of her 24 Prince, Top Chef alum Nikki Cascone has been appr ... More >>

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    May 20, 2010

    Anthony Bourdain's Second Book Out Soon; Eric Ripert Was Not Always a Gentle Giant in the Kitchen

    ​Anthony Bourdain's follow-up to Kitchen Confidential is coming out June 8. The book, entitled Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook, includes a chapter called "Alan Richman Is a Douchebag." [Grub Street] Two chefs in Portland -- one of whom was Brady Low ... More >>

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    May 13, 2010

    Top Chef: Washington, D.C. Promises Us Eric Ripert, Three New York Chefs, Bad Dreads, and an Occasional Cross-Dresser

    BravoIt's called the Oral Office, Beavis.​So close, yet so far: Bravo today announced that there is but little more than a month remaining until the premiere of Top Chef: Washington, D.C., which will premiere on June 16. Season Seven already has a few things going for it, including three New Y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2010

    Colicchio, Ripert, Dufresne, and Chang Have Their Treme Moment

    As anticipated, Tom Colicchio, Wylie Dufresne, David Chang, and Eric Ripert popped up on Treme last night. In the clip above, they show up at Patois, a NOLA restaurant run by chef Janette Desautel. They're introduced by a waitress, who tells Desautel that "four guys with a lot of attitude walked i ... More >>

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    May 6, 2010

    Ripert, Chang, Colicchio & Dufresne on Treme; Marcus Samuelsson Demoted to Shareholder at Aquavit

    ​Josh Moulton, who was the executive chef at West in Los Angeles, will take over the kitchen at Monkey Bar, which recently lost consulting chef Larry Forgione to P.J. Clarke's. [NY Times] Aquavit is no longer referring to Marcus Samuelsson as its chef-owner. The Top Chef Masters contender is ... More >>

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    January 25, 2010

    Eric Ripert's Recipe for Goat Cheese Parfait from In a Cheesemaker's Kitchen

    photo by Nigel ParryEric Ripert's Goat Cheese Parfait​Is there anything better than cheese? Perhaps. But the list is surely a short one. In a Cheesemaker's Kitchen, released late last year by the Vermont Butter & Cheese Company, features recipes and anecdotes from such chefs as Michel Richard ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2010

    What's Happening This Week: Food World Celebrities Talk Shop; Fox Holds Auditions for New Gordon Ramsay Show

    Our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Word of Mouth: Online Media and The Future of Food Writing Housing Works Used Bookstore Cafe January 7 Housing Works is known for its intimate concerts and eclectic selection of use ... More >>

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    November 18, 2009

    Own a Piece of Your Favorite Chef: Slow Food NYC Auctions Tools of the Trade

    What would you give for this man's jacket?​ Some people throw their underwear onstage at Tom Jones (or Guy Fieri). Others stand in line for hours to get a copy of their favorite cookbook signed. If you're a die-hard fan of some of the chefs this city has produced, now's your chance to own a pi ... More >>

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    October 14, 2009

    Cracker Jack Still Strong; Like Yukon Golds? Try Keuka Potatoes

    ​Gourmet staffers have been invited to attend the annual Great Gathering of Chefs at the Mandarin Oriental on Sunday, where each will receive a Golden Fork Award and get to rub elbows with Emeril Lagasse, Daniel Boulud, Eric Ripert, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, and Michael Psilakis. [NY Post] C ... More >>

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    October 13, 2009

    Booze News: The Mother of All Wine Clubs; Stay Tuned for Creme Yvette

    ​Eric Ripert of Le Bernardin -- and now Avec Eric -- fame, and his sommelier, Aldo Sohm, who was named "Best Sommelier in the World" last year, have launched a wine club. Avec Eric Perfect Pairings affords you two bottles along with recipes for $59.99 per month, plus shipping and handling. [Gr ... More >>

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    September 18, 2009

    The Blogroll Gazette: A New Foodie Handbook; Putting Chocolate Chips to the Test

    This week in food blogs... Eat Me Daily weighed in on self-proclaimed "queen of the food bloggers" Pim Techamuanvivit's new book The Foodie Handbook: The (Almost) Definitive Guide to Gastronomy. The verdict? As an objective guide, it "just doesn't fly." Midtown Lunch noted that the Street Vendor P ... More >>

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    September 10, 2009

    Queens Joins the Edible Family

    ​The Edible family just got a little bigger: The powers-that-be behind Edible Queens have just announced the debut of the magazine, which is edited and published by Leah McLaughlin. The premiere issue includes a trip to Flushing -- the city's "more diverse and affluent Chinatown" -- with Antho ... More >>

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    August 31, 2009

    Eric Ripert Visits Dan Barber for an Episode of PBS's 'Avec Eric'​Le Bernardin's Eric Ripert dropped in on Dan Barber at Blue Hill at Stone Barns to shoot an episode of his upcoming PBS show Avec Eric. Ripert posted a dispatch of the encounter on the show's website: "I was lucky to spend a day with Dan while we were shooting an episode of my up ... More >>

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    August 18, 2009

    Eric Ripert Nonchalantly Sautes Some Bluefin Tuna on David Letterman

    ​ Eric Ripert gleefully sautes bluefin tuna for an oblivious David Letterman. Flogging his upcoming PBS series, Avec Eric, Le Bernardin chef Eric Ripert appeared on the David Letterman show Monday evening. In a lightning cooking demonstration, he sauteed a pair of bluefin tuna steaks, seeming ... More >>

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    August 13, 2009

    Food Corps Fear Nationwide Sugar Shortage; French Cooking Not Quite Over

    ​Could the U.S. run out of sugar? Yes, say major food corps, if the government doesn't ease import tariffs. Kraft, General Mills, Krispy Kreme, Hershey, and Mars have together written a letter to the Agriculture Department demanding more tariff-free sugar be allowed. [Wall Street Journal] How ... More >>

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    July 17, 2009

    Do Lobsters Feel Pain? Let's Hope Not. But Let's Not Boil Them Alive Anymore, Just in Case.

    The Atlantic Food Channel has an interesting piece on crustacean rights that comes just weeks after Fork in the Road posted a recipe for barbecued lobster, which sparked a lively debate over just how humane it is to grill a sea creature alive. According to the Atlantic, New Zealand may have alrea ... More >>

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    March 31, 2009

    Grilled Cheese Contest at Artisanal

    Since there is an endless amount of enthusiasm for cook-offs revolving around homey dishes  (Bacon Takedown, Casserole Party, et al), we thought we should draw your attention to the fact that Artisanal is running a grilled cheese contest. Come up with your best shot, and post the recipe on the ... More >>

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    March 19, 2009

    Under the Toque

    This week in chef news... Top Chef season four's Antonia Lofaso and Iron Chef Kevin Rathbun will be in St. Croix April 14-18 for a fundraising event called "Iron Chef, Top Chef, Island Chef." The two TV chefs, along with a local chef, will compete to make the best 30-minute meal, each with the same ... More >>

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    February 25, 2009

    Enough of the 12-year-old Food Critic Already

    Enough with the 12-year-old food critic already. Little David Fishman has already warranted a Times article, made an appearance on The Early Show, and had his story optioned by Paramount. We thought the story would finally end there. We really hoped it would, maybe partly out of jealousy for not bei ... More >>

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    February 5, 2009

    Top Chef: Something's Fishy

    Things were seeming so promising. Last night's Top Chef was actually testing the chef-testants' skills. Fishes were cleaned and filleted in timed competition. We watched Stefan peel the skin off an eel by nailing it to the chopping block (it was strangely arousing). Eric Ripert was there. There were ... More >>

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    February 5, 2009

    Ripert Defends Jamie Elimination

    It looked like pure producer interference to me, but Eric Ripert defends Jamie's elimination. In a Bravo Q & A, Ripert is asked if Jamie's over-salted celery was really the "worst culinary crime that day." His answer?

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    February 4, 2009

    The Eric Ripert Show

    Le Bernardin's Eric Ripert is going to be on TV, and we're not just talking about last night's episode of Top Chef. Ripert is getting his own series on PBS this fall. Avec Eric will feature Ripert taking the "viewer on a culinary journey." No word yet if Gwyneth Paltrow will also be on that journey. ... More >>

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    January 13, 2009

    Fancy Food Feeding Unfancy People

    Two developments in food-gooder news:Chef Eric Ripert has announced that he'll be donating $1 per Le Benardin diner and per copy of his book, On the Line, to City Harvest. "We are feeding fairly wealthy people here at Le Bernardin. It's a good feeling that we can give what we can to City Harvest, to ... More >>

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    June 12, 2008

    Women in the Kitchen

    Our Man Sietsema was nice enough to call my attention to a very interesting article up right now on Gourmet's website. In it, Laura Shapiro wonders why so few women chefs make it to the tippity top of the restaurant world in New York. And it's true that while you can think of several women chefs—A ... More >>

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    December 20, 2005

    Supersize Me

    Dinosaur specializing in small morsels totters onto Park Avenue

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