Joel Robuchon

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2014

    Why Fine Dining Will Never Die: A Chat With Beautique's Craig Hopson

    Craig Hopson's cooking career has been a constant upwards trajectory, which took him from Australia to a three-star Michelin kitchen in France to Le Cirque. But he fell into the profession with little foresight. "When I was 16 years old, I didn't know what I wanted to do," he says. "I was surfing al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2014

    Behind the Soba at Forthcoming Daruma-Ya With Soba Master Shuichi Kotani

    Subterranean Sushi Azabu has built a reputation as one of the best omakase experiences in the city; take a table in the snug den, and you'll be privy to plate after plate of dazzling seafood, sometimes draped silky and raw over a pat of rice, other times mixed into inventive izakaya dishes or set in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2014

    A Chat With Peter Sherman, the Man Behind Bacon-Centric BarBacon

    Peter Sherman spent a decade in fine dining, working his way through kitchens under Joel Robuchon, David Bouley, and April Bloomfield. But a question he was asked early in his journey resonated with him: "When I started at Robuchon, we had a Japanese chef," he says. "It was his first time living and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2013

    Behind the Scenes at Sushi Nakazawa (INTERVIEW)

    For 11 years, Daisuke Nakazawa learned by observing his mentor, Tokyo's acclaimed Jiro of the 2011 documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi. But earlier this year, the 35-year old stepped out from the shadow of his master, heading his own namesake sushi temple: Sushi Nakazawa (23 Commerce Street, 212-924-22 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2012

    July's Openings and Closings

    The shark-infested waters of New York City's restaurant industry are not for the faint of heart. In case you're into keeping tabs, here is a list of those who took the leap and opened new establishments and those who were forced to bow out this month.

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2012

    Joël Robuchon to Close in the Four Seasons Hotel

    A few weeks ago, we heard via Grub Street that L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon, the Michelin-starred restaurant that opened in 2006, might be closing. Yesterday Diner's Journal confirmed: Joël Robuchon will be closing his New York restaurant officially on June 30.

  • Dining

    March 28, 2012

    Acme Rises Again, Fancy and a Little Danish

    A Noma co-founder tries his hand in Noho

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2011

    Open and Closed: Say Hello to Kibo; Goodbye to Hinsch's

    Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. If you hear of any new openings or closings, let us know. Hinsch's, the beloved Bay Ridge luncheonette, has closed after more than 50 years in business. [Brooklyn Paper] The embattled space th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2011

    Hadley Schmitt 'In' at Northern Spy Food Co.; Richard Brower 'In' at The Four Seasons

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2011

    Paul Niedermann 'In' at BLT Steak; Daniel Angerer 'In' at Dig Inn (Formerly Known as Pump Energy)

    ​Paul Niedermann, who just won this season of Hell's Kitchen, has scored himself a job as head chef at BLT Steak. [FitR] Daniel Angerer, who recently shuttered Klee Brasserie and Little Cheese Pub, is now at the helm of the five locations of Dig Inn, the new incarnation of Pump Energy. [Crain ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2011

    Open and Closed: Say Hello to Silver Lining, Goodbye to Asia de Cuba

    Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Asian fusion restaurant Asia de Cuba, in Morgans New York hotel, will close in October. The owners will replace it with a new concept. [Crains]​ Leske's, the last Scandinavian bakery in B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2011

    Wheeling & Dealing: More Food Truck Publicity Stunts to Look Out For

    Eat like these guys, curbside.​It isn't just fast-food chains that are clued in to the food truck craze. Corporations like Heinz have jumped on the bandwagon, unleashing food truck promotions on the streets of New York. Air France is premiering its own mobile vending publicity stunt today, fea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2010

    Chef Massimo Bottura of Italy's Francescana Spotted Bartending in Little Italy

    Massimo Bottura​Today marked the last day of Identità NY, the fancy Italian food fest held at Eataly over the past three days, where 11 of the world's most acclaimed Italian chefs were invited to cook. The event culminated in an 11-course 60-person $400 meal last night at Manzo Ristorante. On ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2010

    Veritas Reportedly Fires Kitchen Staff, Closes for Renovations

    Grégory Pugin, erstwhile executive chef at Veritas.​At Veritas, "closed for renovations" is apparently shorthand for "firing your entire kitchen staff." That's the message several tipsters relayed over the weekend to Eater, which reports that the staff and Executive Chef Grégory ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2010

    DIY Food Entrepreneurs Head to the Market; Top Chefs Head to Beirut

    ​The new food entrepreneurs are bypassing restaurant kitchens to instead peddle their handmade fare via food trucks and at market stands. [NY Times] Joël Robuchon, the Parisian baker Eric Kayser, and perhaps even Jean-Georges Vongerichten are among top chefs being tapped to open restaurants ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2010

    Colicchio, Boulud, White, Humm Big Winners in Last Night's Beard Awards

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2010

    The James Beard Awards List of Final Nominees Is Fully Operational

    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 Beard​New York has done we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2010

    The James Beard Awards Semi-Finalists Have Been Announced

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2009

    Meat for Kids Not Up to Scratch; Beer Can Collecting Gone the Way of the Dodo

    ​Public school kids are getting millions of pounds of beef and chicken that wouldn't meet the standards of many fast-food restaurants. McDonald's and Burger King test their ground beef 5-10 times more than the USDA does school meat. [USA Today] Giuseppe Cipriani, the Italian restaurateur who ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2009

    'Top Chef': When the Merde Hits the Fan

    Bravo TV​Oh, those French and their talent for deadpan drama. What we Americans express with operatic levels of emotion, the Gauls communicate with a sniff, a raised eyebrow, an indifferent shrug. That may be why the decision to have a panel of intractably French chefs judge last night's gusta ... More >>

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    October 19, 2006