The interview above was recorded today at DB Bistro.
With lauded restaurants in New York City (Daniel, DB Bistro Moderne, Café Boulud, Bar Boulud), Palm Beach (Café Boulud), Las Vegas (Daniel Boulud Brasserie), Beijing (Maison Boulud à Pékin), and Vancouver (Lumiere and DB Bistro Moderne); several cookbooks to his credit and a popular television show (“After Hours with Daniel”), Daniel Boulud is one of the world’s most celebrated chef/restaurateurs and a definite force of nature.
“Not long after opening, restaurant Daniel was rated one of the top ten restaurants in the world by the International Herald Tribune. He was named Chef of the Year by Bon Appétit, and Daniel received Gourmet’s Top Table Award, a four-star rating from the New York Times, Wine Spectator’s Grand Award, and New York City’s top ratings for cuisine, service and decor in the Zagat Survey.
Boulud received the James Beard Award for Best Chef of New York City in 1992 while Executive Chef at Le Cirque. The James Beard Foundation would again recognize Chef Daniel Boulud with “Outstanding Chef of the Year” in 1994 and “Outstanding Restaurateur” in 2006 for restaurant Daniel. In April 2007 he received the Culinary Humanitarian Award at the United Nations from the Adopt-a-Mine Field Foundation. The President of France made Boulud a Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur in March 2006 in recognition for his contribution to the advancement of French culture.”
I’m also pretty certain that he knows the location of the Ark of the Covenant and the Holy Grail. I just can’t prove it yet.
This is the 41st interview of what will eventually amount to 500 profiles of people who have made life in BC that much more interesting. At the rate we’re going it’ll take three years, at which time we’ll probably just start shooting for 1,000.